The UK College of Engineering raised a jaw-dropping $1,929,828 from 519 gifts thanks to its alumni and friends of the college.
Kunlei Liu, associate director at CAER and associate professor of mechanical engineering in the UK College of Engineering, is involved with the project
The grant supports research that advances knowledge of the optical characteristics of multilayer semiconductor nanocrystals under different thermal environments and mechanical stresses.
The two awards were granted by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Science.
Their award-winning research was reviewed among several national and international submissions to the annual conference.
Alumnus and interim vice president of institutional diversity at UK Dr. George Wright will deliver a talk to those in attendance.
The chapter won the SME Outstanding Student Chapter Award and the Mineral Education Coalition Outstanding Student chapter awards for the 2019-2020 school year.
The collaborative project includes biomedical engineering associate professor Sridhar Sunderam.
Collectively, investors committed $48,561 by the end of the competition—over $10,000 more than the previous year.
Fortner graduated with a mechanical engineering degree and is a current ME graduate student.