Research Spotlights

  • FSU Researcher Developing New Method to Simulate Electronic Materials

    Chen Huang, Ph.D. — May 2020

     Chen Huang is an assistant professor in the Department of Scientific Computing. He works in the field of computational material science. Working with his team, Dr. Huang conducts research with the aim of developing new computational tools to perform accurate simulations of large materials that can be used for building advanced electronic devices.

  • Hurricane Simulations Help Facilitate Forecasts and Enhance Preparations

    Allison A. Wing, Ph.D. — March 2020

    Allison Wing, assistant professor in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science (EOAS), specializes in creating hurricane simulations. These simulations allow for important weather predictions and climate change studies.

  • Gulf Stream Separation Explored Through HPC

    Nico Wienders, Ph.D. — January 2020

    The separation of the Gulf Stream remains an unsolved issue in the realm of oceanography. Using RCC facilities, Nico Wienders and his colleagues conducted research that might finally help the Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science department find some answers.

  • Online Toolkits Help Provide Solutions to Family Violence

    Karen Oehme, J.D. — November 2019

    Karen Oehme, a research associate at the College of Social Work, specializes in creating online interactive training toolkits for unique populations. Under the Institute for Family Violence Studies, Dr. Oehme creates toolkits that provide knowledge on solutions to family violence and related public health issues.

  • A Glance at Numerical Simulations Using Thermo-Fluid Dynamics

    Dr. Neda Yaghoobian, Ph.D. — March 2019

    Neda Yaghoobian is a mechanical engineer who specializes in thermo-fluid dynamics. By examining airflow interactions between the ground and the atmosphere, Neda’s research could help improve the quality of certain neighborhoods and ecosystems.

  • Sentiment Analysis of the 2016 Presidential Election

    Prasad Maddumage PhD — July 2018

    Prasad Maddumage, an HPC Applications Specialist at the RCC, conducted intriguing research to examine the general public's attitudes of the 2016 US presidential election based on their tweets with the help of Carolyn Linehan who worked on the project through the UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program).

  • Examining the Emissions Riskscape of Minority Communities in the US

    Christopher Reenock, Ph.D. — May 2018

    Associate Professor in the department of Political Science at FSU, has been conducting research exploring environmental risk patterns and the implementation of environmental policy in the United States. Chris is particularly interested in seeing if state agencies are being sensitive to minority communities that face high levels of risk.

  • A Statistical Look at Harmony in Music

    Daniel Tompkins — February 2018

    FSU College of Music alumnus Daniel Tompkins used RCC resources to analyze thousands of digital music scores to discover new musical insights. Daniel hopes his research--which focused on the harmonies in songs and chords--will allow others to use his methodology to analyze more musical eras and genres.

  • Dr. Jose Mendoza-Cortes is a professor in chemical and biomedical engineering at FSU

    Artificial Photosynthesis and Nuclear Waste Research

    Dr. Jose Mendoza-Cortes — March 2017

    Check our video interview with Dr. Jose Mendoza-Cortes, an assistant professor in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering.

  • Studying Motor Speech Disorders

    Dr. Kaitlin Lansford — August 2014

    Dr. Kaitlin Lansford, an Assistant Professor at the Florida State University School of Communication Science and Disorders, is investigating the effects of perceptual training on subsequent understanding of dysarthric speech. This work has the potential to improve the communication disorder caused by dysarthria without placing extra demands on the speaker. Rather, the focus of therapy would be on improving the listener’s ability to understand disordered speech.