Welcome to the Herbert Wertheim Laboratory for Engineering Excellence!

With the help of a $300 million public-private partnership, UF is transforming the heart of campus into a home and headquarters for the New Engineer. This will be our flagship building: an 84,000 square foot state-of-the-art research and educational environment.

Make Your Mark

Location on Campus: Herbert Wertheim Laboratory for Engineering ExcellenceSee interior building spaces available for naming, and invest in the future of engineering.

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Thank You, Herbie

Celebrating five years of unrelenting progress as the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering.

Key Building Features

Learning iconCLASSROOMS AND TOOLS to facilitate team-based learning, including freshman design labs
Collision spaces iconFaculty and student COLLISION SPACES to encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration
icon-biotechState of the art BIOTECH LAB to engineer solutions to overcome cancer, cardiovascular and muscular system disorders, and neurodegenerative diseases
icon-prototypingPROTOTYPING LABS to enhance hands-on learning and help develop big ideas
icon-telepresenceGLOBAL TELECONFERENCING LAB to build 21st century communication and networking skills

Herbert Wertheim’s Portrait Unveiled

Watch the five-year anniversary celebration and the unveiling of Dr. Herbert Wertheim’s portrait inside the Herbert Wertheim Laboratory for Engineering Excellence!


The Wertheim gift catalyzed a powerful public and private fundraising initiative. The college is tremendously grateful to the Florida legislature for investing in engineering education and research, as well as the following private donors:

  • Ron and Rachel Antevy
  • Subroto and Susmita Bagchi
  • Harold Boyd
  • Bud and Kim Deffebach
  • Carlos and Olga del Sol
  • Harlan and Kathy Harrell
  • Rhonda Holt
  • Don Irons
  • Gary and Suzy Miller
  • Doug and Jane Miller
  • Scott Pressly
  • Dr. Sachio and Frances Semmoto
  • W. Kelly Smith
  • David M. Thomas
  • Bill and Lisa Troner
  • Henry Upjohn and Elizabeth Upjohn Mason