2023 Low Temperature Superconductor Workshop

The Low-Temperature Superconductor Workshop is marking its 40th anniversary with a gathering hosted by the MagLab at the AC Hotel by Marriott Tallahassee Universities at the Capitol in Tallahassee, May 23-25.


This invitation-only event brings together magnet builders, conductor manufacturers, and university and lab groups seeking a fundamental understanding of superconductors. Participants will discuss the latest successes and challenges in implementing conductors into magnets and developing the next generation of magnet technologies.

Student on Engineering Research Team Wins Best Poster Award at FSU Quantum Science and Engineering Symposium

Toshiaki Kanai, a graduate research student working with Wei Guo, an associate professor in mechanical engineering, won the best poster award at the Florida State University Quantum and Science Symposium. Kanai received the award for his research on a theoretical study on electron-neon qubit quantum states. 

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.

Graduate Students Win Awards at 2023 James Brooks Symposium

Four materials science and engineering graduate students from Florida State University and the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering were recently named winners of the 2023 James Brooks Symposium oral presentation competition. 

The April 21, 2023 competition was open to students in the interdisciplinary Materials Science and Engineering graduate program at the college. Each student talked about their current research. 

Team Designs First Swimming, Climbing Robot

It climbs like a gecko and freestyles when it hits the water. A feisty little robot called the AquaClimber is the latest bio-inspired robot designed by the researchers at CISCOR, the Center for Intelligent Systems, Control and Robotics lab, where inspiration comes from the natural world around us. 

“At CISCOR, we want to understand the locomotion of animals and hope to use that understanding to help us design robots,” Max Austin, a mechanical engineering student at CISCOR said.