Mar 28, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Specialized Research Centers & Institutes

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette sponsors a number of specialized research and development centers, institutes, and programs. Most of these reside within academic departments and colleges. Several are administered through the Office of Research. In addition, the University has close affiliations with federal and state research organizations, particularly those situated in the University Research Park. Located on 145 acres of prime University property, the Park was created to provide a bold new business and research environment. Current Park tenants include the USGS National Wetlands Research Center, USGS Fish and Wildlife Service Field Office, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Field Office, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, National Park Service Field Office, Louisiana Department of Natural Resources Field Office, Louisiana State Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise, the Lafayette Primary Care Center, the NOAA Estuarine Habitat Coastal Fisheries Research Center, the Center for Business and Information Technologies, and the Regional Application Center.

Office of the Vice President for Research

Center for Business and Information Technologies (CBIT)
Center for Ecology and Environmental Technology (CEET)
Center for Lean Excellence
Center for Louisiana Inland Water Studies
Center for Structural and Functional Materials
Energy Institute
Enterprise Center of Louisiana (ECOL)
Institute for Coastal Ecology and Engineering (ICEE)
Louisiana Accelerator Center (LAC)
Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (LITE)
Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Louisiana (MEPoL)
Marine Survival Training Center (MSTC)
Microscopy Center
National Incident Management Systems and Advanced Technologies Institute (NIMSAT)
Regional Application Center (RAC)
New Iberia Research Center (NIRC)
Picard Center for Child Development
Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
Small Business Development Center

Other University Research Centers and Institutes

Acadiana Folklore Center
Center for Advanced Computer Studies
Center for Analysis of Spatial and Temporal Systems
Center for Business and Economic Research
Center for Child Studies
Center for Crustacean Research
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Center for Economic Education
Center for Energy Policy
Center for Gifted Education
Center for Innovative Learning and Assessment
Center for Louisiana Studies
Center for Telecommunications Studies
Cognitive Evolution Group
Corrosion Research Center
Crawfish Research Center
Doris B. Hawthorne Center for Special Education and Communicative Disorders
Louisiana Health Informatics Center
Institute of Cognitive Science
Ira Nelson Horticulture Center
X-Ray Center

Affiliated Centers

Estuarine Habitats and Costal Fisheries Research Center
National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC)
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)
Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (LITE)