• Podcast
  • Jan 08 2021

'Behind the Blue' — Future of Energy Storage With Chad Risko, Susan Odom

What will the future of energy storage look like? Whether it be batteries for electronic devices like cell phones, laptops, tablets and smart watches, or for electric cars and hybrid vehicles, or for units that play an integral role in the operations of major power plants, researchers at the University of Kentucky’s Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) are working to speed the development of the next generation of more efficient and safer battery technology.

The CAER investigates energy technologies to improve the environment. Researchers contribute to technically sound policies related to fossil and renewable energy.

Staffed by professional scientists and engineers, CAER has extensive interactions with faculty members and students and provides analytical services for outside organizations. CAER adds to the teaching and instruction arm of UK by educating students from pre-college to postgraduate levels and being involved in labor force development for the Commonwealth.

On this episode of "Behind the Blue," UK Public Relations and Strategic Communications' Carl Nathe talks with UK faculty members Chad Risko and Susan Odom about their energy storage research and how it connects to students in the classroom and the laboratory.

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