Florida International University Research Stories
http://www.fiu.edu/research/newsroom/2013/new-technique-to-deliver-life-saving-drugs-to-the-brain.htmlNew technique to deliver life-saving drugs to the brainIn a new published study, FIU researchers present a revolutionary technique to effectively deliver anti-HIV drug AZTTP into the brain.http://www.fiu.edu/research/newsroom/2013/Student-researchers-feast-eyes-on-Cuban-memorabilia.htmlStudent researchers feast eyes on Cuban memorabiliaNew collection of Cuban ephemera is a boon for architecture students.http://www.fiu.edu/research/newsroom/2013/Meteor-asteroid-put-spotlight-on-space-exploration.htmlMeteor, asteroid put spotlight on space explorationThe occurrence of two astronomical events in one day gains worldwide attention.http://www.fiu.edu/research/newsroom/2013/Fishing-leads-to-significant-shark-population-declines-researchers-say.htmlFishing leads to significant shark population declines, researchers sayThe world’s shark population is experiencing significant decline with perhaps 100 million or more sharks being lost every year.http://www.fiu.edu/research/newsroom/2013/New-research-collaborative-supports-environmental-conservation-efforts-in-the-Andean-Amazon.htmlNew research collaborative supports environmental conservation efforts in the Andean AmazonThe Global Water for Sustainability (GLOWS) program receives a USAID grant to expand research opportunities, education and capacity in Colombia.http://www.fiu.edu/research/newsroom/2012/grant-for-everglades-research-renewed.htmlGrant for Everglades research renewedAn NSF grant renewal will continue research in the Everglades.http://www.fiu.edu/research/newsroom/2013/researchers-combat-water-toxins.htmlResearchers combat water toxinsChemists and environmental engineers developing new technology to destroy water toxins caused by algal blooms.http://www.fiu.edu/research/newsroom/2013/FIU-to-operate-aquarius-reef-base.htmlFIU to operate Aquarius Reef BaseFIU will steward the world's only operational underwater research center.http://www.fiu.edu/research/newsroom/2012/alumna-finds-answers-for-food-security-with-honeybees.htmlAlumna finds answers for food security with honeybeesEnvironmental studies graduate Stephany Alvarez-Ventura '11 recently received a USDA grant to fund her research.http://www.fiu.edu/research/newsroom/2012/marine-scientist-to-explore-arctic-shorelines-habitats.htmlMarine scientist to explore Arctic shorelines, habitatsFIU marine scientist Kevin Boswell is leading an effort to better understand the Arctic costal ecosystems and their contribution to Arctic productivity.http://www.fiu.edu/research/newsroom/2012/music-can-improve-concentration-in-some-children-with-adhd.htmlMusic can improve concentration in some children with ADHDFrom Rachmaninov to rock ’n’ roll, listening to music while studying may help some children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). For some, music has similar positive effects to medication.http://www.fiu.edu/research/newsroom/2012/fiu-discovery-lab-telebots-could-help-disabled-officers-veterans.htmlFIU Discovery Lab telebots could help disabled officers, veteransFIU researchers are exploring how combining telepresence and robots to help disabled police and soldiers get back into action.http://www.fiu.edu/research/newsroom/2012/hand-on-research-key-component-of-doe-fiu-fellows-program.htmlHands-on research key component of DOE-FIU Fellows programThe 13 new inductees of the Department of Energy (DOE)-FIU Fellows program are being prepared to enter the DOE workforce in areas of technical need specific to environmental cleanup.
http://www.fiu.edu/research/multimedia/2011/james-webb-pluto-moons.htmlPluto and its five moonsPluto and its five moonshttp://www.fiu.edu/research/newsroom/2012/graduate-nsf-fellowships-pimentel-consuegra.htmlFIU students awarded prestigious NSF Research FellowshipsFIU doctoral students Pamela Pimentel and Mario Consuegra receive prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, a distinction shared by numerous Nobel Prize winners, government and public policy leaders, and private industry trailblazers. http://www.fiu.edu/research/newsroom/2012/pipeline-to-research.htmlGrowing an innovation ecosystem at FIUA new “innovation ecosystem” at FIU will move research from fundamentals to industry.
http://www.fiu.edu/research/multimedia/2011/museum-discovery-science.htmlResearchers design exhibit at Museum of Discovery and ScienceResearchers design exhibit at Museum of Discovery and Sciencehttp://www.fiu.edu/research/multimedia/2011/wertheim.htmlPhoto tour of Wertheim ConservatoryPhoto tour of Wertheim Conservatoryhttp://www.fiu.edu/research/multimedia/2011/olson-earthquake.htmlRich Olson on East Coast earthquakeRich Olson on East Coast earthquakehttp://www.fiu.edu/research/multimedia/2011/cuba-nostalgia.htmlThe architecture, landscapes of CubaThe architecture, landscapes of Cubahttp://www.fiu.edu/research/multimedia/2011/edu-research.htmlCollege of Education Research Conference 2011College of Education Research Conference 2011http://www.fiu.edu/research/multimedia/2011/niagara-miami.htmlNiagara in Miami Conference 2011Niagara in Miami Conference 2011http://www.fiu.edu/research/multimedia/2011/seniorday-inventions.htmlFIU Engineering: Senior Design DayFIU Engineering: Senior Design Dayhttp://www.fiu.edu/research/multimedia/2011/hurricane-wiloughby.htmlWhat’s it like to fly through the eye of a hurricaneWhat’s it like to fly through the eye of a hurricanehttp://www.fiu.edu/research/multimedia/2011/fleitus-hurricane.htmlFausto Fleitus - Engineering - Hurricane LossFausto Fleitus - Engineering - Hurricane Losshttp://www.fiu.edu/research/multimedia/2011/javier-ortega.htmlJavier Francisco-Ortega, Biological SciencesJavier Francisco-Ortega is an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, where he teaches and studies plant systematics with a focus on using molecular tools to establish phylogenetic relationships among taxa. He is also the head of FIU/Fairchild Plant Molecular Systematics Laboratory for the Center for Tropical Plant Conservation at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. http://www.fiu.edu/research/multimedia/2011/girma-bitsuamlak.htmlGirma Bitsuamlak, Civil and Environmental EngineeringGirma Bitsuamlak is an assistant professor whose background is in building engineering, with a focus on wind engineering. At present he is active in Wall of Wind (WoW) full scale experimental hurricane research as well as CFD-based computational research. He is also active in application of wind engineering and building science principles towards achieving sustainable built environment goals.http://www.fiu.edu/research/multimedia/2011/anuradha-godvarty.htmlAnuradha Godavarty, Biomedical EngineeringAnuradha Godavarty is an associate professor of biomedical engineering focused on optical-based molecular imaging and tomography. She is currently developing a frequency-domain optical imaging system for imaging studies on phantoms and small animal models, designing and testing new fluorescent contrast agents for optical-based molecular imaging, and continuing her lifetime-based optical imaging and tomographic studies.http://www.fiu.edu/research/multimedia/2011/heidi-scott.htmlHeidi Scott, EnglishHeidi Scott is an assistant professor of English. Her area of expertise is literary ecocriticism, with special consideration of 19th-century British literature. Her interests include the history of the industrial revolution, resource consumption, and climate change, and she has published on science and rhetoric, evolutionary theory, and the history of ecological science. http://www.fiu.edu/research/multimedia/2011/shlomi-dinar.htmlShlomi Dinar, International RelationsShlomi Dinar is an assistant professor of international relations at FIU. His area of research pertains to the intersection between international environmental politics, security studies and international negotiation. Dinar directs the Middle East Society, which brings local and international experts to FIU to speak on matters related to the Middle East.http://www.fiu.edu/research/multimedia/2011/roberto-rovira.htmlRoberto Rovira, Landscape ArchitectureRoberto Rovira is chair of the landscape architecture department and a registered landscape architect. His teaching, research and creative work explore the field of landscape architecture and the shifting relationship among cities, communities and ecologies. Rovira’s projects often test the concepts of time and transformation through design and fine art. http://www.fiu.edu/research/multimedia/2011/pete-markowitz.htmlPete Markowitz, PhysicsPete Markowitz is a physicist with expertise in electromagnetic production of quarks. As a researcher, he is involved with one of the largest scientific experiments in the world at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Switzerland. The experiment involves 1,940 scientists and engineers from 38 countries, including a number of FIU undergraduate and graduate students.http://www.fiu.edu/research/multimedia/snapshot.htmlResearcher Snapshot