• New research on hydrophobic insects could improve future of robotics

    Nov 4, 2021

    The natural adaptations that enable tiny, water-walking insects to withstand the assault of torrential rainstorms could one day make the leap to advances in biomimetic robots thanks to research by a Florida Polytechnic University professor.

  • Florida Poly wins NSF grant to research durability of 3D-printed jet engine materials

    Sep 21, 2021

    With the advanced technology of today's rockets and jet engines, these powerful devices require metal parts that are stronger than ever. An engineering professor at Florida Polytechnic University has received a National Science Foundation grant to research the durability and longevity of the critical metals now used in these ever-changing machines.

  • Florida Poly professor shaping the future of rhinoplasty

    Jun 22, 2021

    LAKELAND, Fla. - Dr. Oguzhan Topsakal, assistant professor of computer science at Florida Polytechnic University, is employing cutting-edge technology to help plastic surgeons achieve better outcomes when performing rhinoplasty.

  • Professor's research featured in WHO COVID-19 database

    Jan 5, 2021

    Dr. Ajeet Kaushik, assistant professor of chemistry at Florida Polytechnic University, joined scientists around the world in shifting his attention in 2020 toward addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Rashid listed among top 2% of world's leading scientists

    Dec 17, 2020

    LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Polytechnic University professor Dr. Muhammad Rashid has been listed among the top 2% of scientists in a global list compiled by Stanford University. At number 617, Rashid was ranked in the top 1% of the 87,611 scientists in his field of electronics and electrical engineering in the study.

  • COVID-19-inspired app to help patients communicate through gaze tracking

    Dec 16, 2020

    As the number of intubated COVID-19 patients began increasing across the country this spring, an employee at Lakeland Regional Health whose family member was ill with the disease realized there was a need to make communication easier between these patients and the medical professionals caring for them.

  • Florida Poly cements partnership with prestigious Brazilian university

    Dec 7, 2020

    A new agreement between Florida Polytechnic University and the prestigious Centro Universitário Facens in Brazil promises to help both institutions expand their work and advance technological and economic success.

  • Capstone team works to improve critical medical sample transportation

    Nov 4, 2020

    Testing of biological samples for COVID-19 and other medical purposes relies upon the samples being held at the right temperature until the test can be completed. Maintaining this stable environment can mean the difference between a successful test and a ruined sample.

  • Florida Poly researchers take on ransomware fight

    Oct 26, 2020

    The threat of ransomware grows more menacing by the day for everyone from single smartphone users to massive corporations. Vinicius Seixas '20, a graduate student studying computer science at Florida Polytechnic University, wants to find a way to stop ransomware in its tracks.

  • Florida Poly professor tapped for national public policy program

    Sep 28, 2020

    An assistant professor of electrical engineering at Florida Polytechnic University has been selected for the highly competitive Optical Society of America (OSA) Foundation public policy program.