The Office of Research and Facilities in the College of Engineering supports the college’s faculty, staff, and students in developing and maintaining internationally recognized research programs in areas such as Advanced Manufacturing, Autonomous Systems, Big Data, Cybersecurity, Human Centered Computing, Materials Innovation, and Renewable Energy. The Associate Dean for Research and Facilities oversees this office, working within and outside the college to identify new research opportunities, facilitate interdisciplinary pursuits, and interface with federal and state agencies, industry, and foundations. Units within this office include the Research Service Centers – providing UF persons and external users with fee-based access to major experimental facilities for characterization and fabrication, and the Office of Laboratory Safety – developing and implementing policies and procedures that contribute to the safe operation of all College of Engineering laboratories.

Through this website portal, the Office of Research and Facilities:

  • Provides information and direction in obtaining research funding
  • Provides for college-level approval for all research proposals and negotiation of subsequent awards
  • Negotiates cost sharing between the college, departments, and the UF Office of Research
  • Oversees activities of the Office of Laboratory Safety
  • Reviews and approves Outside Employment Activity requests and associated monitoring plans for COE faculty
  • Serves as the COE liaison to the UF Office of Technology Licensing
  • Oversees activities of the various centers and institutes in the College of Engineering


Contact Information

Jennifer S. Curtis
Associate Dean for Research and Facilities

300 Weil Hall
PO Box 116550
University of Florida
Email: jcurtis@eng.ufl.edu
Phone: (352) 392-0946