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Honaker Receives Mineral Industry Education Award

February 26, 2018

Department of Mining Engineering Professor Rick Honaker received the Mineral Industry Education Award from the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) at the SME Conference & Expo in Minneapolis, Minnesota Feb. 24-28.

Join us for E-Day Saturday, February 23

January 05, 2018

E-Day brings together students, families and anyone interested in the field of engineering to learn more about what it's like to be an engineer or a UK engineering student or researcher.

Alumnus Stan Pigman Receives Honorary Degree of Humane Letters

December 15, 2017

Nominated by the University Joint Committee on Honorary Degrees and approved by the University Senate, alumnus L. Stanley Pigman received an honorary degree at the 10 a.m. December Commencement Ceremony Friday, December 15.

UK Researchers First to Produce High Grade Rare Earths From Coal

November 25, 2017

University of Kentucky researchers have produced nearly pure rare earth concentrates from Kentucky coal using an environmentally-conscious and cost-effective process, a groundbreaking accomplishment in the energy industry.

Mining Engineering Professors Receive $2.1 Million Award to Advance Autonomous Underground Mining Systems

November 21, 2017

Three UK mining engineering professors have received a four-year, $2.19 million grant from the Alpha Foundation for the Improvement of Mine Safety and Health.

Why Preparing Engineers and Computer Scientists Matters for Kentucky

October 13, 2017

Kentucky has the potential to become a leading force in advanced manufacturing – an industry priority for the Commonwealth and a critical element in our state’s future economic growth and prosperity.

Silva Receives Research Grant

September 07, 2017

Jhon Silva, assistant professor in the Department of Mining Engineering, has received a $428,903 research grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/ National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

Honaker Awarded $6 Million from Department of Energy for Rare Earth Element Recovery Pilot Plant

August 25, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected a pilot-scale project led by University of Kentucky Professor of Mining Engineering Rick Honaker to move on to a second phase of research in an effort to recover rare earth elements (REE) from coal and coal byproducts.

WTBQ Radio interviews UK’s Rick Honaker on Rare Earth Elements

July 26, 2017

Earlier this month, Joe Dans at WTBQ Radio in Orange County, New York interviewed University of Kentucky mining engineering professor Rick Honaker about the potential impact of rare earth elements.

2017 PEM Seminar – September 15

July 22, 2017

The 2017 PEM seminar will be held on September 15, 2017 at Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington.