Ormsbee Named Director of UK Water Research Institute

Contact: Dan Adkins

 

""

“Lindell Ormsbee has an extraordinary wealth of knowledge and a deep well of curiosity regarding water resources. These qualities make him the best choice for the leadership of this institute, whose work is so critical to the Commonwealth and its residents.”

- Wendy Baldwin,
UK’s executive vice president for research

""

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 6, 2004) -- Lindell Ormsbee, professor of civil engineering at the University of Kentucky, has been named director of the Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute at UK.

Ormsbee has served as associate director of the Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute since 1995.

“Lindell Ormsbee has an extraordinary wealth of knowledge and a deep well of curiosity regarding water resources. These qualities make him the best choice for the leadership of this institute, whose work is so critical to the Commonwealth and its residents,” said Wendy Baldwin, UK’s executive vice president for research.

The institute stimulates water resources- and water-related environmental research, assists academic units in conducting undergraduate and graduate education in water resources and water-related environmental issues, encourages technology transfer on water resources and water-related environmental issues, and develops statewide interactions among faculty and research staff and the private and public sector.

Ormsbee has been a leading researcher on the environmental cleanup at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, where groundwater contamination was discovered in the late 1980s. His work has generated more than $3 million in research projects from such agencies as the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

Back to Campus News Homepage