Center for Nanotechnology Education, Research and Applications (CENTERA)

CENTERA will educate those within the Kenuckiana region about nanotechnology, its ever-growing importance, and its significance within our community. CENTERA encourages teaching of Nanotechnology to all education levels, including local middle and high schools.

CENTERA's program will...

  • Create a future workforce for the growing nanotechnology companies in Kentucky and across the world
  • Provide for education at various levels, including high school, undergraduate, and graduate students
  • Provide opportunities for research in nanotechnology and applications
  • Contract research for the industry
  • Address the needs of the community by creating programs and seminars for the community at large
  • Apply for extramural funding from Federal and State agencies
  • Contribute to intellectual property through innovation

Check out our EVENTS link to see about current workshops and activities provided by CENTERA.

For more information on CENTERA, or to be added to our contact list, please e-mail Amber Justice (

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Advances in Nanotechnology and Applications Volumes I, II, and III

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Present day nanotechnology is an emerging field. It is highly multi-disciplinary in nature and it employs many different scientific specialties such as physics, chemistry, biology, and materials sciences. As generally acknowledged, the concept of nanotechnology originated in recent days in 1959 after the talk of Richard Feynman, but the actual "nanotechnology" word was coined by Norio Taniguchi in 1974. The impetus to understanding the importance and applications of nanotechnology was received only after the development of scanning tunneling microscope and atomic force microscope and developments in interface and colloid sciences. These books are published by Center for Nanotechnology Education, Research & Applications (CENTERA). They are a collection of research papers and abstracts presented at the First and Second and Annual Nanotechnology Symposium in 2008 and 2009, in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and CENTERA are contributing its efforts in developing nanotechnology in Kentucky and Midwest area.

Volume III will be published soon. For more information, please contact Amber Jeffries at

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