Center for Advanced Power Systems

Profiles in leadership: CAPS directors uses military background to propel research growth at center

For most of his career, Roger McGinnis was a military man. As a captain in the U.S. Navy, he gave orders. No debate. Now, as director of Florida State’s Center for Advanced Power Systems, he’s captaining a different kind of ship. In his role, McGinnis oversees 35 faculty and staff, plus 55 graduate and undergraduate […]

Electrical systems researcher joining Center for Advanced Power Systems

An international expert in the field of power systems and electronics will join Florida State University’s Center for Advanced Power Systems. Gian Carlo Montanari was a professor at University of Bologna for 35 years and has established himself in the field of solid insulating materials, power quality and power systems design and power electronics. “We […]

FSU, Georgia Tech researchers partner to make direct current practical in high power applications

Direct current (DC) powers flashlights, smartphones and electric cars, but major power users depend on alternating current (AC), which cycles on and off 60 times per second. Among the reasons: AC is simple to turn off when there’s a problem – known as a fault – such as a tree falling on a power line. […]

FSU CAPS researcher to receive prestigious engineering award

A Florida State University researcher is being recognized for his significant contributions to naval engineering through his groundbreaking work at FSU’s Center for Advanced Power Systems. Michael “Mischa” Steurer will receive the Solberg Award from the American Society of Naval Engineers for significant contributions to naval engineering. The award is named for Rear Adm. Thorwald […]

Engineering student gets unparalleled research opportunity at FSU Center for Advanced Power Systems

Undergraduate students across the country often get the chance to help a favorite professor with research. But few get the experience that Taylor Stamm had in working with Florida State University’s Center for Advanced Power Systems. Over five semesters as a research assistant at CAPS, he’s helped develop superconducting cables, performed high voltage testing, set […]

Center for Advanced Power Systems and Advanced Conductor Technologies demonstrate new superconducting power cable

Florida State University’s Center for Advanced Power Systems and the Colorado-based Advanced Conductor Technologies LLC are taking a big step in the world of superconductor technology that could have major implications for naval, aviation and power grid applications. Through a grant program that encourages private industry to partner with university scientists, a research team from […]

$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 […]