Gary K. Ostrander

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 […]

FSU receives $8 million to revive Apalachicola Bay

Initiative Funded By Economic Damages Recovered After BP Oil Spill Florida State University has been awarded nearly $8 million from Triumph Gulf Coast as part of a major 10-year initiative to restore Apalachicola Bay and revive the region’s imperiled oyster industry. The project — the Apalachicola Bay Systems Initiative — will be funded by a […]

FSU GAP awards help faculty commercialize inventions

Three teams led by Florida State University faculty members have received funding from the university to propel their pioneering research from the lab to the marketplace. The researchers have been awarded a combined pot of $110,000 following their successful pitches at the university’s biannual GAP competition, an event organized by the Office of the Vice […]

FSU researchers push creative, scientific accomplishments in 2018

Florida State University researchers pushed their work to new heights in 2018. Our faculty members were engaged in research and creative activity at the highest levels and produced extraordinary work that made international headlines. Here are some highlights of the past year. FSU Faculty Awarded $226 Million in Research Dollars Florida State University researchers brought […]

FSU names new associate vice president for research

Florida State University Vice President for Research Gary K. Ostrander has named an accomplished scholar of Latin and Greek poetry and ancient emotion as the new associate vice president for Research. FSU Professor of Classics Laurel Fulkerson will replace Associate Vice President for Research Ross Ellington, who is retiring after 38 of years at the […]

Two FSU researchers named fellows of American Association for the Advancement of Science

Two distinguished Florida State University researchers have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in recognition of their work to advance science and its application. Professor of Chemistry Thomas Albrecht-Schmitt and Professor of Biological Science Kimberly Hughes are being elevated to the rank of fellow this year for their accomplishments […]

Faculty to collide in annual interdisciplinary research event

EVENT TO BE RESCHEDULED Florida State University researchers will come together this month for the third annual Collaborative Collision, an interdisciplinary event designed to foster research partnerships in a variety of areas. “This event is a great example of how many faculty members are tackling similar problems from different perspectives,” said Vice President for Research […]

FSU faculty awarded $226M in research dollars

Florida State University researchers brought in more than $226 million in the 2018 fiscal year from federal, state and private sources to support investigations into areas such as nuclear science, climate change, the effect of deep space travel on human health and much more. This is a $16 million increase over the prior fiscal year […]

GAP awards to help FSU faculty push research into marketplace

Two teams led by Florida State University faculty members have received funding from the university to adapt pioneering research into cutting-edge commercial products. The researchers have been awarded targeted financial support following their successful presentations at FSU’s biannual GAP competition, an event organized by the Office of the Vice President for Research where entrants pitch […]

FSU welcomes National Academy of Medicine member to university

Barbara Culliton, a distinguished science journalist and elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, has joined Florida State University as a scholar in residence in the College of Communication and Information. “We are extremely excited to have Barbara Culliton joining us at FSU,” said Vice President for Research Gary K. Ostrander. “Her experience as […]

FSU center uses carbon nanotubes for big research gains

It’s stronger than steel, yet only a fraction of its weight, and has a size 10,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. It is a carbon nanotube. For more than a decade, researchers at the Florida State University High-Performance Materials Institute have been laying the groundwork for a number of prototypes involving […]

New assistant vice president to join FSU Office of Research

Vice President for Research Gary K. Ostrander has announced the appointment of Kerry Peluso as the new assistant vice president for research administration and finance to oversee the financial operations of the university’s research enterprise. “We are very excited to have an administrator of Kerry’s caliber joining our team at FSU,” Ostrander said. “Her extensive […]