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Research Themes

The Conn Center Technical Advisory Board has identified core themes for research and development as part of the center's mission. Each research theme is led by a team leader, a senior research scientist devoting 100% effort, who works with faculty and researchers from various Kentucky academic institutions as well as industry collaborators.

The Conn Center's research and development themes are:

Solar Manufacturing R&D

Solar Fuels


Energy Storage

Advanced Energy Materials

Materials Characterization

Energy Efficiency Conservation


The Conn Center continually seeks to form research partnerships with universities and industries across the state to accelerate renewable energy and energy efficiency R&D. Utilize our state-of-the-art laboratories and testing facilities, dedicated research engineers and scientists, and proven abilities to propel lab scale research to the next level of development towards commercialization.


For more information, contact the Conn Center at

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