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Welcome to Louisiana Tech University’s Research web portal! This portal provides links to the people, projects and places that make up our research enterprise.

Research is integral to the purpose of the University. Research leads to discovery and the advancement of new knowledge. Through discovery, faculty and students share in the learning process and contribute to the betterment of society. Through research, the faculty better understand the limits of knowledge in their disciplines and can ensure that curricula maintain relevancy. Our students are then better prepared to be more effective in supporting the growth of their future employers. They are also more prepared to pursue advanced studies and continue in the life-long pursuit of learning.

Research also serves as the foundation for the discoveries that have commercial value. Louisiana Tech encourages its faculty and students to disclose inventions that may lead to patents or other forms of intellectual property. Innovation through university-based research has been demonstrated to be one of the key drivers for economic growth.

Interdisciplinary research provides a rich environment for innovation as new discoveries are made at the interface of traditional disciplines. Louisiana Tech encourages interdisciplinary research through its research centers, institutes, and other intellectual forums.

The University’s Mission statement characterizes the relevance of research to the central purpose of the institution: “Louisiana Tech provides a technology-rich, interdisciplinary teaching, learning, and research environment to ensure student and faculty success...Recognizing that research and service are fundamental to its mission, Louisiana Tech recruits and retains a faculty who see research and teaching as intertwined, complementary, and interdisciplinary and who, through both theoretical and applied research and creative activities, contribute to the development of new knowledge, new art, and new technology.”

Please take the opportunity to explore some of the research activities of our faculty. I hope that you enjoy it. Check back regularly, and let us know if you need additional information.

 

Stan Napper
 
Vice President for Research and Development

July 24th, 2014

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