UK SRC Trainee Hongyi (Derek) Wan Wins Student Poster Award

  • December 13, 2017

Congratulations to Ph.D. student and UK Superfund Research Center (SRC) Trainee Hongyi (Derek) Wan, Student Poster Award Winner at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Superfund Research Program (SRP) 2017 Annual Meeting. Derek’s poster, “Understanding the role of Fe/Pd nanoparticles in functionalized membrane systems for PCB degradation,” won first place in the...

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UK SRC Trainee Joshua Preston Wins 2017 Oswald Award

  • December 12, 2017

The UK Office of Undergraduate Research recently presented UK Superfund Research Center Trainee Joshua Preston with a first place award in the Biological Sciences category of the 2017 Oswald Research and Creativity Competition. The competition was established in 1964 by then-UK President John Oswald to encourage research and creative activities by undergraduate students. Joshua’s entry, “...

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Superfund Researcher Mike Petriello Wins Prestigious Travel Award

  • November 29, 2017

Mike Petriello, post-doctoral fellow in Dr. Andrew Morris' lab at the UK Superfund Research Center and Saha Cardiovascular Research Center, has received the prestigious Keystone Future of Science Fund Scholarship to present his research entitled, “Serum levels of dioxin-like pollutants are positively associated with the cardiometabolic disease risk biomarker Trimethylamine-N-oxide in leaner...

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Hilt Named AIChE Outstanding Chapter Advisor

  • November 15, 2017

University of Kentucky Superfund Research Center (UK-SRC) researcher Zach Hilt has been named the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Outstanding Student Chapter Advisor for the 2016-2017 school year. The Outstanding Student Chapter Advisor Award is awarded to one advisor who has shown outstanding performance in guiding the affairs and activities of a student chapter in...

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Hongyi Wan Wins Second Place for his TED-Sep Talk at the 2017 AIChE Annual Meeting

  • November 14, 2017

Congratulations to PhD student and Superfund Research Center Trainee Hongyi (Derek) Wan! Derek won 2nd place for his TED-Sep talk, “Iron/Palladium Nanoparticle Functionalized Membrane for Chlorinated Contaminates Treatment,” on October 30th at the 2017 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Derek’s presentation was based on his membrane...

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Dziubla and Pennell Honored During UK College of Engineering Awards Banquet

  • April 18, 2017

Drs. Tom Dziubla and Kelly Pennell were honored during the University of Kentucky College of Engineering's Awards Banquet.  The banquet was sponsored by Tau Beta Pi and was held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Dr. Kelly Pennell was tied for first place for Outstanding Teacher in Civil Engineering with Dr. Gabriel Dadi.  Dr. Tom Dziubla was recognized as the Tau Beta Pi Outstanding Teacher...

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Hennig Invited to Present at Society of Toxicology Symposium

  • March 20, 2017

Dr. Bernhard Hennig was one of the invited speakers of a symposium organized by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Superfund Hazardous Substance Basic Research and Training Program (SRP) and held during the annual Society of Toxicology Meeting in Baltimore.  The symposium was entitled “NIEHS Superfund Research Program: A History of Cutting-Edge Science and Innovative...

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Bhattacharyya Receives $100,000 NSF-EAGER Research Award

  • February 14, 2017

Dr. D. Bhattacharyya (DB), University Alumni Chair Professor, and Director, Center of Membrane Sciences, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, received funding from the National Science Foundation Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (NSF-EAGER) for $100,000 to further his research on Nanoparticle Enhanced Near-IR Photobacterial Conversion of Organic Waste to Hydrogen....

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Banned Chemicals Persist in Deep Ocean

  • February 13, 2017

By Paul Rincon Science editor, BBC News website Click here to view article on BBC News website>> Chemicals banned in the 1970s have been found in the deepest reaches of the Pacific Ocean, a new study shows. Scientists were surprised by the relatively high concentrations of pollutants like PCBs and PBDEs in deep sea ecosystems. Used widely during much of the 20th Century, these...

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Hoover Shares Insight on "Communicating Risk, Promoting Action" with Kentucky's Watershed Coordinators

  • December 08, 2016

Dr. Anna Hoover, Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health in the UK College of Public Health and Co-Lead of the UK Superfund Research Center Research Translation Core, was a featured speaker at the statewide Watershed Coordinators Workshop held in Frankfort, Ky., on December 8. In her session, "Communicating Risk, Promoting Action", Dr. Hoover described the evolution of...

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