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VIDEO: Pilot-Scale Plant to Extract Rare Earth Elements in Heart of Coal Country

November 07, 2018

Mining engineering professor Rick Honaker recently launched a pilot-scale processing plant aimed at recovering rare-earth elements from coal and its byproducts in Webster County.

Novak and Agioutantis to Receive Awards at SME Annual Conference

October 05, 2018

Both will be recognized at the SME 2019 Annual Conference & Expo and CMA 121st National Western Mining Conference in Denver, Colorado, February 24-27, 2019. 

SME Norwood Chapter, UKERT, to Receive Awards at 2019 SME Annual Conference

October 05, 2018

Both organizations will be recognized at the SME 2019 Annual Conference & Expo and CMA 121st National Western Mining Conference in Denver, Colorado, February 24-27, 2019.

Agioutantis Receives New Alpha Foundation Grant

August 30, 2018

The $223,000 award will support Agioutantis’ investigation into pillar design and stability with integrated pillar load and opening convergence in mines.

Graduate Students Ray and Yonts Receive ISEE Scholarships

August 28, 2018

Mining engineering graduate students Ravi Ray (Ph.D.) and Brooklynn Yonts (MS) were recently awarded $1,500 scholarships for the Fall 2018 semester.

University of Kentucky and Kentucky Mining Institute to Host the Kentucky State Mine Rescue Contests

August 20, 2018

The contests will be held August 20-23 in Lexington.

Honaker Named University Research Professor for 2018-2019 Academic Year

April 29, 2018

The purpose of the University Research Professorship program is to recognize and publicize research accomplishments of scholars across the full range of disciplines at UK.

Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Graduates!

April 26, 2018

This year’s mining engineering graduates were recognized at the 36th annual Mining Awards Dinner April 28, 2018 at Marriott Griffin Gate Resort and Spa in Lexington, Kentucky.

Six Inducted into Hall of Distinction

April 16, 2018

On April 13, the University of Kentucky College of Engineering inducted six new members into its Hall of Distinction.

Engineering Scholars in Entrepreneurship Program Q&A with Bruce Walcott

April 13, 2018

When you hear the word “entrepreneur,” who comes to mind? Perhaps Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey or Jeff Bezos—billionaire geniuses whose ideas never miss? Bruce Walcott, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and faculty advisor to the University of Kentucky Entrepreneurs Club, wants you to think of someone else: you.