Iva and Norman Tuckett FINS Fellows


Iva and Norman Tuckett FINS Student Fellows


Gardiner, Hannah_headshothgardi1@ufl.edu

Hannah Gardiner is a PhD graduate student at the University of Florida and is currently funded by a fellowship from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Her research interests include gamma-ray spectroscopy and wide-area radiological mapping systems (ground and aerial) for on-site inspection associated with the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. She has a B.S. degree in Physics from Louisiana State University in May 2014.




Grant Hernandez is a PhD graduate student working with the Florida Institute of Cyber Security. His research interests include firmware security, secure and robust distributed systems, and application security topics. In his spare time he plays Cyber Capture the Flag competitions and hacks on personal projects. Grant earned his B.S in Computer Engineering from the University of Central Florida in 2015.


Hunter Burch is a PhD student in the Ionospheric Radio Lab at the University of Florida. His research interests include VLF wave propagation in the earth-ionosphere waveguide as well as remote sensing and geolocation applications of VLF. Hunter received his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Auburn University in 2014.


Quincy Flint is a graduate fellow in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the University of Florida. He is currently investigating  the propagation of ELF/VLF waves at the global scale with special focus on radio transients associated with lightning discharges. Quincy earned his B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN and enjoys staying current in these fields in his spare time.




Caleb Bowyer earned a B.S. degree in Physics from Hamden-Sydney College in Virginia. He is also a member of Phi Betta Kappa and graduated summa cum laude. During two of his college summers he worked Naval Research Enterprise Investment Program Internships, one at China Lake, the other at Dahlgren. As of fall 2016, Caleb became a PhD student in Mechanical and Aerospace engineering at the University of Florida working in the Vehicle Dynamics and Optimization Lab. His research interests include Algorithmic Differentiation, Control Theory, Optimal Control, and Optical Conversion of Light.


Caroline Campbell


Noah McFerran


Jason Nezvadovitz received his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering and minor in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida (UF) with highest honors in 2016. As an undergraduate, he designed, manufactured, and programmed a wide variety of robotic systems including an autonomous submarine, pontoon boat, planing boat, and mobile 4-DOF manipulator, which continue to provide real-world platforms for experimenting with the control methods he develops in the Nonlinear Control and Robotics lab at UF. His research interests include motion planning, nonlinear control, and estimation.

 shermani@ufl.edu Imani Sherman  


Andrew Stern is a PhD student conducting research with the University of Florida’s Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS) Research. His research interests include integrating nanotechnology into cybersecurity primitives, hardware security, characterizing novel nanodevices, and photonics. Andrew received his B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Rochester in 2016.