This achievement was made possible using a patent pending process developed by Drs. Wencai Zhang and Rick Honaker and funding provided by a U.S. Department of Energy Cooperative Agreement (DE-FE0027035). “The novel rare earth recovery process is low cost and more environmentally friendly than alternative technologies such as solvent extraction. We are excited about the […]
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On Saturday October 28, 2017, the UK RescUKats competed in the SME-Eastern Collegiate Mine Rescue Organization National Contest and received first place in the smoke room competition, second place in the mine rescue competition, and first place overall (combined). Six teams participated in this competition. The UK RescUKats, one team from Penn state, two teams […]
University of Kentucky alumnus J. Steven Gardner (BSBAE 1975; MSMNG 1991) has been appointed by President Donald Trump to serve as director of the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. Gardner is President and CEO of ECSI, LLC, a consulting firm where he has focused on natural resources, mining, reclamation, energy, environmental and health […]
The upcoming Muckgrass Cup competition will be held on November 4, 2017 at the Nally and Gibson Mine in Georgetown, KY. DON’T miss this opportunity! It is a great day out and fascinating to watch OR participate! It’s a short drive to Georgetown (why not carpool with a group!) and you will be supporting the […]
Join us on Saturday November 11, 2017 to celebrate Ed Thompson’s retirement from the Department of Mining Engineering. You may register for the dinner through this link.
The Kentucky Coal Association (KCA) presented a check for $250,000 to the Department of Mining Engineering during the tailgate event on Saturday 9/23/2017. This represents a five year commitment to support the scholarship program at the Department of Mining Engineering with $50,000 per year. UK students and faculty and members of the KCA board are […]
This is a reminder that the 2017 PEM seminar will be held on September 15, 2017 at Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington. The updated agenda and registration information is available here. More information is available here.
Three graduate students from the Department of Mining Engineering at UK received scholarship support from the International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE). Pictured here from left to right: Dr. Tom Novak (chair), Lifeng Li, Abhinav Sharma, Ravi Chandan Ray, Dr. Jhon Silva (student advisor), Dr. Zach Agioutantis (student advisor).
A number of UK undergraduate and graduate students received support from the Woman’s Auxiliary to the AIME (WAAIME). Pictured here front row, left to right: Xinbo Yang, Laura Steeves, Wenjie Pitcock, Chandler Absher, Kitty Agioutantis (WAAIME Scholarship Committee); back row, left to right: Debbie Novak (WAAIME Scholarship Committee), Andrew Click, Brooklynn Yonts, Trevor Rosania, Jonathan Oldham, […]
The 2017 Kentucky State Mine Rescue Competition will be held in Lexington KY between August 21 and August 23, 2017. The event program is available here.