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Director's Welcome

Cate Webb


Welcome to the WKU Applied Research and Technology Program (ARTP)The ARTP consists of 12 scientific and service-oriented Centers and Institutes focused on innovation and collaboration.  The Centers and Institutes are designed to meet the research and technical needs of the community, state and nation while providing novel educational opportunities for students through participation in supervised, hands-on applied research.

Students are at the heart of the ARTP.  We empower students through student-centric applied research.  Passionate and creative faculty advisors provide close mentorship of research students sustaining a vibrant academic culture in tune with the needs of our community.

We connect students to their future professions through an innovative experience-based education grounded in practice.  We support our industrial partners and the development of our regional economy with work-force ready graduates.  We embrace complex problems, ask hard questions and discover real solutions. 


We invite you to explore our website and to look at the exciting work and capabilities of each of the ARTP Centers and Institutes.



Cathleen Webb

Director, WKU Applied Research and Technology Program

Associate Dean for Research

Co-Coordinator, Brewing and Distilling Arts and Sciences

Professor of Chemistry

Ogden College of Science and Engineering


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 Last Modified 11/6/22