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Drs. Nokes and Balk Accept Associate Dean Positions

Sue Nokes will become the college’s first associate dean for faculty affairs and facilities and John Balk will become the next associate dean for research and graduate studies.

UK Researchers Receive $500,000 Grant for Next-Generation Batteries

A new study by University of Kentucky researchers is examining whether peach pits and walnut shells can be used to create cheaper, longer lasting lithium ion batteries.

Engineering Faculty Explore UK’s Strengths in the Area of Autonomous Systems

Twenty University of Kentucky College of Engineering faculty members representing five departments, as well as staff from the Kentucky Transportation Center, participated in a research retreat focused on autonomous systems.

Department Spotlights

Carmen Agouridis

Carmen Agouridis is passionate about stream restoration, mining land reclamation and STEM education, and is dedicated to helping her community understand natural processes and environmental trends.

Biosystems Engineering


Mike Montross

On July 1, 2017, Michael Montross, a longtime UK educator, researcher and farmer, became the new chair of the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering. Montross has been a member of the department since 1999.

Biosystems Engineering


Hana Hafer

Originally from Union, Kentucky, Hana graduated in May 2016 with a biosystems engineering degree. Knowing she wanted a career outside of the laboratory, she pursued an MBA which she completed in May 2017. The combination of engineering expertise and business acumen landed her a dream position with Syngenta, an agricultural company based on Greensboro, N.C.

Biosystems Engineering