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New motion sensors a major step toward low-cost, high-performance wearable technology

Researchers from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering have developed a class of breakthrough motion sensors that could herald a near future of ubiquitous, fully integrated and affordable wearable technology. In a paper published in the journal Materials and Design, engineers from FSU’s High-Performance Materials Institute, in collaboration with scientists from Institut National des Sciences Appliquées […]

FSU engineering professors win $1.7M NIH grant to search for stroke treatments

Two Florida State University researchers have received a $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to find new treatments for stroke. In the United States, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and one of the primary causes of disability, with more than 795,000 individuals experiencing an attack each year. But the […]

Evacuating older adults and their furry friends: FSU study finds Florida needs more pet-friendly shelters

Florida needs more pet-friendly shelters, especially for older adults who represent 50 to 75 percent of deaths following disasters like hurricanes, according to a recent study from Florida State University. A multidisciplinary team of FSU researchers examined the most densely populated area of Florida, Miami-Dade County. The study, published in the Journals of Gerontology, found […]

FSU to welcome supersonic wind tunnel experts for global meeting

Florida State University will host the 128th semi-annual meeting of the Supersonic Tunnel Association International this week to help boost collaboration and research within the community of high-speed aerospace researchers. About 80 scientists from the global aerospace community are expected to attend. “It’s a great honor to welcome these scientists to Florida State University,” said […]

$1M grant to help researchers deliver big savings on big motors

Invented almost 200 years ago, electric motors are a mainstay of our modern world, powering everything from personal gadgets to massive machinery. Now, a team from the Center for Advanced Power Systems and the FSU-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory is hoping to take a big bite out of that power bill. With a $1 […]

Soaking up the sun: FSU, alumni partner to install solar panels on campus

Florida State University is moving forward on the path of solar sustainability — thanks to three alumni and FSU Sustainable Campus. The alumni, Justin Vandenbroeck, Chris Diaz and Scott Minos, provided and installed 12 solar panels to their alma mater, all pro bono. The installation was completed Friday, Aug. 18, with the panels mounted on […]

Researchers investigate ways to split water, create hydrogen fuel

A Florida State University researcher played a major role in a new discovery in how to produce pure hydrogen, a green energy fuel, by splitting water. FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering Jose Mendoza-Cortes, partnering with a Penn State University research team, has investigated new ways to create clean energy, particularly hydrogen […]

Power of light: Research team finds light is key to promising material

A Florida State University research team has discovered that light can significantly alter the structure of a promising material that scientists believe could make more efficient light-emitting diodes, lasers and other photon-based technologies. In the journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Associate Professor Biwu Ma explains how light can change a material […]

FSU graduate students to attend international Nobel laureate meeting

Two Florida State University graduate students are among 400 student-scientists worldwide invited to attend the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, an annual meeting that includes 30 Nobel laureates. This year, chemistry graduate student Gabriel Dos Passos and FAMU-FSU College of Engineering graduate student Margaret Scheiner will represent FSU at the meeting and hear from some […]

FSU names new director of Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion

Florida State University Vice President for Research Gary K. Ostrander has named FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Professor Lou Cattafesta the new director of the Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion. “I cannot think of a better choice to lead FCAAP into the future,” Ostrander said. “Lou’s excellent scholarship and experience as a researcher, teacher and mentor […]

Engineering student wins prestigious Udall Scholarship

A Florida State University environmental engineering major has been selected as a recipient of a prestigious 2017 Udall Scholarship.  David Perez, a junior from Homestead, Fla., who has established himself as a thoughtful and prodigious researcher at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, will receive a cash stipend of up to $7,000. Udall Scholars are selected […]

FSU technologies highlighted in economic growth report

Two companies born from Florida State University research are among those highlighted in a new report from the university research advocacy group The Science Coalition. The report, “American-Made Innovation Sparking Economic Growth” identifies 102 companies that trace their roots to federally funded university research.  In particular, the report mentions two companies that have commercialized Florida […]