President Tate's Scholarship First Agenda



LSU is uniquely positioned to partner with industry to find new ways to fuel our nation. By building a research platform for energy resilience, aimed at reducing carbon emissions and reusing and recycling carbon, we will translate existing resources and expertise into new opportunities and jobs to power Louisiana and protect the vitality of Louisiana’s energy industry. Our researchers are working toward cleaner, safer, and more sustainable energy production and use, including more efficient oil and gas recovery that is better for the environment. We can serve as a national model for energy-related collaboration at the intersection of science and engineering through carbon capture, reuse, and storage. LSU will play a pivotal role in meeting our nation’s future energy needs. 


Louisiana’s considerable natural resources are facing serious challenges that put the state’s and nation's energy resilience at risk. Energy is central to Louisiana’s economy, and Louisiana is central to the nation’s energy supply. Through innovation and discovery, LSU will help Louisiana fuel our future.


LSU is uniquely positioned to pioneer the path forward to protect and preserve our state’s energy economy. We will:

  • Build a collaborative research platform for resilience within Louisiana’s energy industry
  • Create a national energy hub focused on safe and sustained energy sources
  • Partner with industry to cultivate and prepare talent for the evolution of energy-related jobs in Louisiana for the next 50 years and beyond


Energy Innovation in Action

map of delta and energy infrastructure

LSU Leads Federal Study of Underwater Mudslides' Impacts in Gulf of Mexico

LSU coastal researchers and federal partners are trying to understand underwater mudslides around the Mississippi River Delta, home to significant energy infrastructure, as well as several old shipwrecks.

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LSU President William F. Tate IV visits with U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy during Cassidy's LSU visit

Cassidy Visits LSU's PERTT Lab to Discuss Louisiana’s Energy Future

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy toured the LSU Petroleum Engineering Research, Training and Testing Laboratory during a recent visit, where he learned how the lab serves as an essential asset in the development of petroleum tools used in drilling and production.

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LSU Studying Promising Applications in Battery Technologies Beyond Lithium

LSU Chemistry Associate Professor Daniel Kuroda and collaborators are investigating solvate ionic liquids for promising applications in battery technologies beyond lithium. The team recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation to continue this work and expand their investigations.

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Explore All Five Priorities

LSU has aligned core areas of strength and potential strength with Louisiana’s most important challenges and opportunities.