The program developed thanks to a partnership between the Office of the Vice President for Research, the College of Engineering and different departments and faculty research labs.
To make a Dean’s List, a student must earn a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher and must have earned 12 credits or more in that semester, excluding credits earned in pass-fail classes.
Led by professor Alexandre Martin, the UK team comprises faculty members in mechanical engineering and materials engineering.
The award was presented at the hybrid Lead Blue: Student Organizations Celebration and Award Ceremony on April 28.
Pham's research focus seeks to understand the behavior of soft materials, primarily at or near interfaces.
Kathy Ice-Wedding in the Department of Computer Science was nominated for the Staff category. Mujan Seif and Parto Babaniamansour were nominated for the Graduate Student category.
Faculty members Alexandre Martin, Matthew Beck, Hailong Chen, John Maddox and Savio Poovathingal are part of UK’s team.
The Community Environmental Luminary Award is given in recognition of outstanding achievements in education and outreach.
Pham's award will fund his project "Wetting and dynamics on soft and swollen polymeric surfaces" in the amount of $570,000 over five years.
Rottmann worked on the paper, titled, "Multiplicity of Dislocation Pathways in a Refractory Multi-Principal Element Alloy," with a team from the University of California at Santa Barbara.