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FAMU-FSU engineering professor honored as fellow of the Cryogenic Society of America

A FAMU-FSU College of Engineering professor recognized for his work in cryogenics has been selected as a fellow by the Cryogenic Society of America. Professor Sastry Pamidi is the chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and the associate director for the Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS). Pamidi received the award during the virtual joint 23rd Cryogenic Engineering Conference and International Cryogenic Materials Conference, held in […]

FSU research associate working as sport psychologist with USA Track & Field team at Tokyo Olympics

As a research associate at Florida State University’s Florida Center for Reading Research, Christopher Stanley is focused on human development and performance — how people learn, manage mistakes and make improvements in educational domains. For the next several weeks, the human performances he will be focused on are those of the athletes on the USA […]

Magic of science: FSU researchers use gene editing to tackle facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy

Roughly 1 out of 15,000 people born suffer from Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD), a rare disease that starts with the progressive weakening of facial muscles and then the shoulders and upper body. By the time patients reach their 50s, around one-fifth of them are wheelchair bound.   Now, a team of Florida State University researchers has […]

FSU neuroscientist collaborates on international obesity research

The World Health Organization confirms that the worldwide obesity rate has tripled since 1975, with 39 percent of adults considered overweight and 13 percent considered obese as of 2016. Now, a Florida State University professor is teaming up with researchers from across the pond to answer some of the most pressing questions surrounding obesity and its available […]

FSU reseachers develop new model of flow properties for class of polymers

Florida State University researchers are helping to write the “cookbook” describing the properties of vitrimers, a promising material that combines the benefits of different types of polymers. Researchers at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering developed a theoretical model that explains the flow of these polymer materials. They found that the energy required for them to […]

Florida State leading effort to provide effective treatment and improved outcomes for addictions and mental health

The Florida State University Colleges of Medicine and Social Work, with support from Tallahassee business leader and philanthropist Rick Kearney, are developing plans to tackle widespread mental health and substance use issues across the Big Bend. “Everywhere you look this is a problem,” said Heather Flynn, chair of the College of Medicine’s Department of Behavioral […]

Lighting the way: FSU researchers develop method to help chemists synthesize natural products

Sometimes the path to tackle one question in science leads to an answer on a totally different question.  That is what happened when a team of Florida State University researchers began looking for ways to synthesize natural products that could potentially serve as a treatment for cancer and neurological diseases.   In doing that work, Assistant Professor of […]

FSU researchers receive $3M NIH grant to explore benefits of resistance training in preventing type 2 diabetes

A multidisciplinary team of Florida State University researchers has received a $3 million National Institutes of Health grant to examine how resistance training may help older women struggling with obesity to potentially prevent Type 2 diabetes. Professors of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology Robert Hickner and Michael Ormsbee will co-lead the project, which also will include […]

FSU researchers: family ties play important role in mental health of Asian Americans

Family cohesion and regular religious attendance play a critical role in positive mental health outcomes for Asian Americans, according to new research from Florida State University. Amy L. Ai, a professor in the College of Social Work, led an interdisciplinary team that found family cohesion reduced the incidence of anxiety disorders among Asian Americans while regular religious attendance lowered their rate of substance use disorder. Family conflict increased instances of both substance use […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: June 2021  

HONORS AND AWARDS Melissa Gross, Ph.D. and Don Latham, Ph.D. (College of Communication and Information) received the 2021 Best Conference Paper Award from the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) for their paper “Is There a Social Worker in your Library?” Shuyuan Ho, Ph.D. (College of Communication and Information) received the 2021 National Science Foundation […]

FSU researchers receive NSF grant to investigate quantum effects in a potential hybrid semiconductor

A fascinating hybrid organic-inorganic compound has shown remarkable promise over the past few years as a material for light-emitting and solar devices. But while researchers have rushed to fine-tune that material’s properties, it’s possible they missed out on a lot of other unique aspects to this compound, said Florida State University Associate Professor of Physics Hanwei Gao. “People have been focused on […]

RIDER Center helps communities plan for the threats from natural disasters

In some places in Florida and around the country, there is a time before the storm and a time after. Andrew in South Florida. Michael in the Panhandle. Maria in Puerto Rico. Katrina along the Gulf Coast. These hurricanes killed many and caused billions of dollars in damage. They challenged the resilience of the communities […]