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FSU researcher’s discovery of new crystal structure holds promise for optoelectronic devices

A Florida State University research team has discovered a new crystal structure of organic-inorganic hybrid materials that could open the door to new applications for optoelectronic devices like light-emitting diodes and lasers. The research was published today in the journal Nature Communications. FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Associate Professor Biwu Ma has been working with a […]

How long did it take to hatch a dinosaur egg? FSU research says 3-6 months

A human typically gives birth after nine months. An ostrich hatchling emerges from its egg after 42 days. But how long did it take for a baby dinosaur to incubate? Groundbreaking research led by a Florida State University professor establishes a timeline of anywhere from three to six months depending on the dinosaur. In an […]

2016: An extraordinary year for Florida State

It’s been another outstanding year for Florida State University with accomplishments in 2016 that have set the university on a path to greater national prominence. Florida State rose five places in the U.S. News & World Report rankings, published groundbreaking research, continued to be a national leader in the arts world and reiterated its commitment […]

FSU research makes big buzz in 2016

Two FSU Studies Make Top 100 List For Most Discussed Scholarly Works Florida State University researchers have made plenty of headlines this year, but two researchers stood apart from the crowd, according to new data from digital science company Altmetric. Last week, Altmetric revealed its annual list of the most widely discussed and shared scholarly […]

FSU researchers win grants to propel research into business ideas

Four Florida State University researchers are receiving grants from the university to take promising research from the lab bench to the global marketplace. Researchers Yaacov Petscher, Scott Stagg, Joseph Schlenoff and Biwu Ma will receive a combined total of more than $150,000 to work on projects such as creating an application that helps teachers properly […]

FSU scientist elected to National Academy of Inventors

One of Florida State University’s most influential and gifted scientists has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Alan G. Marshall, the Robert O. Lawton Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, received the honor based on his pioneering work in co-inventing and developing Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance (FT-ICR) mass spectrometry — a […]

Study: Warming global temperatures may not affect carbon stored deep in northern peatlands

Deep stores of carbon in northern peatlands may be safe from rising temperatures, according to a team of researchers from several U.S.-based institutions. And that is good news for now, the researchers said. Florida State University research scientist Rachel Wilson and University of Oregon graduate student Anya Hopple are the first authors on a new […]

Two FSU professors earn prestigious honor from engineering association

Two Florida State University professors have been named Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) — a professional association dedicated to the advancement of technology. Professor of Statistics Anuj Srivastava and Professor of Computer Science David Whalley were recognized for extraordinary accomplishments in their areas of expertise. It’s a rare distinction. The […]

FSU chemistry professor wins prestigious women in science award

A Florida State University chemistry professor has won a prestigious award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science that recognizes promising female scientists in the early stages of their career. Assistant Professor of Chemistry Yan-Yan Hu will receive the 2017 Marion Milligan Mason Award along with $50,000 to help fund her research endeavors. […]

A cleaner, more efficient car? FSU professor designs new material to better store hydrogen fuel

A Florida State University researcher has designed new materials that could be used to store hydrogen fuel more efficiently in vehicles or other devices that use clean energy. Jose Mendoza-Cortes, an assistant professor in the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, describes his proposed solution and designs for these new materials in an article in the Journal […]

Crunching the numbers: Researchers use math in search for diabetes cure

Researchers at Florida State University’s nationally renowned biomathematics program are using a mix of math and technology in an ambitious search for a cure to Type 2 diabetes. New research by mathematics Professor Richard Bertram has successfully reactivated oscillations in insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells — one of the first necessary steps to resurrecting the dormant […]

FSU joins ‘Hour of Code’ global movement

The Hour of Code, a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in more than 180 countries, is making its way to Florida State University.  While multiple dialects and cultures have participated in the worldwide phenomenon, each Hour of Code event is characterized by one common language — computer code.  The event, sponsored by […]