Energy

In everything we do, we bring the energy.

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Better Storm Surge and Flood Predictions Enabled by AI

The LSU tool to predict storm surge and flooding during severe weather events—the CERA website—serves thousands of emergency managers and first responders to help protect people and infrastructure. Now, the tool will become even smarter and faster, thanks to artificial intelligence, or AI.

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Chemical Industry Leader BASF Taps LSU to Create “Soft Sensors” Using AI

BASF, the largest chemical producer in the world, is collaborating with LSU chemical engineers to better understand and predict its own production ebbs and flows using artificial intelligence, or AI.

Jyotsna Sharma

Cutting-Edge Technologies Safeguard Old and New Energy Sources

Merging multiple new technologies, LSU petroleum engineer and professor Jyotsna Sharma is collaborating with industry to make Louisiana’s oil and gas production safer and more sustainable.

John “Cal” Hendershot

“We Can Use Carbon Dioxide From the Air Instead of Fossil Fuels”

LSU chemical engineering student John “Cal” Hendershot develops solutions for Louisiana’s chemical companies, which are closely tied to oil and gas, to allow them to stay true to 2050 carbon neutrality commitments but remain operational and profitable along the way.

Artificial photosynthesis

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.

Ships at Port Fourchon

Expanding Protection of Port Fourchon, Louisiana’s Energy Industry Hub

Port Fourchon in Lafourche Parish serves 90% of the Gulf of Mexico’s deepwater oil and gas activities, housing at least 250 companies.

Christine Wiley

Power Students Gain Industry Experience and Expertise in the LSU Classroom, Through Partnership With Entergy

Since 2019, LSU professors have collaborated with Entergy on shaping the university curriculum, including hands-on labs, to make sure electrical engineering graduates are competitive in the increasingly complex power engineering field.

Shahab Mehraeen

Entergy Invests $1M in Renewable Energy Integration R&D Partnership with LSU

LSU and Entergy have developed a sustained research relationship over the past decade as the electric utility giant continues to tackle new challenges related to the integration of renewable energy into the existing power grid.

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Tackling the Hidden Cost of Energy for Truly Affordable Housing

LSU develops energy-efficient construction solutions to help lower housing costs.

Oil drilling rigs

LSU Innovation in Enhanced Oil Recovery Could Mean Billions for Louisiana

Getting more oil out of the ground: smarter, cheaper, and in a more efficient and environmentally sound way.

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Designing the Best Possible Solar Cell, by Engineering a Bit of Quantum Supremacy

LSU researchers are building a quantum simulator with a gold chip to study the transport of light and figure out how to manipulate it in just the right way to be able to harvest more photons faster.

Fuel cell membrane

LSU Improves Fuel Cell Technology, Draws Interest from General Motors, Toyota

Fuel cell electric vehicles can be a powerful and equally green alternative to battery-driven electric vehicles—especially when those vehicles are large and have to go far, and the batteries required would get too big and heavy to be practical, such as in trucks and commercial airliners.

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The Magnificent Mangrove

Leveraging blue carbon and coastal, natural systems in Louisiana to help remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and clean the air.

Products made from petrochemicals

Transforming Carbon Dioxide Into an Industrial Resource

LSU researchers are working on alternatives to petroleum and natural gas as sources of carbon to manufacture key chemicals—in Louisiana—for products we rely on every day, such as soap and shampoo, PVC pipes, phones, polyester fabrics, and medical devices.

PERTT Lab

A Full-Scale Testing and Training Ground for the Petroleum Industry, on LSU’s Campus

The only one of its kind in North America, the LSU Petroleum Engineering Research & Technology Transfer (PERTT) lab is a 2.5-acre on-campus industrial-scale facility to simulate oil and gas drilling and production operations.