As a testament to the student’s appreciation of Al Aamery’s work as a TA, he was recently voted by the students to receive the 2019-2020 Department of Civil Engineering Outstanding TA Award.
His research as part of his dissertation was on the development of green methods of fabricating polymeric membranes, their antifouling properties and applications in wastewater treatment.
Pennell’s contributions led to UK-SRC’s recent $8.7 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
Shin, a 2019 computer science graduate and Lewis Honors College member from Morehead, Kentucky, will pursue research in robotics and computer vision at Harvard University.
Parsons, a former Chellgren Fellow and current computer science doctoral student from Lexington, will pursue research in robotics and computer vision at UK.
Nichols, a mechanical engineering graduate student from Taylorsville, Kentucky, will pursue research in aerospace engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
James Tyler Nichols, Stephen Parsons and Eura Shin are the newest NSF fellows from the UK College of Engineering. Annually, the NSF awards approximately 1,500 fellowships from an applicant pool of over 12,000.
Stephanie Mahan, business office manager at the College of Engineering Extended Campus at Paducah, was one of two recipients of 2020 College of Engineering Staff Excellence Awards.
Doug Kreis, associate director of the Kentucky Transportation Center, was one of two recipients of 2020 College of Engineering Staff Excellence Awards.
Dr. Janet Lumpp and Dr. Aaron Cramer were the two recipients of the 2020 College of Engineering Excellence in Service Awards.