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Eneet Kaur

By Leaps and Bounds: PhD Student Positions LSU as a Leading Contributor to Research on Quantum Key Distribution

Eneet Kaur is a doctoral student and rising star in quantum information science at LSU. She recently presented her work on quantum key distribution, a method to secure communications based on the physical principles of quantum mechanics, as an invited talk at the QCrypt conference in Montreal, Canada.


Collaborative champions

Our Collaborative Champions

Convergence research is the latest term to describe transcendent work borne from the combined strengths, skillsets, and methodologies of scholars from a range of disciplines. But how do you achieve convergence? LSU Research magazine attempts to answer that question by turning to some of our experts on campus: Melissa Beck, Robert Twilley, Michael Pasquier, Hartmut Kaiser, and Marwa Hassan.





Chenglong You in the LSU Quantum Photonics Lab

LSU Physicist Wins Emil Wolf Award

As the first from Louisiana, Chenglong You, a postdoctoral researcher in the LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy, was recently named as a recipient of the 2019 Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Competition. You’s paper demonstrates the first protocol for quantum-enhanced phase estimation without conditional measurements.


LSU Quantum Photonics Lab

Light in a New Light

Omar Magaña-Loaiza, assistant professor in the LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy, and his team of researchers describe a noteworthy step forward in the quantum manipulation and control of light, which has far-reaching quantum technology applications in imaging, simulation, metrology, computation, communication, and cryptography, among other areas. 


Katy Ullrich and students at Lee Magnet High School

Boosting Baton Rouge and Louisiana’s Computational Edge

LSU and Louisiana public schools team up to expand computer science courses and careers with $5M in federal support.







Getting Somewhere, FAST

The Louisiana Business & Technology Center at LSU Innovation Park, recognized for its continued support of underrepresented entrepreneurs, receives the Federal and State Technology (FAST) award from the U.S. Small Business Administration for the 12th time.



David Vinyard

Revealing Nature’s Blueprint

Researchers are still not sure exactly how plants and some microbes make oxygen while converting light energy to chemical energy through photosynthesis. David J. Vinyard, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at LSU, has received a $752,890 grant from the Department of Energy to help understand this process over the next five years.




Dr. Roger Laine

That’s Very Funny, Dr. Laine

How one LSU researcher made some “funny” discoveries in his lab, ended up with 31 U.S. patents, a possible cure for cancer and is being inducted as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors next week.




2018 Rainmakers

LSU Rainmakers 2018

These six outstanding scholars rained resources and research results on LSU in 2018.






Marsha Cole, Isiah Warner and Alicia Williams

The Chemistry of Diversity

Among the remarkable accomplishments of LSU Boyd Professor Isiah Warner, one stands out on a national scale. A few years into his tenure, Louisiana State University became the top producer of women and African-Americans with a Ph.D. in chemistry among all universities in the U.S. His students have a lot to say about him.



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