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ukTech10: A Gallery of Innovations Features UK Faculty Technologies
Innovative faculty at the University of Kentucky will demonstrate promising technologies at ukTech10, part of the Lexington Creative Cities Summit and IN2LEX APRIL IS. The public is invited to join university officials, faculty and students at The Penguin, across the street from the Lexington Convention Center, April 8, 2010, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., to tour a gallery of UK's technologies. Faculty from agriculture, engineering, medicine, pharmacy, the Center for Visualization & Virtual Environments and the Center for Applied Energy Research will be on hand to show their research and talk about the potential commercial uses and healthcare benefits.
"Our talented faculty are key to UK's mission of moving our innovations into the marketplace and creating technology–based companies and jobs for the Commonwealth,"
– Len Heller, vice president, UK Commercialization & Economic Development
A special preview event will be held the evening before ukTech10 at 8 p.m. in Triangle Park. Dr. Kozo Saito, UK Department of Mechanical Engineering, will demonstrate his fire-whirl research with an 8-ft.-tall chamber simulating the spiraling properties of fire often seen during forest fires. Saito's research will help fire fighters predict and control forest fires. Amalgamation Fire Nation fire dancers will also perform during this demonstration.
"We get to work with so many innovative and creative people at UK and in the Lexington community every day, so we're very pleased to present this gallery of technologies to the public,"
– Dean Harvey, executive director, UK Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship
Read the Herald-Leader article UK Brings Its Research to the People by Scott Sloan
Growing algae for use in biofuels and bioproducts by using CO2 and heat from coal-fired power plants
Mark Crocker, Ph.D., Biofuels Rsearch Group
Center for Applied Energy Research
Students use the fire-whirl experiment for real-world experience in enhanced combustion rates
Kozo Saito, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
Institute of Research for Technology Development
Wireless milk transportation system provides 24-7 tracking as milk moves from farm to table, ensuring safety and security
Fred Payne, Ph.D., Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Chris Thompson, College of Agriculture Regulatory Specialist
A scalable image search engine quickly identifies 2-D images using a conventional camera and PC
Bill Gregory, Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments
Prevening cranial deformities in babies through new technology and public awareness
Claire Sanger, D.O., Plastic Surgery
Removing aluminum contaminents from intravenous parenteral feeding solutions using an in-line filter and chelator
Bob Yokel, Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Sciences
Making 3-D models with a structured light scanner that is fast, highly configurable and less expensive than current methods
Laurence Hassebrooke, Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering
Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments
ukTech10 is produced by the UK Office for Commercialization & Economic Development's Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship. The University of Kentucky and Coldstream Research Campus are sponsors of the Lexington Creative Cities Summit.