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University of Kentucky

Welcome to the University of Kentucky, the flagship institution of higher education for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. We at UK have long recognized the pivotal role we play in the life of the commonwealth – a role that is integral to the economic and intellectual prosperity of Kentucky’s citizens, to America and to the world at large.

UK College of Engineering

We aspire to make the College of Engineering one of the nation’s great engineering schools, recognized nationally and internationally for excellence in teaching, research, and public service.

In addition to providing undergraduate and graduate degrees, the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics offers cutting-edge research in areas such as economics and business development. The Gatton College houses 11 research and service centers where faculty members focus on key research topics and provide services to the Commonwealth and the nation.

Sloan Industry Center for a Sustainable Aluminum Industry

The UK Sloan Industry Center is a community of scholars interested in identifying, facilitating and disseminating innovative observation-based business research on keeping America’s aluminum industry sustainable. Key themes for the Center are: Recycling programs, workforce development and deployment, and supply chain management. The research results from the Center will contribute significantly to the competitiveness of the Aluminum industry to a global marketplace.

University of Michigan

The University of Michigan is one of the great public research universities of the United States. Guided by the commitment and vision of its Regents and Executive Officers, since the nineteenth century the University has provided a national model of a complex, diverse, and comprehensive public institution of higher learning that supports excellence in research; provides outstanding undergraduate, graduate, and professional education; and demonstrates commitment to service through partnerships and collaborations that extend to the community, region, state, nation, and around the world.

Missouri-University – Science & Technology (Rolla)

University of Missouri-Rolla is Missouri’s premier technological university, founded in 1870 as the Missouri School of Mines (MSM). At UMR, students can choose from more than a dozen different engineering programs, as well as degrees and minors in English, psychology, history, mathematics, statistics, computer science, chemistry, physics and biological sciences in The College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Management.

University of Tennessee

As the twenty-first century dawns, the University is investing in research centers of excellence as well as in key academic programs as we seek to provide an outstanding education for all undergraduate and graduate students. The University aims to provide the knowledge that all citizens need to succeed in today’s rapidly changing world, whether that involves mastery of computing technology, access to the finest health services, protection of our fragile environment, or navigating the complex interactions of the United States with all parts of the globe.

National Laboratories

Albany Research Center

To provide stewardship for the Nation’s mineral resources by conserving materials produced from minerals.

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne National Laboratory is one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s largest research centers. It is also the nation’s first national laboratory, chartered in 1946.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) conducts basic and applied research and development to create scientific knowledge and technological solutions that strengthen the nation’s leadership in key areas of science.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

The Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNL) applies their capabilities to meet selected environmental, energy, health and national security objectives, strengthen the economy, and support the education of future scientists and engineers.


The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

The Sloan Foundation, a philanthropic nonprofit institution, was established in 1934 by Alfred Pritchard Sloan, Jr., then President and Chief Executive Officer of the General Motors Corporation. Secat is an active participant in the Sloan Industry Center for a Sustainable Aluminum Industry.

The Aluminum Association

The Aluminum Association, Inc. is the trade association for producers of primary aluminum, recyclers and semi-fabricated aluminum products.


Edison Welding Institute is the leading engineering and technology organization in North America dedicated to the research and development of materials joining.

IMR Test Labs

IMR Test Labs offers a complete scope of materials research and testing services, including failure analysis, expert testimony, lab management, product testing, training and more.

Light Metal Age

Light Metal Age, read worldwide, is the only U.S. magazine exclusively devoted to primary production and semi-fabrication of light metals.

McConnell Technology & Training Center

The McConnell Technology & Training Center (MTTC) provides technology consulting and training for individuals and businesses, and innovative technology solutions for the U.S. Navy.


has a metallurgical research laboratory specializing in aluminum technology. Secat assists companies with materials testing, failure analysis, alloy development, and the enhancement of processes & properties. Secat also provides services related to new product development, energy assessment, and marketing and business analysis.


Six Sigma and Advanced Controls

SAC offers six sigma quality technologies, training, software products, and services for improving the bottom-line of manufacturing and transactional processes.

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society

Headquartered in the United States but international in both its membership and activities, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is a rare professional organization that encompasses the entire range of materials and engineering, from minerals processing and primary metals production to basic research and the advanced applications

of materials.


U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory

AFRL's mission is leading the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for our air and space forces. It is a full-spectrum laboratory, responsible for planning and executing the Air Force's entire science and technology budget, basic research, applied research, and advanced technology development.

U.S. Department of Energy

The Department of Energy’s mission is to foster a secure and reliable energy system that is environmentally and economically sustainable, to be a responsible steward of the Nation’s nuclear weapons, to clean up our own facilities and to support continued United States leadership in science and technology.


The Industrial Technologies Program partners with U.S. industry to improve industrial energy efficiency and environmental performance. The program’s primary role is to invest in high-risk, high-value research and development that will reduce industrial energy requirements while stimulating economic productivity and growth.

ITP: Aluminum

The Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) works toward shared goals with aluminum companies in the Industry of the Future (IOF) partnership. IOF has been feeding the technology pipeline so that U.S. aluminum producers will have the technologies they need to achieve their long-term economic, energy, and environmental goals.

ITP: Hydrogen

The Hydrogen, Fuel Cells & Infrastructure Technologies Program is working with partners to accelerate the development and successful market introduction of these technologies.

Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development

Success in economic development depends on forging an effective team. The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, through the Economic Development Partnership Board, works closely with communities, local economic development agencies, and utility companies to provide a stronger Kentucky economy.

Kentucky Division of Energy

The Kentucky Division of Energy (KDOE) promotes the wise use of energy for a healthier, more prosperous and sustainable future.