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Reading the Invisible Library with W. Brent Seales

 “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
 – Mark Twain 

Biosystems and Biomaterials

UK Researchers Studying Better Ways to Detect Worms in Apples

UK researchers are working to develop ways to keep healthy U.S. apples in the supply chain.

Biosystems and Biomaterials

Toxoplasmosis Research with Abhijit Patwardhan

A unique partnership between an engineer and a scientist at the University of Kentucky has produced data that is challenging prevailing wisdom about a potentially life-threatening parasite's behavior and revealing possible targets for treatment.

Environmental Engineering and Water Resources

Humanitarian Engineering with Shakira Hobbs

This fall, the Department of Civil Engineering offered a new class CE 599: Introduction to Humanitarian Engineering. The course is taught by first-year assistant professor Shakira Hobbs. Department chair Reg Souleyrette says she’s a perfect match for the new course. 

Bioengineering & Biomechanics

The Connector: Mark Suckow

When Mark Suckow (pronounced SOO-koh) interviewed with University of Kentucky vice president for research Lisa Cassis for the position of attending veterinarian, he posed a simple question: could he do more? 

Signal Processing and Machine Learning

Explainable Artificial Intelligence Systems with Brent Harrison

"I think it’s essential that we bring technology up to human standards, rather than forcing humans to adapt their ways of thinking to fit the AI system." - Brent Harrison 


Understanding the Impacts of Transportation Network Companies with Greg Erhardt

Transportation Network Companies like Uber and Lyft promised to solve traffic congestion in major cities. Greg Erhardt, assistant professor of civil engineering at UK, says not so fast.

Surfaces and Interfaces

Soft Materials and Interfaces with Jonathan Pham

Last summer, materials engineering assistant professor Jonathan Pham received two National Science Foundation grants totaling $525,000. Pham, who joined the UK College of Engineering faculty in 2017, researches soft materials and interfaces and liquid-surface interactions, among other interests. Basically, he explores how solid materials…well, sometimes liquids…depending on the size, of course…well, probably better if he explains it.

Brehm Receives Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award

Brehm’s project, “Numerical Investigations of Particle Interactions with Navy Relevant High-Speed Flows,” addresses the significant gap in knowledge for particulate-laden, high-speed flows, employing one-of-a-kind numerical investigations to study the interaction of particulates with high-speed flows for geometries and flow conditions relevant to the Navy.

Environmental Science

Multidisciplinary Smart Structures with Mariantonieta Gutierrez Soto

On October 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael made landfall on Mexico Beach, Florida with 155 mph winds, becoming the fourth-strongest hurricane to make landfall and just shy of a Category 5 hurricane. Thus far, it is estimated that 54 people lost their lives due to Michael and insurance claims have topped $1.5 billion with deaths as far away as Virginia and flooding as far as Maryland.