Renbin Yan, an associate professor of physics and astronomy in the UK College of Arts and Sciences, is the principal investigator of the MaNGA Stellar Library project — the biggest and most inclusive star library ever made.
Since 1981, with continuous funding from NSF and NASA, UK astronomer Gary Ferland has used computing to better understand our universe. He developed Cloudy, a computer code that predicts how light is emitted so scientists can interpret the light received from celestial bodies.
A group of UK students is proving their impact can reach well beyond the Commonwealth. Together, they are using their knowledge of computer science to help some of the most vulnerable members of the largest city in the United States.
Gaines Fellowships are given in recognition of outstanding academic performance, demonstrated ability to conduct independent research, an interest in public issues, and a desire to enhance understanding of the human condition through the humanities.
The $740,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory will help advance the UK Center for Applied Energy Research's impressive portfolio of water treatment research.