The University of Kentucky College of Engineering Paducah Campus celebrated the grand opening of the Paducah Engineering Innovation Center (PEIC) on October 27.
Y. Charles Lu, the H.E. Katterjohn Professor in Engineering, has been named director of the University of Kentucky’s College of Engineering Paducah Campus effective July 1. Lu has taught at UK since 2006 and served as director of undergraduate studies since 2021.
Kaitlynn McGlenon is heading to Uganda this summer with Jeffrey Seay, a University of Kentucky professor at the Paducah Engineering Extended Campus, and Betsy Beymer-Farris, Director of the UK Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program in the UK College of Arts and Sciences.
This award honors individuals who have contributed to the advancement or acceptance of women in engineering; and have developed or contributed to programs to promote and advance women in STEM fields.
The Paducah campus offers bachelor's degrees in chemical engineering and mechanical engineering.
Twelve faculty members spanning seven academic departments attended the orientation.
Jeff Seay's research has resulted in a device capable of converting waste plastic into clean fuel oil.
The event marked the first time a Ph.D. student had made their defense at UK Paducah.
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.
Led by professor Alexandre Martin, the UK team comprises faculty members in mechanical engineering and materials engineering.