Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion

‘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 to welcome supersonic wind tunnel experts for global meeting

Florida State University will host the 128th semi-annual meeting of the Supersonic Tunnel Association International this week to help boost collaboration and research within the community of high-speed aerospace researchers. About 80 scientists from the global aerospace community are expected to attend. “It’s a great honor to welcome these scientists to Florida State University,” said […]

FSU names new director of Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion

Florida State University Vice President for Research Gary K. Ostrander has named FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Professor Lou Cattafesta the new director of the Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion. “I cannot think of a better choice to lead FCAAP into the future,” Ostrander said. “Lou’s excellent scholarship and experience as a researcher, teacher and mentor […]