The FLEX Leadership Team has a strong track record of developing innovative technologies with collaborative partners, driving applications, and solutions in strategic high-tech research areas, and preparing the next generation of engineering leaders capable of solving global problems. We look forward to exploring how we can help you.
FLEX Executive Director and Michael Durham Director of UF Engineering Innovation Institute
Erik Sander leads FLEX, including Distance Education, Professional Development, K-12, Extension and Outreach, and Engineering Innovation Institute programs. He also leads the UF Engineering Innovation Institute that fosters a culture of innovation within the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering.
Engineering Extension and Outreach Director
Kimberly Jacobs leads the FLEX’s Engineering Extension and Outreach programs including the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering industry collaborations, educational, and workforce development programs.
Electronic Delivery of Gator Engineering (EDGE) Director
David Mazyck leads the Distance Education and Professional Development programs of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering ranging from short courses to certificate and full degree programs delivered to students globally.
UF Innovation Station Sarasota County Regional Director
Allen “Al” Carlson leads UF Innovation Station Sarasota County, the University of Florida’s first engineering extension office, including programs supportive of economic and workforce development across the region.
UF Innovation Station REEF Regional Director
David Jeffcoat leads UF Innovation Station at the REEF, including programs supportive of economic and workforce development across the region.
Engineering Innovation Institute Assistant Director
Lawrence Tinker provides strategic and operational programmatic support to the UF Engineering Innovation Institute curricular and experiential offerings that serve over 1000 students annually.
Engineering Extension and Outreach Assistant Director
John “Trey” Womack provides strategic support to the FLEX’s Engineering Extension and Outreach programs, connecting the industry with the great resources and student talent pipeline of HWCOE to enhance workforce development locally, regionally, and nationally.