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Dr. Collin Wick

Louisiana Tech names Wick COES dean

Louisiana Tech University has announced the appointment of Dr. Collin Wick as Dean of the College of Engineering and Science (COES). Wick has been with Louisiana Tech for 16 years, a decade of which he has spent in leadership roles within the COES.


COES Names Associate Dean and Academic Directors

Dr. Daniela Mainardi
Interim Associate Dean
Graduate Studies
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Dr. Teresa Murray
Interim Director
Biomedical, Chemical Engineering
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Dr. Mary Caldorera-Moore
Interim Director
Industrial Engineering, Instrumentation and Control Systems Engineering

After 10 years as dean and nearly three decades as a faculty member, Dr. Hisham Hegab has retired from Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science (COES).

Dr. Collin Wick is serving as interim dean of the College while the University conducts a national search for the next COES dean.

Wick’s career with the University spans nearly two decades and includes multiple leadership positions within the COES. He served as associate dean of graduate studies (2017-2023) and chair of the College’s chemistry program (2013-2017). He has been the College’s associate dean of research since 2022 and will continue in that appointment while he serves as the interim dean.

The COES recently named Dr. Daniela Mainardi as the interim associate dean of graduate studies. Mainardi, who joined Tech in 2003, previously served as program chair of chemical engineering (2011-2017) and then as academic director for chemical engineering and nanosystems engineering (2017-2023). Mainardi has also served as the assessment coordinator for the COES since 2015.

“I am thrilled for the opportunity to serve the COES in this new role,” she said. “I firmly believe that caring about a student’s success by offering unwavering support and fostering motivation forms the foundation for influencing students’ professional and personal development. I am especially eager to engage with our graduate students and devise strategies that enable them to reach their highest potential.”

Dr. Teresa Murray has been appointed interim academic director of the biomedical engineering and chemical engineering programs, and Dr. Mary Caldorera-Moore has been appointed interim academic director of the industrial engineering and instrumentation and control systems engineering technology programs.

Faculty, Alumni News

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Commencement Speaker Hegab Gives Guidance to Graduates

Louisiana Tech University conferred 253 degrees on new graduates in the Summer 2023 Commencement ceremony at the Thomas Assembly Center, the University’s 345th commencement overall.

Dr. Hisham Hegab, retiring College of Engineering and Science (COES) dean and a 1989 graduate of Tech, delivered the commencement address, offering Tech’s newest alumni three key ways to live their life after their graduation.

“During this speech, I hope to provide you with three pieces of advice to take with you,” Hegab said. “Number one, take the time to fully appreciate the important moments in life… Number two, be open to opportunities that life places in your path… Lastly, make serving others part of the mission of your life.”

Reaearch Success 

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Dr. Prabhu Arumugam earns $1.8 million NIH grant for innovative neuroscience research

Dr. Prabhu Arumugam, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering program at Louisiana Tech University’s Institute of Micromanufacturing, has earned nearly $1.8 million from the U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)/National Institutes of Health (NIH) Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program to continue his innovative development of implantable biosensor neural probes.

Student Success

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Doctoral student returns to Louisiana Tech to make a difference

This fall, Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science (COES) had a nearly 10 percent increase in doctoral program enrollment. Why do Louisiana Tech engineering and science PhD programs attract students?

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