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Photo of John D. Abbitt III John D. Abbitt III Senior Lecturer
352-392-7557

Experimental Aerodynamics

No Photo Available Katerina E. Aifantis Associate Professor
352-392-6227

Katerina E. Aifantis focuses on using solid mechanics for understanding materials behavior at the nanoscale. Through funding from the Basic Energy Sciences Office of the Department of Energy she tries to understand the effect that grain boundary structure and chemistry have on the strength of sub-micron scale materials. In addition to basic science questions, she uses her theoretical and experimental insight into the materials mechanical behavior to predict the most promising materials systems that can be used in various applications, ranging from next generation electrodes for Li-ion batteries, to bone regeneration scaffolds and bioacompatible electrodes for deep brain stimulation.

Photo of Iptihal Al-Ghamdi Iptihal Al-Ghamdi Research Administrator II
352-294-1187
Photo of Tommy Angelini Tommy Angelini Associate Professor
352-392-6438

Professor Angelini received his Ph.D. in 2005 from the University of Illinois. His research interests include collective cell motion, mechanical instabilities in tissue cell assemblies, bacterial biofilm physics, soft matter physics, biomolecular self-assembly, and tribology of soft matter interfaces.

No Photo Available Nagaraj K. Arakere Professor and Associate Department Chair
352-273-2849

Professor Arakere received his Ph.D. in 1988 from Arizona State Univeristy. His research interests include Damage mechanics of structural materials subjected to monotonic and fatigue loading, Fatigue life evaluation, Rolling contact fatigue, Spall propagation, Superalloys, Foams, Related constitutive and finite element model development, and Dynamics of rotor-bearing systems.

Photo of Sivaramakrishnan “Bala” Balachandar Sivaramakrishnan “Bala” Balachandar William F. Powers Professor
352-392-8909

Teaching Interests: Computational fluid science (aka CFD), Large scale simulation of complex flows, transition and turbulence, multiphase flows, environmental flows

No Photo Available Scott A. Banks Professor and Interim Department Chair
352-392-6109

Professor Banks has been active in orthopaedic and joint mechanics research his entire career. He is a member of several professional societies including ASME, the Knee Society, the American Society for Biomechanics and the Orthopaedic Research Society. Professor Banks served as President and annual conference host for the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty in 2013, and remains a member of the Board of Directors.…

Photo of Prabir Barooah Prabir Barooah Associate Professor
352-294-0411

Professor Barooah received his Ph.D. in 2007 from the University of California, Santa Barbara. From 1999 to 2002 he was a research engineer at United Technologies Research Center, East Hartford, CT. He received the M. S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware in 1999 and the B.Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, in 1996.…

No Photo Available Jennifer Barrett Academic Assistant I
352-392-7303
No Photo Available Teresa Benitez Lecturer
352-294-0435
Photo of Riccardo Bevilacqua Riccardo Bevilacqua Associate Professor
352-392-6230
Photo of Tina Bolton Tina Bolton Fiscal Assistant I
352-294-1189
No Photo Available Noah Borelli Research Coordinator I
No Photo Available Michael Braddock Senior Lecturer
352-392-3496

Manufacturing, design of high speed and high precision machine tools.

No Photo Available Jonathan T. Brooks Lecturer
352-294-0472

Numerical methods, control systems, and optimization.

Photo of Jennifer Brown Jennifer Brown Fiscal Assistant III
352-392-3101
No Photo Available Bruce F. Carroll Associate Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator
352-392-4943

Fluid mechanics, experimental methods, shock wave/boundary layer interactions, pressure and temperature sensitive coatings, low Reynolds number aerodynamics, application of MEMS, aero-optics

No Photo Available Oana Cazacu Professor
850-833-9350

Damage; impact mechanics, plasticity and viscoplasticity, mechanics of anisotropic solids, rock and soil mechanics.

Photo of Youping Chen Youping Chen Associate Professor
352-392-8494

Nano / micro mechanics / materials, atomistic / continuum modeling and simulations, biomechanics / biomaterials

No Photo Available Jacob N. Chung Andrew H. Hines, Jr./Florida Progress Corp. Eminent Scholar,
352-392-9607

Transport phenomena with drops and bubbles, direct numerical simulation of heated flow instability and transition, microgravity boiling, space cryogenic fluid transport and storage, microscale heat transfer, biomedical engineering.

Photo of Mary Church Mary Church Director of Development
352-294-7988
Photo of Sonya D. Clements Sonya D. Clements Office Assistant
352-392-7591
No Photo Available William H. Clements, Jr. Scientific Laboratory Manager
850-833-9355
No Photo Available John Conklin Associate Professor
352-392-0614
Photo of Carl D. Crane III Carl D. Crane III Professor, Director
352-219-6433

Robotics, spatial mechanisms, autonomous navigation

Photo of Melanie DeProspero Melanie DeProspero Administrative Specialist
352-294-1191
Photo of Daniel J. Dickrell Daniel J. Dickrell Associate Engineer
352-392-1196
Photo of Terri Dildine Terri Dildine Research Administrator III
352-392-2761
No Photo Available Warren Dixon Professor
352-846-1463

Adaptive nonlinear control, robotics, human-machine interactions, biomedical, visual servo control

No Photo Available Ting Dong Lecturer
352-392-0961
No Photo Available Karen Ehlers Academic Advisor II
352-392-0808
No Photo Available Andrew W. Evans Warehouse/Stores Assistant
352-294-3390
Photo of Z. Hugh Fan Z. Hugh Fan Professor
352-846-3021

Professor Fan joined UF in 2003.  His research focus is to develop microfluidics and BioMEMS technologies and apply them to biomedical applications.  Microfluidics involves device fabrication and manufacturing, study of fluid behavior in micro-scale, and exploiting the devices for a variety of applications including point-of-care testing, environmental monitoring, and detection of pathogens in the field.

Photo of Norman G. Fitz-Coy Norman G. Fitz-Coy Associate Professor
352-392-1029

Dynamics and control of multi-body systems, game theory, orbital dynamics, flight mechanics.

Photo of Michael Fitzgerald Michael Fitzgerald Academic Advisor III
352-392-6228

Manages academic and student affairs.

No Photo Available Hitomi Yamaguchi Greenslet Associate Professor
352-392-0812
No Photo Available Mike Griffis Lecturer
352-392-9473

Dr. Griffis has 28+ years experience in the robotics and machine design industry and is a recognized expert in motion and force control. Professional accomplishments include a novel kinestatic control strategy for force control, design and development of a sub-micron machine tool for the semiconductor industry, design and development of a fully automatic laser lace cutter, design and development of a fully automatic battery welder, and design of a control system for a robotic refueling system.…

No Photo Available Dan Guralnik Research Assistant Scientist
352-294-1191
No Photo Available Raphael (Rafi) T. Haftka Emeritus Distinguished Professor
352-392-9595
No Photo Available Matthew T. Hale Assistant Professor
352-294-0436

Matthew Hale received his BSE summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and received his MS and Ph.D. from Georgia Tech. His work is driven by designing and analyzing multi-agent coordination algorithms that function well under challenging conditions, such as asynchronous information sharing, noisy communications, and user privacy requirements. His work deploys these algorithms on teams of flying and ground robots, providing both validation of the underlying theory and further research directions.

No Photo Available Jeremy Ray Hall Academic Program Specialist II
352-294-1184
No Photo Available Megan Holland Fiscal Assistant II
352-392-3100
No Photo Available Ryan W. Houim Assistant Professor
352-392-7164
Photo of Carolyn Howard Carolyn Howard Administrative Support Assistant II
352-392-0961
Photo of Huei Wen Jessie Hsueh Huei Wen Jessie Hsueh Fiscal Assistant I
352-392-0092
No Photo Available Grant Huang Research Assistant Scientist
850-833-9356
No Photo Available Yong Huang Professor
352-392-5520

Research Interests: Advanced human tissue fabrication, 3D laser- and inkjet- based printing, precision machining, intelligent manufacturing.

Photo of Peter G. Ifju Peter G. Ifju Professor
352-392-6744

Experimental mechanics, moiré interferometry, composite materials, micro air vehicles.

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