Research News


Optimizing Military Health and Performance

Scientists Claire Berryman and Stephen Hennigar joined LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center to build on three decades as the leading academic provider of nutrition science for the Department of Defense.

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LSU and U.S. Secret Service Partner to Address Cyber Challenges for Louisiana, Nation

Cross-campus opportunities forge partnership to support national security, protect Louisiana's citizens and transform Tigers into the next generation of agents.

Micromobility Research Project Brings E-scooters to LSU's Flagship Campus

Micromobility Research Project Brings E-scooters to LSU's Flagship Campus

LSU is partnering with Spin, a San Francisco-based company working with over 70 North American cities and campuses on micromobility solutions, to provide electric scooter transportation for students, faculty, staff and visitors on the Baton Rouge campus. The initiative is part of an LSU micromobility research project on transportation sustainability and efficiency.

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Building a Pipeline for Dental Care

With $520K in state support, LSU is expanding the LSU Health New Orleans dental hygiene program to LSU Alexandria to address acute workforce needs in central Louisiana.

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Military Cyber Professionals Association to Award LSU Professor Order of Thor Medal

LSU cybersecurity professor Ibrahim “Abe” Baggili is among an elite group of individuals selected by the Military Cyber Professionals Association to receive the prestigious Order of Thor medal this year.

LSU ME Professor Designs Non-Metal Battery To Replace Lithium Battery

LSU Mechanical Engineering Professor Designs Non-Metal Battery To Replace Lithium Battery

As the demand for electric vehicles, cell phones, and computers continues to grow, so does the demand for lithium used in lithium-ion batteries. While this soft, alkali metal known as “white gold” is abundant in certain countries, the mining process and safety issues are of concern to researchers. One such researcher is LSU Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Ying Wang, who is using a Board of Regents grant to design a non-metal rechargeable battery that could one day replace lithium batteries on Earth and in space.

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LSU Names Matt Lee Vice President for Agriculture and Dean of the College of Agriculture

LSU has named Matt Lee as Vice President for Agriculture and Dean of the College of Agriculture. Lee has been serving as the Interim Vice President and Dean since August 2022.

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Enabling Energy Development through Demonstration

Last year’s catalytic $5 million investment by the state in carbon capture and hydrogen technology research and development at LSU was at the forefront of a cascade of commitments all aimed to elevate the ongoing energy transition for Louisiana and the nation.

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Laura Choate Named Director of the Lutrill & Pearl Payne School of Education

The LSU College of Human Sciences & Education named Laura Hensley Choate, currently the interim director of the LSU Lutrill & Pearl Payne School of Education, as the next director of the school. Choate will begin this role on April 1.

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NASA Missions Study What May Be a 1-In-10,000-Year Gamma-ray Burst

LSU Department of Physics and Astronomy Assistant Professor Eric Burns led the analysis of 7,000 gamma-ray bursts to establish how frequently this brightest of all time, or BOAT, event may occur. The answer: once every 10,000 years

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Solving Cancer, Together

With investment by the state, LSU is attracting and supporting top research talent to solve some of the biggest challenges in cancer care for patients and families, starting with Louisianans.

Large-scale nuclear simulations and quantum information science

LSU Research Professors Awarded $800K from U.S. Department of Energy

LSU quantum physics faculty are among 13 research groups in the U.S. recently selected for funding by the U.S. Department of Energy. These LSU researchers are at the forefront of interdisciplinary research in nuclear science, fundamental and applied research and quantum information science and technology.

LSU Distinguished Research Masters Guoqiang Li and Fahui Wang

Distinguished Research Masters and Dissertation Award Recipients Announced

LSU Office of Research & Economic Development, or ORED, honors the exceptional research and scholarship of two LSU faculty as Distinguished Research Masters each year. In addition, the LSU Alumni Association and the LSU Pinkie Gordon Lane Graduate School sponsor the Distinguished Dissertation Awards presented to two doctoral students whose research and writing demonstrate superior scholarship.

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If You Build It, They Will Come: Study Supports Marsh Creation as a Tool to Restore Coastal Louisiana

A new study published this week and funded by the NOAA RESTORE Science Program provides positive news for the state’s plans to rebuild the coastline.

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Innovative Media Entrepreneur Emily Ramshaw to Visit LSU, Discuss Experience Building an Independent Nonprofit Newsroom

The Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication will join the LSU Women's Center and LSU Women's and Gender Studies to host a conversation on preserving democracy in journalism, health equity, and women in the economy and politics led by media entrepreneur Emily Ramshaw on March 22.