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$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 […]

National MagLab creates world-record magnetic field with small, compact coil

A novel magnet half the size of a cardboard toilet tissue roll usurped the title of “world’s strongest magnetic field” from the metal titan that had held it for two decades at the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. And, its makers say, we ain’t seen nothing yet: By packing an exceptionally high-field […]

FSU art and engineering students collaborate on kid-friendly project for local nonprofit

Engineering and art students might have more in common than people think. This spring, Florida State University brought students from the two disciplines together for a Mechatronic Art class, where they collaborated to design interactive stations for a creative play lab at The Sharing Tree, a local nonprofit. Mechatronics is an engineering field that brings […]

FSU-developed foam could offer NFL players powerful protection against head injuries

A next-generation foam technology developed by engineers at Florida State University could soon be a key component in safer and more effective football helmets, thanks to a new grant from the National Football League’s Play Smart. Play Safe. health and safety initiative. The technology, called auxetic foam, was invented by Changchun Zeng, an associate professor […]

A social equation: Engineering researcher uses network science to understand how materials work

Network science is how mathematicians and software designers construct complicated social networks like Facebook. But a group of Florida State University researchers has found that these equations can tell engineers a lot about the composition of different materials. Using network science — part of a larger mathematical field called graph theory — FAMU-FSU Professor of […]

FSU investment in high-performance microscope will take research to next level

Florida State University is the new owner of a sophisticated ion beam microscope that will allow materials science researchers to conduct a variety of experiments on the tiniest materials. The purchase of the focused ion beam microscope — also known as a FIB — is a strategic investment in the university’s materials and nanomanufacturing research […]

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, Air Force Research Laboratory celebrate new partnership

Multiyear Grant Will Support STEM Education The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and researchers and engineers from Eglin Air Force Base celebrated the beginning of a new partnership Monday to train undergraduate students in areas critical to the U.S. Air Force. The Air Force Research Laboratory at Eglin will fund a $400,000 grant to create the […]

Climbing high: FSU robotics researchers look to cockroaches to understand what it means to run up walls

The way animals walk, jump, run and climb is an endless source of fascination for researchers. That includes robotics researchers who are taking inspiration from biology to build some of the fastest, most efficient robots — ones that could climb a 100-foot building in under a minute. Researchers from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Jonathan […]

Researchers at FAMU-FSU Engineering use metric specific technology to keep seniors safer on the road

A FAMU-FSU College of Engineering research team is taking a hard look at car crashes involving drivers 65 and older to see if infrastructure changes could be made to keep that population safer. Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Eren Ozguven and graduate student Mehmet Baran Ulak published a new study in the journal Accident Analysis […]

Bringing engineering to the masses through reality TV

Hashtags were created in his honor and an entire cult following has blossomed around a new engineering professor at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. Christian Hubicki, a newly hired Florida State University robotics researcher in mechanical engineering at the joint college, is an international name — and not just because he’s the fan-favorite castaway on […]

A sweet tooth: Cells using sugar for metabolic process may fight inflammation

New research by a team from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering has discovered that a type of adult stem cell found in a variety of tissues can be manipulated to enhance tissue regeneration and potentially treat inflammatory diseases. Teng Ma, chair of the FAMU-FSU Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, and graduate student Xuegang Yuan […]