An LSU professor has landed a $907,000 grant that will go toward bolstering the school's Center for Advanced Microstructure and Devices Cleanroom.
Kevin McPeak, assistant professor of chemical engineering, recently received the departmental enhancement grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents. McPeak's grant was one of three awarded by the regents throughout the state.
The CAMD Cleanroom, a campus-wide facility offering instrumentation and technical support for device fabrication and characterization, is used by scientists and engineers from Louisiana and other universities. The new equipment funded by the grant will serve 17 investigators in the Institute for Advanced Materials, who represent the chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical and industrial engineering departments.
"The requested equipment will enhance the ability of graduate students and faculty in the IAM, and throughout LSU, to perform advanced device and materials fabrication,” McPeak said in a statement. “Improving the capabilities of LSU’s [CAMD] Cleanroom will ultimately increase the competitiveness of LSU investigators for national funding and provide students with cutting-edge research skills."