Science & Technology

FSU researchers expand understanding of vortex spread in superfluids

An international team of scientists featuring Florida State University researchers has developed a model that predicts the spread of vortices in so-called superfluids, work that provides new insight into the physics that govern turbulence in quantum fluid systems such as superfluid neutron stars. In a paper published in Physical Review Letters, the researchers created a […]

Shine a light: New research shows how low-energy light can bend plastic

A team of Florida State University researchers has uncovered a way to use low-energy light to manipulate photopolymers or plastic films — a finding that has implications for a wide range of technologies that use light as an energy source to create shape-shifting structures. The research is published in the journal ACS Applied Polymer Materials […]

FSU chemistry doctoral student wins ACS award for research on recyclability

A Florida State University doctoral student has won an award from the American Chemical Society for her research aimed at improving methods to screen new materials for their potential to be recycled. Brianna Coia, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the FSU College of Arts and Sciences, is among the […]

FAMU-FSU Engineering students design four-legged lunar robot for NASA’s BIG Idea Challenge

Ever watch a cockroach scurry about, with its flat armored body that slips though cracks and then flies through the air? Before you swat that pesky creature, you might want to think about the engineering feat that insect just accomplished. That’s what Jonathan Clark does; it’s kind of a thing for the FAMU-FSU College of […]

Study: Humans responsible for over 90% of world’s oil slicks

A team of U.S. and Chinese scientists mapping oil pollution across the Earth’s oceans has found that more than 90% of chronic oil slicks come from human sources, a much higher proportion than previously estimated. Their research, published in Science, is a major update from previous investigations into marine oil pollution, which estimated that about […]

FSU Panama City taps pioneering talent developer to accelerate pathways to tech careers

Partnership with SkillStorm will enable FSU PC students to pursue industry-recognized credentials designed to boost career mobility Florida State University Panama City is partnering with SkillStorm, a tech talent accelerator, to launch technology-based training courses for students, alumni and professionals looking to advance their careers in the tech industry. This first-of-its-kind initiative aims to enable […]

FSU chemist pursues answers to why promising solar cell material quickly degrades

A Florida State University researcher is unraveling the intricacies of a material that scientists worldwide are trying to manipulate to build better solar cells. Assistant Professor of Chemistry Lea Nienhaus has published a new study in collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory that examines what happens when this material — called a halide perovskite — faces […]

Five questions: FSU sea turtle research informs environmental policies

June 16 is World Sea Turtle Day, an occasion to consider the role these creatures play in the marine ecosystem.  Florida State University Associate Professor Mariana Fuentes researches sea turtles and looks for ways to help turtles and humans coexist. She answered five questions about her work and how science can help inform public policy.  […]

FSU internal investment program helps faculty move from lab to market

Improved ceramics manufacturing, breakthrough medical screening tests and a more convenient way to detect nuclear particles earned funding from the latest round of a Florida State University program that helps researchers bring their work to the marketplace. FSU’s Office of the Vice President for Research awarded more than $167,000 to faculty members to continue research […]

FSU researchers collaborate with business to develop next-generation superconducting cables

Researchers at Florida State University’s Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS), in collaboration with Colorado-based Advanced Conductor Technologies, have demonstrated a new, ready-to-use superconducting cable system — an improvement to superconductor technology that drives the development of technologies such as all-electric ships or airplanes. In a paper published in Superconductor Science and Technology, the researchers […]

FSU statistician named fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics

A Florida State University statistician has been named a fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), one of the most esteemed designations in the field. Anuj Srivastava, a distinguished research professor in the Department of Statistics, has been elected as a 2022 IMS Fellow, joining a class of 39 other researchers from around the […]

FSU Libraries spotlights a year of ‘Diverse Voices in STEM’

More than 160 undergraduate students participated during the 2021-2022 academic year in dialogues and met with professionals from science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) occupations as part of Florida State University Libraries’ Diverse Voices in STEM Speaker Series. The series calls attention to challenges of underrepresented groups in STEM as they progress through their academic […]