Welcome to the Office of Research & Economic Development


Interim VP for Research Samuel J BentleyLSU is a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution and is a comprehensive State Flagship university. It has academic programs in all areas of science, engineering, humanities, arts and social sciences. Our research enterprise encompasses every aspect of a major research university with a Carnegie Classification: Research Active/Very High. We have made strategic investments in seven areas of multidisciplinary/transdisciplinary focus as described in our Strategic Plan. I invite you to explore our website further to obtain specific knowledge about these initiatives.

This website is also a veritable source of information for research opportunities, compliance issues and research accomplishments for our faculty and staff. Our faculty and students have won major awards both national and international. ORED is also invested heavily in economic development activities of relevance to the State of Louisiana and looks forward to mutually beneficial research agreements with all private and foundation partners. Whether you are a small start-up, or a major industry looking for research partnership, we have the faculty and staff to help you realize them. As the public Flagship University of the State of Louisiana, we serve all segments of the society, locally, nationally and internationally.


Samuel J. Bentley 
Interim Vice President for Research & Economic Development

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