Administrative Structure 

The Shared Instrumentation Facility (SIF) is managed by the LSU Office of Research & Economic Development (ORED). The SIF Associate Director, Dr. Dongmei Cao, is responsible for SIF daily operations and reports to the ORED Associate Vice President Stephania Cormier. Financial oversight is provided by the ORED Associate Director for Financial Operations, Julie Perkins.

The SIF Executive Committee (SEC) is composed of Dr. Cynthia Peterson the Dean of College of Science (CoS), Dr. Judy Wornat the Dean of College of Engineering (CoE), and Dr. Joel Baines the Dean of School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM). This committee, in cooperation with ORED, is responsible for overall oversight of SIF operations and financing.

The SIF Advisory Council (SAC) is composed of six faculty members - two members each from the CoS, the CoE, and the SVM. These members serve on a rotating two and three-year basis and provide scientific oversight and faculty feedback regarding all SIF operations.

SIF Operation Management

Stephania CormierStephania Cormier
Associate Vice President

 

 

Dongmei CaoDr. Dongmei Cao
Director
Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Spectroscopy Specialist

Shared Instrumentation Facility
121 Chemistry and Materials Building
Phone: 225-578-5041
Email: dcao2@lsu.edu

Robyn HawkesJulie Perkins
Director of Research Engagement

Office of Research & Economic Development
Phone: 225-578-3299
Email: jperkbr@lsu.edu

 

SIF Executive Committee Members (SEC)

Joel BainesJoel Baines
Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine

Cynthia PetersonCynthia Peterson
Dean, College of Science 

MJ WornatJudy Wornat
Dean, College of Engineering

 

SIF Advisory Council Members (SAC)

Shafiqul ChowdhuryShafiqul Chowdhury
Professor
College of Veterinary  Medicine
Email: chowdh@lsu.edu

Levent DirikoluLevent Dirikolu
Professor
College of Veterinary  Medicine
Email: ldirikolu@lsu.edu

Manas GartiaManas Gartia
Assistant Professor
College of Engineering
Email: mgartia@lsu.edu

Evanna GleasonEvanna Gleason 
Professor
College of Science
Email: egleaso@lsu.edu
Kevin McPeakKevin M. McPeak
Assistant Professor
College of Engineering
Email: kmcpeak@lsu.edu
Phillip SprungerPhillip Sprunger
Professor
College of Science
Email: phils@lsu.edu