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Chemistry professor named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Dr. Yuri Lvov, professor of chemistry and T. Pipes Eminent Endowed Chair in Micro and Nanosystems at Louisiana Tech University, has been named a 2014 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Lvov is one of only two academic inventors from Louisiana institutions to earn the NAI’s Fellow distinction for 2014. Election to NAI [more]

Biomedical engineering professor receives NSF funding

— NSF I-Corps program to help team commercialize artificial cell manufacturing for education — National Science Foundation (NSF) funding to develop and commercialize artificially-manufactured cells and cell platforms for educational, research and industry application has been awarded to a team of scientists led by Dr. Mark DeCoster, the James E. Wyche III Professor in Biomedical [more]

Molecular biologist to present as part of New Frontiers lecture series

Dr. Peter Setlow, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology and Biophysics at the University of Connecticut Health Center, will present the third installment of Louisiana Tech University’s 2014 New Frontiers in Biomedical Research series. Setlow’s lecture titled, “When the Sleepers Awake: The Germination of Bacterial Spores,” will take place at 3:30 p.m. December [more]

Louisiana Tech receives $1.45 million grant to support STEM teacher preparation

The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) have awarded Louisiana Tech University a $1.45 million grant to support teacher preparation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, as part of the national UTeach program. Louisiana Tech is one of just five universities nationwide selected to receive the [more]

Formula One drivers take the wheel of Louisiana Tech’s Eco-marathon cars

— International racing stars demonstrate efficiency of “Diesel Dawg” and “Hot Rod” — Formula One drivers Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen are experiencing a Louisiana Tech University brand of innovative engineering this weekend as they test the efficiency of the award-winning “Diesel Dawg” and “Hot Rod” eco cars by taking them around a demonstration track [more]

Louisiana Tech, CIC host global IT leaders for consortium meeting

– Focus on growing state’s cyber economy via academia, industry and government collaboration – Representatives from leading global IT and cyber industry companies, federal and state defense and economic development agencies, and legislative delegates converged on north Louisiana last week for a meeting of the Louisiana Cyber and Data Consortium (LACDC) – a collaborative endeavor [more]

Louisiana Tech students, professor contribute to textbook on nanotechnology

Two Louisiana Tech students from the College of Engineering and Science have “flipped the classroom” in their own unique way and are gaining experience as educators rather than just learners. Joshua Tully, a senior chemistry major, and Renata Minullina, a graduate student in biomedical engineering, have contributed an entire chapter to a college textbook titled, [more]

Civil engineering student awarded scholarship for academics, leadership

An outstanding grade point average and leadership in engineering outside the classroom has earned Patrick Michael Reilly, a senior civil engineering student at Louisiana Tech University, a scholarship award for the 2014-2015 school year from the Scottish Rite Foundation. Reilly received the D. Walter Jessen Civil Engineering Scholarship which is awarded annually to rising junior [more]

COES receives support from ExxonMobil’s University Grant Program

ExxonMobil Corporation has awarded Louisiana Tech University $22,000 to support several programs in the College of Engineering and Science, as part of the company’s 2014 University Grant Program. Representatives from ExxonMobil were on the Louisiana Tech campus Wednesday to and presented engineering and science faculty and administrators with a check to be distributed among the [more]