The Aero-Propulsion, Mechatronics and Energy (AME) Center at the Florida State University focuses on the development of transformational research programs to foster cross-cutting technologies while integrating with exemplary educational and professional training programs. The synergistic assimilation of these three interdisciplinary groups of aero-propulsion, mechatronics and energy is based on the past records of for these groups to build successful partnership, recent research accomplishments and the prospect of developing university-produced innovations ready to transition to commercial applications with national and global significance.

Additionally, AME Center is serving as the local hub for the FSU Southwest Campus by linking all neighboring research centers, including as NHMFL, CAPS, HPMI, IESES, ASC, through the coordination of cross-disciplinary research, educational and outreach activities. The long-term educational, research and economic benefits of the proposed interdisciplinary AME integration are derived from

  1. The advancement of knowledge and discovery otherwise not possible with individual researchers working alone
  2. The enhancement of human capital by organizing professional development program, educational curricula and outreach activities for the cultivation of well-trained, highly skilled workforce
  3. The creation of pioneering innovations with long-term economic impacts through the promotion of entrepreneurship and successful commercialization of new technologies

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News, Recent & Upcoming Events

US-China Bilateral Workshop, 16th-21st February 2014

Workshop on Materials for Energy Production, Conversion, Storage and Utilization.

REU 2014

NSF research experience for undergraduates.

Multi-Physics of Active Sytems and Structures.

For more info, visit -> www.eng.fsu.edu/reu-mass

AME Newsletter, 2013
Fluid Mechanics Workshop, Fall 2013

Fluid Mechanics Research: A Histrorical Review, Current Challenges and Future Perspectives.

Electrical and computer engineering professor named Sprint Eminent Scholar Chair

Spring 2013
"It is with great pleasure that I announce the approval by Florida State University President Eric Barron of Dr. Jim Zheng as the Sprint Eminent Scholar Chair," said Engineering's Dean Yaw D. Yeboah. "This honor is in recognition of Dr. Zheng's...

Florida State inks deal to license new supercapacitor invention

Spring 2013
Invented in FSU’s Aero-Propulsion, Mechatronics and Energy Center (AME), and Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS) by Jim P. Zheng, a Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering professor, the new technology addresses current supercapacitor weaknesses that limit their effective use compared to traditional rechargeable battery technology.

Civil Engineering Associate Professor Receives Prestigious NSF EHR DUE Appointment

Spring 2013
Congratulations to Amy Chan Hilton, associate professor in civil and environmental engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, on her prestigious appointment by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as the Education & Human Resources (EHR)/Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) program director.

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