On April 15, 2011, Mr. W. Terry Strange (BSChE 1972; MSChE 1974) was named to the College of Engineering Hall of Distinction.
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40 students from the AIChE Student Chapter in Lexington and 10 students from the AIChE Student Chapter in Paducah attended the AIChE Student Regional Conference hosted by Georgia Tech.
Dr. David Silverstein, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Extended Campus Program in Paducah, has received a number of awards this past Spring. In February, Dr. Silverstein was honored at UK’s Founder’s Day Celebration as one of the recipients of the Provost’s Award for Outstanding Teaching.
Chemical engineering students from the University of Kentucky recently attended the AIChE Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City: 32 undergraduates from Lexington and 6 undergraduates from Paducah attended the meeting and participated in a wide range of conference events.
During June and July, the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering hosted 15 undergraduate students from across the country as part of the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, funded by the National Science Foundation; other participating departments included Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
The Spring 2011 CME Seminar Series has been announced. The Spring Series will feature five faculty candidate seminars (January 19 and 26th; February 2nd, 9th and 16th), followed by a series of weekly seminars by a diverse selection of nationally-known researchers and faculty. Please see the complete seminar roster. CME seminars meet on Wednesdays at 11AM in Room 323 of the Manufacturing Bldg. All seminars are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Prof. Richard Eitel, seminar coordinator for Spring 2011.
A new University Chapter of the Materials Research Society (MRS) was approved for the University of Kentucky College of Engineering. MRS, which was founded in 1973, consists of over 15,000 members from the U.S. and also from nearly 70 other countries. At present, MRS boasts almost 50 active University Chapters throughout the U.S.
Prof. Dibakar Bhattacharyya has been named the 2010 Recipient of the Herb Epstein Award from AIChE.
Dr. Kimberly Ward Anderson, Gill Eminent Professor of Chemical Engineering, received a University Research Professorship for 2010-2011 from the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees. Anderson was among five University of Kentucky faculty members awarded a research professorship, which carries a $40,000 award to support research.
Anderson plans to use her award to expand her research on the interactions of cells and proteins with interfaces. Specifically, she will investigate the physical properties of cancer cells and the role of these properties in metastasis. The award will provide funding for Anderson to bring in a Ph.D. student to work in this area.