Research At Florida Tech


Impact of COVID-19 on  Sponsored Programs

COVID-19 is a significant challenge that will continue to impact research on campus in the weeks ahead. Florida Tech’s Office of Sponsored Programs is coordinating efforts to maintain essential research administration functions while minimizing human interactions that could contribute to the spread of the virus.


  • Florida Tech Office of Sponsored Programs continues to process all proposals, agreements and awards. 
  • Please review the updates on IRB guidelines regarding face-to-face contact for research. Please direct any questions, comments or concerns to IRB chair Dr. Jignya Patel at
  • For questions regarding export controls or animal research, contact Dr Tristan Fiedler, Federal Government Programs Manager at

Florida Tech’s Office of Sponsored Programs staff are here to continue to support you in your research through this difficult time.  We encourage you to look out for one another and those in your communities. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out.

If you have any questions below is a list of contact information for the Office of Sponsored Programs

Grants accounting

Export controls & IACUC

  • Florida Tech Office of Sponsored Programs Main Office,, 321-674-8960

Research News and Stories

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COE-CST Celebrates Conclusion of 12 Years of Research

For 12 years, Florida Tech was part of the FAA Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation (COE-CST), leading to key research.

New Research on Pacific Climate Pattern May Lead to Improved Cyclone Forecasting

Understanding the phases of this weather pattern should help extend the lead time and improve the seasonal prediction of Bay of Bengal cyclones.

New Research Recommends Multinational Ocean Sanctuaries to Help Corals Survive Climate Change

These global networks could help to preserve the genetic diversity necessary to fuel evolutionary adaptation among coral reefs.

Faculty Highlight

Deborah Carstens, Ph.D.

Deborah Carstens, Ph.D.
Graduate Program Chair, Professor of Aviation Human Factors & Professor of Human-Centered Design

Geoffrey Swain, Ph.D.

Geoffrey Swain, Ph.D.
Professor of Oceanography and Ocean Engineering

Jignya Patel, Ph.D.

Jignya Patel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Information Systems

Steven Lazarus, Ph.D.

Steven Lazarus, Ph.D.
Professor, Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences

Jessica L. Wildman (Wildones), Ph.D.

Jessica L. Wildman (Wildones), Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Psychology