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    Aeropropulsion, Mechatronics, and Energy Center

    The Aero-Propulsion, Mechatronics and Energy (AME) Center at Florida State University focuses on the development of transformational research programs to foster cross-cutting technologies.

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    The Polysonic Wind Tunnel

    The next-generation Polysonic Wind Tunnel at FSU is a blow-down wind tunnel and allows researchers to run tests between a Mach number of 0.2 to 5.0 including transonic speeds.

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    The Anechoic Jet Facility

    Located in AME's Aeropropulsion Lab, this lab produces high-temperature, high-speed airflow that is essential to accurately simulate the exhaust from a jet engine

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    Power Science Lab

    Focusing on solving tomorrow's energy storage problems today, including through investigation of advanced capacitor technology.

Technologies for the Next Generation

AME was formed to meet the needs of rapidly evolving and highly competitive fields. The Center aims to train and sustain a much-needed highly skilled workforce, to design and develop new technologies and products, and to transition technology to applications in a timely and efficient manner.

News

Prestigious DARPA Award: Dr. Kourosh Shoele


AME is proud to announce that Dr. Kourosh Shoele is a recent recipient of DARPA's Young Faculty Award! The long-term goal of DARPA’s Young Faculty Award program is to develop the next generation of academic scientists, engineers and mathematicians who will focus significant portions of their careers on Department of Defense and national security issues. Congratulations, Dr. Shoele!

Welcome New REU MASS Students!


The AME Center has some new faces this summer as it welcomes undergraduate students in engineering for an educational enhancement program that will involve them directly in advanced research activities including the development of micro air vehicles, multi-modal robots, active flow control, aeroacoustics, sensors & actuators, smart materials, energy harvesting and storage, and much more. Take a look at their projects!

Celebrating a New Partnership: Air Force Research Laboratory


The Air Force Research Laboratory at Eglin will fund a $400,000 grant to create the Air Force Research Laboratory Scholars program at the College of Engineering. The program will bring students into the lab environment where they can directly benefit from working with faculty researchers on Air Force-related research. AME will be one of two centers housing this effort!

AME Open House Highlights


Every Spring, Innovation Park bustles with local community members who are curious to explore the research laboratories of the area's leading experimental and theoretical thinkers. On February 23rd, the AME building showcased fan favorites such as Augmented Reality demonstrations, infrared imaging of ice cream ingestion, dry ice bubble generation, and an introduction to the latest humanoid addition to AME, Cassie. Check out some of the highlights and images from the event, and be sure to make it out next year!