University of Kentucky Appropriate Technology and Sustainability Research Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The UKATS Research Team is focused on applying appropriate technology to solving problems in underdeveloped regions using the principles of sustainable engineering.

 

Current Projects

  • Developing a low cost process for producing biodiesel and biochar from locally sourced resources
  • Design of a low cost motorized tiller suitable for developing regions

UKATS Publications

  1. Seay, J., I. Zama and B. Butler (2012): “International Partnership Helping to Bring Appropriate Biofuel Technology to Rural Cameroon”, International Journal of Service Learning in Engineering, Vol. 7, No. 2.

UKATS Technical Presentations

  1. Croft, W. and J. Seay, (2012). “A Renewable Process for Producing Low-Cost Biofuel and Biochar for Rural West Africa”, AIChE Annual Student Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 1st Place Award for Undergraduate Research – Environmental Science and Engineering II
  2. Croft, M. and J. Seay, (2012). “Developing a Process for Sustainable Low Cost Biofuel and Biochar for Rural West Africa”, AIChE Annual Student Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

UKATS on the Web

Check out a video on our trip to Cameroon in May 2012.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNYBSiNxCaA

Current Team Members

Bradley Butler

Max Croft

William Croft

Kyle Lewis

Joe Morgan

Mitchell Peeler

Zac Watson

Christina Willett

Current Funding Sources

The UKATS Research Team is currently funded by a US EPA People, Prosperity and the Planet Design Competition Award.