A wind engineer looking to safeguard homes and other buildings during violent storms had a powerful thought: What if dangerous gusts could be tamed and at the same time harnessed as usable energy? Professor Arindam Gan Chowdhury teamed up with mechanical engineer Andres Tremante, both in the College of Engineering & Computing, to develop just such technology.

The Aerodynamic Mitigation and Power System (AMPS) is a series of turbines that can be positioned on rooftops of houses, corners of tall buildings and other structures—along the edges of large highway signs, for example—that are prone to damage under a large wind load. Read more on FIU Magazine.