FSU associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry Eugene DePrince will lead the project team, which includes collaborators from Virginia Tech, University of Washington, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Chemistry and Biochemistry
A project to develop better solar cells, a new treatment for delivering medicine to the brain and a method for detecting viral and genetic mutations were among the projects that received funding from a Florida State University program that helps researchers develop their academic work into commercial enterprises.
Florida State University officials broke ground Monday on an $88 million building that will serve as a collaborative space for researchers from a variety of fields focused on creating and advancing new materials.
Florida State University officials will break ground on the new Interdisciplinary Research and Commercialization Building in Innovation Park. The 116,000-square-foot building is designed to facilitate interactions in common lab space, core facilities and strategically placed collaboration spaces.
Two faculty members in the Florida State University College of Arts and Sciences have been awarded funding to continue their innovative research into the causes of and treatments for cancer.
Over the past 100 years, plastics and polymers have changed the way the world operates, from airplanes and automobiles to computers and cell phones — nearly all of which are composed of fossil fuel-based compounds. A Florida State University research team’s discovery of a new plastic derived from pine sap has the potential to be a gamechanger for new sustainable materials.
Sometimes the path to tackle one question in science leads to an answer on a totally different question. That is what happened when a team of Florida State University researchers began looking for ways to synthesize natural products that could potentially serve as a treatment for cancer and neurological diseases.
Mike Shatruk is a Cottrell Family Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, part of the College of Arts and Sciences. Shatruk has been teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses at Florida State for 14 years and serves as a research mentor and lead lab researcher for Shatruk Research Group.
The Florida State University Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry is launching a new initiative designed to help underrepresented students achieve a master’s degree and then move on to a doctoral program. The Bridge program, funded by the American Chemical Society, is being introduced this summer.
Pollution from miniscule pieces of plastic, or microplastics, have been a growing concern for scientists, public health advocates and environmentalists as these nondegradable items have increasingly made their way into waterways and even the air we breathe.
Ahmed Kenawy is a senior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, within the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, with minors in biological science and mathematics, all part of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Air conditioners, refrigerators and other machines that heat and cool work with a simple premise. Pressure is applied to a gaseous refrigerant to turn it into a liquid state and then removed again so cold air is released. That cycle repeats. But it isn’t the most efficient or environmentally friendly process. And now, researchers from Florida State University and University of Barcelona have developed a process with magnets that could potentially create a better, faster, non-volatile cooling system.