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Dibakar Bhattacharyya to Receive 2020 AIChE Separations Division Founders Award

July 10, 2020

Bhattacharyya recently received a Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grant from the NSF to develop a mask that will deactivate COVID-19 on contact.

Escobar, Alumnus Wooldridge, Team Up to Confront COVID-19 With Antiviral Membrane, 3D-printed Face Masks

June 09, 2020

The masks are designed to inactivate the coronavirus.

Jeffrey Seay Receives UK Global Impact Award

May 26, 2020

This award recognizes Seay for his applied research work around the deployment of various sustainable energy technologies to empower communities in developing economies.

Escobar, Dong and Al-Jumaily Win Best Paper Award

May 26, 2020

The three authors have received a 2020 Best Paper Award from the journal Membranes.

James Obute Awarded Tau Beta Pi Fellowship

May 18, 2020

The fellowship will support Obute’s graduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Max Dong Receives Outstanding Doctoral Student Award

May 14, 2020

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.

Developing a Mask that Captures and Deactivates COVID-19 with Dibakar Bhattacharyya

May 14, 2020

University of Kentucky engineering professor Dibakar Bhattacharyya recently announced he had the concept and the means to develop a medical face mask that would capture and deactivate COVID-19 on contact. Now, the director of UK’s Center of Membrane Sciences, along with collaborators from two different disciplines, has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to make these masks a reality.

UK Offering Online Bourbon Production Course Open to Anyone

May 06, 2020

The University of Kentucky College of Engineering is offering EGR 380: Bourbon Production Engineering in an online format. The course is open to anyone and will run from May 12 – June 23.

DB, Collaborators, Receive NSF RAPID Grant for Antiviral Membrane Mask

May 05, 2020

DB will serve as the PI and engineering faculty members J. Todd Hastings and Thomas Dziubla, as well as Yinan Wei from the UK Department of Chemistry, will contribute as Co-PIs.

Isabel Escobar Paper Among Most Downloaded in Publication

April 30, 2020

The paper “Biomimetic and bioinspired membranes for water purification: A critical review and future directions” was among the top 10% of papers downloaded between January 2018 and December 2019.