Chemical Engineering professor Jeff Seay has been named the inaugural recipient of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Sustainable Engineering Forum Education Award for outstanding achievement as an educator in the area of sustainability engineering. He will be recognized for his work at the Sustainable Engineering Forum luncheon at the November meeting of AIChE.
Seay’s commitment to sustainable energy has been demonstrated throughout his teaching career at UK’s Paducah Campus. He is the founder of the University of Kentucky Appropriate Technology and Sustainability (UKATS) Research Team that, in 2012, traveled to Cameroon and built a device that converts indigenous oils into biodiesel. He is also the faculty advisor for the UK Paducah student chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW).
Said Seay, “This award really means a lot to me. As an educator I have always tried to incorporate the principles of sustainability into my teaching. The fact that AIChE now sponsors an award for sustainability education really underscores how important this topic has become for engineers entering the workforce.”
To read more about UKATS, visit: http://jseay.engineering.uky.edu/ukats-research/