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Equipment in the Organic Materials and Devices Laboratory at the Center for Applied Energy Research

High school student in Zan Paterson's lab receives worldwide recognition

Grace Sun, a 16-year-old Paul Laurence Dunbar High School student, was awarded the $75,000 top prize from the 2024 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair for her work completed in Paterson's Organic Materials and Devices Laboratory. 

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Materials science innovator named 2023 AAAS Fellow

Yang-Tse Cheng, the Frank J. Derbyshire Professor of Materials Engineering in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, has been named an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow.

Jessica Chu, Joi Craig, Jocelyn Grimsley, Ruth Gonzalez Jimenez, Ala Hassan, Aliyah McDaniel, Nia Pennington, Kiarah Raglin, Jazmine Rivera

UK Women’s Forum announces 30th anniversary Sarah Bennett Holmes Award winners

The Sarah Bennett Holmes Awards is among the most esteemed recognitions bestowed at the University of Kentucky and brings recognition for efforts that might otherwise go unnoticed.

Department Spotlights

Mujan Seif

Materials engineering doctoral student Mujan Seif doesn’t like to settle for simply knowing something works. She wants to know why it works. 

Materials Engineering


John Pham researches soft materials and interfaces and liquid-surface interactions, among other interests.

Jonathan Pham

Jonathan Pham says distinguishing between solids and liquids is a lot more complicated than you think.

Materials Engineering


John Balk

Balk has taught materials engineering at the University of Kentucky for 14 years. In 10 of those years, he received the Materials Engineering program’s outstanding teacher award.

Materials Engineering