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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 […]

‘Top Gun’ research: FSU’s FCAAP innovates at high speed for Florida’s aerospace industry

Walking out of the latest “Top Gun” movie, you might remember the iconic catchphrase, “I feel the need for speed.” Tom Cruise made the phrase famous in the original 1986 movie, but in real life, it’s scientists and engineers who are pushing the limits of aerodynamics. Take it from Rajan Kumar, director of the Florida […]

FSU researchers expand understanding of vortex spread in superfluids

An international team of scientists featuring Florida State University researchers has developed a model that predicts the spread of vortices in so-called superfluids, work that provides new insight into the physics that govern turbulence in quantum fluid systems such as superfluid neutron stars. In a paper published in Physical Review Letters, the researchers created a […]

Shine a light: New research shows how low-energy light can bend plastic

A team of Florida State University researchers has uncovered a way to use low-energy light to manipulate photopolymers or plastic films — a finding that has implications for a wide range of technologies that use light as an energy source to create shape-shifting structures. The research is published in the journal ACS Applied Polymer Materials […]

Record number of FSU faculty win prestigious NSF CAREER awards

Seven Florida State University researchers have earned the National Science Foundation’s prestigious CAREER awards, which recognize up-and-coming researchers and help recipients build their research and teaching portfolios. The award provides funding for the researchers’ labs and gives them an opportunity to work closely with NSF staff on developing their professional endeavors. Seven recipients marks a […]

FAMU-FSU Engineering students design four-legged lunar robot for NASA’s BIG Idea Challenge

Ever watch a cockroach scurry about, with its flat armored body that slips though cracks and then flies through the air? Before you swat that pesky creature, you might want to think about the engineering feat that insect just accomplished. That’s what Jonathan Clark does; it’s kind of a thing for the FAMU-FSU College of […]

The Big Story: May 31, 2022

Florida A&M University and Florida State University have announced Suvranu De as the next dean of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. De is currently the J. Erik Jonsson ’22 Distinguished Professor of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he serves as head of the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering and director of the Center for Modeling, Simulation, and Imaging in Medicine. His […]

FSU Expert Pitch: FAMU-FSU College of Engineering center pushes preparation for storm season

With the start of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season, the Resilience Infrastructure and Disaster Response Center at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering is encouraging individuals to take the necessary steps to prepare. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration projects above-average activity for the season, which begins June 1. The RIDER faculty and staff have created […]