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Biochemist to speak as part of New Frontiers lecture series

Dr. Karen Kashmanian Oates, biochemist and dean of arts and sciences at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, will visit Louisiana Tech University on December 12 as a featured speaker of the New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series. Oates’ presentation titled, “The Obligation of Knowledge,” will take place at 3:30 p.m. in University Hall on the Louisiana [more]

TTC director, professor elected to the National Academy of Construction

Dr. Tom Iseley, professor of civil engineering and construction engineering technology and director of the Trenchless Technology Center at Louisiana Tech University, has been elected to the Class of 2016 of the National Academy of Construction (NAC). Iseley was one of 30 new members elected to the Academy from a pool of over 300 national [more]

TOP DOG Idea Pitch winners announced

Louisiana Tech University student teams recently pitched their new product and service ideas during the 2016 TOP DOG Idea Pitch sponsored by Bulldog Entrepreneurs. This year’s event featured 19 teams delivering five-minute pitches about their ideas to see how professional judges rated their concepts. Students and community members visited each team’s booth and voted for [more]

New Frontiers research series welcomes precision medicine, healthcare expert

Tim Cooley, former executive vice president of operations for molecular health and former director for health outcomes and economics at Eli Lilly, will visit Louisiana Tech University on November 14 to speak to faculty, students and staff as part of the New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series. Cooley’s will share his insights and expertise [more]

Retired senior intelligence officer to speak at Science Seminar

Dr. Ronald I. Miller, retired senior intelligence officer for the United States Department of Defense, will speak at 4:00 p.m. Thursday in Carson-Taylor Hall 322 as part of the weekly Science Seminars at Louisiana Tech University. As a guest of Louisiana Tech’s physics department in the College of Engineering and Science, Miller will talk about [more]

Louisiana Tech Trenchless Technology Center to host municipal forum in Shreveport

The Trenchless Technology Center (TTC) at Louisiana Tech University will host a gathering of regional industry professionals working in the water and wastewater sector during the “Shreveport Municipal Forum and Exhibition on Trenchless Technology 2016” on November 10 at the Louisiana Tech Shreveport Center. The Shreveport forum is one of five forums organized by the [more]

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]

TDBC offers innovative class

Ideas can become opportunity at Louisiana Tech’s Technology Business Development Center. Interested individuals can join other innovators and entrepreneurs at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 in University Hall to learn how their ideas can become a reality. Participants can gain information, techniques and tools that can help increase the frequency and quality of their ideas [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]