Electrical and computer engineering professor Sen-Ching (Samson) Cheung, Ph.D., whose research into autism therapies using a “virtual mirror” was highlighted by The Chronicle of Higher Education last spring, recently received substantial funding for his research from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The four-year grant, totaling nearly $800,000, will go toward developing new display and image [...]
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VisU, a yearly undergraduate research program developed by the Center for Visual and Virtual Environments, capped off its summer of research projects with a series of student presentations in the James F. Hardymon Theatre of the Davis Marksbury Building on Thursday, August 2. As in summers past, participants were a mixture of engineering and computer [...]
Macon-Clayton R. Paul passed away on June 27, 2012. He was 70 years of age and was born and raised in Macon, GA. Full Article
Dr. Syed A. Nasar, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at the University of Kentucky, passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2012 after a long illness. Dr. Nasar was widely considered the world’s leading authority on electric machinery. His pioneering contributions to education, research, development, and design greatly influenced the field for more than 50 [...]
The IEEE Power and Energy Society has selected five UK College of Engineering electrical engineering students to receive scholarships as part of the inaugural round of the Scholarship Plus Initiative™. The students selected are: junior Nick Aerni; senior Michael Ard; senior Joseph Kaseta; senior Jordan Laycock; and sophomore Seth Hendrix. The PES Scholarship Plus Initiative™ [...]
Six teams from the University of Kentucky IEEE Student Branch competed against over 1,400 teams worldwide in the 24-hour IEEEXtreme Programming Competition 5.0 on October 21-22, 2011. IEEEXtreme is an innovative global online competition in which a team of IEEE Student Branch members compete in a 24-hour time span to test their collective coding [...]
The University of Kentucky’s Davis Marksbury building, part of the UK College of Engineering’s “Digital Village,” was formally dedicated today with a ribbon cutting ceremony and public tour of the building.
Alumni Shamala Chickamenahalli and Chandan Das are Indian-born electrical engineering students who met on the UK campus in the mid-1990s. Shamala received her Ph.D. and Chandan earned his master’s degree in 1995. After graduation, they married and began successful careers in the United States. They currently work for Intel and live in Phoenix with their [...]
A new Lexington-based high-tech company, Seikowave Inc., wants to improve lives by making three-dimensional imaging faster, cheaper and more accessible. The company’s 3D technology under development in Daniel Lau’s University of Kentucky lab has multiple potential uses from improving medical practices to making cars safer to drive.
Nanotechnology offers a promising path to high-efficiency and low-cost next-generation solar cells. As the field matures and developers gain a deeper understanding of size effects, the efficiency values achieved by nanostructured designs are expected to surpass traditional devices by wide margins.