FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

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 […]

Seven FSU students win prestigious NSF graduate fellowships

Seven Florida State University students have received the highly competitive Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation.   The fellowship program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees.   “Florida State has extraordinary students who are the next generation of faculty […]

Early career faculty win prestigious NSF award

Three Florida State University faculty members have received the CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for significant early career achievements in research and teaching.   The CAREER award is one of the most prestigious awards granted to junior faculty by the NSF. It supports scholars in the early stages of their careers and helps them […]

FSU electrical engineering student earns Department of Defense SMART Scholarship

A Florida State University graduate student at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering has been unstoppable these days. Jackie Jermyn’s research on mobile robot navigation has led the young scholar on a path that has earned her a prestigious SMART Scholarship from the Department of Defense (DoD), which will fully fund her doctoral studies for the […]

FAMU-FSU Engineering students adapt to COVID-19 challenges

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering student Melanie Munroe was working hard to meet the demands of creating a senior design project prototype when the news of COVID-19 hit the nation.  She and her team were developing a device to prevent human trafficking when the college was closed to help control the spread of the virus. The team, […]

FSU Research: Repurposing straw lets farmers grow more food with less water and fertilizer

A growing population needs more food. But the methods used to feed people, like land converted for farming and greater use of fertilizers, can lower biodiversity and jeopardize the sustainability of agricultural ecosystems. As the climate warms, irrigating crops will also become more challenging. Scientists are looking for better ways to feed the planet. Gang […]

FSU experts explain how chemical and biomedical engineers help the fight against coronavirus

From the cleaning solutions disinfecting kitchen counters to the ventilators helping keep patients alive, chemical and biomedical engineers have a big role to play in humanity’s efforts to fight COVID-19. The opportunity to help society is what engineering is all about, said Bruce Locke, a distinguished research professor of chemical and biomedical engineering at the […]