Using 3D models to investigate bacteria movement

The spiral-shaped bacteria Helicobacter pylori are common and troublesome.

More than 13 percent of Americans have an H. pylori infection, although rates vary with age, race and socioeconomic status. The microorganism uses its corkscrew-like tail to power forward through viscous fluids such as stomach mucus. When it arrives at the epithelium of the stomach wall, it can cause everything from ulcers to cancer.

First-Year FSU Engineering Doctoral Student Receives 2023 NDSEG Fellowship to Study Advanced Materials

First-year Florida State University engineering doctoral student Gary Germanton recently received the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship, considered one of the nation’s most prestigious honors for graduate students beginning their studies. 

Germanton is studying chemical engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and does his research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) in collaboration with researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

College Awards Night Celebrates Engineering’s People and Accomplishments

On April 7, the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering honored outstanding faculty and staff at the annual College Awards Night Banquet at the Capital City Country Club in Tallahassee, Florida. Ditching their sneakers, the engineering campus community celebrated the success of their students and peers on a warm night of fellowship.
The awards recognize employees who go above and beyond their day-to-day duties to serve the engineering campus community. Students from several top senior design teams were also honored at the event.        

The Haber-Bosch (HB) process, invented by Fritz Haber and Karl Bosch in 1914, is currently responsible for the large- scale production of ammonia (NH3) fertilizer and is used to supply fertilizer to an estimated 50% of the world’s food production. The process is largely responsible for the population boom from about 1 billion in the early 1900s, to approximately 8 billion today.

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Team 106 L to R: Gunar Harman, Luke Mason, Miguel Brinon, Roberto Machorro, Rene Jenks