Materials Science Research Priority Initiative

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    351 Administrative Dr. , 351 Administrative Dr. Ralph G. Anderson Building

    40506-0503 Lexington

    United States

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The University of Kentucky Materials Science Research Priority Area will serve as a unifying force for materials research across campus, Kentucky and our region. The RPA will expand the breadth and financial impact of UK’s materials research portfolio. The Materials RPA will provide leadership and support for materials science and engineering activity, serving as a hub for fundamental and applied materials research that advances scholarship and supports technological advancements in industry.



The University of Kentucky will become a nationally recognized leader in materials research that spans numerous disciplines. The RPA will support UK’s diverse set of colleges, centers and institutes, by strengthening the trajectory of materials research and enabling new collaborations that leverage this diversity.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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