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FSU early career researchers receive prestigious NSF award

Three Florida State University faculty members have been recognized by the National Science Foundation with the prestigious CAREER Award, a grant given to promising up-and-coming researchers who are expected to become leaders in their fields. Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards are given to junior faculty with the potential to serve as role models in […]

MagLab director named to National Academy of Sciences

The director of the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory has been named a member of the National Academy of Sciences, an esteemed designation that recognizes his distinguished career in physics. Greg Boebinger joins eight current and retired Florida State University faculty as members of a national academy, including current MagLab Chief Scientist […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: April 2021

HONORS AND AWARDS  Shonda Bernadin, Ph.D. (FAMU-FSU College of Engineering) received the 2020-2021 Research Excellence Award from Florida A&M University on April 23, 2021.  Stephanie Kennedy, Ph.D. (College of Social Work) was honored as the College of Social Work Instructor of the Year. Student nominators noted her engaged and compassionate teaching style and her ability […]

FSU researchers develop tool to track marine litter polluting the ocean

In an effort to fight the millions of tons of marine litter floating in the ocean, Florida State University researchers have developed a new virtual tool to track this debris. Their work, which was published in Frontiers in Marine Science, will help provide answers to help monitor and deal with the problem of marine litter. […]

$1.4M NIH grant helps FSU researchers clean carcinogens from groundwater

A Florida State University researcher will lead a study into how bacteria can be used to remove carcinogens from groundwater thanks to a $1.4 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Researchers from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering will collaborate with Texas Tech University to investigate a bioremediation method that could remove […]

FSU experts available for context after Chauvin verdict

Florida State University has experts available to offer context on topics related to the Derek Chauvin trial and verdict. POLICING AND POLICE REFORM Emma E. Fridel, assistant professor, College of Criminology and Criminal Justice (201) 452-0384; efridel@fsu.edu Fridel researches violence and aggression with a focus on homicide, including school violence, homicide-suicide, serial and mass murder […]

FSU engineers improve performance of high-temperature superconductor wires

Florida State University researchers have discovered a novel way to improve the performance of electrical wires used as high-temperature superconductors (HTS), findings that have the potential to power a new generation of particle accelerators. Researchers used high-resolution scanning electron microscopy to understand how processing methods influence grains in bismuth-based superconducting wires (known as Bi-2212). Those […]

FSU College of Medicine research links Parkinson’s disease and neuroticism

New research from the Florida State University College of Medicine has found that the personality trait neuroticism is consistently associated with a higher risk of developing the brain disorder Parkinson’s disease. The research by Professor of Geriatrics Antonio Terracciano and team, published in Movement Disorders, found that adults in the study who scored in the […]

FSU expert available to comment on anniversary of first human in space, legacy of space race

It has been 60 years since the first human journeyed into space. Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to fly in space on April 12, 1961. He completed a full orbit of the Earth in the Vostok 1 spacecraft, reaching a height of 203 miles above the surface of the planet. The event […]

FSU engineering researchers visualize the motion of vortices in superfluid turbulence

Nobel laureate in physics Richard Feynman once described turbulence as “the most important unsolved problem of classical physics.” Understanding turbulence in classical fluids like water and air is difficult partly because of the challenge in identifying the vortices swirling within those fluids. Locating vortex tubes and tracking their motion could greatly simplify the modeling of […]

International study discovers ancient meteoritic impact over Antarctica 430,000 years ago

A Florida State University geochemist and postdoctoral scholar were part of an international research team that has found new evidence of a low-altitude meteoritic touchdown event reaching the Antarctic ice sheet 430,000 years ago. The geological record has long shown evidence of meteorite collisions with Earth, but scientists had previously only known of two airbursts […]

FSU experts available to share research insights for Autism Acceptance Month

The Autism Society of America celebrates April as Autism Acceptance Month as part of the organization’s efforts to build a better awareness of the signs, symptoms and realities of autism. Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. […]