NASA Kentucky
Aerospace Research & Workforce
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KY Research Areas

Counter-rotating microfluidic vortices visualized with fluorescent particles as imaged in microgravity by the NASA KY ISS Colloids Project, PI Stuart Williams, UofL.

Experimental images acquired from the ISS of two different samples with varying nanoparticle concentrations by NASA KY ISS Colloids Project, PI Stuart Williams, UofL.

NASA KY Aerospace Research

Select examples of Kentucky aerospace science and technology research areas receiving support from NASA KY programs:

NASA KY EPSCoR RID:
 •   Human spaceflight support systems
 •   Spacecraft thermal protection
 •   Spacecraft control technology
 •   Aerospace network communications
 •   Battery and energy storage
 •   Computational data modeling and simulations


NASA KY EPSCoR RA:
 •   Improving Heat Shields for Atmospheric Entry
 •   Influence of Gravity on Colloidal Self-Assembly for Future Materials
 •   Therapy for Mitigating Cellular and Tissue Damage in Humans Exposed to Radiation
 •   Shape Memory Alloys for High Temperature and Surface Morphing Applications in Aerospace Industry


NASA KY SPACE GRANT:
•   Aerospace composite materials
•   Plasma diagnostics
•   Post-Spaceflight sensorimotor conditions in astronauts
•   Spacecraft thermal protection
•   Microfluidic investigations in microgravity
•   Threat assessments of near-earth asteroids
•   Martian geology and volcanics
•   Microgravity effects on smooth muscle cells
•   Fixed-wing UAV formations
•   UAV communications
•   Remote sensing applications
•   Battery and energy storage for aerospace applications


Research areas above represent only a selection of recent projects.

For more information see funded projects:
NASA KY Projects