Leadership Team

The FLEXStation Leadership Team has over 120 years of combined academic, industrial, and entrepreneurial experience with 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.

FlexStation Executive Director Erik Sander

FLEXStation Executive Director and Michael Durham Director of UF Engineering Innovation Institute
Erik Sander
 leads FLEXStation, including the Applied Research, 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

Industry Engagement Director
Kimberly Jacobs leads the FLEXStation Network of engineering extension and outreach programs including the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering industry collaborations, educational and workforce development programs.

FlexStation Executive Director Erik Sander

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.

EII Assistant Director
Meda Uzbil provides strategic and operational programmatic support to the UF Engineering Innovation Institute curricular and experiential offerings that serve over 1,000 student enrollments annually.