FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

Superfuids may merge via corkscrew mechanism

Scientists at the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory have made a discovery in fluid dynamics that is truly worth uncorking a bottle of fine wine. Wei Guo, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, and MagLab graduate research assistant Toshiaki Kanai published a new study in the […]

FSU researchers use mechanical engineering, scientific computing and forestry to better understand prescribed burns

In the effort to mitigate destructive wildfires, wildland managers often fight those uncontrolled fires with prescribed fire — carefully controlled burns to safely eliminate the vegetation that piles up on forest floors and adds to potential fuel. Prescribed fires are an important tool for managing fire-prone landscapes, but they come with a cost. Fire makes […]

FSU Research: Microwave treatment is an inexpensive way to clean heavy metals from treated sewage

A team of Florida State University researchers studying new methods to remove toxic heavy metals from biosolids — the solid waste left over after sewage treatment — found the key is a brief spin through a microwave. The method removed three times the amount of lead from biosolids compared to conventional means and could reduce […]

FSU researchers develop thin heat shield for superfast aircraft

The world of aerospace increasingly relies on carbon fiber reinforced polymer composites to build the structures of satellites, rockets and jet aircraft. But the life of those materials is limited by how they handle heat. A team of FAMU-FSU College of Engineering researchers from Florida State University’s High-Performance Materials Institute is developing a design for […]

High-tech foam offers new tool for developing stem cells

Two Florida State University researchers are developing a high-tech material currently used in athletic equipment and prosthetics into a special tool to better develop stem cells. The work could improve drug screening, disease modeling, precision medicine and cell therapy. FAMU-FSU College of Engineering researchers Yan Li, an associate professor in chemical and biomedical engineering, and […]

FSU recognizes 2019 Jim Moran Scholarship recipients

Florida State University recognized freshmen Kiara Guerrier and Alejandro Robins as 2019 Jim Moran Scholars Wednesday. Jim Moran Foundation Chairman and President Jan Moran and FSU President John Thrasher celebrated the scholars during a private reception held at the Jim Moran Building in downtown Tallahassee. Each year, the Jim Moran Foundation and FSU recognize two […]

FSU, Georgia Tech researchers partner to make direct current practical in high power applications

Direct current (DC) powers flashlights, smartphones and electric cars, but major power users depend on alternating current (AC), which cycles on and off 60 times per second. Among the reasons: AC is simple to turn off when there’s a problem – known as a fault – such as a tree falling on a power line. […]

DARPA taps engineering researcher for prestigious young faculty award

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Assistant Professor Kourosh Shoele has spent the early stages of his career going with the flow. That is, in the eight years since receiving his doctorate from the University of California San Diego, he’s conducted extensive research on the interactions between fluid and solid structures — or flow interactions — in […]

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering recognized nationally for diversity, inclusion efforts

The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering earned a Bronze award and Exemplar status from the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) in the inaugural year of the ASEE Diversity Recognition Program. The college is one of only two engineering programs in Florida to earn the distinctions. “This is a fantastic achievement for the FAMU-FSU College of […]

$3.3 million NIH grant to fund MagLab research

With a new grant from the National Institutes of Health, researchers at the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory will study the main mechanism behind one of the top causes of disability: migraines. The $3.3 million, five-year grant continues a collaboration that includes Sam Grant, a MagLab researcher and associate professor in the […]

Taking charge: Researchers team up to make better batteries

A Florida State University and Cornell University research team found that batteries built from inexpensive and safe components can deliver three to four times the punch of batteries built with today’s state-of-the-art lithium ion technology. The researchers’ work is published today in Nature Communications. A. Nijamudheen, a postdoctoral researcher at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, and […]