BEAM Lab Presented Research Work during Grand R1 Celebration

Graduate and Undergraduate Students of BEAM Lab presented our research projects on "Chitosan-based Nanocomposites" and "Shape Memory Polymers" during the Grand R1 Celebration on February 23, 2022. This recognition as an R1 University - that is, as one of only 137 institutions with a designation of "very high research activity" by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. 


Congratulations to all UL Lafayette Administration, Academic Staff and Students! 

Research Mentor Award



Dr. Depan received the College of Engineering Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award. This award is provided by the Office of Vice President for Research, Innovation and Economic Development.

February 11, 2022


Student Graduated and Recruited to Intel Corporation

Kemi Ajala: Graduated and joined Intel Corporation, USA. All the best for your future endeavors. Congratulations, Kemi

May 18, 2019

Student Awarded in Graduate Poster Competition

Kemi Ajala received second place under Graduate Research Showcase Poster Competition: STEM Category, at UL Lafayette. Congrats

April 5, 2019


Student Presented Research in Conference

Saad Bux presented his research on soft tissue engineering in Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference (SBEC), 34th Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC.

March, 2018


Research Project Awarded by Louisiana Board of Regents under Research Competitiveness Subprogram

Our proposal entitled “Single-cell resolution level relationship between extracellular matrix stiffness and tumor regrowth” was funded by the Louisiana Board of Regents under Research Competitiveness Subprogram (RCS). This three-year project will start in June 2020. Thanks for the generous support.

April 1, 2020

Research Project Awarded by Louisiana Board of Regents under Departmental Enhancement Program

Our proposal entitled “Acquisition of FTIR Microscope for Advancement in Chemical, Materials, and Biological Science Research and Education” was funded by the Louisiana Board of Regents under the Departmental Enhancement program. Thanks for BoR for this grant.

April 1, 2020


Research Project Awarded by Louisiana Transportation Research Center

Our proposal entitled “Development of Green Concrete Reinforced with Renewable Chitin Nanowhiskers” was funded by Louisiana Transportation Research Center. Thanks for your support.

March 10, 2020

Student Awarded in Thesis Competition

Rauf Mahmudzade received the “People’s Choice Award” for the Three-Minute Thesis competition held at UL Lafayette. Congratulations, Rauf.

February 7, 2020

Undergraduate Student Received Best Oral Presentation Award

Caroline Werther presented during the 2019 E&T Presentation Competition and was awarded the best oral presentation award. Congrats Caroline for your achievement

March 29, 2019

Dr. Depan in International Symposium on Functional Materials

Dr. Depan gave an invited talk and served as session chair in International Symposium on Functional Materials, Chandigarh, India.

April, 2018

Student Presented in E&T Week

Saad Bux presented in the 2019 E&T Presentation Competition and was selected as one of the five finalists. Congrats Saad.

March 29, 2019


Research Project Awarded by National Science Foundation

Our proposal titled “Photo-stable thermoset shape-memory polymers reinforced by graphene nanoscrolls for superior service life” was funded by NSF-EPSCOR (Seed grant). Thanks for your support.

December 12, 2021


BEAM-Lab Students Participated in Conference

Students from BEAM-Lab presented their research in undergraduate research conference at University of Louisiana at Lafayette. 

November, 2017


Dr. Depan Received Funding from National Science Foundation

Dr. Depan received Louisiana Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (LA-EPSCoR) SURE grant, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

January, 2017


Dr. Depan Established BEAM Lab

Dr. Depan joined Chemical Engineering and established Biomedical Engineering and Advanced Materials (BEAM) lab at UL Lafayette.

July, 2016