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FAMU-FSU College of Engineering - 2016

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

CHEMICAL & Biomedical Engineering

Multiscale Theory, Modeling and Simulation
Nanoscience and Engineering
Plasma Reaction Engineering
Polymers and Complex Fluids
Biomass Conversion

Chemical and BIOMEDICAL Engineering

Biomedical Imaging
Cellular and Tissue Engineering

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Structural Design, Geotechnical Engineering, Hydraulics, Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management,Intelligent Transportation Systems, Pavement Engineering and Management

ELECTRICAL & Computer Engineering

Control Systems and Robotics, Electromagnetics and Photonics, Electronic Materials and Devices, High Performance Control Systems and Robotics, Electromagnetics and Photonics, Electronic Materials and Devices, High Performance Computing, Information Processing and Transmission, Optoelectronics and Optical Systems, Traffic Engineering, Power Systems.Signal and Image Processing, Special Purpose Architectures, Sensor Networking

Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

Nano Materials Processing, Affordable Composites Manufacturing, Design for Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing, Quality Engineering, Applied Optimization, Data Mining,Multifunctional Materials Development, Scalable Nanomanufacturing and Nanomaterials Manufacturing, Modeling and Simulation for Materials Processing, Variations Prediction, Control and Reduction.

Mechanical Engineering

Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics, Combustion, Control and Robotics, Modular Robotic Control, Materials Engineering,Cryogenics, Magnet Design, High-temperature superconductivity materials, Supersonic flow applications and control, Sustainable energy, Smart materials.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Center for Acessibility and Safety for an Aging Population

The center focuses on four interdisciplinary areas:
•Accessibility and community connectivity among older adults
•Human factors affecting the older population, especially regarding acceptance of emerging technologies
•Geometric design research, especially regarding elder crash mitigation
•Health, wellness and safety of seniors as it relates to multimodal transportation and emergency operations

Center for Advanced Power Systems

The Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS) is a multidisciplinary research center organized to perform basic and applied research to advance the field of power systems technology. CAPS emphasis is on application to electric utility, defense and transportation, as well as developing an education program to train the next generation of power systems engineers. The research focuses on electric power systems modeling and simulation, power electronics and machines, control systems, thermal management, high temperature superconductor characterization and electrical insulation research.
CAPS has developed a unique test and demonstration facility with one of the largest real-time digital power systems simulators along with 5 MW test beds for AC and DC hardware in the loop simulation. The Center is supported by a research team comprised of dedicated and highly skilled researchers, scientists, faculty, engineers, and students, recruited from across the globe, with strong representation from both the academic/research community and industry.

Center for Applied Superconductivity

The Applied Superconductivity Center is a multidisciplinary research center that sits at the interface of the science and the applications of superconductivity. Historically it has occupied itself with the global design of large magnet systems, including their cooling and the superconductor. In recent years, it has concentrated on the understanding and application of superconductors for magnets, electric power applications and for superconducting radio frequency uses. The center personnel have made major contributions to all of the present materials used for magnets: Nb-Ti, Nb3Sn, (Bi,Pb)2Sr2Ca2Cu3Ox, YBa2Cu3O7-x and MgB2 and have graduated over 100 students and postdocs who are widely distributed around the community. The Center is highly collaborative with industry, the national laboratories and academia and has been well supported over many years by several arms of the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation and others. It celebrated its 25th year in 2006 and also moved from the University of Wisconsin to become a division of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and the College of Engineering at Florida State University.

Center for Areo-Propulsion, Mechatronics and Energy

The Aero-Propulsion, Mechatronics and Energy (AME Center at the Florida State University will focus on the development of transformational research programs to foster cross-cutting technologies while integrating with exemplary educational and professional training programs.

Center for Energy and Sustainability

The Energy & Sustainability Center (ESC) is set up to address the most challenging energy issues related to the use of alternative energy through the development of innovative solutions for consumers and industry. In particular, the need for energy systems that have much lower emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse materials to the atmosphere is of paramount importance. This center will help to develop a portfolio of pre-commercial research programs to explore reliable, affordable, safe and clean energy technologies of the future. A key objective of ESC is to encourage future commercial application of the technologies that flow from the research. The center will apply its expertise in technology transfer to make sure that society at large benefits from its research.

Center for Future Renewable Electrical Energy Delivery and Management Systems

The Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM Systems Center, headquartered on North Carolina State University's Centennial Campus, is one of the latest Gen-III Engineering Research Centers (ERC) established by the National Science Foundation in 2008. The FREEDM Systems Center will partner with universities, industry, and national laboratories in 28 states and nine countries to develop technology to revolutionize the nation's power grid and speed renewable electric-energy technologies into every home and business.

Center for High Performance Materials Institute

The High-Performance Materials Institute (HPMI) is recognized nationally and
internationally as a leader in developing cost-effective high-performance
composites nanocomposites and other multifunctional materials.. HPMI operates the Florida Research Site of Center for Advanced
Polymer and Composite Engineering - an NSF Industry/University Cooperative
Research Center, and the Center of Excellence in Advanced Materials - a
Florida Board of Governors Center of Excellence. Specifically, HPMI
researchers focus their efforts on the following three major activities: 1.
conducting a broad range of research and integration to improve the
performance and affordability of advanced composite materials, nanomaterials, components, subsystems and structures; 2. expanding the pool of well-trained engineers
and scientists for a technology sector of national and global significance;
and 3. working with tech transfer and economic development professionals in
transferring and commercializing composites and nanomaterials technology and increasing
economic impact.

Center for Intelligent Systems, Control, and Robotics

The formation of the Center for Intelligent Systems, Control, and Robotics (CISCOR) represents a cooperative approach for conducting interdisciplinary research in the automated systems area across four departments (Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical and Civil) in the College of Engineering. The Center's goal is to provide a means for the State of Florida to achieve national prominence in the area of automated systems and to assume a leadership role in the State of Florida's technology of the future. In particular, the center will focus on the development and implementation of technologies related to Intelligent Systems, Control, and Robotics.

Florida Center for Advanced Areo-Propulsion

From cutting-edge research to practical applications the Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion (FCAAP) can meet the needs of today’s rapidly evolving aerospace industry. The Center’s objectives are to train a highly skilled aerospace workforce, and to design and develop new technologies and products based on industry requirements. In addition to its innovative facilities and resources, FCAAP boasts an interdisciplinary research team with extensive expertise in a multitude of areas including aeronautics, aerospace, propulsion and space sciences. FCAAP is headquartered at the Florida State University, joined by the University of Florida, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and the University of Central Florida. It is this unique four-university partnership that allows the Center to provide such diverse research capabilities.

Institute for Energy Systems, Economics and Sustanability

The Institute for Energy Systems, Economics and Sustainability at The Florida State University is an essential component of Florida’s leadership in sustainable energy. Here scholarly basic research and analysis in engineering, science, infrastructure, governance and the related social dimensions are all designed to further a sustainable energy economy. The Institute unites researchers from the disciplines of engineering, natural sciences, law, urban and regional planning geography, and economics to address sustainability and alternative power issues in the context of global climate change.

National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

Materials properties and processes in high magnetic fields; magnet design and development; materials development, superconductors and cryogenics, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.