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Research Centers & Laboratories

UL 鶹ýapp researchers are continuously breaking barriers, uncovering discoveries, and making a difference.

These institutes, centers and labs are where that work happens.

The office of the is responsible for overseeing University functions related to sponsored research, and other associated activities.

University Research Centers & Labs

Economic & Community Development

Research Centers by College

College of Architecture & Design

Department of Visual Arts

Department of Educational Curriculum & Instruction

School of Kinesiology

  • Center for Analysis of Spatial and Temporal System
  • Center for Telecommunications Studies
  • Center for Corrosion Research
  • Industrial Assessment Center
  • Center for Louisiana Inland Water Studies


Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Child & Family Studies

Department of Communicative Disorders

Department of Criminal Justice

  • SPRUCE Lab

Moving Image Arts Program

  • Cinematic Arts Workshop

Department of Psychology

Department of Biology

School of Computing & Informatics

Department of Physics


Research Leadership

Dr. Ramesh Kolluru
  • Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Economic Development

Kumar Das
  • Assistant Vice President for Research and Innovation

Terrance Chambers
  • Director of the Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Energy Center
  • Point of Contact for the Photovoltaic Applied Research and Testing (PART) Lab

Henry Chu
  • Executive Director of the Informatics Research Institute
  • Professor

Boyun Guo
  • Director
  • Graduate Coordinator
  • Professor

Boyun Gun is a Graduate Coordinator and the Director of the Center for Optimization of Petroleum Systems.

Emad Habib
  • Interim Director of the Institute for Coastal and Water Research
  • Director of the Louisiana Watershed Flood Center
  • Professor

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  • Director of the Chemicals and Fuels Development Center
  • Department Head
  • Professor

Arun Lakhotia
  • Director of the Center for Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity
  • Professor

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  • Director of the Southern Unconventional Resources Center of Excellence
  • Professor

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  • Interim Director
  • Graduate Coordinator
  • Professor

Gabriela Petculescu is a Graduate Coordinator and the Interim Director of the Louisiana Accelerator Center.

Vijay Raghavan
  • Director of the Center for Visual and Decision Informatics
  • Professor

Kary Ritter
  • Director of the Cleco Alternative Energy Center

Geoffrey Stewart
  • Assistant Vice President for Innovation and Economic Development
  • Associate Professor

Mark Zappi
  • Executive Director of the Energy Institute of Louisiana
  • Director of the Center for Environmental Protection
  • Director for the Louisiana C1 Extension Service