Physics lab will enable majors from all colleges to perform advanced experiments

When University of Louisiana at Lafayette alum Dr. Grant Gibson enrolled in the doctoral program at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, he knew it was “ a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

The science and technology institution is among the Top 50 universities in the world, according to “Times Higher Education,” a magazine based in London that ranks Harvard University No. 1.

Gibson, who earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in physics at UL Lafayette in 1995 and 1997, respectively, switched paths at the University of Manchester. There, he earned a doctorate in corrosion science and materials engineering in 2000.

“To be able to study in Europe, at a school with such a solid reputation, capped a great academic foundation for me that started at UL,” Gibson said.

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