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Louisiana Tech, Cyber Innovation Center partner for Louisiana Tech Research Institute




Over the past seven years, the Cyber Innovation Center (CIC) and Louisiana Tech University have built a highly successful public-private partnership that has secured millions of dollars in research funding, created a knowledge-based economy in the region, and attracted national attention from industry, government, and communities. With the anticipated growth in the region over the [more]

Kinesiology professor to present research at international symposium




Dr. Braden Romer, assistant professor of kinesiology at Louisiana Tech University, has been invited to present his research to an international gathering of colleagues at the Footwear Biomechanics Symposium on July 9 in Liverpool, England. Romer will present on a research project titled, “Footwear Effects on Lower Extremity Coordination,” which focuses on understanding the effects [more]

Chemistry student awarded prestigious EPA Fellowship




Joshua Tully, a chemistry student at Louisiana Tech University, was recently awarded a Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowship with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for his research on natural clay nanotubes for water purification. The EPA awarded 34 fellowships for undergraduate students in 25 states and Puerto Rico. Tully was the only student in [more]

Louisiana Tech researchers contributing to noise safety standards for electric vehicles




The Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness (PDRIB) at Louisiana Tech University is conducting human trials to determine if electric and hybrid electric vehicles traveling at low speeds provide sufficient sound to be safe for pedestrians, especially those who are blind and visually-impaired. The World Blind Union (WBU), in partnership with the National Federation [more]

Louisiana Tech named a National Center of Academic Excellence for cyber education




The National Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have designated Louisiana Tech University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. The designation, which covers the 2014 through 2020 academic years, was awarded in recognition of Louisiana Tech demonstrated ability to meet the increasing demands of the [more]

Louisiana Tech contributing to FAA Center of Excellence, unmanned aircraft research




Louisiana Tech University will play a critical role in the future of commercial unmanned aircraft research and development as part of a national team of leading universities that comprise the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS.) The team of leading UAS and aviation universities and industry partners, led by [more]

‘Tea Time Talk’ to feature students’ solution for eradicating Ebola




The academic year’s final installment of “Tea Time Talk” at Louisiana Tech University, scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Friday in room 317 of George T. Madison Hall, will feature three special guests who have developed a proposed solution for eradicating the Ebola virus in West Africa. The event is free and the public is cordially invited [more]

COES professor, TTC director earns national engineering society distinction




Dr. Tom Iseley, professor of civil engineering and construction engineering technology and director of the Trenchless Technology Center at Louisiana Tech University, has been selected as a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for his accomplishments and eminence in the field of engineering. Iseley joins an elite group of renowned engineers [more]

Pharmacology researcher to present final lecture in New Frontiers series




Louisiana Tech University will close its 2014-2015 New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series with a presentation by Dr. Bruce Bunnell, professor of pharmacology and director of the Center for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine at Tulane University. Bunnell will present a lecture titled, “Mesenchymal Lineage Stem Cells are Potent Anti-Inflammatory Mediators” at 3:30 [more]

Doctoral student selected as finalist at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week




Varun Kopparthy, a doctoral student in Louisiana Tech University’s biomedical engineering program, was selected as one of five finalists during a special innovation pitch session of the New Orleans Entrepreneurship Week (NOEW) as part of the Delta Regional Authority’s Delta Entrepreneurship Network. PathoRADAR, a novel thermal-based detection technology for identifying pathogenic contamination developed by Kopparthy [more]