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New Frontiers lecture series welcomes distinguished chemist, chemical biologist

Louisiana Tech University will host a presentation by Dr. Wilma K Olson, the Mary I. Bunting Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University, on February 15 for the next installment of its 2015-2016 New Frontiers in Biomedical Engineering seminar series. Olson’s presentation titled, “Insights into Gene Expression and Packaging from Computer Simulation” will [more]

College of Engineering and Science honors 2016 Distinguished Alumni

The College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University is pleased to announce its 2016 Distinguished Alumni. Each honoree has typified the Louisiana Tech tradition of excellence as recognized industry and community leaders and role models for future generations of engineers and scientists. Dr. Hisham Hegab, dean of the College of Engineering and Science [more]

COES professor receives state faculty professionalism award

Dr. Beth Hegab, lecturer of industrial engineering and program coordinator for engineering and technology management at Louisiana Tech University, has received the 2016 Engineering Faculty Professionalism Award from the Louisiana Engineering Foundation. The award was presented to Hegab at the 20th Joint Engineering Societies Conference held recently in Lafayette, Louisiana. Hegab earned the honor for [more]

Chemistry student, faculty published in high profile, international journal

Joshua Tully, senior chemistry student at Louisiana Tech University, has coauthored a paper titled “Halloysite Clay Nanotubes for Enzyme Immobilization,” which has been published in “Biomacromolecules,” a highly influential, international journal of the American Chemical Society (ACS.) Tully, along with Dr. Yuri Lvov, professor of chemistry and nanosystems engineering in Louisiana Tech’s College of Engineering [more]

Louisiana Tech chapter of Institute of Industrial Engineering wins Gold Award

Louisiana Tech University’s student chapter of the Institute of Industrial Engineering (IIE) has received the 2015 Gold Award, the highest recognition that IIE can give to a student chapter, for its performance over the past year. Each year, the IIE recognizes the most active student chapters throughout the world with Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. [more]

Iasemidis named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Dr. Leon Iasemidis, the Rhodes Eminent Chair of Biomedical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University and director of the Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science (CBERS), has been named a 2015 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). The NAI Fellows Selection Committee chose to induct Iasemidis in recognition of his “highly prolific spirit [more]

COES to offer online option for graduate engineering degree program

Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science has developed an online option for its Master of Science in Engineering degree with a concentration in Industrial Engineering that will be open for students to apply beginning with the winter 2016 academic quarter. The newly-developed online option will be part of Louisiana Tech’s Global_Campus and will [more]

Interdisciplinary faculty team selected for NSF Pathways to Innovation Program

A team of Louisiana Tech University faculty and administrators has been selected by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter) as one of only 14 university teams to join the Pathways to Innovation Program in 2016. Dr. Kelly Crittenden, associate professor of mechanical engineering and nanosystems engineering, and Kyle [more]

Sports concussion researcher to present as part of New Frontiers lecture series

Dr. Li-Shan Chou, professor and chair of the Department of Human Physiology at the University of Oregon, will present a lecture titled “Tracking Functional Deficits Following Concussion Using Movement Analysis” on December 14 as the next installment of Louisiana Tech University’s New Frontiers in Biomedical Research series. Chou’s presentation will begin at 3:30pm in the [more]

COES offers new minor in actuarial science

Louisiana Tech University’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics has begun offering a new minor in actuarial science. Actuaries manage and reduce risk, and work for companies in a range of fields, analyzing the potential for undesirable events to occur and helping to plan for those events. These actuaries are currently in high demand, especially in [more]