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FSU researchers named Fellows of American Association for the Advancement of Science

A chemical engineer developing more environmentally friendly materials and a geologist exploring the chemistry of Earth’s carbon reservoirs are the latest Florida State University faculty members to be named Fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS. Rufina Alamo, the Simon Ostrach Professor of Engineering and a distinguished research professor of […]

FSU supports faculty moving research to the marketplace

Research to improve 3D printing algorithms, develop better materials for measuring radiation and test the effectiveness of steroid treatments all received funding from a Florida State University program that supports faculty interested in transforming their academic work into commercial ventures. FSU’s Office of the Vice President for Research awarded faculty members more than $132,000 through […]

Challenger Learning Center highlights STEM education for fifth-graders with screening of ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’

To help spark elementary school students’ interest in learning about science and technology, Leon County Schools turned to an untraditional place: the movie theater. Students from Hartsfield, Pineview and Woodville elementary schools visited the Challenger Learning Center on Friday for a screening of the “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” the sequel to the 2018 original. When […]

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering researcher named to National Academy of Inventors

A Florida State University researcher who pioneered power conversion technology has been named to the National Academy of Inventors. Fang Zheng Peng, distinguished professor in engineering, is one of 169 distinguished academic inventors who are part of this year’s NAI class. “I’m honored that the NAI would recognize my work, and I’m humbled to be […]

FAMU-FSU professor will study superfluid helium with $1.25M grant from Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

When the temperature of matter approaches absolute zero, a different type of physics takes over. Instead of classical physics — the physics you learned about in high school — quantum physics governs its behavior. For example, helium is typically a gas, but when an isotope of helium is cooled to very low temperatures, it becomes […]

FAMU-FSU Engineering, FSU Statistics researchers use artificial intelligence to analyze human work performance

Researchers from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and the Florida State University Department of Statistics are teaming up in a National Science Foundation-funded study that could help people perform better in manufacturing and other industries that rely on humans. Chiwoo Park, an associate professor in the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, and Anuj Srivastava, a professor […]

FSU faculty available to comment on aftermath of Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian left a path of destruction in its wake, and communities in Florida and elsewhere are working to rebuild in the aftermath. Florida State University faculty are available to speak to media covering post-storm recovery efforts. COMMUNITY RESILIENCE Brad Schmidt, professor, Department of Psychology schmidt@psy.fsu.edu Schmidt researches the nature, causes, treatment and prevention of […]

Center for Advanced Power Systems building tools for the future of energy

When Roger McGinnis was an officer serving on U.S. Navy ships, a problem with the onboard electrical system typically meant enduring a power outage that could last up to several hours. Now, as a director of Florida State University’s Center for Advanced Power Systems, or CAPS, McGinnis oversees an entity dedicated to finding solutions that […]

FSU researchers use combined imaging techniques to monitor stem cell therapies

When patients are treated for strokes and other neurological disorders, understanding what is happening inside the nervous system is a crucial part of treatment. Doctors rely on imaging tools such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to peer inside the body and see if interventions are helping. A Florida State University research team has found that […]

FSU professor will investigate superconductors with National Science Foundation grant

The principles of superconductivity make a variety of modern technological marvels possible. MRI machines, maglev trains and high-energy particle accelerators work because of superconductivity. FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Professor Theo Siegrist will research materials that could improve the performance of superconductors thanks to a grant of nearly $500,000 from the National Science Foundation. Superconductors move […]

Working at high speed: Associate dean makes mark in 29-year career at FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

Farrukh Alvi thought he’d spend one year, maybe two, in Tallahassee after coming to Florida State University as a postdoctoral researcher in 1993. Now, almost 30 years later, having served as a tenured faculty member, director of the Florida Center for Advanced Aero Propulsion, associate dean for research at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and […]

FSU researchers use 3D culture techniques to develop improved therapy for neurological diseases

Florida State University researchers have developed a promising strategy for producing therapeutic particles in stem cells, work that could help patients with neurological diseases such as stroke or multiple sclerosis. The technique developed by researchers from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and FSU College of Medicine combines three-dimensional growing platforms with a wave motion. The […]