May 15th, 2013 by jseay
Dr. Seay was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award – Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Paducah Campus at the Paducah Program Commencement Ceremony. The award is based on a student vote and offered for Chemical Engineering faculty every 4 years.
April 23rd, 2013 by jseay
UKATS Team at the NSDE in Washington, DC.
The UKATS Research Team competed in the 9th Annual National Sustainable Design Expo, as part of the US EPA’s People, prosperity and the Planet Design Competition, held April 18-19, 2013 in Washington, DC. The UKATS students presented the results of their Phase I P3 project – developing a low-cost, integrated biodiesel and biochar processor for rural sub-Saharan Africa. This project was completed in collaboration with the African Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology (ACREST) The team was joined by four local high school students who have been working with the team on this year’s project.
April 8th, 2013 by jseay
Chemical Engineering student and UKATS Research Team member Mitchell Peeler was awarded an Honorable Mention in the poster competition at the AIChE Southern Regional Student Conference held at the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington. Mitchell’s poster titled “An Integrated Process for Sustainable Biofuel production in Sub-Saharan Africa through Appropriate Technology”, focused on Mitchell’s field research work in Bangang Village, Cameroon in May of 2012. Congratulations Mitchell!
March 27th, 2013 by jseay
Christina Willett and Dr. Seay at MESCON.
Junior CME student Christina Willett was awarded a 1st Place Paper Award at the Math, Engineering and Science Conference (MESCON) held at the University of Evansville on March 22, 2013. Her paper citation is:
Willett, Christina and Jeffrey Seay (2013): “Separation of Methanol from Wood Vinegar”, Proceeding of the 2013 Math Engineering and Science Conference, CD-Volume, Evansville, Indiana.
Christina is a member of the UKATS research team and her research work is focused on the recovery of methanol from the production of charcoal for use as a reagent in the low-cost production of biodiesel in sub-Saharan Africa. Congratulations to Christina for her hard work!
November 20th, 2012 by jseay
Dr. Seay featured in recent journal article
Dr. Seay was featured in the October 2012 issue of Sustainability: the Journal of Record in an article titled “Sustainability and Engineering Unite”. The article, by Ted Mero, follows up with several participants from the 2009 sustainability education workshop held at Carnegie-Mellon University by the Center for Sustainable Engineering. The recent contributions to sustainability education of the workshop participants is highlighted.
Mero, Ted (2012): “Sustainability and Engineering Unite”, Sustainability: the Journal of Record, Vol. 5. No. 5.
November 5th, 2012 by jseay
June 13th, 2012 by jseay
Dr. Seay, recently lead seven UK Paducah chemical and mechanical engineering research students in a design project to develop low-cost, environmentally friendly technologies to produce biodiesel for rural villagers in Cameroon, Africa. Dr. Seay and the students worked with the African Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology (ACREST) to design the process using resources and materials readily available in Cameroon. The 10-day trip to Bangang, Cameroon to work with the local villagers in implementing and refining the design was the culmination of this year-long project.
UK Team with ACREST technician Momanyi
May 22nd, 2012 by jseay
Dr. Seay and Co-PI Dr. David Silverstein have been selected to receive a Phase 1 award through the US EPA’s People, Prosperity and the Planet Design Competition for the 2012 – 2013 academic year. As part of this award, Dr. Seay and Dr. Silverstein will lead a team of students to compete in the National Sustainable Design Expo, to be held on the National Mall in Washington, DC, next April. The project will be based on developing an integrated biodiesel and biochar apparatus for use in the developing world.
March 27th, 2012 by jseay
Zach Watson, Chris Sterrie, Max Croft, Bradley Butler, Mitchell Peeler, Wiliam Croft and Christina Willett at MESCON
The Undergraduate Research Group presented their research work on the Cameroon Biodiesel Project at the Math, Engineering, and Science Conference (MESCON) at the University of Evansville on March 23, 2012.
January 17th, 2012 by jseay
Our research group has had 2 papers accepted for the 22nd European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE 22) to be held in London, UK in June of 2012. The two papers are as follows:
- Amundson, J., W. Faulkner, S. Sukumara, J. Seay, F. Badurdeen, (2012). “A Bayesian Network Based Approach for Risk Modeling to Aid in Development of Sustainable Biomass Supply Chains.”
- Sukumara, S., Amundson, J., W. Faulkner, F. Badurdeen, J. Seay (2012). “Multidisciplinary Apporach in Developing Region Specific Optimization Tool for Integrated Biorefining.”