Three UF engineering alumni are among the 12 new “Faces of Technology” recognized by the Florida High Tech Corridor Council in 2019. Their selection underscores the innovative work being done by graduates from the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering.
Sean Dotson (’97 BSME, Mechanical Engineering), President and CEO, RND Automation & Engineering masterminds the advancement of automation solutions and machine design at his company located in Bradenton.
Douglas Rodriguez (2010-16 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Materials Science & Engineering), Manager of Research and Development at NovaBone, located in Alachua, oversees R&D for synthetic bone grafts and delivery systems, which are engineered to accelerate the body’s natural healing process.
Paul Sergile (’08 BSME, Mechanical Engineering) Director of Engineering, ANCORP (Williston) develops vacuum technology and related components that are relied upon in products for both the household and high tech industry.
The Florida High Tech Corridor Council (The Corridor Council) is an economic development initiative of three of the country’s largest research institutions: the University of Central Florida, the University of South Florida and the University of Florida. Chaired by presidents of the three universities, its mission is to attract, retain and grow high tech industry and innovation – and the workforce to support it – in a 23-county region known as the Florida High Tech Corridor (The Corridor). By facilitating collaborations between partners in academia, industry and economic development, The Corridor Council creates communities with unlimited potential and a well-educated work force to support them.