About Us

Since 1986, Kentucky NSF EPSCoR has endeavored to build the national research competitiveness of Kentucky researchers and students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines.

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Overview

Working in collaboration with the National Science Foundation (NSF), Kentucky’s NSF EPSCoR assists to strengthen research and education in science and engineering. The vision of the KY NSF EPSCoR is to advance, encourage and develop long term improvements in scientific discovery, innovation and education throughout the Commonwealth.

 

KY NSF EPSCoR endeavors to build the national research competitiveness of Kentucky researchers and students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines.

Who We Are

Research Leads

  • Rodney Andrews, PhD, PE, University of Kentucky
    KY NSF EPSCoR Principal Investigator

 

  • John Anthony, PhD, University of Kentucky
    KY NSF EPSCoR Co-Principal Investigator

 

  • Czarena Crofcheck, PhD, PE, University of Kentucky
    KY NSF EPSCoR Co-Principal Investigator

 

  • Seth DeBolt, PhD, University of Kentucky
    KY NSF EPSCoR Co-Principal Investigator

 

  • Dan O. Popa, PhD, University of Louisville
    KY NSF EPSCoR Co-Principal Investigator

KY NSF EPSCoR Staff

  • Jeff Mossey, Program Administrator, University of Kentucky

 

  • Courtney McCarthy, Program Manager, University of Kentucky

 

  • Julia Melkers, PhD,  KY NSF EPSCoR External Evaluation Lead, Georgia Institute of Technology

 

  • Kevin Puckett, Senior Communication Officer, University of Kentucky

 

  • Rosemary Fama, Assoc. Extension Specialist, University of Kentucky

External Advisory Board Members

  • Representative from Cabinet for Economic Development

 

  • Hakim Sultanov, Principal Robotics Engineer, GE Appliances, a Haier Company

 

  • Layne Ellen Harris, Nutrigenomics Research Technician, Alltech

 

  • Satyandra K. Gupta, University of Southern California Smith International Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science and Director of USC’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing

 

  • Ian McClure, Executive Director, University of Kentucky Office of Technology Commercialization

 

  • Dan Frisbie, University of Minnesota Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Head, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

 

  • Vidya Ravichandran, President and Founder, GlowTouch Technologies

 

  • Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo, Princeton University Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Director, Andlinger Center for Energy

KY NSF EPSCoR Subcommittee Members

  • Rodney Andrews (Chair), Professor; Director, CAER; Assoc. VP for Research Development, University of Kentucky

 

  • Cathleen Webb, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Western Kentucky University

 

  • Tom Otieno, Dean, College of Science, Eastern Kentucky University

 

  • Janelle Hare, Professor, Morehead State University

 

  • Kevin Walsh, Endowed Professor and Assoc. Dean for Research, University of Louisville

 

  • Chi Shen, Professor, Kentucky State University

 

  • John Farrar, Associate Professor, Northern Kentucky University

 

  • Claire Fuller, Professor, Murray State University

Kentucky Statewide EPSCoR Committee Bylaws

Our Goals

Kentucky NSF EPSCoR seeks to be a catalyst in stimulating the development
of a strong and sustainable Commonwealth research community.

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