Conn Center Staff
Rodica McCoy, B.S.
Research Manager, Materials Characterization Facility
Lutz Hall Room 010
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Rodica McCoy is a Research Manager at the Conn Center, where she coordinates the daily operations associated with analytical services offered by the Materials Characterization Service Center.
She received her BA in Chemistry from the University of Louisville in 1985. She holds a BS in Ceramic Engineering from Alfred University (1978) and an Associates in Applied Science from Erie Community College, Buffalo, NY (1972). Before coming to University of Louisville, Rodica gained valuable industrial experience from Corning Glass Works in Corning, NY, where she worked for 6 years in the Analytical Services Department performing X-Ray Fluorescence Analyses, and at Corhart Refractories in Louisville, KY, where she worked for 4 years as process engineer.
Rodica has been at UofL for the past 25 years. She worked in the Materials Research Laboratory in Speed Scientific School, which became the Institute for Advanced Materials and Renewable Energy in 2006. In 2009, this Institute was absorbed into the newly formed the Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research as the Materials Characterization Service Center. At the Service Center, Rodica performs advanced material analyses for industrial customers outside the university. She also works closely with university faculty and students, who use the equipment and staff expertise for their research studies.
In addition to her duties at the Service Center, Rodica serves as coordinator for the statewide workshop on Renewable Energy and Advanced Materials. These workshops bring together university researchers from Kentucky and industry partners to share ideas and discuss current issues related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, and advanced energy materials.