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Physics professor develops, teaches course for Argentinian university

Dr. Lee Sawyer, director of chemistry, nanosystems engineering and physics at Louisiana Tech University, has developed a graduate-level course which he has taught at the National University of Rio Cuarto (UNRC) in Rio Cuarto, Argentina. The course, “Formulation to Solutions to Engineering Problems,” is part of a joint partnership between Louisiana Tech and UNRC, which [more]

International genetics expert, researcher to open New Frontiers lecture series

Dr. Claude Bouchard, the John W. Barton Sr. Professor and Chair in Genetics and Nutrition at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, will visit Louisiana Tech University on October 24 to present his research as part of the New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series. Bouchard’s presentation titled, “Physics, Physiology and Behavior as [more]

Mechanical engineering professor develops new mechanism for strengthening materials

Dr. Kasra Momeni, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Advanced Hierarchical Materials by Design Lab at Louisiana Tech University, has discovered a new mechanism for strengthening nanomaterials and tailoring their properties to build superior structures. Momeni, in collaboration with researchers from Wright State University and the University of Göttingen in Germany, have [more]

CBERS to co-host Industry Day 2016

The Louisiana Tech University Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science (CBERS) will co-sponsor Industry Day 2016 along with the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport (LSUHSC-S) and the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northern Louisiana (BRF) in Shreveport. The Industry Day 2016 conference will take place on [more]

Engineering and Technology Management online master’s program ranked No. 1 in affordability

The Engineering and Technology Management program at Louisiana Tech University has been ranked the most affordable online engineering management degree in the United States for 2016. The SR Education Group, an education research publisher, has ranked the degree as the most affordable degree in the “2016 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Engineering Management Degrees.” The [more]

Louisiana Tech researchers use underground radar to locate post-Katrina damage

— Trenchless technology developed at Louisiana Tech aids City of Slidell with recovery — An innovative underground radar technology developed at Louisiana Tech University is helping the City of Slidell in south Louisiana to identify and document underground infrastructure damage that had gone undetected in the months and years following Hurricane Katrina. This radar technology [more]

Iasemidis receives NSF grant to advance brain research in epilepsy

— Dr. Leonidas Iasemidis leading multi-institutional team conducting recordings, analyses of neuronal activity from the human and animal epileptic brain — The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a team led by Dr. Leonidas Iasemidis, the Rhodes Eminent Scholar Chair and professor of biomedical engineering at Louisiana Tech University, a $6 million grant over four [more]

COES lecturer appointed to LAPELS board

Jeffrey A. Pike, lecturer of civil engineering and construction engineering technology at Louisiana Tech University, has been appointed to a six-year term on the Louisiana Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (LAPELS) Board. Pike was selected by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards from a group of five experts nominated by the Louisiana Engineering Society (LES) to [more]

Louisiana’s general contractors donate over $362K to support Louisiana Tech

The Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors and the Contractors Educational Trust Fund (CETF) have made donations totaling over $362,000 to Louisiana Tech University in support of the construction engineering technology program in the College of Engineering and Science. Representatives of these and supporting organizations visited Ruston last week to present Louisiana Tech President Les [more]

Mechanical engineering student awarded honor society scholarship

Luke Villermin, a Louisiana Tech University senior mechanical engineering student from New Iberia, Louisiana, has been awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi for his senior year in 2016-2017 academic year. Tau Beta Pi Scholarships are awarded to junior members on a competitive basis of scholarship, leadership and service, and [more]