LSU Civil & Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor Aaron Bivins

LSU CEE Professor Bivins Studying Wastewater on International Flights

With the COVID-19 Omicron variant spreading like wildfire, testing has never been more important. This is why LSU Civil & Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor Aaron Bivins is not only researching pathogen detection in water at LSU but also joining forces with researchers worldwide, namely Australia, to study wastewater on international flights.

“Exercise-in-a-pill” Could Get Louisiana into Shape

Researchers at LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center are mapping the effects of exercise to be able to deliver many of its benefits to those who can’t, or struggle to, work out. The researchers have already shown how something they call “exercise-in-a-pill” could help protect people against the negative health consequences of eating too much sugar and fat.

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American Association for the Advancement of Science Honors Two LSU Faculty

Zakiya S. Wilson-Kennedy and Samuel J. Bentley are among those to receive this distinct honor within the scientific community this year.

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Our Next Renewable Energy Source Could Be an Artificial Leaf

LSU researchers are exploring new ways to use the oldest energy source on our planet—sunlight—to create truly green energy on demand.

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LSU Students Conduct Research and Design for New Lunar-based Telescope

LSU astronomers are leading a collaborative scientific observing program that will provide new images and information from the far side of the moon.

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LSU Computer Science Professor Uses AI/ML to Predict Coastal Flooding

More than half of the U.S. population lives in coastal watershed parishes or counties that generate 58 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product. These coastal communities and infrastructure are especially vulnerable to wind and flooding due to tropical storms, hurricanes, and heavy rainfall.


Under a Moon Spell: Shark Attacks Related to Lunar Phases

New research from LSU and the University of Florida suggests that more shark attacks occur during fuller phases of the moon.