COES graduate council to host seminar highlighting innovative faculty research

Feb 11, 2023 | Engineering and Science, Faculty/Staff, General News, Research, Students

The Louisiana Tech University College of Engineering and Science (COES) Graduate Student Council will hold a Faculty Seminar on Feb. 16 in the Institute for Micromanufacturing Auditorium.

The seminar will feature presentations by Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering Dr. Elisa Castagnola and Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Dr. Shafiqur Rahman.

At 4 p.m., Castagnola will present her most recent neural engineering research into electrochemical solutions to neurological problems. She’ll discuss her methods using multimodal carbon-based flexible multielectrode arrays and results, which include the accuracy of measuring acute and chronic serotonin and dopamine using electrochemical methods and the biocompatibility of the technique.

At 4:30 p.m., Rahman will discuss the limitations and promises of various additive manufacturing techniques and the multidisciplinary research scope and possible innovations in the field. He will focus on the next era for additive manufacturing research and its demands for meaningful improvements to materials and material processing strategies.

“The COES Graduate Student Council is honored to host Dr. Castagnola and Dr. Rahman at the faculty research seminar event,” Council President Rifat-E-Nur Hossain said. “Both of them are new COES faculty members, who just started their career at Louisiana Tech this fall. They will share their latest work and future research plans with us. The council plans to organize more faculty research seminars in the upcoming quarters to help students get acquainted with the research fields and finding their potential research advisor as well.”

The COES Graduate Student Council represents all graduate students working toward degrees in Engineering and Science. The council works to organize seminars, symposiums, and social events. This event is free and open to the public.