Research at Florida Tech

Research Fuels Our University

Florida Tech has a long-standing history of conducting cutting-edge research in a wide variety of disciplines. As such, we have continuously strived to become a world-class research institution. Florida Tech engages undergraduate as well as graduate students in many research projects. The involvement of undergraduate students in research ensures that they  gain in-depth knowledge of real-world problems. Our graduate students, working with faculty members, learn how to define complex problems and seek solutions that will benefit industry as well as society as a whole. Our level of funded research has steadily risen over the years, and as such has served to establish Florida Tech’s reputation as a world-class university. Our offices provide a support  and the proper infrastructure to facilitate the successful outcome for seeking out and securing funded research.

We welcome your collaboration, insight and partnership.

Florida Tech Office of Sponsored Programs Main Office


Office of Sponsored Programs

  • Carolyn Lockyer, Director of Sponsored Programs,, 321-674-7490
  • Dr. Donn Miller-Kermani, Assistant Director for Sponsored Programs,, 321-674-7648
  • Lee Wise, Sr. Contract Specialist and Export Control,, 321-674-7239
  • Marlene Lappeus, Sr. Contract Specialist,, 321-674-7309
  • Vicki Borton, Administrative Assistant III,, 321-674-8960

Grants Accounting

Intellectual Property

  • Brian Foxworthy, Intellectual Property and Tech Transfer Specialist,, 321-674-7362

Animal Research and Facilities

  • Dr. Samuel Monzem, Manager of Animal Program and Facilities,, 321-674-7377

Research News and Stories

Nomadic Planets and the Interstellar Zoo
New research from a Florida Tech astrobiologist examines this broad class of objects that are not gravitationally bound to any stars.
Nature Study Shows Decrease in Indian Ocean Cyclones
The threat of tropical cyclones is increasing worldwide, but a new study shows a significant decline in cyclonic activity in one region.
University Study Examines Leaky Gut Syndrome
An oft-discussed hypothetical syndrome, a university researcher is studying the potential effect of leaky gut on our health.
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