The University of Kentucky Superfund Research Center (UK-SRC) strives to reduce the negative health and environmental impacts of chlorinated organic compounds found at Superfund sites across both the Commonwealth and the U.S. Specifically UK-SRC biomedical research examines potential roles for nutritional components and lifestyle choices to minimize negative human health impacts related to chemical exposures, while environmental research examines potential uses of nanotechnology for detecting and cleaning up contaminants before exposure happens.

Through this body of research, together with engagement and translation activities designed to increase the real-world impact of laboratory findings, the UK-SRC works to improve health, reduce exposures, inform decisions, and develop tomorrow's environmental health scientists.

Bernhard Hennig, PhD
UK Superfund Research Center


UK SRC's Undergraduate Trainee Joshua Preston featured on "UK at the Half"

An interview with UK Superfund Research Center Undergraduate Trainee Joshua Preston was featured during the"UK at the Half" segment on the UK Sports Radio Network. The interview was aired statewide and beyond on Thursday, March 22, 2018, during the live radio broadcast of the UK vs. Kansas State NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament game. "UK at...

UK SRC Trainee Joshua Preston Featured in UKNow

UK SRC undergraduate trainee Joshua Preston was featured in a UKNow news story on March 8, 2018. UKNow is UK’s internal news source that reaches 45,000 UK affiliates by email and countless more readers through its website. The article includes a video produced by UK Public Relations and Marketing that captures Joshua's passion for science. The...

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   Rishabh Shah

Rishabh is a second-year Chemical Engineering PhD student working under the direction of Dr. Zach Hilt and Dr. Thomas Dziubla on Project #4: Biomimetic Magnetic Nanocomposites as a Platform for the Capture and Sensing of PCBs. Shah has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai, India. His doctoral research focuses specifically on the development of novel polyphenolic polymers to capture PCBs from the environment. In addition to his passion for research, Shah enjoys exercising and playing cricket and racquetball.