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Center for Engineering Research & Education

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.

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. 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.

Recent Events at CERE

School of Engineering’s Annual Tailgate

Great turnout at first annual School of Engineering Tailgate. The school welcomed faculty, students and alumni to an afternoon of barbecue and games before Liberty’s Homecoming Football Game.

School of Engineering’s Lab Techs Visit CERE

Lab Techs from the School of Engineering visited the Center for Engineering Research & Education, learning about new developments. The students were joined by Marc Jantomaso, Lab Manager, and Richard Diddams, Executive Director of CERE.

Framatome & CERE Mixer

President of Framatome, Gary Mignogna, visited the CERE facility.

Faculty, Staff and Supporters Visit CERE

Faculty and staff from the School of Engineering and Liberty, along with community members visit the facilities at the Center for Engineering Research and Education.

See CERE Board of Advisors


Richard Diddams CxA

Executive Director
(434) 582-8661

Lynette Whorley

Administrative Coordination
(434) 582-8662

David Fazzina

Lab Manager
(434) 582-7733