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CAER 30th Anniversary Dinner

In October of 2007 the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) celebrated its 30th year as a stand alone research center. A dinner was held at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington, Kentucky to celebrate those who made the financial and political decisions three decades ago to create this lab. Former Governor, later U.S. Senator Wendell Ford, received the Founders Award. Former Secretaries William Sturgill, Charles Haywood and David Drake and Former Dean of the UK College of Engineering, Jim Funk all received Distinguished Service Awards. Former Secretary of Energy, William Sturgill also received a Mining Hall of Fame Award from the UK Department of Mining Engineering. >>Go to Gallery

CAER Energy Summit 2007

In October of 2007 the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) held a momentous event. In celebration of the lab's 30th anniversary, a day-long energy summit was held for the public on October 11th, followed by a dinner that evening for the staff, founders, and longtime friends of the center. >>Go to Gallery

CAER 25th Anniversary Dinner

In October of 2002 the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) celebrated its 25th year as a stand alone research center. A dinner was held at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington, KY. >>Go to Gallery

CAER Energy Summit 2002

In celebration of CAER's 25th anniversary, an energy summit was held in October of 2002 at the Lexington Hyatt Regency. Nationally known speakers were there to discuss various aspects of the current energy picture.

The day-long summit was attended by those from industry, government, and academia. The speakers' energy related topics ranged from an intense look at fossil fuels and their perhaps unrelated relationship with global warming, to an environmental attorney's assessment of the state's mining operations. >>Go to Gallery

CAER Interns

From 1993-2002 the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) held a two-week high school internship program each summer for exceptional high school students from around the state. These pictures are of field trips, lab experiences, student presentations and graduation day. >>Go to Gallery

Carbon Conference 2001

University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) hosted the American Carbon Society's biennial conference in Lexington, KY during 2001.>>Go to Gallery

Coal/Ash Photo Gallery

The coal and ash research performed at the CAER starts at power plants, coal mines, and ash storage areas. These photos are a collection taken by various researchers while working in the field. >>Go to Gallery

Coal Mine 1991

Pictures depict a trip to an eastern Kentucky coal mine with coal petrologist Jim Hower. >>Go to Gallery

Coleman and CAER Media Day

The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) and Western Kentucky Energy join forces to demonstrate to the public a project to use coal ash. >>Go to Gallery

CONSOL Students

Each summer CONSOL Energy Inc. and the CAER unite to hire two summer undergraduate students to work on coal-related projects. >>Go to Gallery

Ed Teller

Dr. Edward Teller presented a distinguished lecture at UK in the mid-1990s. He also gave a technical talk and visited the UK physics department. >>Go to Gallery


Frank Derbyshire

Miscellaneous photos of former CAER director, Frank Derbyshire, who died in 1999. >>Go to Gallery

ESIREM Students

Students from France's University of Dijon Materials Engineering School (ESIREM) hold internships at the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER). Go to Gallery

International Ash Utilization Symposia

The International Ash Utilization Symposia are held in Lexington, KY. It was organized by the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER). The World of Coal Ash (WOCA) Conference was first held in 2005. It is co-sponsored by the CAER and ACAA organizations.

Kentucky NanoMat Workshops

The KY NanoMat Workshop was held during 2003 and also during 2004. This annual university/industrial workshop on materials in nanotechnology is co-sponsored by the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville.

North American Catalysis Society Meeting 1991

Lexington held one of the largest gatherings of this society in which about 900 people attended. >>Go to Gallery

NEDO Tour

Japanese scientists from the New Energy Development Organization toured the CAER. >>Go to Gallery

Ohio River Valley Algae Symposium

Held in Henderson, Kentucky (August 12-13, 2009). Organized by the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research and Ohio University. Sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Energy Development and Independence, Henderson Chamber of Commerce, and Henderson Fiscal Court. The symposium provided a forum for discussing advances in the use of algae for CO2 capture and biofuels production. There were sessions dealing with research; industrial/commercialization issues; and policy isues related to CO2 capture and sequestration. >>Go to Gallery

Old lab Photos

Miscellaneous shots of CAER's staff and labs through the years. >>Go to Gallery

Petrology Laboratory Contacts

This collection is presented as an informal gallery of some of the people who have passed through the petrology laboratory at the CAER or who have been professionally associated with Jim Hower. >>Go to Gallery

Rogers Scholars

CAER scientists have participated in the Rogers Scholars program in Somerset, Kentucky. Named after the U.S. Representative from that district, Harold Rogers, the program takes high school students from the area and trains them in professional areas of their interests for one week each summer. >>Go to Gallery

UK Eastern Oil Shale Conference

The UK CAER hosted these oil shale meetings for about a decade. >>Go to Gallery