The premier geological research institution in the state of Louisiana, LGS provides unbiased geological and environmental information to state agencies and other decision-making bodies to assure environmentally sound natural resource development and economic prosperity for the state.
Responsible for implementing radiation control policies and ensuring safety practices, in full compliance with federal and state regulations, for the well being of the university community, the general public, environment.
Coordinates research and public service programs in process research and technology transfer; sustainable development; energy management; and inherently safer design for the processing of oil, natural gas, salt, sulfur, and lignite.
Conducts and facilitates objective, balanced research on energy-related problems and issues affecting the state’s economy, environment, and citizenry.
Provides reference service related to energy research and policy to the academic community, government agencies, non-profit organizations, business and industry, and the general public.
Coordinates multidisciplinary energy research within the University and the State. The division assists in gathering the necessary expertise, securing funding, and providing research management services for the performance of basic and applied research upon request.