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Martha Grady Leading Major Research Project through NIH COBRE Grant

Assistant professor Martha Grady will lead the project titled "Quantitative Mechanical Phenotyping of Bacterial Biofilms on Implant Surfaces."

NSF Awards KY-WV LSAMP $1 Million to Support Underrepresented Students Pursuing Graduate STEM Degrees

Johné Parker, associate professor of mechanical engineering, is a co-PI on the grant.

Julius Schoop Awarded $626,000 Grant from DoE, Additional Partners

Mechanical engineering assistant professor Hasan Poonawala and Dale Lombardo from GE Research are Co-PIs.

Department Spotlights

Luke Fortner

Now a mechanical engineering graduate student at UK, UK offensive lineman Luke Fortner is continuing his studies while at home in Sylvania, Ohio. We asked him how he’s adapting and how he’s staying busy.

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Chris Heintz

A doctoral student advised by mechanical engineering associate professor Jesse Hoagg, Chris’s research involves flying fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

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Marilyn West (BSME 2014)

As a freshman mechanical engineering student, Marilyn West set a goal to one day work for the Walt Disney Company. Today, she is a Walt Disney World Ambassador.

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