FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

Remote sensing research improves hurricane response

Safe and uninterrupted road travel is crucial in the aftermath of storms so that people can access medical treatment, downed power lines can be removed and communities can begin a return to normalcy. Researchers with the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering’s Resilient Infrastructure and Disaster Response (RIDER) Center are investigating better ways to predict where road-clogging […]

Building a better quantum bit: New qubit breakthrough could transform quantum computing

You are no doubt viewing this article on a digital device whose basic unit of information is the bit, either 0 or 1. Scientists worldwide are racing to develop a new kind of computer based on the use of quantum bits, or qubits, which can simultaneously be 0 and 1 and could one day solve […]

Focus on the Gulf event tackles big challenges in the Gulf region

Students and scholars from Florida State University and Florida A&M University met on April 7 for “Focus on the Gulf,” the first collaborative event in the FAMU and FSU Gulf Scholars Programs. The programs support students from the two universities who are interested in exploring social, economic, environmental and justice-related challenges facing the Gulf of […]

FAMU-FSU researchers improve 3D printing quality by sharing data among machines

Researchers at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering are improving 3D printing technology by teaching machines to learn from each other. In a new study published in the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, researchers showed how data from one printer can be used by other machines to improve […]

$1.8M NIH grant to fund new treatment for stroke patients

The National Institutes of Health is funding a $1.8 million project led by a researcher at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering that will use artificially grown, simplified mini-organs to create medicine that targets brain cells damaged by stroke. The research team will use stem cells to create miniature organs that resemble human brains. From those […]

FSU continues to shine in latest U.S. News Graduate School rankings

Florida State University’s graduate and professional programs continue to rank among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.” Twenty graduate programs and specialties at FSU are ranked in the top 25 among public universities, according to the publication’s annual rankings released March 29. Programs […]

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 […]

Everglades Foundation awards FAMU-FSU civil engineers fellowship to study climate change

The Everglades Foundation awarded two FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and RIDER Center faculty members a fellowship to collaborate on a new study that explores the impact of climate change on the Everglades. Existing infrastructure in the Everglades that was built with old climate models in mind may not be suited for the challenges that future […]

The garbage man: Professor develops methods to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from landfills

Most people think about trash for 30 seconds a week — the amount of time it takes them to bring their garbage bin to the curb. Tarek Abichou has spent three decades focused on it. As executive director of the Resilient Infrastructure and Disaster Response (RIDER) Center and a professor of civil and environmental engineering […]

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering announces 5-Year, $750K collaboration with Danfoss Turbocor

Florida A&M University President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., joined Florida State University President Richard D. McCullough, Ph.D., Thursday to announce a $750,000, five-year agreement with Danfoss Turbocor to fund scholarships and provide research opportunities for faculty and students at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering (COE). “The relationship between the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and Danfoss Turbocor […]

FAMU-FSU researcher combines climate change and land use data to predict watershed impact

When rain falls, it picks up pollution from streets, farms and other manmade features as it winds toward the ocean. In the Broad Run watershed of Loudoun County, Virginia, runoff travels through an increasingly urbanized landscape before reaching the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay. In 2000, fewer than 170,000 people lived in the county. […]

Challenger Learning Center executive to step down after 20 years of service

Florida A&M University and Florida State University announced today that Michelle Personette, the executive director of Tallahassee’s Challenger Learning Center (CLC), will step down on Feb.  3, 2022. Personette has led the center, which is the K-12 STEM outreach facility of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, since 2004. Prior to that, she served as its […]