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FSU center uses carbon nanotubes for big research gains

It’s stronger than steel, yet only a fraction of its weight, and has a size 10,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. It is a carbon nanotube. For more than a decade, researchers at the Florida State University High-Performance Materials Institute have been laying the groundwork for a number of prototypes involving […]

New assistant vice president to join FSU Office of Research

Vice President for Research Gary K. Ostrander has announced the appointment of Kerry Peluso as the new assistant vice president for research administration and finance to oversee the financial operations of the university’s research enterprise. “We are very excited to have an administrator of Kerry’s caliber joining our team at FSU,” Ostrander said. “Her extensive […]

FSU welcomes local congressman to campus

Florida State University welcomed U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn to the Florida State University campus Friday to tour university research facilities and learn more about the university’s roughly $200 million per year research enterprise. “We appreciate that Congressman Dunn made time to visit us at Florida State and see the great research taking place on our […]

FSU faculty win GAP awards to take science from lab to market

Three Florida State University faculty members will receive financial support from the university to transport their innovative research from the laboratory to the marketplace. The Office of the Vice President Research will split a pot of $110,000 among three researchers to build a new education application, a technology to track ocean currents and a novel […]

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 […]

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 […]

Local businessman receives 2017 FSU Research Community Partner Award

The Florida State University Office of Research honored Tallahassee businessman Kim Williams Thursday night with the FSU Office of Research Community Partner of the Year Award for his work in promoting university research to the broader community. Williams received the award for his substantial work in helping advise FSU researchers looking to commercialize their technologies […]

FSU hires new federal relations director

Florida State University Vice President for Research Gary K. Ostrander has named D.C.-veteran Jonathan Nurse as the new director of federal relations for the university. “We are thrilled to have Jonathan on our team here at Florida State University,” Ostrander said. “His experience in both the university world and private sector will make him a […]

FSU scientists receive $2.17M from state to combat Zika virus

Florida State University scientists received nearly $2.17 million from the Florida Department of Health as part of a state initiative to develop treatment and prevention methods related to the Zika virus. “We are pleased with the Department of Health’s faith in Florida State as a partner to combat the effects of the Zika virus,” said […]

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 […]

Two FSU MagLab researchers earn prestigious honor

Two physics researchers from the Florida State University-based National High Magnetic Field Laboratory — Luis Balicas and Kun Yang — have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. Balicas and Yang are among the 391 AAAS members […]

FSU unveils Florida’s most advanced MRI machine

Florida State University researchers now have the state’s most advanced MRI machine at their disposal as they seek to unravel the mysteries of the brain and prevent the disorders that can impede its most basic functions. The new functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) machine, located in the College of Medicine, will allow FSU researchers from […]