Now, as director of Florida State’s Center for Advanced Power Systems, he’s captaining a different kind of ship. In his role, McGinnis oversees 35 faculty and staff, plus 55 graduate and undergraduate students, who are working on a variety of projects ranging from helping the Navy build an all-electric ship to creating sophisticated electrical testing technologies. “I knew of CAPS from my work in the Navy and was really excited about the work they were doing,” McGinnis said. “When a colleague suggested I apply for the opening, it seemed too good to pass up.”
Gian Carlo Montanari, an internationally known engineering researcher, is joining the Center for Advanced Power Systems.
The ARPA-E BREAKERS program in the Department of Energy awarded FSU and Georgia Tech researchers $3.3 million to develop innovations in power electronics, piezoelectric actuators and new insulation materials to make highly efficient, high-power DC circuit breakers feasible.
October 3, 2019 Article Originally Appeared at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Website. On October 1, 2019, Herbert Lopez, Ana De Leon, Paola Chavez and Austin Rodriguez presented their research titled Environmentally Friendly Gas Filled Medium Voltage Cable to the 2019 President's Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence.
The Florida Inventors Hall of Fame has announced its 2019 class of eight inventors to be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sep. 20, 2019, at a ceremony in Tampa.
Mischa Steurer will receive the Solberg Award from the American Society of Naval Engineers for significant contributions to naval engineering.
Undergraduate students across the country often get the chance to help a favorite professor with research. But few get the experience that Taylor Stamm had while working at CAPS.
Congratulations to Thiago Szymanski, ECE student and member of the CAPS Power Systems Group. Thiago was recently selected to receive one of DoD’s SMART scholarships for research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.