Strategic Materials and Recovery Technologies


The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy (CAER) investigates energy technologies to improve the environment. Researchers contribute to technically-sound policies related to fossil and renewable energy.

The Kentucky Geological Survey is a state supported research center and public resource within the University of Kentucky. The Center conducts research and provides unbiased information about geologic resources, environmental issues, and natural hazards affecting Kentucky.

The Electron Microscopy Center (EMC) is a multi-user shared equipment center that serves the entire university community and industries locally and nationwide.

The University of Kentucky's Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering is an open access research facility serving academic and industrial users in fields as diverse as engineering, the physical and life sciences, the arts, medicine, pharmacy, and agriculture. 

Pilot-Scale Processing Plant aims at recovering rare earth elements from coal and its byproducts in Eastern Kentucky.