ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY EXPERTS AT UK

Faculty and research experts at the University of Kentucky (UK) are available to speak to the news media about a variety of topics ranging from finance and economics to literature and the arts. Members of the media wishing to interview or consult with these individuals should call (859) 257-1754.


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Biomedical Engineering

Carmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., Assistant Professor; Bioenvironmental Engineering
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3000 ext. 207
E-mail: carmen.agouridis@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Water Resources
    Stream Restoration
    Mining Reclamation

Dwayne Edwards, Ph.D., P.E., Professor; Bioenvironmental Engineering
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3000 ext. 109
E-mail: dwayne.edwards@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Hydrology
    Water Quality
    Non-Point Source Pollution
    Modeling

Joseph Taraba, Ph.D., Extension Professor; Bioenvironmental Engineering
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3000 ext. 216
E-mail: jtaraba@bae.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Economics of Waste Management Systems
    Pollution Potential of Land Animal Wastes
    Microbial Dynamics of Wastes
    Groundwater Quality Assessment

Richard Warner, Ph.D., Extension Professor; Bioenvironmental Engineering
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3000 ext.217
E-mail: rwarne@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Erosion and Sediment Control Systems
    Computer Aided Engineering Design
    Hydrology and Water Resources

Steve Workman, Ph.D., P.E., Assistant Dean for Research; Associate Director Administration; Agricultural Experiment Station; Bioenvironmental Engineering
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3333
E-mail: steve.workman@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Groundwater Quality
    Soil Physical Property Measurement
    Hydraulic/Water Quality Simulation Modeling
    Unsaturated and Saturated Flow

Czarena Crofcheck, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor; Food and Bioprocess Engineering
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3000 ext.212
E-mail: crofcheck@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Bioprocessing
    Biofuels

Sam McNeill, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Extension Professor; Food and Bioprocess Engineering
Contact Phone(s): (270) 365-7541 Ext. 213
E-mail: sam.mcneill@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Processing and Storage of Agricultural Products
    Post-Harvest Process Engineering
    Precision Agricultural Practices for Monitoring Grain Quality

Michael D. Montross, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3000 Ext. 106
E-mail: michael.montross@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Drying, Storing and Processing of Grains and Oilseeds
    Granular Mechanics
    Finite Element Modeling

Sue E. Nokes, Ph.D., P.E., Professor; Department Chair
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3000 Ext. 128
E-mail: sue.nokes@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Solid-State Fermentation for the Production of Industrial Enzymes
    Modeling of Compressed Solvent Extraction Processes for Enhanced Biomass Conversion Using Thermophilic Bacteria
    Production of Enzymes Using Thermophilic, Anaerobic Bacteria in Solid State Cultivation

Fred A. Payne, Ph.D., Professor
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3000 Ext. 220
E-mail: fred.payne@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Optical Sensor for Food Process
    Monitoring and Control

Stephen Walker, Ph.D., Assistant Research Professor
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3000 ext.220
E-mail: stephenpwalker@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Hyperspectral Imaging
    Biosensors
    Food Engineering
    Microbiological Engineering
    Food Safety
    Control Systems
    Optimization

Donald Colliver, Ph.D., P.E., Professor; Controlled Environment Systems
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3000 ext.211
E-mail: dcolliver@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Residential Housing and Environmental Design
    Analysis and Simulation of Building Envelope Heat Transfer and Renewable Energy Production and Use
    Analysis of Building Design Weather Data

Robert Fehr, Ph.D., P.E., Extension Professor Emeritus; Controlled Environment Systems
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3000 ext.203
E-mail: Robert.Fehr@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Extension and Applied Research Programs in Environmental Control Systems for Buildings, Building Design and Planning, and Decision Aid Application Development

Doug Overhults, Ph.D., P.E., Extension Professor
Contact Phone(s): (270) 365-7541 Ext. 211
E-mail: doug.overhults@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Planning, Analysis and Engineering Design in the Areas of Livestock Facilities
    Environmental Control Systems
    Manure Management
    Grain/Feed Storage Systems

Mark Purschwitz, Ph.D., Extension Professor and Agricultural Safety and Health Specialist; Machine Systems Automation Engineering
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3000 Ext. 104
E-mail: purschwitz.mark@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Extension and Applied Research Programs in Agricultural Safety and Health (Particularly in the prevention of traumatic injuries involving farm tractors and machinery)

Tim Stombaugh, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Extension Professor
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3000 ext.214
E-mail: tss@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Precision Agriculture
    Instrumentation and Controls
    Automatic Guidance
    Remote Sensing
    Machinery

Larry G. Wells, Ph.D., P.E., Professor
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3000 ext.219
E-mail: lwells@bae.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Machine-Soil Relationships
    Analysis and Simulation of Machine Systems
    Machine Development
    Tobacco Mechanization
    Prime Farmland Reclamation

John Wilhoit, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Extension Professor
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3000 ext.208
E-mail: jwilhoit@bae.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Specialty Crops Mechanization Focusing on Tobacco and Vegetable Production

Eugene N. Bruce, Ph.D., Professor
Contact Phone(s): (859) 323-3876
E-mail: ebruce@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Signal Processing
    Control of Breathing

David Pienkowski, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Contact Phone(s): (859) 323-5533
E-mail: pienkow@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Mechanical Properties of Osteoporotic Bone

David A. Puleo, Professor; Director
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-2405
E-mail: puleo@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Bone-Biomaterial Interactions
    Bone Tissue Engineering

Hainsworth Y. Shin, Ph.D., Professor; Director
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3783
E-mail: hy.shin@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Cellular Mechanotransduction

Sridhar Sunderam, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-5796
E-mail: ssu223@uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Computational Neural Engineering
    Signal Analysis for Epilepsy
    State-Space Models of Behavior

Chemical Engineering

Kimberly Ward Anderson, Ph.D., Gill Eminent Professor
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-4815
E-mail: kanderson@engr.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Biocompatible Surfaces
    Cancer Cell Metastasis
    Cell-Based Biosenors
    Microfluidic Devices for Biological Applications

Thomas Dziubla, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-4063
E-mail: dziubla@engr.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Active Polymeric Biomaterials
    Drug Delivery
    Functionalized including Polymer Nanocarriers
    Postsurgical Adhesions
    Pro/Antioxidant Biomaterials
    Wound Healing

Eric A. Grulke, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-6097
E-mail: egrulke@engr.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Advanced Carbon Materials and Nanotechnology
    Diffusion in Polymers
    Polymerization

Douglass S. Kalika, Ph.D., Department Chair
Contact Phone(s): 859-257-5507
E-mail: kalika@engr.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Blends and Synthetic Membranes
    Polymer Nanocomposites
    Polymer Processing
    Rheology

Stephen E. Rankin, Ph.D., Associate Professor; Gill Professor
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-9799
E-mail: srankin@engr.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Biotechnology
    Interfacial Science
    Multiscale Modeling
    Nanotechnology
    Reaction Engineering
    Renewable Energy
    Separations

Asit K. Ray, Ph.D., William Bryan Professor
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-7990
E-mail: akray@engr.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Chemical and Transrort Processes Associated with Microparticles
    Light-Scattering
    Optical Microsensors based on Spherical Microparticles
    Physical
    Synthesis of Tailored Micro- and Nano-particles

Jeffrey Seay, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Contact Phone(s): (270) 534-3299
E-mail: jseay@engr.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Sustainability
    Green Engineering
    Biofuels
    Computer Aided Process Engineering
    Process Design
    Process Safety

Jim Smart, Associate Professor
Contact Phone(s): (270) 534-3119
E-mail: jsmart@engr.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Use of Membranes for Water Purification

Civil Engineering

George Blandford, Ph.D., Department Chair; Professor
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-1855
E-mail: gebland@engr.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Finite Element Analysis
    Numerical Methods
    Structural Analysis

Paul M. Goodrum, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-5416
E-mail: pgoodrum@engr.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Economics
    Equipment Technology in Construction
    Productivity Analysis and Improvement
    Safety
    Workforce Issues and Strategies in Construction

Michael E. Kalinski, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor Geotechnical Engineering; Hardin-Drnevich-Huang Professor
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-6117
E-mail: kalinski@engr.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Earthquake Engineering
    Engineering Geophysics
    Geotechnical Site Characterization
    Landfill Geotechnology
    Vibration Monitoring and Mitigation

Timothy R.B. Taylor, Ph.D., P.E., Assistant Professor
Contact Phone(s): (859) 323-3680
E-mail: taylor@engr.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Management of Complex Projects
    Public Policy for Large Systems
    System Dynamics

Computer Science & Software Design

  


Electrical Engineering

Robert Adams, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-1775
E-mail: rjadams@engr.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Applied Electromagnetics
    Computational Electromagnetics
    Theoretical Electromagnetics

Jimmie J. Cathey, Ph.D., Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-8043
E-mail: cathey@engr.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Electric Machine Design and Analysis
    Control of Electric Machines
    Solid-State Power Conditioning
    Electric Drive Applied to Vehicles

Zhi David Chen, Ph.D., Director of Graduate Studies, KU Professor of Electrical Engineering
Contact Phone(s): (859) 218-6550
E-mail: zhichen@engr.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. CMOS Transistor Reliability
    Microelectronic Fabrication
    Microsensors
    Novel Semiconductor Devices and Materials

Sen-ching Samson Cheung, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments at the University of Kentucky
Contact Phone(s): (859) 218-0299
E-mail: cheung@engr.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Data Mining
    Image and Video Processing
    Information Retrieval

Aaron M. Cramer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-9113
E-mail:
Specializations:

  1. Control Systems
    Electric Machines
    Optimization of Power Electronics
    Power Systems

Henry G. (Hank) Dietz, Ph.D., James F. Hardymon Chair in Networking; Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-4701
E-mail: hankd@engr.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Compilers
    Digital Imaging
    Hardware Architectures and Networking
    Operating Systems
    Parallel Processing

Kevin Donohue, Ph.D., Data Beam Professor for Electrical and Computer Engineering
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-4004
E-mail: donohue@engr.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Biomedical Signals
    Detection and Estimation Theory
    Distributed Sensors Systems
    Music
    Pattern Recognition
    Psychophysics
    Signal Processing
    Speech
    Ultrasound

Stephen D. Gedney, Ph.D., Reese Terry Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3926
E-mail: gedney@engr.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Computational Electromagnetics
    Electromagnetic Scattering
    Microwave Circuit Device Modeling
    Parallel Computational Methods
    Parasitic Extraction of Mixed Signal Systems

Laurence G. Hassebrook, Ph.D., Blazie Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-1257 x81331
E-mail: lgh@engr.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. 3-Dimensional Data Acquisition
    Pattern Recognition
    Signal and Image Processing
    Stochastic Systems

J. Todd Hastings, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Contact Phone(s): (859) 218-6544
E-mail: hastings@engr.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Aerospace
    Biological Sensors
    Biotechnology
    Chemical Sensors
    Nano-fabrication
    Nanotechnology
    Photonics

Lawrence E. Holloway, Ph.D., TVA Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Chair; Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Director, Power and energy Institute Kentucky (PEIK)
Contact Phone(s): (859) 323-8523
E-mail: holloway@engr.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Discrete Event Control Systems
    Embedded Systems
    Energy
    Fault Detection
    Fault Diagnosis
    Fault Monitoring
    Manufacturing Automation
    Manufacturing Systems
    Power
    Power Systems
    Production Control

Daniel Lau, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-1787
E-mail: dllau@engr.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Digital Communications
    Image Processing

Yuan Liao, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-6064
E-mail: yliao@engr.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Energy
    Energy Management System
    Intelligent Techniques
    Power Quality Monitoring and Analysis
    Power System Economics and Optimization
    Protective Relaying
    Security
    Signal Processing

Cai-Cheng Lu, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-1644
E-mail: cclu@engr.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Antenna Analysis and Design
    Electromagnetic Wave Propagation and Scattering
    Fast Numerical Algorithms for Computational Electromagnetics
    Inverse Scattering
    Microwave Imaging

James E. Lumpp, Jr., Ph.D., Associate Professor for Electrical and Computer Engineering
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3895
E-mail: jel@engr.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Aerospace Systems (UAVs and Small Satellites)
    Embedded Systems
    Networks
    Safety Critical Systems
    Wireless Communication

Janet K. Lumpp, Ph.D., Associate Professor for Electrical and Computer Engineering
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-4985
E-mail: jklumpp@engr.uky.edu  
Specializations:

  1. Lasers
    Materials
    Microelectronics

Meikang Qiu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Contact Phone(s): (859)257-1527
E-mail: qiumeikang@yahoo.com
Specializations:

  1. Computer and Network Security
    Data Mining and Fusion
    Embedded Systems
    Hardware/Software Codesign
    Heterogeneous Sensor Network
    Low Power Chip Design
    Mobile Interface Browsing
    Parallel Architecture

Vijay Singh, Ph.D., Earl Parker Robinson Chair in Engineering Professor
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257 - 3243
E-mail: vsingh@engr.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Electroluminescence
    Electronic Devices
    Electronic Materials
    Energy
    Flat-Panel Displays
    Photovoltaic
    Solar
    Thin Film Solar Cells
    Thin-film Technology

William T. Smith, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Director of Undergraduate Studies in Electrical Engineering
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-1009
E-mail: bsmith@engr.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Antennas
    Electromagnetic Compatibility
    Radio Communications

John C. Young, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3077
E-mail: jyoung@engr.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Antenna Analysis and Design
    Computation Electromagnetics
    Microwave Circuits
    Radar
    Theoretical Electromagnetics

YuMing Zhang, Ph.D., James R. Boyd Professor in Electrical Engineering
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-6262 ext. 223
E-mail: ymzhang@engr.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Applied Machine Vision
    Control Systems
    Manufacturing Processes
    Robotic Welding

Information Technology

 


Manufacturing

Suzanne Weaver Smith, Ph.D., Director Kentucky Space Grant Consortium and NASA EPSCoR; Donald and Gertrude Lester Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-6336 x80663
E-mail: ssmith@engr.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Aerospace
    Flexible and Nonlinear Structures
    Structural Analysis
    System Identification
    Vibration Testing and Composites

Materials Engineering

Thomas John Balk, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-4582
E-mail: balk@engr.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Deformation Mechanisms and Mechanical Behavior of Nanoporous Metals
    In Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy
    Structure
    Thin Film Plasticity

Bruce J. Hinds, Ph.D., Associate Professor; William Bryan Professor of Materials Engineering
Contact Phone(s): (859) 218 - 6543
E-mail: bjhinds@engr.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Molecular Electronics
    Nanoscale Device Fabrication
    Nanotechnology
    Spintronics
    Thin Film Processes

Tongguang (Tony) Zhai, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-4958
E-mail: tzhai@engr.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Electron Microscopy
    Failure Analysis
    Fatigue and Fracture
    Micro and Macrotexture
    Simulation of Fatigue Damage
    Structure/Property Relations

Mechanical Engineering

John Baker, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Contact Phone(s): (270) 534-3114
E-mail: jbaker@engr.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Vibrations
    Finite Element Methods
    Stability in Machining

Vincent R. Capece, Ph.D., Associate Professor; H.E. Katterjohn Professor
Contact Phone(s): (270) 534-3123
E-mail: vcapece@engr.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Turbomachinery
    Aero-Mechanics
    Computational Fluid Dynamics

Y. Charles Lu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Contact Phone(s): (270) 534-3115
E-mail: adiet0@engr.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Composites
    Elastomers
    Finite Element Modeling
    Materials
    Micromechanics
    Nanomechanics
    Polymers
    Solid Mechanics
    Vibration

William E. Murphy, Ph.D., PE, Professor; Director of Engineering Extended Campus Programs
Contact Phone(s): (270) 534-3111
E-mail: wmurphy@engr.uky.edu
Specializations:

  1. Heating
    Ventilating
    Air-Conditioning
    Thermal Sciences

Mining & Coal

Joseph Sottile, Ph.D., Professor
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-4616
E-mail: jsottile@ieee.org
Specializations:

  1. Detection of Electrical Component Incipient Failure
    Electrical Energy Management
    Electrical Engineering Applications to Mining
    Electrical System Protection
    Energy
    Safety

Nanotechnology

 


Statistics

Arne Bathke, Associate Professor, Department of Statistics,  Director of the Applied Statistics Laboratory and Support Faculty, Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257- 6913
E-mail: arne@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Nonparametric and multivariate statistics
    Linear models
    Asymptotics for a large number of parameters
    Empirical processes, empirical likelihood
    Can also be contacted to connect with other UK statisticians focusing on:
    Analysis of high-dimensional data
    Bayesian Nonparametric and Semiparametric Modeling and Data Analysis
    Biostatistical and Epidemiologic Modeling and Applications
    Diagnostic Test Evaluation
    Disease Prevalence Estimation
    Longitudinal, Spatial, and Spatiotemporal Modeling
    Penalized regression and statistical learning
    Statistical genetics and genomics
    Survival Analysis

Arnold Stromberg, Professor and Chair, Department of Statistics
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257- 6115
E-mail: astro11@email.uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Statistical Bioinformatics
    Computational Statistics
    Nonlinear Models
    Can also be contacted to connect with other UK statisticians focusing on:
    Analysis of high-dimensional data
    Bayesian Nonparametric and Semiparametric Modeling and Data Analysis
    Biostatistical and Epidemiologic Modeling and Applications
    Diagnostic Test Evaluation
    Disease Prevalence Estimation
    Longitudinal, Spatial, and Spatiotemporal Modeling
    Penalized regression and statistical learning
    Statistical genetics and genomics
    Survival Analysis

Visualization

 

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