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Michael G. Benton, PhD

Department Chair

ChE Events

9/29/2023 — ChE Seminar: Prof. John Kitchin, Carnegie Melon University 

10/13/2023 — ChE Seminar: Prof. Ronald Larson, University of Michigan 

10/20/2023 — ChE Seminar: Prof. Eranda Nikolla, University of Michigan



ChE News


LSU, Tulane Researchers Synthesize Ultrasmall Nanoshells for Improved Biomedical Imaging

September 21, 2023

BATON ROUGE, LA – Researchers from LSU’s Cain Department of Chemical Engineering and Tulane University’s Biomedical Engineering Department synthesized sub-100 nm gold nanoshells, i.e., particles with silica cores covered by a thin gold shell, and used them to improve the penetration depth of photoacoustic imaging. Read more



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LSU’s Lawrence Receives NIH Grant to Improve MRI Imaging

August 23, 2023

BATON ROUGE, LA – In five years’ time, LSU Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Jimmy Lawrence’s current project may enable patients to benefit from metal-free MRI contrast agents that are safer, more reliable, and chemically versatile. Read More