Department Leadership

Department Leadership

Photo of Hans van Oostrom PhD Hans van Oostrom, PhD Founding Chair and Associate Professor

Dr. van Oostrom earned his M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. Starting in 1998 he helped build the UF BME graduate program and served as the graduate coordinator for 7 years and as the associate chair. He led the development of the BME undergraduate program, which admitted its first students in 2012 and served as the undergraduate coordinator for the first 2 years.…

Photo of Idalis Villanueva Alarcón PhD Idalis Villanueva Alarcón, PhD Associate Chair and Associate Professor

Hidden Curriculum; Mentoring; Convergence/Multi-Modal; Emotions; Latinx Issues in Engineering;

Photo of Lilianny Virguez PhD Lilianny Virguez, PhD Associate Chair for Academics & Instructional Associate Professor

Non-cognitive skills and engineering students’ success; Motivation to persist in engineering; Mindfulness in Higher Education