The CAER research staff also plays a role in UK's academic departments. Below is a list of the current faculty status of researchers.
The CAER maintains a Faculty Associates program with the principal aim of strengthening ties with faculty and students of UK's colleges and departments. The program helps to:
Faculty members who are engaged pursue a range of disciplines complimentary to CAER's competencies in the fuel and carbon sciences, and fuel processing technologies. These include fuel chemistry, industrial and engineering chemistry, petroleum chemistry, catalysis, geology and geochemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, environmental chemistry, materials science and various engineering disciplines.
Requests to be considered as a faculty associate are based on substantial collaborations between the faculty member and a research staff member at CAER. Appointments are made after consultation between the CAER director and the head of the faculty members' department. A formal appointment is then made by the Executive Vice President for Research.