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Thursday, September 6, 2012
Energy Club Meeting
With the fall semester underway, the UK Energy Club is working hard to bring another semester of energy related topics, projects and tours to the campus and surrounding community. We will be having our first open meeting this Thursday, September 6th at 6:30pm in the student center room 228. All are welcome. The meeting will be geared towards informing any interested students about all that the UK Energy Club has going on and all that it has to offer to it's members. Hope to see everyone there tomorrow.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
UK College of Engineering Features Courtney Fisk in Article
CAER engineer and new building project manager Courtney Fisk was featured recently in a UK CoE web article on the new energy-efficient CAER Lab #2 Building. Fisk is an alumna of the UK College of Engineering and began her career at CAER as a student.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Davis 2013 ACS Energy & Fuels Division Distinguished Researcher Award in Petroleum Chemistry
CAER longtime Associate Director of the Clean Fuels and Chemical Group, Burt Davis has been selected as the 2013 American Chemical Society's Energy & Fuels Division Distinguished Researcher Award in Petroleum Chemistry. Criteria used for the award include excellence in research in the broadly defined area of petroleum chemistry, as evidenced by publications, patents, invention or commercialization of new technologies, and leadership in the research area. Dr. Davis is also a former ACS Storch Award recipient from 2002. One of the ACS top awards, the Storch Award recognizes distinguished contributions to fundamental or engineering research on the chemistry and utilization of all hydrocarbon fuels, with the exception of petroleum.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
UK CAER Staff Join forces with UK FUSION Project
CAER staff members Katrisha Waldridge (site advisor, far left), Bree McCarney and Glenn Hutcheson (far right) joined a team of incoming UK students for a day of cleaning, scrubbing and painting at the Nature Conservancy of Kentucky located in the heart of downtown Lexington.
The UK FUSION (For Unity and Service In Our Neighborhood) project is a one-day service event during KWeek festivities in August of each year. It is an opportunity for new students to meet returning students as well as UK faculty and staff all while giving back to the Lexington community. FUSION participants spend quality time with Lexington residents and fellow UK students, forming new friendships while gaining a better appreciation and commitment to service in the community throughout the semester.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
UK CAER Clean Fuels Research Group collaborates with Brazil's National Institute of Technology
Researchers from the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) Clean Fuels and Chemicals Group (Graham, Jacobs, and Davis) have an ongoing collaboration with the National Institute of Technology (INT), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on the conversion of renewable resources to fuels such as hydrogen for fuel cell devices.
A summary of the work is highlighted in a recent Chemical Reviews article, Production of hydrogen from ethanol: review of reaction mechanism and deactivation.
Chemical Reviews is one of the highest impact journals in the field of chemistry, with an impact factor of more than 40.
UK CAER Authors are published in Science
Three University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) researchers from the Clean Fuels and Chemicals Group (Graham, Jacobs and Davis) collaborated with Nanostellar and the University of Texas at Dallas and the work is highlighted in a Science Article published on August 17, 2012.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Alumna Impacting Energy Research Through Construction Management
University of Kentucky College of Engineering article discussing UK CAER Engineer Courtney Fisk's role and responsibilities for the new UK CAER Lab #2 Renewable Energy Laboratory, which was dedicated on Wednesday, August 15, 2012.
Congratulations to John Anthony
His paper, “High Mobility Solution Processed TIPS-Pentacene Organic Thin Film Transistors" is one of Applied Physics Letters' most downloaded articles of the last five years, helping to make it the most highly cited journal in Applied Physics [2011 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2012)]. APL conveys prestige and provides extraordinary visibility. Articles on significant new experimental and theoretical results in applied physics are distributed widely, targeting thousands of interested readers.
New CAER Building has Successful Grand Opening
The CAER recently held a grand opening for the new laboratory that houses biofuel, solar, and energy storage research. Several media outlets covered the event including UKNow, The Lane Report, and the Lexington Herald-Leader.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
CAER's Electrochemistry Group Part of New Battery Grant
Steve Lipka's battery and capacitor researchers will be taking part in a US Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) grant. Two articles appeared recently in Solar Novus Today and ITN Energy Systems, Inc. describing the project.