Welcome to the website of the Center for Rare Earth and Actinides Research (CenTRA), a center dedicated to the scientific outreach of the the so-called f-elements. What are f-elements ? They are heavy metallic compounds, which one can find all over the planet and that possess important industrial applications in many industries, including for sustainable processes and carbon-free energy production… We are organized in a French association (Loi 1901), which was created in 2021.

Our objective is to gather many scientists, in France first, but later in Europe and Worldwide in order to tackle ambitious scientific projects, training the younger scientists and inform the general public on the important use of these chemical elements.

On this website, you will find information on our current research projects and training programs while outreach articles will soon follow. Enjoy your read and do not hesitate to contact us for any project proposal, questions or donation.

Greg Nocton, President of CenTRA, Lucie Norel, Vice-President of CenTRA