LSU, Tech create industry co-op research center


LSU and Louisiana Tech University announced in a July 28 press release the creation of the Center for Innovations in Structural Integrity Assurance (CISIA), the first industry/university cooperative research center for either institution.

CISIA will serve as a source for “transformative insights, predictive capabilities and materials innovations across broad industrial sectors,” focusing on structural integrity assurance for small and large structures and mechanical components.

By integrating validated diagnostics, machine learning and data-driven decision making, multiscale materials testing/characterization, manufacturing process characterization and parameter optimization, and multiscale physics-based modeling/simulation, CISIA will translate the links between new materials, manufacturing processes, and their collective impact on reliability across all U.S. industrial sectors.

“This Industry-University Cooperative Research Center is a distinct recognition of the excellent research conducted by Louisiana Tech faculty in collaboration with LSU,” says Leslie Guice, president of Louisiana Tech. Read the full story.