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UK Researchers Receive $500,000 Grant for Next-Generation Batteries

A new study by University of Kentucky researchers is examining whether peach pits and walnut shells can be used to create cheaper, longer lasting lithium ion batteries.


Seales Helps Nashville Family Solve 40-Year-Old Mystery

Brent Seales' digital restoration technology has led to breakthroughs in unwrapping charred ancient scrolls. But recently, he used it to help a Nashville, Tennessee family answer a longstanding question.


VIDEO: Meet Dean Rudolph G. Buchheit

The college has kicked off a new academic year, and Dean Rudy Buchheit wants to spread the word: “More than ever, now is the time to be an engineer.” 


UK Engineering, Industry Partner Faradine Systems, Examine International Space Station Hardware

An LED light including its internal controller that spent approximately nine years aboard the International Space Station is being studied for negative effects caused by space’s radiation levels.


Engineering Faculty Explore UK’s Strengths in the Area of Autonomous Systems

Twenty University of Kentucky College of Engineering faculty members representing five departments, as well as staff from the Kentucky Transportation Center, participated in a research retreat focused on autonomous systems.


Puleo Named Dean of Engineering at University of Mississippi

David Puleo, associate dean for research and graduate studies in the University of Kentucky College of Engineering, has been named Dean of the University of Mississippi School of Engineering. He will begin his duties August 27.


Drone Research Project Reaches New Heights

Eighteen students, staff and faculty from UK, along with representatives from three other universities, recently traveled to Alamosa, Colorado, where they participated in ISARRA Flight Week.


Using Science Fiction to Teach Computer Ethics

Judy Goldsmith, professor in the Department of Computer Science, regularly teaches CS585: “Science Fiction and Computer Ethics. She recently co-authored an article about the rationale behind the course for Communications of the ACM and was featured in a short video.


Alumna Rebecca Wingfield One of Six New NASA Flight Directors

The 2007 mechanical engineering graduate will lead mission control for a variety of new operations at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.


Seales Featured in Smithsonian Magazine Article

The article, "Secrets of the Scrolls," appeared in the July/August issue. In April, "60 Minutes" devoted a segment to his research and interest in the Herculaneum scrolls.