Nov 28, 2023  
2014-2015 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


The Vice President for Research is responsible to the President for the areas of externally funded grants and contracts; specialized research centers; relations with federal, state, and local agencies; technology transfer; and economic development. The Vice President and his staff work closely with the deans and faculty of the academic colleges to support research and outreach activities. The office is responsible for building strong, supportive alliances with local, regional, state, and national business, governmental, and industrial leaders that will result in bringing funding, equipment, services and other resources to the University. In cooperation with degree granting colleges and academic units at UL Lafayette, this office works to ensure that the University provides a setting in which quality research is initiated, nurtured, and completed. The Vice President oversees the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, the University Research Park, and the following university centers:

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

Affiliated Centers

  • Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (LITE)