Center for Engineering Research & Education (CERE)

Impact Industry and Education with CERE 

Join us at Liberty University’s Center for Engineering Research & Education (CERE) in Bedford County, Va., and help promote research and development through our upcoming state-of-the-art industry labs.

Become an Affiliate

When you partner with CERE, your organization joins Liberty University in a commitment of time, resources, and support to help meet industry energy needs for the future.

Your involvement will aid in enhancing and developing new technologies and the future workforce. It will help grow the global energy industry through applied research and education as well as benefit advanced manufacturing companies across the Commonwealth. 

Upcoming Industry Labs include:

  • Chemical/material lab
  • EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) lab
  • 3D Prototype Lab

  • Calibration lab
  • Non-destructive testing lab

Higher Education and CERE

Uniting industry and academics, CERE provides a working platform for applied energy research and higher education. Our industry-sponsored labs will help meet industry needs, foster academic research pursuits, and provide work opportunities for students. 

Students from across the state of Virginia and Liberty University will benefit from opportunities to observe and assist with research in the fields of science and engineering. Liberty’s School of Engineering will be relocating to the Center for Engineering Research & Education after construction updates.

Together, we will provide a unique place of learning, research, and training to equip our future workforce to meet and lead the energy challenges and needs for the next decade.  

Events at CERE

Framatome - CERE Mixer

We were honored to have Gary Mignogna, President of Framatome, visit our facility.


1173 Research Way
Forest, VA 24551

Richard Diddams CxA
Executive Director
(434) 582-8661

Lynette Whorley
Administrative Coordination
(434) 582-8662

David Fazzina
Lab Manager
(434) 582-7733

Board of Directors

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