Mechanical Engineering Alumnus Junghänel Wins Olympic Gold in Brazil
Mechanical engineering alumnus Henri Junghänel experienced the thrill of a lifetime this summer when he won the Olympic Gold Medal in the 50-meter prone rifle at the 2016 Olympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The UK Class of 2013 graduate broke the Olympic final record with a score of 209.5. He was the eighth and final qualifier into the final with a 624.8 in qualification. Junghänel now holds the Olympic record and the world record in 50-meter prone finals.
Fred Eastridge, BSCE 1978, has been named vice president of civil engineering
for ECSI, based in Lexington, Ky. He is responsible for all civil engineering projects, including site development, plans, permits, design and business development.
Javaid Masoud, BSCS 1982, has been appointed chief technology Officer for Cellnovo Group. Cellnovo is a medical technology company marketing the first mobile, connected, all-in-one diabetes management system located in the United Kingdom.
R. Bruce Scott, BSCHE 1982, commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), has been appointed as the deputy secretary of the Energy and Environment Cabinet. Scott has served the Commonwealth of Kentucky through the DEP for 33 years.
Joseph Deasy, BSEE 1984, is now chair of the Department of Medical Physics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Paul Boulos, BSCE 1985, MSCE 1986, Ph.D. 1989, president, COO and chief innovation officer of Innovyze, helped raise over $103 million for Lebanese American University, where he is chair of the board, over a ve-year period. The funds will be used to provide
an unprecedented amount of financial aid and scholarships to students and prepare them for a competitive job market. In June, Boulos was recognized with a Special Distinction Award by the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers. In September, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave him the 2016 Parcel-Sverdrup Civil Engineering Management Award.
James K. Davis, BSCE 1990, MSCE 1992, is president of Denham-Blythe Company, Inc. He had previously been vice president. The company is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
Rebecca Liebert, BSCHE 1990, is president & CEO of Honeywell’s gas processing and hydrogen division, UOP, LLC. She had been vice president and general manager.
Patty Dunaway, BSCE 1994, became state highway engineer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet May 1. She is the second woman in Cabinet history to assume the role. Dunaway began her career at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet as a UK scholarship student in 1990.
Wade Clements, BSCE 1995, was appointed to serve as chief engineer of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s District 2 highway officer in Madisonville. The district has more miles of highway and more four-lane miles than any other district in the state.
William M. Quenemoen, MSCE 1997, is now executive vice president at Denham-Blythe Company, Inc. He had previously been vice president; prior to that role, he was a structural design engineer.
Greg Brumagen, BSEE 2002, is an electrical engineer at CMTA Inc., in Lexington, Ky. In May,
he received one of Consulting- Specifying Engineer’s 40 under 40 Awards. The award is given to 40 nonresidential building industry professionals age 40 and younger who stand out in personal and professional aspects of their lives.
Jason Stith, BSCE 2004, MSCE 2005, was named the 2016 National Society of Professional Engineers “Young Engineer of the Year.” Stith is a structural engineer in Michael Baker International’s Louisville, Ky., office. Earlier this year he had been named the Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers “Young Engineer of the Year.” Stith has been instrumental in several landmark bridge repair and construction projects throughout Kentucky.
Chad A. Manley, PE, BSME 2007, is a senior mechanical engineer for Walt Disney Imagineering Hong Kong developing new attractions and rides for the theme park in Hong Kong. He was previously working for WDW in Orlando, Fla.