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Michael G. Benton, PhD

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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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Engineering Researchers Develop Method for Removing Micropollutants From Natural Waters

August 30, 2023 

BATON ROUGE, LA – Researchers in LSU’s Cain Department of Chemical Engineering (ChE) and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) have developed an energy-efficient method for rapidly removing pharmaceuticals and other micropollutants from natural waters, like the Mississippi River. Read More 


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