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  ABAD, Keemia
Research Scientist Assistant
Power Generation and Utility Fuels
Phone (859)257-0231
FAX (859)257-0302
keemia.abad@uky.edu

Vita Unavailable

  Education

Professional Affiliations

Awards and Service

Expertise and Research Interests

  BAO, Jinhua
Research Engineer Associate
Power Generation and Utility Fuels
Phone (859)257-0259
FAX (859)257-0302
jinhua.bao@uky.edu

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  Education
  • Ph.D. Thermal Engineering, Tsinghua Univ., 2014
  • B.S. Thermal Engineereng, Southeast Univ, 2009

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

  • Research
      BHATNAGAR, Saloni
    Research Scientist Associate
    Power Generation & Utility Fuels
    Phone (859)257-0243
    FAX (859)257-0302
    saloni.bhatnagar@uky.edu

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      Education
  • M.S. Organic Chemistry, M.J.P. Rohilkhand University, India, 1999
  • B.S. Zoology, Botany and Chemistry, M.J.P Rohilkhand University, India, 1995

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

  •   BRYANT, Jonathan
    Research Scientist Associate
    Power Generation & Utility Fuels
    Phone (859)257-0313
    FAX (859)257-0302
    jonathan.bryant@uky.edu

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      Education

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

      FAN, Zhen
    Research Engineer Principal
    Power Generation & Utility Fuels
    Phone (859)257-0229
    FAX (859)257-0302
    zhen.fan@uky.edu

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      Education
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, City University of New York
  • B.S./M.S., Chemical Engineering, Zhejiang University, China

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

  • Research
      FRIMPONG, Reynolds
    Research Engineer Senior
    Power Generation & Utility Fuels
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0387
    FAX (859)257-0302
    reynolds.frimpong@uky.edu

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      Education
  • PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 2009
  • M.Eng., Chemical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 2002
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Ghana 1999

    Professional Affiliations

  • American institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

  • Research
      GAO, Xin
    Research Engineer Senior
    Power Generation & Utility Fuels
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0270
    FAX (859)257-0302
    xin.gao1@uky.edu

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      Education
  • Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, University of Limerick, Ireland, May 2012
  • M. Eng.Sc., Process and Chemical Engineering, University College Cork, Ireland, Nov. 2007
  • B.Eng., Thermal Engineering, Shanghai Ocean University, China, July 2005

    Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Institute of Physics, UK
  • Member, The Electrochemical Society (ECS), USA

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

  •   GOODPASTER, Len
    Engineering Technician Associate
    Power Generation and Utility Fuels
    Phone (859)605-1431
    FAX (859)257-0302
    len.goodpaster@uky.edu

    Vita Unavailable

      Education

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

      HOFFMANN, Otto
    Engineering Technician Associate
    Power Generation and Utility Fuels
    Phone (859)605-1431
    FAX (859)257-0302
    otto.hoffmann@uky.edu

    Vita Unavailable

      Education

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

      IRVIN, Bradley
    Research Scientist Associate
    Power Generation and Utility Fuels
    Phone (859)257-0230
    FAX (859)257-0302
    bradley.irvin@uky.edu

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      Education
  • BS Physics (minor in Mathematics) University of Kentucky 2013

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

  •   KONG, Liang
    Post Doctoral Scholar
    Power Generation and Utility Fuels
    Phone (859)257-0335
    FAX (859)257-0302
    liang.kong@uky.edu

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      Education

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

    Research
      LANDON, James
    Research Engineer Principal
    Power Generation & Utility Fuels
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0349
    FAX (859)257-0302
    james.landon@uky.edu

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      Education
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University, 2006
  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2011

    Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Electrochemical Society (ECS)

    Awards and Service

  • 1st Place Presenters Award Pittsburgh-Cleveland Catalysis Society Spring 2010 Meeting

    Expertise and Research Interests

  •   LI, Wei
    Post Doctoral Scholar
    Power Generation and Utility Fuels
    Phone (859)257-0340
    FAX (859)257-0302
    wei.li1@uky.edu

    Vita Unavailable

      Education

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

    Research
      LIU, Kunlei
    Associate Director for Research, CAER
    Associate Research Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of KY
    Power Generation and Utility Fuels
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0293
    FAX (859)257-0302
    kunlei.liu@uky.edu

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    Literature Citations

      Education
  • Ph.D., Thermoenergy Engineering, Thermoenergy Engineering Research Institute, Southeast University, Nanjing, PRC, 1993.
  • M.S., Thermoenergy Engineering, Thermoenergy Engineering Research Institute, Southeast University, 1991.
  • B.S., Power Engineering, Department of Power Engineering, Southeast University, 1988.

    Professional Affiliations

  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • The American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

  •   MARCUM, Marshall
    Engineering Technician Associate
    Power Generation and Utility Fuels
    Phone 859-605-1431
    FAX (859)257-0302
    mma354@uky.edu

    Vita Unavailable

      Education

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

    Research
      MATIN, Naser
    Research Scientist Senior
    Power Generation & Utility Fuels
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0324
    FAX (859)257-0302
    naser.matin@uky.edu

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      Education
  • PhD Physical Chemistry, Tehran University 1997
  • MSc Physical Chemistry, Tehran University 1991

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

  •   MOFFETT, John
    Senior Program Coordinator
    Power Generation Utility Fuels
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0348
    FAX (859)257-0302
    John.moffett@uky.edu

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      Education
  • BS Chemistry and Biology - Union College, KY, 1972
  • MBA in Finance – University of Kentucky, 1991

    Professional Affiliations

  • Chairman of The Board of Directors for the Kentucky Utilities Company Federal Credit Union
  • Board of Trustees for Union College

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

  • Research
      NIKOLIC, Heather
    Research Engineer Principal
    Power Generation & Utility Fuels
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0292
    FAX (859)257-0302
    heather.nikolic@uky.edu

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      Education
  • MS, Materials Science & Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1999
  • BS, Chemical Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Rapid City, SD, 1995

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

  • Research
      OMOSEBI, Ayokunle
    Research Engineer Senior
    Power Generation & Utility Fuels
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0346
    FAX (859)257-0302
    aoom222@uky.edu

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      Education
  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2013
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2007
  • B.S. Chemical engineering, City University of New York, 2004

    Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS)
  • Electrochemical Society (ECS)

    Awards and Service

  • Exxon Mobil Award for outstanding achievement in pursuing Doctor of Philosophy degree in Chemical Engineering

    Expertise and Research Interests

  •   PASLEY, Gwendella
    Administrative Support Associate I
    Power Generation & Utility Fuels
    Phone (859)257-0363
    FAX (859)257-0302
    gwen.pasley@uky.edu

    Vita Unavailable

      Education

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

      PELGEN, Jonathan
    Research Engineer Associate
    Power Generation & Utility Fuels
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0303
    FAX (859)257-0302
    jonathan.pelgen@uky.edu

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      Education
  • . B.S. Chemical Engineering (Mathematics minor), University of Kentucky 2013

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

  • Kentucky Governor's Scholar, 2006

    Expertise and Research Interests

  • Research
      PERRONE, Roger
    Fabrication Services Coordinator
    Power Generation & Utility Fuels
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0227
    FAX (859)257-0360
    roger.perrone@uky.edu

    Vita Unavailable

    Literature Citations

      Education

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

    Research
      PLACIDO, Andy
    Research Engineer Senior
    Power Generation & Utility Fuels
    Phone (859)257-0223
    FAX (859)257-0302
    andy.placido@uky.edu

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      Education
  • B.S. Chemistry, Centre College, 2007
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering, Univ. of Kentucky, 2010

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

  • Research
      RICHBURG, Lisa
    Cost Engineering Scheduler
    Power Generation & Utility Fuels
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0298
    FAX (859)257-0302
    Lisa.Richburg@uky.edu

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      Education
  • BS Multidisciplinary Science (Magna Cum Laude ) University of Texas at San Antonio 2010

    Professional Affiliations

  • National Science Teachers Association

    Awards and Service

  • National Merit Scholar

    Expertise and Research Interests

  • Research
      SARMA, Moushumi
    Research Scientist Associate
    Power Generation and Utility Fuels
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0264
    FAX (859)257-0302
    moushumi.sarma@uky.edu

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      Education
  • Ph. D. (Chemistry): Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India, 2012
  • MS, Inorganic Chemistry, Gauhati University, India, 2006
  • BS, Chemistry, Gauhati University, India, 2004.

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

  • Research
      SUMMERS, Steve
    Engineer Technician Associate
    Power Generation & Utility Fuels
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0281
    FAX (859)257-0302
    steve.summers@uky.edu

    Vita Unavailable

      Education

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

    Research
      THOMPSON, Jesse
    Research Scientist Principal
    Power Generation & Utility Fuels
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0355
    FAX (859)257-0302
    jesse.thompson@uky.edu

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      Education
  • Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo MI, 2011
  • B.S Chemistry and Economics, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant MI, 2004

    Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society (ACS) – Analytical Division
  • American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute (ACS-GI)

    Awards and Service

  • Green Chemistry Summer School Award (2010)
  • NSF Scholar (2009)

    Expertise and Research Interests

  •   WARRINER, Amanda
    Research Engineer Assistant
    Power Generation and Utility Fuels
    Phone (859)257-0285
    FAX (859)257-0302
    amanda.warriner@uk.edu

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      Education
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Minor in Mathematics, University of Kentucky College of Engineering, 2015

    Professional Affiliations

  • SWE
  • AIChE

    Awards and Service

  • Tau Beta Pi Member and Scholarship Recipient
  • Dean’s List for all semesters at UK
  • Dean’s List for both semesters at MSU
  • Outstanding Service as SWE President
  • Paducah Kiwanis Senior Scholar Award
  • UK Engineering Excellence Scholarship and UK Trustees Scholarship Recipient
  • SWE Scholarship Recipient

    Expertise and Research Interests

  •   WIDGER, Leland
    Research Scientist Associate
    Power Generation and Utility Fuels
    Phone (859)257-0205
    FAX (859)257-0302
    leland.widger@uky.edu

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      Education
  • Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, The Johns Hopkins University, 2014
  • B.S., Biology (Minor in Chemistry), Eckerd College, 2006

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

  •   ZENG, Jimin
    Visiting Scholar
    Power Generation and Utility Fuels
    FAX (859)257-0302
    jimin.zeng@uky.edu

    Vita Unavailable

      Education

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests