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NOW HIRING: Department of Mechanical Engineering hiring five faculty positions for 2019-2020 Academic Year

Four of the positions are tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor level, although exceptional candidates at the associate professor level or higher will also be considered. 

Distinguished Alumnus Davis Celebrates 100th Patent

Alumnus L. Berkley Davis Jr., who retired in 2016, currently holds 101 patents. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2006, the UK College of Engineering’s Hall of Distinction in 2007, the UK Hall of Distinguished Alumni in 2015.

Smith Working With Louisville Metro to Save Lives With Drone Technology

Since 2002, UK has been at the forefront of using unmanned aerial systems for research. Suzanne Smith, director the UK Unmanned Systems Research Consortium, is leading the way.

Department Spotlights

Shannon Wood

A second-year mechanical engineering graduate student, Shannon applies her engineer’s understanding of dynamics and motion to equine safety.


Mechanical Engineering

Student

Renita Friese

When Renita Friese tells people about her job, she’s usually met with disbelief or strange looks. Why? Because she designs lethal weapons.


Alumni & Philanthropy Mechanical Engineering

Alumni

José Graña-Otero

“I remember telling my parents at a very young age that I wanted to study fluid mechanics,” José Graña-Otero says with a chuckle. “I don’t know exactly why I said that, and I’m not sure I even knew what it was.”


Mechanical Engineering

Faculty