Florida State University officials will break ground Monday on the Interdisciplinary Research and Commercialization Building in Innovation Park.

FSU President John Thrasher, Interim Vice President for Research Laurel Fulkerson and Danfoss Turbocor President Ricardo Schneider are scheduled to make remarks prior to officials breaking ground.

The 116,000-square-foot building in Innovation Park is designed to facilitate interactions in common lab space, core facilities and strategically placed collaboration spaces.

It will consist of three floors of mostly open bay labs, sized for up to 30 research groups, 24 postdoctoral researchers, and 155 graduate and undergraduates.

It will house faculty from physics, chemistry and engineering among others, with a specific focus on materials science.

Funding for the $88 million center has come from the Florida Legislature and the FSU Research Foundation.

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