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Mechanical Engineering Alumni Promoted to Colonel of the U.S. Air Force

September 07, 2022

Michael B. Baker was promoted to Colonel of the United States Air Force on June 11, 2022.

NSF-Funded Engineering Research to Combat Medical Device Infections

August 26, 2022

Martha Grady, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, is the recipient of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for her recent project, “Mechanical Mechanisms of Biofilm Survival on Implant Surfaces."


Savio Poovathingal Receives DEPSCOR Award to Model Hypersonic Environments

August 16, 2022

Savio Poovathingal received a three-year $600,000 award from the Department of Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) for his project titled, “Fragmentation and melting of ice particles subjected to hypersonic aerothermodynamic environments.” 

UK Student Projects Launched By NASA

August 11, 2022

This summer, eight undergraduate University of Kentucky College of Engineering students traveled to NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia, to participate in RockOn and Rock Sat-X. Both programs allow college students interested in the aerospace industry to get hands-on experience with NASA launches.

Graduate Students Present Research at AIAA Aviation Forum

August 09, 2022

A group of University of Kentucky College of Engineering students and postdoctoral scholars presented their research at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Aviation Forum and Exposition, in Chicago, IL.

UK Solar Car Team Places Third in Two Races

August 04, 2022

The University of Kentucky Solar Car team won third place in both the Formula Sun Grand Prix (FSGP) on July 7, 2022 and the American Solar Challenge (ASC) on July 16, 2022.

NSF-funded Surface Engineering Research to Contribute to Air Safety

August 01, 2022

Did you know, in 2019, the Aerospace Industry Association (AIA) reported nearly 30% of uncontained engine failures are caused by machining and finishing process-induced abnormalities?

Researching Ways to Recycle Solar Panels and Lithium-Ion Batteries

July 22, 2022

Knowing that battery storage is significant to the future of renewable energy, the University of Kentucky, Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company (LG&E and KU) have partnered to develop methods for recovering valuable materials from solar panels and lithium-ion batteries, thus reducing future costs and further improving the environment.

UK College of Engineering Announces New Aerospace Engineering Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Programs

July 22, 2022

The new undergraduate aerospace program will be the first of its kind in Kentucky.

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Trainees Speak at the Society for Experimental Mechanics Annual Conference

June 22, 2022

Maria Hessin, a graduate student, J.D. Boyd, a postdoctoral scholar, and Laura Waldman, a postdoctoral scholar, all in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, gave talks at the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM) annual conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.