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CAER News Archive: August 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012

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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.

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

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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.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

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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.

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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.

Article Title: Mixed-Phase Oxide Catalyst Based on Mn-Mullite (Sm, Gd)Mn2O5 for NO Oxidation in Diesel Exhaust.

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Friday, August 17, 2012

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.

- Full text of the UK CoD article.

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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.

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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.

- More CAER Lab #2 Building Information.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

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.

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