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Louisiana Tech University receives $1.1 million EDA grant to support 'green' innovations
Date:9/30/2011

Allouche has developed a "geopolymer" concrete made in part from an industrial by-product called fly ash, which offers a 90 percent reduction in carbon foot print and an 85 percent reduction in energy consumption to the industry standard, Portland Concrete.

Louisiana Tech researchers are also contributing to eco-friendly energy generation. Drs. Sandra Zivanovic and Dentcho Genov have worked with a northern Louisiana solar panel manufacturing company to develop a method of improving power conversion efficiencies in solar cells and helping to concentrate solar energy without the need of increasing the solar collection area.

Dr. Long Que has designed and fabricated a device that allows microscale electronic devices to harvest their own wasted energy. The device could produce enough power to adequately operate some low-power microsensors and integrated sensors.

"America's economy depends on both innovation and commercialization," said U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra. "The proof-of-concept centers will help to accelerate the commercialization of products based on exciting new research and support the development of green jobs in regions across the country."


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Contact: Dave Guerin
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318-257-4854
Louisiana Tech University
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