COE Office of Associate Dean for Research
News and Updates
Message From the Associate Dean for Research
Welcome to the College of Engineering’s Associate Dean for Research site. Our purpose is to support and promote the research and creative endeavors of our faculty. In particular we are here to assist our faculty and researchers successfully compete for external support through grants and contracts. This includes helping identify (and create) opportunities, promote interdisciplinary collaborations and partnerships - across the college, our parent institutions (FAMU and FSU), nationally and globally.
We are here to assist you, below are links to a number resources that you will find useful in identifying funding opportunities, preparing and submitting proposals. However, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you in growing your research.
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External Searchable Databases
The links below provide access to searchable databases with funding opportunities. The Pivot search engine, a comprehensive source of information about global funding combined with search tools for collaborators, requires a prior registration of users with the respective research office at either FAMU or FSU.
Researchers at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering have their choice of processing their research proposals, and administering their awards, either through the FAMU Office of Sponsored Programs or through the FSU Sponsored Research Administration.
Once you have determined the institution through which your proposal will be submitted (and the award will be administered by), you may find some of the most crucial policies and procedures at the links below. If you have any pre-award and/or post-award questions, do not hesitate to contact our office.
|Florida A&M University||Florida State University|
|(Develop & Submit Proposal through FAMU)||(Develop & Submit Proposal through FSU)|
|Proposal development||SRA Staff, Forms, and Quick links|
|OSP Staff||Cost sharing at FSU|
|Cost sharing at FAMU||Proposal Elements|
|FSU database of successful proposals
(password protected; access through myFSU)
|Finding collaborators at FSU|
The Office of Proposal Development and University Libraries are partnerning to host “Research Support Office Hours”, a new drop-in consulting service from 11:30-1:30 every Tuesday. We are available to answer any questions faculty might have about the services that are available to help support their research.
This week we will be in the lobby of Foundation Building A at the Southwest Campus, and will alternate weeks with Dirac Science Library at the Main Campus. Did you know? Pivot is a tool you can use to create Funding Alerts and is one of FSU’s primary resources for identifying funding in any discipline. For more information about Pivot and other funding resources, please visit the Office of Proposal Development Funding Resources site: http://www.research.fsu.edu/opd/fundingopportunities.html
- Biomedical Imaging
- Microscopy (MRM)
- Cellular and Tissue Engineering Multi-Scale Theory, Modeling and Simulations
- Nanoscale Science and Engineering
- Plasma Reaction Engineering
- Polymers and Complex Fluids
- Renewable and Advanced Power Production
- Environmental Engineering
- Geotechnical Engineering
- Hydraulic/Water Resources Engineering
- Structural Engineering and Mechanics
- Transportation Engineering
- Signal and Image Processing
- Digital Systems
- Computer Engineering
- Electromagnetics and Optoelectronics
- Power Systems
- Advanced Materials for Energy-related Applications
- Energy Systems Applications
- Simulation and Modeling
- Affordable Composites Manufacturing
- Alternative Energy
- Applied Optimization
- Design for Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing
- Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology
- Quality Engineering
- Scalable Nano-Manufacturing
- Active and Supersonic Flow Controls
- Advanced Power and Energy Systems
- Computational Materials and Mechanics
- Intelligent Systems, Control and Robotics
- Magnet Design
- Superconductivity Materials and Applications
- Sustainable Energy
Research Centers, Institues & Labs
The Aero-Propulsion, Mechatronics and Energy (AME http://ame.fsu.edu/) 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.
The Applied Superconductivity Center (ASC) advances the science and technology of superconductivity and particularly superconductivity applications. We do this by investigating low temperature and high temperature materials through our research grants and through our collaborations with other universities, national laboratories and industry. We continually educate post-graduate, graduate and undergraduate students by our research and public service.
The Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS http://www.caps.fsu.edu/) , with funds from the Office of Naval Research, is the preeminent center for multidisciplinary research, development and education for advanced electrical power technologies serving transportation and utility systems. The Center has developed an academic-industrial consortium focused on recent advances in power semiconductors, materials, advanced controls and superconductivity applied to power system technologies.
The Center for Intelligent Systems, Control, and Robotics (CISCOR http://www.eng.fsu.edu/ciscor/), provides a cooperative approach for conducting interdisciplinary research in the automated systems area. The Center's goal is to provide a means for the state of Florida to achieve national recognition in the area of automated systems with application in such areas as robotics, process optimization, aerospace control, image processing, power systems, and structural control. With major collaboration from defense agencies, the Center focuses on the development and implementation of automated systems technology for transfer to entities capable of sustaining Florida's economic growth for both private enterprise and government sectors.
The Energy Research at College of Engineering faculty members have engaged in many energy-related research topics ranging from batteries to green building technology. They have worked collaboratively with fellow researchers all over the world in many multidisciplinary research centers by establishing state-of-the-art facilities and organizing educational and outreach activities.
The Energy and Sustainability Center (ESC http://esc.fsu.edu/) (formerly SESEC) 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 into the atmosphere is of paramount importance.
The Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion (FCAAP http://www.fcaap.com/) was recently formed to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving and highly competitive aerospace industry. The Center objectives are to help train and sustain the much needed, highly skilled workforce; to design and develop new technologies and products required to help sustain the aerospace industry; and to transition the technology to applications in a timely and efficient manner.
The Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM http://eng.fsu.edu/freedmsc/) 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.
The High-Performance Materials Institute (HPMI http://www.hpmi.net/) is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in developing cost-effective high-performance composite materials and systems.
The Institute for Energy systems, Economics and Sustainability (IESES http://www.ieses.fsu.edu/), a research and policy group established earlier this year at The Florida State University to address sustainability and alternative power issues, has announced $6.5 million in grant awards for research in the areas of fuel cycles, governance and energy delivery systems.