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Chemical Engineering, Biological Sciences Faculty Receive Largest NSF PFI Grant Ever Awarded to LSU

March 25, 2024

BATON ROUGE, LA – Thanks to a $550,000 National Science Foundation Partnership for Innovation grant—the largest NSF PFI grant ever awarded to LSU—LSU Chemical Engineering (ChE) Professor Kerry Dooley, LSU ChE Department Chair and Professor Mike Benton, and LSU Department of Biological Sciences (Biol. Sci.) Professor Roger Laine will continue their work on a project that could bring affordable and effective insect repellent to the masses, possibly decreasing the number of Lyme disease, malaria, and West Nile virus cases around the world. Read more



Dr. Flake

Flake to Speak at Decarbonization Forum

March 6, 2024

BATON ROUGE, LA – LSU Chemical Engineering Professor John Flake will be part of a panel discussion on “Harnessing the Opportunity of the ‘All of the Above’ Energy Strategy to Maximize Investment and Exporting Opportunities” at the Gulf Coast Industrial Decarbonization Forum on Tuesday, May 14, at 11 a.m. at L’Auberge Casino in Baton Rouge. Read more




Benton Worley Award

Dr. Mike Benton Receives Worley Professor of Excellence Award

January 31, 2024

BATON ROUGE – Dr. Mike Benton has been named the recipient of the Worley Professor of Excellence Award. Dr. Benton recognition came during LSU’s Women’s Basketball game against Northwestern State in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center and was presented by John Viccellio, Worley Baton Rouge Director, Project Management and Carole Walker, Senior Associate Director for Women’s Basketball at the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student Athletes. Read more







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