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Kinesiology faculty present, student honored at national conference

Louisiana Tech University kinesiology faculty Dr. Jean Chen, Dr. Ali Brian and C. Smiley Reeves were invited to present research posters at last week’s 2015 Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America’s National Convention and Expo in Seattle, Washington. Joining Chen, Brian and Reeves was Jordan Ward, a graduate student in kinesiology at Louisiana [more]

Physics professor to lead discussion following “Particle Fever”

Dr. Lee Sawyer, director of chemistry, physics and nanosystems engineering and professor of physics at Louisiana Tech University, will lead a discussion following a screening of “Particle Fever,” Monday, March 16 at the Robinson Film Center in Shreveport, as part of the second annual National Evening of Science on Screen. Sawyer is one of the [more]

Renowned breast cancer researcher to speak as part of New Frontiers lecture series

Louisiana Tech University will host Dr. Robert Clarke, dean for research at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) in Washington, D.C., as the featured speaker for the fifth installment of its New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series. Clarke will present a lecture titled, “Modeling Endocrine Resistance in Breast Cancer” at 3:30 p.m. March 23 in [more]

Trenchless Technology Center making international impacts

Louisiana Tech University’s Trenchless Technology Center (TTC), an industry-leading research facility for the development of technologies influencing almost every aspect of trenchless construction methods, is continuing to lead the field of underground infrastructure development across the globe. Dr. Tom Iseley, professor of civil engineering and construction engineering technology and director of the TTC, recently traveled [more]

Macromolecular scientist, engineer to present as part of research lecture series

Dr. Jon Pokorski, assistant professor of macromolecular science and engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, will present the fourth installment of Louisiana Tech University’s New Frontiers in Biomedical Research series at 3:30 p.m., February 9 in University Hall on the Louisiana Tech campus. “Biomimicry vs. Bioklepticism: Biofunctionalization of Extruded Polymer Nanofibers and [more]

HIIM professor featured on national medical association website

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) has selected Dr. Prerna Dua, associate professor of health informatics and information management at Louisiana Tech University, to feature nationally as part of their “Faces of AMIA” website showcase. Dua, who also serves as director of the health informatics master’s degree program at Louisiana Tech, is one of just [more]

Graduate students selected to receive Sigma Xi grants

Two graduate students from Louisiana Tech University have been selected to receive grants from Sigma Xi, an international interdisciplinary research society, as part of the Grants in Aid of Research (GIAR) program. Tyler Sonsalla, who is pursuing a master’s degree in Louisiana Tech’s molecular science and nanotechnology (MSNT) program and also a master’s in applied [more]

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]

Louisiana Tech initiative provides opportunities for new businesses to flourish

Entrepreneurs striving to develop and grow innovative business enterprises in 2015 are invited to participate in Louisiana Tech University’s I-20 Corridor Regional Accelerator initiative, which provides training, coaching and networking opportunities that facilitates strong and steady progress for new business ventures. Beginning January 13, meetings will be held at 5:30 p.m. every other Tuesday in [more]