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Tech professor honored for ‘product of the year’

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Erez Allouche, associate professor of civil engineering and director of the Trenchless Technology Center at Louisiana Tech University, has won Technology Product of the Year honors from the Louisiana Technology Council (LTC) and the North Louisiana Economic Partnership (NLEP) for his innovative, “green” geopolymer concrete technology.

Allouche received the “eWARD” for the Shreveport/Bossier City Northern Louisiana region during a ceremony sponsored by CenturyLink.  eWARDS is a cooperative program designed to recognize the technological achievements of Louisiana’s top companies, organizations and individuals. Organizers say eWARDS is a celebration of innovation and achievement for those in the community that have made a positive impact in the technology industry over the past year.
“The HTGeopolymer project would never have reached its advanced development level without the support of our regional, national and international partners,” said Allouche.  “I would like to thank Cleco Power, NASA’s Stennis Space Center, M.L. Smith and the many other private entities and government agencies that supported the development and demonstration of this novel technology over the years.

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