Eren Ozguven

FSU expert available to comment on hurricane evacuations

For many people, choosing whether to evacuate in the face of an incoming hurricane or other natural disaster is not an easy decision. Hurricanes threaten people and property, but evacuation also carries risks and costs, especially if a would-be evacuee has difficulty moving or caring for themselves without help. Engineers with the Resilient Infrastructure and […]

FSU professor available to provide comment on infrastructure needs as Congress debates bipartisan package

The federal government is debating billions of dollars of investment in infrastructure that would develop roads, bridges, public transit, high-speed internet and more. Eren Ozguven, an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, researches how infrastructure contributes to communities’ abilities to respond to emergencies in his role as the director of the […]

FSU Research: For better emergency management planning, consider stress and frustration

When a hurricane is dangerous enough to prompt evacuations, thousands of people find themselves fleeing at once. Emergency planning officials want to know the best ways to safely and quickly evacuate their residents. That’s often meant focusing on a single objective, like moving people out of danger in the fastest way possible. But researchers at […]

Researchers at FAMU-FSU Engineering use metric specific technology to keep seniors safer on the road

A FAMU-FSU College of Engineering research team is taking a hard look at car crashes involving drivers 65 and older to see if infrastructure changes could be made to keep that population safer. Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Eren Ozguven and graduate student Mehmet Baran Ulak published a new study in the journal Accident Analysis […]

A storm plan: New research creates model to help plan for special needs, pet-friendly shelters

Senior citizens often don’t evacuate during major storms because of pets or special needs. Now, a FAMU-FSU College of Engineering researcher has developed a new model for local governments or relief organizations to quickly determine which regular shelters could be repurposed into special needs or pet-friendly shelters. Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Eren Ozguven and […]

Engineering researchers receive $500,000 NSF grant to study hurricane evacuation

Hurricane tracks can be erratic. Sometimes storms change directions, they wobble, or move in an unpredictable path that can pose unique challenges for evacuees. Now, two FAMU-FSU College of Engineering faculty members have received a $500,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop several models that address how the uncertainty of a hurricane track can affect […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: September 2016

Mark Kearley, Ph.D., (Chemistry) has been named the director of the Florida State University Honors program. Kearley looks forward to working with the talented staff to enhance the educational and extracurricular opportunities for the FSU Honors students. “I plan to grow the FSU Honors community by building connections with alumni and engaging faculty to develop […]