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Institute of Research for Technology Development

The Institute of Research for Technology Development (IR4TD) is a unique engineering research center dedicated to research, education, outreach, and service. At IR4TD we believe companies want more than mere survival in today’s economy, they want to prosper and grow. To accomplish that companies have to be proactively seeking new and better ways to provide the goods and services they offer. Among other things, this means they have to stay abreast of new technology, be versatile enough to change rapidly, work hard to continuously improve quality while reducing waste, and set themselves apart from their competitors. To answer these needs, IR4TD offers two programs, Research & Development and Lean Systems, both designed to offer new ideas and solutions.

Progress in Scale Modeling to Produce Special Issue on Fire Research

Progress in Scale Modeling, an open-access journal created in 2020, will publish a special issue on fire research later this year.

Toyota Investing $1.25 Million to Create an Automotive Production Engineering Program at UK

Two of Kentucky’s economic engines are collaborating to graduate more engineers with automotive production training already under their belt, addressing a significant industry need in the nation’s third-largest auto-producing state.

Here’s How UK is Making Kentucky a World Leader in Manufacturing

Manufacturing Day℠, which occurs on the first Friday in October, is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.