Congratulations to Uschi Graham, (former CAER researcher) Rajesh Khatri, and Burt Davis. They recently authored the patent In-situ nanoparticle formation in polymer clearcoats. Toyota sponsored the R&D phase of the project that led to the invention. The University of Kentucky is the Assignee and Toyota will receive one complementary license.
Methods and compositions for forming a transparent clear coat characterized by a desired property, such as a color effect, resistance to UV light-induced degradation and/or scratch resistance, on a substrate are detailed according to embodiments of the invention. Particular compositions and methods for producing a transparent clear coat layer include nanoparticles formed in-situ during curing of a transparent clear coat.
The SEAM program brings together undergraduate business and engineering students to participate in an integrated program in which students learn from both disciplines. These scholars are eligible to enroll in specially-designed courses that expand their professional horizons by working in cross-functional teams with other high achievement-oriented students. A group of these students met with Director Rodney Andrews, learned about algae use for CO2 reduction, and toured the new renewable fuel and energy storage building yesterday.
#UKCAER Biofuels & Environmental Catalysis Associate Director Mark Crocker gave a keynote talk entitled "Synergy of LNT and Cu-chabazite SCR Catalysts in Coupled LNT-SCR Systems?" for CLEERS (Cross-Cut Lean Exhaust Emissions Reduction Simulations) lean NOx trap working group (a group of about 50 people from companies and universities in the US and Europe).
September 20, 2012 17:18 by Alice
Coal Combustion Products (CCP) are beneficially used for a wide variety of applications. Understanding how there materials are generated and managed can help maximize their value while improving the environment.
This new workshop, co-sponsored by the University of Kentucky’s Center for Applied Research and the American Coal Ash Association, will provide a comprehensive overview for people seeking to expand their understanding of CCP and the markets for these materials.
For more information, including a newly updated agenda, or to register for the workshop, visit the workshop website.
September 20, 2012 10:54 by Alice
The University of Kentucky, Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) anticipates adding a post-doctoral engineering/scientist position in the carbon capture/sequestration and energy areas. The new position will be involved in studies related to electrochemical applications for the treatment of displaced brine originating from CO2 sequestration sites.
What's CAER's newest commercialized technology? See the latest online issue of Real Time.
September 19, 2012 11:34 by Alice
The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research Carbon Material's research group has made the top 50 most cited papers in Applied Physics Letters.
As stated by the journal web site, "This collection represents the most highly cited papers ever published in Applied Physics Letters. These articles stand as a testament to the hard work and outstanding contributions of the authors to the applied physics field and to the scientific community at large."
Lead author Dali Qian along with other UK CAER scientists Rodney Andrews and Terry Rantell and former University of Kentucky scientist, now at NCSU (North Carolina State University) Elizabeth Dickey are pleased and delighted with the recognition.
The published paper is Load transfer and deformation mechanisms in carbon nanotube-polystyrene composites by D. Qian, E. C. Dickey, R. Andrews, and T. Rantell in Appl. Phys. Lett. 76, 2868 (2000).
September 19, 2012 11:29 by Alice
Biofuels and Environmental Catalysis Associate Director (Mark Crocker, right) received a visit from DOE ARPA-E program director J. Burbaum (left). He toured the labs to learn more about CAER’s biofuels activities.
September 19, 2012 10:20 by Alice
The Clean Fuels and Chemical Research Group at the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research can lay claim to not one but two "most cited" papers in the area of applied catalysis research.
One of the most downloaded articles on the Applied Catalysis A web site is ... Fischer–Tropsch synthesis: Effect of Pd, Pt, Re, and Ru noble metal promoters on the activity and selectivity of a 25%Co/Al2O3 catalyst, by Wenping Ma, Gary Jacobs, Robert A. Keogh, Dragomir B. Bukur, and Burtron H. Davis.
An older publication from the Clean Fuels research group continues to be one of the most cited papers for the same journal ... Fischer-Tropsch synthesis: Temperature programmed EXAFS/XANES investigation of the influence of support type, cobalt loading, and noble metal promoter addition to the reduction behavior of cobalt oxide particles, vol 333, Issue 2, December 2007, Pages 177-191 by Jacobs, G., Ji, Y., Davis, B.H., Cronauer, D., Kropf, A.J., Marshall, C.L.