Medical Devices & Systems, Diagnostics,
Biodetectors & Sensors, Imaging, Neurotechnology
Wireless Communications,
Antenna & Satellite Systems, Electronics
Information Technology, Data Management
& Storage, Artificial Intelligence
Energy Storage,
Power, Smart Grids

Construction, Sustainability, Resilient Infrastructure

Active Aerodynamics Mitigation & Power Production System

This system is designed to simultaneously reduce wind damage and provide power to buildings, homes, and other construction structures. This technology uses a lightweight mini helicoidal wind turbine attached to a roof gutter, or to a roof edge if no roof gutter is available, attenuating wind induced suction (negative pressures) and also providing green energy in the form of wind energy that can be stored in batteries or can be used through net metering.


This system is specifically designed for buildings, homes and other construction structures such as stadiums, signs, canopies, trusses, and transportation, traffic, power infrastructure including bridges, towers, light poles, etc.

High-Wind Resistant Concrete Roofing

This system reduces hurricane-induced damage, property losses and insurance costs, and enhances occupant safety, while being aesthetically attractive, and similar to the existing tile roof systems. To improve roof strength and performance, it uses concrete panels reinforced by high-performance fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) meshes and eliminates commonly used roof components and subassemblies such as wooden trusses, sheathing, underlayment, and shingles or tiles, which are most vulnerable in high winds.


The system is light, strong, wind-water-debris resistant and applicable to new construction as well as for upgrading roof systems of existing buildings.

Method for Capturing Carbon Dioxide While Producing Hydrogen Gas

Most of the available techniques for carbon dioxide (CO2) capture are unfavorable due to high raw material cost, severe energy penalty costs and requirement for several pretreatment steps prior to carbonation process, corrosiveness and fast degradation of the sorbent. Researchers at FIU have proposed a new method able to bypass these limitations for carbon capture by using sorbent, which is readily accessible at any iron and steel industries. The technology aims to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from blast furnace gas while simultaneously producing hydrogen gas and generating electricity.


The present scheme can be used for simultaneous CO2 capture, H2 production and electricity generation. Implementation of the proposed process is not restricted to any particular industry but can be significantly profitable for the iron and steel industries.

Miniaturized Highly Efficient Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) System

WPT often uses inductive power delivery, which is the use of non-radiating magnetic fields generated by a transmitter coil to induce a current in a receiver coil. Strongly coupled magnetic resonators systems have shown good efficiency and range, but they require a certain distance between the source and the resonators, and therefore occupy a significant volume.

FIU inventors have designed advantageous systems and methods for WPT that can operate at a lower operating frequency, extended WPT range and higher WPT efficiency.


Can be used in the wireless charging/powering of mobile devices, implantable devices or sensors, embedded sensors for structural health monitoring of concrete structures and bridges, wearable devices and healthcare applications

Three Dimensional Paving

FIU inventors have developed a method for paving level surfaces that can eliminate the imperfections seen in paved residential developments, parking lots, etc. When paving contractors finish paving a lot, they usually leave humps and areas of depression. These imperfections result in water ponding and a lack of drainage, which accelerate damage to the pavement. Currently, there is no solution that can address this problem without milling and repaving with substantial surveying, engineering and reconstruction expenses. The disclosed technology is a method for implementing level pavement that starts with surveying the existing surface using LiDAR to create a 3 dimensional (3D) map and reference station of the surface.


The paving technology disclosed can be used to solve the problem of imperfect pavement surface, and promote water drainage.