Aero-Propulsion, Mechatronics and Energy Building
This 60,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility supports advanced research in aerospace and aviation, mechatronics (robotics), and sustainable energy engineering. The Aero-Propulsion, Mechatronics, and Energy (AME) Building houses laboratories, equipment, offices, and other infrastructure necessary to carry out the university's research mission in several key areas seen as crucial to the economic development of the state and nation.On September 1, 2010, the National Science Foundation awarded the Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion (FCAAP) - a research center in the AME Building - $3.3 million for the development of a next-generation Polysonic Wind Tunnel. The wind tunnel creates a unique shared resource to produce fundamental advances in gas dynamics and material science as well as develops transformational flow control technologies.
AME's resources and state of the art facilities rival those of any such institute or center.