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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 […]

FSU researcher to lead U.S.-Russia project on health, space travel

NASA-Funded Project to Examine Vision, Cardiovascular Problems A Florida State University researcher will lead a joint U.S.-Russia project that will examine the effect of space travel on astronauts’ vision, an ongoing problem that NASA has been eager to solve. “The issue of vision impairment is very important to NASA,” said Michael Delp, dean of the […]

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 […]

Apollo astronauts experiencing higher rates of cardiovascular-related deaths

Members of the successful Apollo space program are experiencing higher rates of cardiovascular problems that are thought to be caused by their exposure to deep space radiation, according to a Florida State University researcher. In a new paper in Scientific Reports, FSU Dean of the College of Human Sciences and Professor Michael Delp explains that […]