Faculty Innovation Council

The Engineering Innovation Institute has established a Faculty Innovation Council to work with the Institute leadership to increase faculty conversation and competency in entrepreneurship and innovation.  Specifically, the Faculty Innovation Council is established to:

  • Discuss UF, state and national rules, regulations, and processes relevant to faculty and students who wish to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors and how to optimize the process
  • Bring entrepreneurial faculty thought leaders together to discuss key issues (SBIR/STTR, academic IP development, Conflict of Interest, innovation in inter-disciplinary research, global entrepreneurship and innovation trends and drivers, etc.)
  • Discuss how to properly evaluate and reward entrepreneurial activity in the course of faculty advancement (e.g. annual performance evaluations, Tenure, and Promotion, etc.)
  • Provide peer mentoring and guidance to get faculty to think and act entrepreneurially
  • Act as a sounding board for new innovation initiatives
  • Lead seminars and provide one-on-one guidance to other faculty in innovation topics

The Institute gratefully acknowledges the contributions of our Council Members:

Photo of Ravindra Ahuja Ravindra Ahuja

Professor Emeritus
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

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Photo of Christopher Batich Christopher Batich

Professor and Vladimir A. Grodsky Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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Photo of Anthony Brennan Anthony Brennan

Margaret A. Ross Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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Photo of Kirk Hatfield Kirk Hatfield

School Director and Professor
Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment

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Photo of Jenshan Lin Jenshan Lin

Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Photo of Benjamin Lok Benjamin Lok

Professor, Director of Virtual Experiences Research Group (VERG)
Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering

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Photo of Michele Manuel Michele Manuel

Rolf E. Hummel Professor and Department Chair
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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Photo of Dr. David Mazyck Dr. David Mazyck

Professor, Director of UF Electronic Delivery of Gator Engineering (EDGE)
Department of Environmental Engineering
UF EDGE

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Photo of Brij Moudgil Brij Moudgil

Distinguished Professor, Director of Mineral Resource Research Center, Director of Particle Engineering Research Center
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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Photo of Jose Principe Jose Principe

Distinguished Professor, BellSouth Professor, Director of Computational NeuroEngineering Laboratory, IEEE Fellow
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Photo of Sanjay Ranka Sanjay Ranka

Professor, IEEE Fellow, AAAS Fellow
Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering

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Photo of Gregory Sawyer Gregory Sawyer

Ebaugh Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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Photo of Chelsey Simmons Chelsey Simmons

Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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Photo of Rajiv Singh Rajiv Singh

Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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