Interdisciplinary Centers and Institutes
Participate through research centers and institutes via industry memberships and consortia, where your company is less directly involved in the day-to-day research activities but still entitles you to influence project directions and gain access to the expertise of center/institute faculty and researchers.
With strategic initiatives spanning Advanced Manufacturing, Autonomous Systems, Big Data, Cybersecurity, Human Centered Computing, Materials Innovation, and Renewable Energy, the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering has established the following Institutes as university partners and resources to create opportunities for crossing boundaries and solving society’s most important problems:
EII Director: Erik Sander
ELI Director: Lieutenant General (LTG) F. L. “Buster” Hagenbeck
FINS Director: Warren Dixon
Institute Director: Tanmay Lele
ICE Director: S. “Bala” Balachandar
INAS Director: Kamran Mohseni
NIMET Director: Jack Judy
UFTI Director: Lily Elefteriadou
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The University of Florida is also the lead institution for the Florida Energy Systems Consortium (FESC), comprising 12 academic partners across the State University System of Florida.
FESC Interim Director: David Norton
FESC Associate Director: Canan “Janan” Balaban
National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (NSF I/UCRCs)
The NSF I/UCRC Program has led the way to a new era of partnership between universities and industry, featuring high-quality, industrially relevant fundamental research, strong industrial support of and collaboration in research and education, and direct transfer of university developed ideas, research results, and technology to U.S. industries to improve their competitive posture in world markets. Through innovative education of talented graduate and undergraduate students, the I/UCRCs are providing the next generation of scientists and engineers with a broad, industrially oriented perspective on engineering research and practice.
Center for Cyber-Physical Systems for the Hospital Operating Room (CybHOR)
The Center for Cyber-Physical Systems for the Hospital Operating Room focuses on computational science and technologies to advance, develop, and promote research into the principles and technology of computational surgery science.
CybHOR Project PI: Scott Banks
CybHOR Project PI: Roger Tran-Son-Tay
CHREC is devoted to scientific and engineering research in architectures, algorithms, programming, services, and systems for the advancement of multi-paradigm computing with hardware-reconfigurable and parallel processing, spanning special- and general-purpose needs, for a broad range of applications.
CHREC Director: Alan George
CPaSS advances, develops and promotes Greener Surfactant & Particle Technologies, where ‘greener’ is defined as including or resulting in less hazardous reagents, energy/water/materials savings and more value added with little to no compromise in performance.
CPaSS Director: Brij M. Moudgil
MIST is innovating more than Moore technologies for smart systems in the Internet of Things era by facilitating integration of novel materials, processes, devices and circuits into multi-functional systems.
MIST Director: Toshi Nishida
MIST Deputy Director: David Arnold
Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering Research Centers and Institutes
Of the over 180 research centers and institutes at the University of Florida, the following are administered by the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering’s Office of Research and Facilities:
Center for Intelligent Machines and Robotics (CIMAR)
UF Digital Worlds Institute (UF DWI) (in partnership with the College of Fine Arts)