Naol Wolde (left) and Julius Schoop work together in the Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing in the UK College of Engineering.

His NSF CAREER award will provide Schoop with $500,000 over five years to conduct research using artificial intelligence (AI) and high-speed microscopy to understand the impact of machining on material failure — like those responsible for plane crashes.

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New Portal Scholars@UK

On July 13, UK Research launched a new online portal, Scholars@UK, open to the public that facilitates access to research expertise and innovation at Kentucky’s flagship land-grant institution. Developed through a partnership between Elsevier Research Intelligence, the Office of the Vice President for Research, Research Analytics, and Research Information Services, Scholars@UK highlights the breadth and depth of research at UK through individual researcher profiles, network analysis, and direct access to research output and resources. For startup guides, upcoming workshops and FAQs, visit the Scholars@UK Help site.

By the Numbers

$468 million

in external grants and contracts awarded in FY21

$281.2 million

federal agency awards in FY21

1 of 29 U.S. universities

with the trifecta of research designations in cancer, aging & translational science

157 patent applications

filed in FY21

$417.7 million

spent to carry out research & development in FY20

4,395 jobs

supported by FY20 research & development