Faculty

NASA selects FAMU-FSU College of Engineering to help develop sustainable aviation system

Researchers at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering will help NASA develop the future of sustainable aviation as part of a five-year, $10 million project. FAMU-FSU Professor of Mechanical Engineering Louis Cattafesta will lead a team in developing a hybrid electric power system that uses turboelectric generators and fuel cells. The system is powered by hydrogen […]

FSU psychologist receives 1.8M NIH grant to study eating disorders, obesity

When it comes to treating eating disorders and tackling obesity, scientists know the brain holds the keys to unlocking answers to the most intriguing questions. Now, with help from a new National Institutes of Health grant, a Florida State University researcher is studying occurrences in specific regions of the brain that motivate us to reach […]

Two years of COVID-19: Experts available to comment on drug development, hospitality

The first COVID cases in the United States were confirmed in early 2020. Since then, the pandemic has raised questions about health care, education, civil rights and responsibilities and more. Florida State University experts are available to talk about the effort to develop vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 and the effects of the pandemic on […]

A slam dunk: FSU researchers take on the science of basketball

With Selection Sunday nearly upon us, the sports world is primed for March Madness. Who will be this year’s Cinderella story? Who will go home early? And which teams will make it to the Final Four? Florida State University Associate Professor of Physics Hanwei Gao and Assistant Professor of Sport Management David Pifer break down […]

FSU College of Medicine research advances understanding of DNA repair

A Florida State University College of Medicine researcher has made a discovery that alters our understanding of how the body’s DNA repair process works and may lead to new chemotherapy treatments for cancer and other disorders. The fact that DNA can be repaired after it has been damaged is one of the great mysteries of […]

Expert available to comment on age and gender for Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month in the United States has grown from its origins in the 1970s into a month-long celebration of women’s accomplishments. Florida State University Professor Anne Barrett can speak to reporters covering Women’s History Month about how gender and age intersect in different ways for men and women. Anne Barrett, professor, Department of Sociology […]

FSU Mathematics to host international conference on sensitivity analysis methods

The Florida State University Department of Mathematics will host the 10th International Conference on Sensitivity Analysis of Model Output from March 14-16 at the Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center. The SAMO conference, held every three years, is dedicated to advances in research on sensitivity analysis methods and their interdisciplinary applications. Sensitivity analysis […]

Expert available to discuss Supreme Court nominee confirmation process

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson is moving through the confirmation process to potentially replace Justice Stephen Breyer on the nation’s highest court. Jackson, currently a judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, would be the first Black woman to serve on the court. FSU College of Law […]

FSU Department of Mathematics among top U.S. producers of doctoral degrees

Over the last 20 years, the number of doctorates awarded in mathematics by U.S. institutions has nearly doubled, according to recently published data from the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED). Florida State University is among the top contributors to that exceptional growth. In the January edition of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society, Florida […]

Turning up the heat: FSU researcher focuses on process steps to expand solar cell capabilities

In a new study, a Florida State University researcher illuminates the fundamental properties of a process used to make better solar cells, giving scientists knowledge about how to further fine-tune that work and build more efficient devices. “This is building upon our goal to build better solar cells from new materials,” said FSU Assistant Professor […]

Integrity of the sport: FSU expert available to discuss Olympic figure skating scandal

With 15-year-old Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva under the world’s microscope for her alleged use of a banned substance, the outcomes of the team competition and potentially the women’s competition may be in doubt. Florida State University’s renowned experts are available to discuss the use of banned substances in athletic competitions with the news media. […]

Florida State University awarded $27M federal education research laboratory

The Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) at Florida State University has won a $27 million, five-year contract to operate the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) for the Southeastern United States. The REL program includes 10 regional labs funded through the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. The labs are designed to bridge the […]