Professor Kaveh Tagavi will begin serving a one-year term as Senate Council Vice Chair on June 1, 2019. While maintaining a robust teaching and research profile, Tagavi has consistently found opportunities to serve.
As team manager for the UK Solar Car Team, mechanical engineering senior Monon Rahman is a familiar face around campus. Recently, he won an award for something non-engineering related—filmmaking.
Keith E. Rouch, P.E., professor in the University of Kentucky Department of Mechanical Engineering, is retiring at the end of the semester. Rouch has been a professor at UK for the past 33 years, and served as department chair for 12 years.
Jim McDonough, professor in the University of Kentucky Department of Mechanical Engineering, is retiring at the end of the fall semester. McDonough has taught at UK since 1990 and enjoyed a 50-year career in academia and industry.
Three recent NASA EPSCoR proposals have been selected for $100,000 awards. All of these projects are managed under the NASA Kentucky programs.
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.
Kunlei Liu, associate director for research at CAER and associate professor of mechanical engineering, will be a co-principal investigator on this project.
Mechanical engineering senior Chelsea Elizabeth Robinson and Taunya Phillips (BSCHE '87) were honored at the 28th annual Lyman T. Johnson Torch of Excellence Awards Dinner last month.
Past program participants have been invited to present their research at conferences, been awarded competitive grants and others have secured publications in leading journals.
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.