The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees approved two gifts totaling $11.25 million from Karen and Stanley Pigman’s Lighthouse Beacon Foundation. Their gifts will support renovation, expansion and need-based scholarships in the College of Engineering.
Ramkumar T. Annamalai, assistant professor in the F. Joseph Halcomb III, M.D. Department of Biomedical Engineering, is awarded $350,322 through the competitive NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (R21) to develop a nanomedicine-based therapy for nonunion fractures.
If you're a UK Football fan, you know Fortner as No. 79 — the dogged offensive lineman. Since 2017, he’s been a key member of the Wildcats' dominant offensive line, affectionately known as the “Big Blue Wall.” And now, he can also add professional athlete to that list. On Friday, Fortner heard his name called by the Jacksonville Jaguars as the top pick in the third round of the NFL draft.
Two College of Engineering faculty members, Fanny Chapelin, Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Brittany Givens Rassoolkhani, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, were included in the Research Scholars Program (RSP) aimed at ensuring diversity and inclusion in research by promoting faculty success.
Ware received the award for his project titled “Structured High-Agency Interactive Narratives for Virtual Environments.” The project will award $530,369.00 over five years.
Schoop received the award for his project titled “CAREER: Thermomechanical Response and Fatigue Performance of Surface Layers Engineered by Finish Machining: In-situ Characterization and Digital Process Twin” The project will award $507,288 over five years.
The inaugural cohort of students from the University of Kentucky Department of Engineering Technology was celebrated on April 11, 2022.
The annual College of Engineering Faculty Awards ceremony was held on April 21 in the Grehan Building. Awards were given in the areas of research, service and graduate studies.
The University of Kentucky will collaborate on a five-year, $10 million National Science Foundation (NSF) initiative, led by the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder), to reimagine cyberinfrastructure user support services and delivery to keep pace with the evolving needs of academic scientific researchers.
On April 8, the College of Engineering hosted a talk with Erica Volini, the senior vice president of global alliances and channel ecosystem in go-to-market operations for ServiceNow. Volini spoke about the workplace of the future and the intersection of diversity, equity and inclusion.