Changchun “Chad” Zeng

FSU-developed foam could offer NFL players powerful protection against head injuries

A next-generation foam technology developed by engineers at Florida State University could soon be a key component in safer and more effective football helmets, thanks to a new grant from the National Football League’s Play Smart. Play Safe. health and safety initiative. The technology, called auxetic foam, was invented by Changchun Zeng, an associate professor […]

From the materials lab to Doak Campbell Stadium

How A Foam Developed By Florida State Researchers Made It Onto The Feet Of FSU Football, Softball Players When a technology developed by university researchers is licensed and integrated into a commercial product, that’s considered a resounding success. But when that same product eventually benefits student-athletes at the researchers’ own university, that’s cause for special […]

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 […]