FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

National Science Foundation awards FSU chemical engineer more than $1 million for bacteria research

A FAMU-FSU College of Engineering researcher has received more than $1 million to investigate bacteria-related dynamics in one of two new projects supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF has awarded two research grants totaling more than $1 million to support investigations that have the potential to impact societal health by supporting new […]

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering moves up to second among Florida engineering schools

College Reaches Top 40 Nationally in 2021 U.S. News Rankings The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering vaulted 51 spots to reach No. 69 among all doctoral granting undergraduate engineering schools in the U.S. and 37 spots to No. 40 among public universities, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. The improvement ranks the joint […]

FSU communication, engineering researchers awarded grant to study natural disaster response

When Hurricane Michael devastated rural inland communities in the Florida Panhandle in 2018, public libraries played a critical role in the natural disaster response. It also exposed the need for improved upon procedures and policies for public libraries responding to natural disasters. Now, Florida State University College of Communication & Information Professor and Associate Dean […]

FSU funding helps researchers turn inventions into business ideas

A faster way to make test samples for the automotive and aerospace industries, an improved method for producing a wound-healing therapy and the development of an environmentally friendly X-ray material all earned funding from a Florida State University program that helps researchers bring their work to the marketplace. FSU’s Office of the Vice President for […]

Michelle Grand

When considering a college to pursue a civil engineering degree, Michelle Grand knew exactly what she was looking for, and she found it at Florida State University. A small-school feel, inclusive environment, a diverse student body and bountiful opportunities outside the classroom were at the top of Grand’s list as she considered what school she’d […]

Engineering researchers harness wind data to help meet energy needs in Florida

Florida is one of several states in the Southeast where wind energy is virtually nonexistent, which is one reason wind farms have not been an economically viable energy source in the region. But a new study from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering shows how upcoming technological advances could make wind energy a hot commodity in […]

FAMU and FSU researchers land $500K NSF grant for bio-adhesive study

Florida A&M and Florida State Universities are leveraging their unique partnership through the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering to create more learning opportunities for underrepresented students in engineering while also making improvements to existing medical applications. Researchers from the college, in collaboration with the FSU College of Medicine, have received a $500,000 grant from the National […]

FSU researchers find access to mental health facilities in Florida varies

The demand for mental health services may be growing, but access to these facilities is still a challenge for many Floridians, Florida State University researchers found. In a study published in Transportation Research Part D, researchers from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and the FSU Department of Geography analyzed how long it takes people across […]

FSU researchers develop innovative technique for 3D printing using magnets

Researchers from Florida State University’s High-Performance Materials Institute and the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering have developed and investigated a new technique for 3D printing that could produce much stronger materials that could be used in a variety of engineering applications. In a paper published in the journal Additive Manufacturing, recent engineering doctoral graduate Mahuparna Roy […]

Fundamentals of physics help FSU engineers study mysteries of termite mounds

When FAMU-FSU Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Neda Yaghoobian looks at a termite mound, she sees more than a pile of dirt. She sees an engineered structure. Termite mounds, with their odd shapes, are designed naturally by termites to provide livable spaces for their residents — just like human-designed buildings. Yaghoobian and her students are […]

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 […]

FAMU-FSU researcher awarded NSF funding for COVID-19 impact on municipal solid waste management facilities

A FAMU-FSU College of Engineering researcher is studying the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on municipal solid waste management systems with the help of a  Rapid Response Research grant from the National Science Foundation.  “There has been a lack of understanding of how the COVID-19 pandemic affects our waste management industry,” Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Juyeong Choi said.  Choi and fellow researcher, Professor of Civil Engineering Tarek Abichou, will examine waste-management system-related […]