College of the Coast & Environment's Z. George Xue named LSU Rainmaker

March 07, 2023

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2022 LSU Rainmaker Z. George Xue

Z. George Xue, a leader in research, scholarship and creative activity, has received the 2022 LSU Rainmaker Award in the Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics mid-career category. Xue specializes in couped computer modeling, which he has used to track the carbon export of the Mississippi River, and to better understand coastal flooding.

“I am glad my coastal research is recognized by LSU, as Louisiana is suffering a wide range of coastal hazards, like hurricanes, land loss, and hypoxia,” Xue said. “My success is not possible without the generous support from the Office of Research, the College of the Coast & Environment, the Center for Computational Technology and the LSU High Performance Computing. I also would like to thank all the talents in my group, including research professors, postdocs, and graduate students. The honor belongs to all LSU coastal scientists and LSU A/AAPI faculty.”

Xue's research demonstrates the commitment to Louisiana's coast that shared throughout the College of the Coast & Environment and across LSU.

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