Gang Chen

New climate model helps researchers better predict water needs

New research from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering combines climate and land use projections to predict water availability, information that is crucial for the preparations of resource managers and land-use planners. “This research presented a new method that can be used to generate future climate data for the existing hydrological models,” said Gang Chen, a […]

FSU Research: Repurposing straw lets farmers grow more food with less water and fertilizer

A growing population needs more food. But the methods used to feed people, like land converted for farming and greater use of fertilizers, can lower biodiversity and jeopardize the sustainability of agricultural ecosystems. As the climate warms, irrigating crops will also become more challenging. Scientists are looking for better ways to feed the planet. Gang […]

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 […]

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering researchers net $1.2M grant for climate change study

A FAMU-FSU College of Engineering researcher is exploring how the changes people make to the land through farming and development affect the planet’s climate. Gang Chen, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, received a $1.18 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to examine the larger question of […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: April 2018

HONORS AND AWARDS Matthew Goldmark, Ph.D. (Modern Languages and Linguistics) received the “Best Journal Article by a Junior Scholar” award from the Latin American Studies Association’s (LASA) Colonial Section for his article “Reading Habits: Catalina de Erauso and the Subjects of Early Modern Spanish Gender and Sexuality,” a study of the famed “Lieutenant Nun,” Catalina […]