Agioutantis joined UK in October 2014 after serving as a professor at the Technical University of Crete (TUC) in Greece for over 25 years.
Despite the cancellation of the annual UK College of Engineering Awards Banquet sponsored by Tau Beta Pi, each department and Tau Beta Pi have named awardees.
The scholarships are renewable up to four years and the annual amounts to be given range from $1,000 - $15,000, with 25 of the 35 to receive at least $5,000.
The project led by assistant professor Joshua Werner and explores the recovery and recycling of precious metals. This agreement is related to and in support of a framework agreement with Lexmark for sponsored research and professional services.
In the past five years, Dr. Agioutantis has secured research funds totaling over $3.9 million ($3.2 as PI and $700,000 as co-PI) with a personal share of approximately $2 million.
The winners were nominated by their co-op supervisors. Each received high praise from their employers.
Schafrik and his collaborators propose the development of a robotic assembly capable of carrying out the entire sequence of roof bolting operations autonomously.
Such competitions allow teams to improve through an honest assessment of their abilities under stressful conditions.
Chapter officers will receive both awards at the SME 2020 Annual Conference and Expo in Phoenix, Arizona February 23-26, 2020.
Schafrik's project seeks to commercialize an efficient maintenance-free filter for continuous miner scrubber systems.