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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 […]

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Senior Design Day

This daylong event features innovative, creative and multidisciplinary projects developed by graduating senior engineering students. Each team, composed of students from among five different departments, will present their academic capstone design projects simulating real-world experiences. This year’s event showcases 71 capstone projects with more than 300 senior engineering students participating.

High-Performance Materials Institute to play major role in deep space exploration

Florida State University’s High-Performance Materials Institute and the Florida A&M University–Florida State University College of Engineering are joining a major multiuniversity project funded by NASA that will focus on developing technologies crucial to human exploration in deep space. “We are really happy to participate in a project that supports NASA and its future work,” HPMI […]

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering to celebrate National Engineers Week

The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering has organized a host of events in commemoration of National Engineers Week — a time where we recognize how the skills, innovation and creativity of engineers have fueled the march of human progress. National Engineers Week will take place from Sunday, Feb. 19 through Saturday, Feb. 25. All events are […]

New material holds promise to create more flexible, efficient technologies

An organic-inorganic hybrid material may be the future for more efficient technologies that can generate electricity from either light or heat or devices that emit light from electricity. FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Assistant Professor Shangchao Lin has published a new paper in the journal ACS Nano that predicts how an organic-inorganic hybrid material called organometal […]

Engineering professor elected as fellow for medical and biological engineering

A Florida A&M-Florida State University College of Engineering Professor has been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. Teng Ma, professor and chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, said it was gratifying to have his work recognized by his peers. “This fellowship not only […]

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 […]

Engineering professor named eminent scholar chair

Florida A&M University – Florida State University College of Engineering Professor Farrukh Alvi has been named the new Don Fuqua Eminent Scholar Chair in Engineering and Science. Alvi is a professor of mechanical engineering and the director of the Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion. “Farrukh Alvi embodies the highest values in an engineering college,” said […]