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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






LSU Chemical Engineering Faculty Receive Patent for Oil Spill Management Technology

January 31, 2024 

BATON ROUGE, LA – LSU Chemical Engineering Associate Professor Bhuvnesh Bharti and his former graduate student Jin Gyun Lee have been issued a patent for their technology which utilizes lignin nanoparticles to provide an eco-friendly method for oil spill cleanup. It’s the first patent awarded to an LSU College of Engineering faculty this year. Read more




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LSU-Led Team Wins $160M NSF Engines Grant

January 29, 2024

BATON ROUGE, LA – A statewide effort led by LSU with more than 50 public and private partners has won the largest grant ever awarded by the U.S. National Science Foundation – up to $160 million over the next 10 years. The NSF Engines grant will support Louisiana’s energy industry, create jobs in the energy sector, develop innovative solutions to energy challenges and help train the world’s energy workforce. Read more






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