Mostafiz to oversee research at LaHouse

(04/03/24) BATON ROUGE, La. — Rubayet Bin Mostafiz has been appointed assistant director of research at the LSU AgCenter LaHouse Research and Education Center.

“I am very excited to lead the dynamic research team at LaHouse and help grow the offerings and resources LaHouse provides to Louisiana citizens,” Mostafiz said.

Mostafiz has served as an assistant professor of research at LaHouse since July 2023. He previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher at LaHouse. He earned his doctorate in oceanography and coastal sciences from LSU in 2022.

“I’m looking forward to seeing Dr. Mostafiz expand LaHouse’s capabilities and help lead our team in producing high-quality research,” said Carol Friedland, LaHouse director. “This is an exciting step in expanding LaHouse’s reach and impact, ultimately benefiting communities across Louisiana.”

In 2020, Mostafiz was named a Louisiana Sea Grant Graduate Research Scholar. He earned the Outstanding Performance Recognition Award from the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness in 2019 for contributing to an update of the Louisiana State Hazard Mitigation Plan.

His research expertise includes spatial analysis, hazard risk assessment, climate hazard variability, impacts on the landscape and human communities, and risk estimation due to extreme weather events.

LaHouse is a display home located on LSU’s Baton Rouge campus that focuses on promoting resilient, sustainable and healthy homes and communities through research and extension. Researchers at LaHouse work on identifying the best strategies to mitigate the damage done by high-speed winds and floods.

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