College of Engineering and Science Graduate Student Council

College of Engineering and Science Graduate Student Council

2021-2022 COES Graduate Council

2021-2022 COES Graduate Student Council

Left to right: Md Tanbin Hasan Mondal (president), Rifat-E-Nur Hossain (public relations officer), Winner Anigbogu (vice president), Omar Shahrear Apu (treasurer), MD Shafayet Alam (secretary)

About Us

The College of Engineering and Science Graduate Student Council (COES GSC) serves as an official representative body for the current graduate students at the College of Engineering and Science, Louisiana Tech University. The council consists of a representative structure of elected members from the graduate student body. GSC seeks to organize events such as academic seminars, workshops, and competitions to support scholarly activities as well as assist graduate students in their graduate and post-graduate work. GSC also aims to create better communication among the students of diverse COES graduate programs with meaningful cultural and recreational events.

Headshot of Md Tanbin Hasan Mondal

Md Tanbin Hasan Mondal



Headshot of Winner Angibou

Winner Anigbogu

Vice President


Headshot of Rifat-E-Nur Hossain

Rifat-E-Nur Hossain

Public Relations Officer


Headshot of Md Shafayet Alam

Md Shafayet Alam



Headshot of Omar Shahrear Apu

Omar Shahrear Apu



Headshot of Dr. Collin Wick

Dr. Collin Wick

Faculty Advisor


Headshot of Kimlin Hall

Kimlin Hall

COES Graduate Admissions and Enrollment Specialist


Read the Graduate Council Constitution (PDF).

Graduate Students in the News

Image of Rifat-E-Nur Hossain working on a project

Doctoral student Rifat-E-Nur Hossain thrives on research, studies, and leadership

For students enrolled in Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science (COES) graduate programs, Rifat-E-Nur Hossain is a familiar name. When the doctoral student is not working on groundbreaking nanosystems and manufacturing research, she is fulfilling her duties as the public relations officer for the College of Engineering and Science Graduate Student Council, helping engage the graduate student community.

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MOLLER grant team

Team to develop particle detector as part of international, multimillion-dollar grant

Yusuff Afeez Oluwatobi, doctoral engineering student will work with Dr. Rakitha Beminiwattha, assistant professor of physics, and Nirmal Bhusal, mechanical engineering senior, to develop a particle detection system as part of the MOLLER experiment at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility.

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Headshot of Zahra Farazpay

​Doctoral Student Zahra Farazpay Earns the Opportunity to Research with CERN

Zahra Farazpay has taught fundamental physics to college students, helped guide an international masterclass in particle physics for local high school students, and researched the strong nuclear force with Dr. Lee Sawyer. This fall Farazpay will begin work on the CERN ATLAS Experiment.

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Photo of Wenjing Xu at Louisiana Tech's South Campus - Ruston

CAM student Wenjing Xu prepares for graduation

When Computational Analysis and Modeling (CAM) student Wenjing Xu moved from Shanghai to Ruston to study at Louisiana Tech University, he was surprised to arrive in a small town that looked nothing like the America he’d seen in the movies. 

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Past Events

2019 Social

Graduate social at a bowling alley
Students visiting at the 2019 graduate social
Graduate students gathered in front of a rock climbing wall

African MegaFest

Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker and Tech President Dr. Les Guice with African MegaFest shirts on stage
People lined up a buffet at African MegaFest
Performers at the African MegaFest