For one University of Kentucky student, last week’s commencement ceremonies fulfilled a dream generations in the making. Tony Kao, a native of Cambodia, immigrated to the United States when he was 5 years old after his parents sought better opportunities for their son. They settled in Georgetown, Kentucky, where Kao’s natural curiosity led to a […]
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University of Connecticut mechanical engineering professor Michael Renfro has accepted an offer from the University of Kentucky College of Engineering to become professor and chair of the UK Department of Mechanical Engineering. He brings research, teaching and administrative experience to compliment that of the department and college in energy and aerospace, areas important for UK […]
The third annual Dean’s Faculty Awards celebration took place Monday, April 27, at the Hilary J. Boone Center. Colleagues, family and friends were present to celebrate Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research and Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service winners, as well as this year’s Henry Mason Lutes Award for Excellence in Engineering Education, Bill […]
Sixty-five University of Kentucky Wildcats (including four from the College of Engineering) earned a place on the 2015 Winter Sports Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll announced by SEC Commissioner Mike Slive. UK’s total of 65 honorees is the fourth-most among the 14 league teams. UK has eight representatives from the men’s basketball team, six from […]
Tom Henninger, University of Kentucky Department of Mechanical Engineering lecturer, has been named a winner in GE’s Water & Process Technologies Challenge. Henninger is one of five winning contestants who each will receive a cash prize award of $20,000 and the opportunity to work with GE Water engineers.
Supported by seven countries, integrating efforts of 40 European companies, universities and research institutes, and harnessing the work of one University of Kentucky postdoctoral scholar, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) blasted off this morning, Wednesday, Feb. 11. Francesco Panerai, postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, was involved in the development […]
University of Kentucky Director of the Institute of Research for Technology Development (IR4TD) Kozo Saito was awarded the International Prize of CSJ (Combustion Society of Japan) last week in Japan. Read more at UKNow.
The University of Kentucky is shaping the next generation of scientists and scholars by exposing undergraduates to research early in their academic careers. For T.J. Flynn, of Lexington, research as an undergrad at UK shaped his path — he is currently a Ph.D. pre-candidate at the University of Michigan, with a focus on acoustics and […]
Alexandre Martin, a University of Kentucky assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been awarded $500,000 from NASA to improve the design of heat shields on spacecrafts over the next three years. Read more at UNKow.
Mechanical engineering assistant professor Jonathan Wenk has been awarded a $132,000 grant from the American Heart Association. Dr. Wenk was presented with the award by Joey Maggard and Pat Dalton of the AHA at the Hillary J. Boone Center on September 9th. Of the 12 award recipients at UK this year, he was the only […]