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Research
  ANDREWS, Rodney
CAER DIRECTOR
NSF EPSCoR Director
Director's Office
Center for Applied Energy Research
University of Kentucky
2624 Research Park Dr.
Lexington, KY 40511-8479
Phone (859)257-0200
FAX (859)257-0220
rodney.andrews@uky.edu

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Literature Citations

  Education
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Kentucky, 1999
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University, 1994

    Professional Affiliations

  • Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering, Univ. of KY
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of KY
  • Executive Committee, American Carbon Society
  • American Carbon Society
  • American Chemical Society
  • Materials Research Society

    Awards and Service

  • Graffin Lecturer for the American Carbon Society, 2011

    Expertise and Research Interests

  •   ANTHONY, John
    CAER Faculty Associate
    Associate Professor of Chemistry
    Solar Energy Group
    University of Kentucky
    Synthetic Organic and Materials Chemistry
    027 Chemistry-Physics Building
    Lexington, KY 40506-0055
    Phone (859) 257-8844
    FAX (859) 323-1069
    anthony@uky.edu

    CAMPUS LINK

      Education
  • B.A. in Chemistry, Reed College, 1989
  • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1994
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, UCLA, 1994-1996

    Professional Affiliations

  • See Campus Link

    Awards and Service

  • See Campus Link

    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

    CV

      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

    CV

      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

    CV

      Education

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

      BURGESS, Jordan
    Research Engineer Assistant
    Carbon Materials
    FAX (859)257-0302

    Vita Unavailable

      Education

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

    Administrative Support
      CHALLMAN, Don
    CAER Senior Director Assistant
    Policy, Management and Budget
    Finance
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0222
    FAX 859-257-0234
    don.challman@uky.edu

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    Literature Citations

      Education
  • MBA/Finance, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1988
  • B.S., University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1979

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

  •   COPLEY, Gregory
    Program Coordinator
    East KY Regional Office
    Director's Office
    West Liberty, Kentucky
    Morehead State University
    Academic Services Building
    155 University Dr.
    PO 190
    West Liberty, KY 41472
    Phone (606)495-5196
    FAX None
    greg.copley@uky.edu

    Short Biosketch

      Education
  • MBA, Morehead State Univ.
  • B.S. Biology, Centre College

    Professional Affiliations

  • Previous Vice Chair of the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable, Environmental Committee of Association of Small Business Development Centers

    Awards and Service

  • National 2007 Small Business Assistance Program Award

    Expertise and Research Interests

  • Research
      CRADDOCK, John
    Research Scientist Principal
    Carbon Materials
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0393/212
    FAX (859)257-0302
    john.craddock@uky.edu

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      Education
  • M.S., Inorganic Chemistry, Univ. of Kentucky 2007
  • B.S., Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY 2004

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

  • Research
      CROCKER, Mark
    Associate Director CAER
    Professor of Chemistry, Univ of KY
    Biofuels and Environmental Catalysis
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0295
    FAX (859)257-0220
    mark.crocker@uky.edu

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    CAER Literature Citations

    Other Literature Citations

      Education
  • PhD., Chemistry, University of Bristol, U.K., 1985
  • Honours BSc., Chemistry, University of Bristol, 1982

    Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society
  • Society of Automotive Engineers

    Awards and Service

  • NATO Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 1985-87
  • CASE graduate student award (with British Petroleum), 1982-85
  • Co-organizer SAE 2003 World Congress technical session “Gasoline Lean NOx Technologies”, Detroit, March 2003
  • Co-organizer SAE TOPTEC “PZEV: Regulations and Challenges”, San Diego, January 2002
  • Co-organizer "Diesel Gaseous Emissions" Symposium, SAE Powertrain and Fluid Stystems Conference, Toronto, 2006
  • Co-organizer and co-presenter of professional development short course: "Biomass to Biofuels: A Short Course Overview", Lexington, KY August 2008
  • Technical chair, 1st Ohio River Valley Algae Symposium, Henderson, KY August 2009

    Expertise and Research Interests

  • Research
      DAVIS, Burt
    Associate Director
    Clean Fuels & Chemicals
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0251
    FAX (859)257-0302
    burtron.davis@uky.edu

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    Literature Citations

      Education
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1965.
  • M.S., Chemistry, St. Joseph's College, Philadelphia, PA, 1962.
  • B.S.,Chemistry, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 1959.

    Professional Affiliations

  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemistry, Univ. of KY
  • American Chemical Society; Colloid and Surface Chemistry, Petroleum and History of Chemistry Divisions.
  • Editorial Board, Fuel
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Fuel Chemistry and Technology
  • Catalysis Society
  • History of Science

    Awards and Service

  • 2013 American Chemical Society's Energy & Fuels Division Distinguished Researcher Award in Petroleum Chemistry
  • American Chemical Society Fellow 2011
  • Recipient of the American Chemical Society's 2002 Henry H. Storch Award in Fuel Chemistry
  • Historian, North American Catalysis Society

    Expertise and Research Interests

  •   DUVALLET, Tristana
    Research Engineer Senior
    Environmental and Coal Technologies
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0267
    FAX (859)257-0302
    tristana.duvallet@uky.edu

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      Education
  • Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA, 2014
  • Engineer’s Diploma in Materials Science and Engineering, ESIREM, Dijon, France, 2008
  • Preparatory School (CPGE), Chemistry / Physics, Lycée Pothier, Orléans, France, 2005

    Professional Affiliations

  • Member of The American Ceramic Society since 2015

    Awards and Service

  • MCAA's Collegiate Outreach Program Scholarship, Midwest Coal Ash Association, April 2013
  • MCAA's Collegiate Outreach Program Scholarship, Midwest Coal Ash Association, May 2009

    Expertise and Research Interests

  •   EATON, David
    Program Manager, Carbon Materials
    Director's Office
    Phone (859)257-0219
    FAX (859)257-0302
    david.eaton@uky.edu

    CV

      Education
  • PhD. Chemistry, Univ. of Kentucky 2002
  • B.S. Chemistry, Western Kentcky Univ. 1995

    Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society
  • American Physical Society

    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
      FISK, Courtney
    Assistant Director for Facilities and Operations
    Director's Office
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2624 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0396
    FAX (859)257-0302
    courtney.fisk@uky.edu

    CV

      Education
  • B.S., Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 2005
  • M.S., Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 2007

    Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
  • Institute of Biological Engineering

    Awards and Service

  • Alpha Epsilon
  • Gamma Sigma Delta

    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

  • Research
      GNANAMANI, Muthu Kumaran
    Research Scientist Senior
    Clean Fuels & Chemicals
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0240
    FAX (859)257-0302
    muthu.gnanamani@uky.edu

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      Education
  • B.Sc., Chemistry, University of Madras, Chennai, India, 1999
  • M.Sc., Chemistry,University of Madras, Chennai, India, 2001
  • M.Phil., Chemistry, University of Madras, Chennai, India, 2002
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun, India, 2007

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

  • CSIR-NET Junior Research Fellowship, India 2002
  • CSIR-NET Senior Research Fellowship, India 2004

    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

    Research
      GRAHAM, Uschi
    Research Scientist Principal
    Clean Fuels & Chemicals
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0376
    FAX (859)257-0302
    uschi.graham@uky.edu

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    Literature Citations

      Education
  • Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, 1991
  • M.S. University of Heidelberg, Germany,1986
  • V.Sc. Tohoku University 1991

    Professional Affiliations

  • North American Catalysis Society, Archivist of the Society: (www.nacatsoc.org)
  • American Chemical Society
  • Tri-State Catalysis Society, President ( www.nam23.org)
  • Board Member, Microscopy Center, University of Kentucky
  • Nanotoxicology Study Group, University of Kentucky
  • Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment: Working Group- Nanotechnology
  • Board Member, The Gill Heart Institute, University of Kentucky
  • Panel Member, Infraredx, Inc., Boston, MA.

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

  • Research
      GROPPO, Jack
    Principal Research Engineer
    Biofuels and Environmental Catalysis
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0254
    FAX (859)257-0360
    john.groppo@uky.edu

    CV    Short Biosketch

    Literature Citations

      Education
  • Ph.D., Mining Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 1992
  • M.S., Mining and Minerals Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 1982
  • B.S., Mining and Minerals Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 1979

    Professional Affiliations

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor in Department of Mining Engineering
  • American Institute of Mining Engineers
  • Society of Mining Engineers Concentration Committee Member and Coal Division Scholarship Selection Committee

    Awards and Service

  • Kentucky Energy Club, Director and Faculty Advisor
  • CAER STEM Elementary Education Outreach Coordinator
  • Society of Mining Engineers, Coal and Energy Division Stefanko Best Paper Award, 2009
  • US EPA Coal Combustion Partnership Award for Education, 2008
  • US EPA Coal Combustion Partnership Award for Innovation, 2006
  • Distinguished Lecturer, Gorden Energy Research Center, Tel Aviv University, Israel, 2000
  • Lecturer, NATO Advanced Study Institute, Akcay, Turkey, 1993
  • Society of Mining Engineers, J.W. Woomer Outstanding Young Engineer, 1990

    Expertise and Research Interests

  • Research
      HAMPSON, Steven
    Research Program Manager
    Assistant Director KRCEE UK
    Environmental Remediation & Restoration
    Phone 859-533-0633
    FAX (859)257-0302
    skhamp1@uky.edu

    CV    Short Biosketch

      Education
  • M.S. Geology/Hydrogeology, University of Kentucky, 1994
  • B.A. Journalism/Advertising & Public Relations, University of Kentucky, 1979

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

  • Research
      HENKE, Kevin
    Research Scientist Senior
    Environmental & Coal Technologies
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0217
    FAX (859)257-0302
    kevin.henke@uky.edu

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    CAER Literature Citations

    Other Literature Citations

      Education
  • Ph.D., Geology, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, December, 1997
  • M.S., Geology, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, May, 1984

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

  •   HOCHSTRASSER, Emil
    Research Engineer Assistant
    Biofuels and Environmental Catalysis
    FAX (859)257-0302

    Vita Unavailable

      Education

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

    Research
      HODGEN, Robert
    Associate Research Engineer
    Environmental Remediation and Restoration
    Phone (859)257-0308
    FAX (859)257-0302
    Robert.Hodgen@uky.edu

    Vita Unavailable

      Education

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

    Research
      HOPPS, Shelley
    Senior Research Scientist
    Operations
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0208
    FAX (859)257-0302
    shelley.hopps@uky.edu

    Vita Unavailable

      Education

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

    Research
      HOWER, Jim
    Principal Research Scientist
    Applied Petrology
    Director's Office
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0261
    FAX (859)257-0302
    james.hower@uky.edu

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    Literature Citations

      Education
  • Ph.D., Geology, Pennsylvania State University, 1978
  • M.S., Geology and Mineralogy, Ohio State University, 1975
  • B.A., Earth Science, Millersville University, 1973

    Professional Affiliations

  • Adjunct Professor, Univ. of Kentucky, Dept. of Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • Canadian Society for Coal Science and Organic Petrology
  • Geological Society of America
  • The Society for Organic Petrology

    Awards and Service

  • Editor-in-Chief, CCGP Journal
  • 2008 John Castano Honorary Member Award, Society for Organic Petrology
  • 1996 Gordon H. Wood, Jr. Memorial Award, Energy and Materials Division, American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • 1997 Outstanding Geologist Award, Kentucky Section, American Institute of Professional Geologists
  • Former Editor-in-chief, International Journal of Coal Geology
  • Chairman, Coal Geology Division, GSA, 1994/95
  • President, Society for Organic Petrology, 1993/94
  • 2003 Reinhardt Thiessen Medal, International Committee for Coal and Organic Petrology
  • 2006 Gilbert H. Cady Award, Geological Society of America, Coal Geology Division

    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

    CV

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

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

  •   Jarolimek, Karol
    Post Doctoral Scholar
    Director's Office
    Phone (859)257-0432
    FAX (859)257-0302

    Vita Unavailable

      Education

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

    Research
      JEWELL, Bob
    Research Program Manager
    Environmental & Coal Technologies
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0216
    FAX (859)257-0360
    bob.jewell@uky.edu

    CV    Short Biosketch

    Literature Citations

      Education
  • M.S., Geology, University of Kentucky, 2004
  • B.S., Geology, University of Kentucky, 2002

    Professional Affiliations

  • Geological Society of America
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • Kentucky Society of Professional Geologists

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

  • Research
      JI, Yaying
    Senior Research Scientist
    Biofuels & Environmental Catalysis
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0294
    FAX (859)257-0302
    yaying.ji@uky.edu

    CV

    Literature Citations

      Education
  • PhD, Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 2000
  • MSc, Semiconductor Physics, Department of Physics, Lanzhou University, China 1993
  • BSc , Semiconductor Chemistry, Department of Electronics, Jilin University, China 1990

    Professional Affiliations

  • Royal society of Chemistry (RSC)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • Tri-State Catalysis Society

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

  •   KESNER, Stephanie
    Research Scientist Associate
    Biofuels & Environmental Catalysis
    Phone (859)257-0359
    FAX (859)257-0302
    stephanie.kesner@uky.edu

    Vita Unavailable

      Education
  • B.S. in Biology/Natural Geography, University of Kentucky 2011

    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

    CV

    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

  •   LIU, Renjie
    Visiting Scholar
    Clean Fuels and Chemicals
    FAX (859)257-0302

    Vita Unavailable

      Education

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

      LIYANAGE, Thilanga
    Post Doctoral Scholar
    Solar Energy Group
    FAX (859)257-0302
    atliya2@uky.edu

    Vita Unavailable

      Education

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

    Research
      MA, Wenping
    Research Engineer Senior
    Clean Fuels & Chemicals
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0331/225
    FAX (859)257-0302
    wenping.ma@uky.edu

    CV

    Literature Citations

      Education
  • Ph. D., Chemical Engineering, Institute of Coal Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Taiyuan, China, 1998
  • M. S., Chemical Engineering, Inner Mongolia University of Technology, Hohhot, China, 1995
  • B. S., Chemical Engineering, Inner Mongolia University of Technology, Hohhot, China, 1992

    Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

  •   MARTINELLI, Michela
    Post Doctoral Scholar
    Clean Fuels & Chemicals
    FAX (859)257-0302

    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

    CV

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

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

  •   MEDINA, Shiela
    Associate Director
    Research Program Manager
    Director's Office
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0202
    FAX (859)257-0302
    shiela.medina@uky.edu

    Vita Unavailable

      Education

    Professional Affiliations

  • Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

  • Research
      MEIER, Mark
    UK Chemistry Faculty Associate
    Carbon Materials
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0233
    FAX (859)257-0220
    mark.meier@uky.edu

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    Literature Citations

      Education
  • Ph.D., University of Oregon, 1988
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas at Austin, 1988-1990

    Professional Affiliations

  • Professor, Department of Chemistry, Univ. of KY
  • Member, American Chemical Society

    Awards and Service

  • Marcus Heiman Award, 1982 (Creative Arts, Dartmouth College)
  • Voted a member of the “Top 10 Professors” in the College of Arts and Sciences by the 1998 - 2003 graduating classes at the University of Kentucky
  • 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

    CV   Short Biosketch

      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

  •   MOHLER, Daniel
    Research Engineer Assistant
    Biofuels & Environmental Catalysis
    Phone (859)257-0371
    FAX (859)257-0302
    daniel.mohler@uky.edu

    Vita Unavailable

      Education
  • B.A. History University of Kentucky 2004
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering University of Kentucky 2014

    Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • American Chemical Society

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

  • Research
      MORGAN, Tonya
    Research Scientist Associate
    Biofuels & Environmental Catalysis
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0390
    FAX (859)257-0302
    tonya.morgan@uky.edu

    CV

    Literature Citations

      Education
  • B.S. Chemistry, Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY 2006

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

  • Research
      MORRIS, Ashley
    Principal Research Engineer
    Carbon Materials
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0373
    FAX (859)257-0302
    ashley.morris@uky.edu

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    Literature Citations

      Education
  • M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky, 2011
  • B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky, 2009

    Professional Affiliations

  • American Carbon Society (ACS)

    Awards and Service

  • 2010-2011 University of Kentucky, Center for Applied Energy Research, Research Assistantship
  • 2004-2008 University of Kentucky, Presidential Scholarship

    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
      OBERLINK, Anne
    Research Scientist Senior
    Environmental and Coal Technologies
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0360
    FAX (859)257-0302
    anne.oberlink@uky.edu

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    Literature Citations

      Education
  • MS, Inorganic/Materials Chemistry, University of Kentucky, December 2010
  • MS, Chemistry, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Mary 2008
  • BS, Chemistry, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, May 2006

    Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the American Chemical Society

    Awards and Service

  • The Midwest Coal Ash Association Collegiate Outreach Program Scholarship

    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

    CV

      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

  •   PAYNE, Marcia
    Post Doctoral Scholar
    Solar Energy Group
    FAX (859)257-0302
    marcia.payne@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
      QIAN, Dali
    Engineer Associate III
    Carbon Materials
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0296
    FAX (859)257-0220
    dali.qian@uky.edu

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      Education
  • Ph.D, Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky, 2001
  • M. E.., Materials Science and Engineering , CISRI, Beijing,, China, 1993
  • B.S., Metallurgical Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, China, 1988

    Professional Affiliations

  • Microscopy Society of America (MSA)
  • Microbeam Analysis Society (MAS)

    Awards and Service

  • Distinguished Scholar Award, Microscopy & Microanalysis 2001

    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

    CV

      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

  •   RISKO, Chad
    Solar Energy Group
    FAX (859)257-0302

    CAMPUS LINK

      Education

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

    Research
      ROBL, Tom
    Associate Director
    Environmental & Coal Technologies
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0272
    FAX (859)257-0360
    tom.robl@uky.edu

    CV    Short Biosketch

    Literature Citations

      Education
  • Ph.D., Geology, University of Kentucky, 1977
  • M.S., Geology, University of Kentucky, 1974
  • B.S., Geology, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, 1971

    Professional Affiliations

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Univ. of KY
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Coal Ash Association

    Awards and Service

  • Co-Chairperson, International Ash Utilization Symposium, 1995-2003
  • Distinguished Lecturer, Gorden Energy Research Center, Tel Aviv University, Israel, 2000
  • Technical Committee Chairman, International Ash Utilization Symposium, 1997, 1995
  • ACS National Meeting, Chicago IL, Co-Organizer and Moderator, Technologies for the Utilization/Disposal of Waste Materials, Fuel Division, 1995
  • ACS Outstanding Symposium Award, Geochemistry Division, 1994
  • Senior Lecturer, NATO Advanced Study Institute, Akcay, Turkey, 1993

    Expertise and Research Interests

  •   RYNO, Sean
    Post Doctoral Scholar
    Solar Energy Group
    FAX (859)257-0302

    Vita Unavailable

      Education

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

    Research
      SANTILLAN-JIMENEZ, Eduardo
    Research Scientist Principal
    Biofuels & Environmental Catalysis
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2582 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0395
    FAX (859)257-0220
    e.santillan@uky.edu

    CV

      Education
  • B.S. Chemistry, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, Mexico 2003
  • Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Kentucky 2008

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    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
      SPARKS, Dennis
    Research Engineer Associate
    Clean Fuels & Chemicals
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0274
    FAX (859)257-0302
    dennis.sparks@uky.edu

    Vita Unavailable

    Literature Citations

      Education
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Kentucky, 1980

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests

  • Research
      TAULBEE, Darrell
    Research Program Manager
    Industrial Support Coordinator
    Environmental Remediation and Restoration
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0238
    FAX (859)257-0302
    dntaulbee@uky.edu

    CV    Short Biosketch

    Literature Citations

      Education
  • Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Univ. of Kentucky, 1994.
  • M.S., University of Kentucky, 1986
  • B.S., Centre College, Danville, Kentucky, 1974

    Professional Affiliations

  • Board of Directors and president elect, Institute for Briquetting and Agglomeration

    Awards and Service

  • Two patents and Inventor for 3 University licenses
  • Two best paper awards from the American Foundrymens Society
  • Outstanding graduate student research award
  • Outstanding Breathitt County Citizen Award

    Expertise and Research Interests

  • Research
      THOMAS, Gerald
    Principal Research Scientist
    Analytical Services Manager
    Operations
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0282
    FAX (859)257-0302
    gerald.thomas@uky.edu

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    Literature Citations

      Education
  • BS, Biology and Chemistry, Miles College, Birmingham, Al, 1973
  • Graduate Studies, Auburn Univ.

    Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society
  • American Society for Testing and Materials

    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

    CV

      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

  •   THORLEY, Karl
    Post Doctoral Scholar
    Solar Energy Group
    FAX (859)257-0302
    karl.thorley@uky.edu

    Vita Unavailable

      Education

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    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

    CV

      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

  • Research
      WEISENBERGER, Matthew
    Associate Director
    Adjunct Assistant Professor, Chemical and Materials Engineering, Univ. of KY
    Carbon Materials
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    University of Kentucky
    2540 Research Park Dr.
    Lexington, KY 40511-8479
    Phone (859)257-0322
    FAX (859)257-0220
    matt.weisenberger@uky.edu

    CV

    Literature Citations

      Education
  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Kentucky, December 2007
  • M.Sc., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Kentucky, 2002
  • B.Sc, Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky, Chemistry, 1999

    Professional Affiliations

  • American Carbon Society, Secretary-Treasurer

    Awards and Service

    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

    CV

      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

  • Research
      WILSON, Michael
    Research Engineer Senior
    Biofuels & Environmental Catalysis
    Phone (859)257-0319/255
    FAX (859)257-0302
    michael.wilson@uky.edu

    Vita Unavailable

      Education

    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

      ZHOU, Ziyuan
    Visiting Scholar
    Biofuels and Environmental Catalysis
    FAX (859)257-0302

    Vita Unavailable

      Education

    Professional Affiliations

    Awards and Service

    Expertise and Research Interests