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Enhance Your Research and Development

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Our faculty members are not only experts in their fields, but also agile collaborators accustomed to working on multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional scales. Most of our faculty members operate highly sophisticated laboratories with specialized equipment and excellent graduate students. Take a moment to review our Researcher Database here or contact Kim Sayre to find the expert you are looking for.

Facilities and Research Units

The College of Engineering has 13 buildings that comprise nearly 300,000 square feet of usable space. The College also hosts ten research units and is affiliated with numerous other University of Kentucky research centers and institutes. 

  • Center for Aluminum Technology
  • Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering 
  • Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments
  • Electron Microscopy Center
  • Kentucky Transportation Center
  • Institute of Research for Technology Development
  • Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Vibro-Acoustics Consortium
  • Power and Energy Institute of Kentucky
  • Unmanned Systems Research Consortium

Technology Commercialization

The Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) is the technology transfer office for UK. The core mission of the OTC is to facilitate the commercialization of UK innovations and discoveries for the benefit of the University community, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and global society. UK OTC is actively looking for industry and investor partners. OTC works efficiently to facilitate:

  • License agreements
  • Material and data transfer agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • On-campus meetings with researchers
  • Investment opportunities
  • Mentoring opportunities
  • Pitch meetings and events
  • Newsletters, which include select available technologies