Environmental Research Training Laboratories

Initiated by a grant from NSF / EPSCoR
A state of the art shared use core facility at the University of Kentucky

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The place where students come first

The University of Kentucky and the College of Engineering recognize the need to enhance the statewide infrastructure for environmental studies. Open to users from throughout the university, ERTL is a hands on learning and research facility used for a variery of organic and inorganic analyses and microbial analyses

Established in March of 2002, ERTL’s mission is to increase research opportunities and improve results by offering personalized training and access to state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and techniques by providing:

  • Expertise in experimental design and method development.
  • Analytical training with emphasis on quality assurance and quality control.
  • Well maintained scientific instrumentation covering a broad array of research areas.
  • A non-restrictive and supportive research environment.
  • Networking opportunities between academic researchers at UK, other state institutions, and industrial partners.