University of Kentucky Research

ASTeCC Faculty Research Programs

Brad Anderson group / pharmaceutical sciences / 859.323.1263

Study of the barriers to anti-HIV drug delivery to the central nervous system and strategies to improve delivery. Experimental and computational studies of drug permeability across lipid bilayers and biomembranes. Preformulation studies, development of prototype formulations, and early in vivo assessment of new experimental drug candidates in conjunction with UK's Preclinical Drug Evaluation Facility.

Brad Berron group

More information coming soon.

Zhi Chen group / electrical & computer engineering and CeNSE / 859.257.2300, ext. 268

Focus on microelectric fabrication, novel semiconductor devices and materials, Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) transistor reliability, and microsensors.

Lance DeLong group / solid state physics / 859.257.2300, ext. 282

Focus on the study of superconducting and magnetic behavior of solids at low temperatures, high magnetic fields and high pressures, including superconducting thin films with controlled patterns.

Eric Grulke group / chemical & materials engineering / 859.257.6097

Focus on polymer purification and separation, use of carbon fibers to absorb environmental pollutants, and oxidative stability of motor oils.

Todd Hastings group / electrical & computer engineering and CeNSE / 859.257.2300, ext. 292

Development of electronic and optical devices that exploit nanometer-scale features and dimensional control along with fabrication techniques that exhibit the required resolution and accuracy. Target applications include computation, communication, data storage, and sensing.

Zach Hilt group

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Barbara Knutson group / chemical & materials engineering / 859.257.5715

Development of novel solvent systems with unique properties tailored by temperature, pressure and composition. These supercritical fluids may be used to sterilize the protein-based drugs of the future.

John Littleton group

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Bert Lynn group / chemistry / 859.257.2300, ext. 287

Use mass spectrometry to solve problems in biomedical and environmental research. Areas of investigation include proteomics (mass spectral analysis of proteins and protein digests by MALDI and LC/MS/MS), ion-molecule reactions for selective detection of environmental contaminants, and application and theory of quadrupole ion trap mass spectrometers.

Vijay Singh group / electrical & computer engineering and CeNSE / 859.257.3243

Focus on designing novel thin-film devices with specific interest in organic solar cells, SrS: Cu (blue emitting) and ZnS: Mn (yellow emitting) flat panel display devices, nano-porous metal oxide films, and smart oxides whose properties can be tuned by field or light.

Tian-xiang Xiang group / pharmaceutical sciences/ 859.257.2300 ext. 261

Focus on the experimental and computational studies of drug transport across model biological membranes and protein/peptide drug stability in amorphous solids.