An award-winning inventor of novel fuel systems and associate fellow of AIAA, Bill Lear, Ph.D., taught for more than three decades in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE), where he was deeply involved as a student mentor and faculty advisor. Since becoming associate professor emeritus and splitting his time between Gainesville and San Rafael, California, Lear has only increased his productivity. Still researching part time for UF, he is developing noise-suppression technology for NASA’s Urban Air Mobility program and is a driving force behind MAE’s outreach to engineering alumni around the globe.
Antar Jutla, an associate professor, and Chang-Yu Wu, a professor, in the Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences within the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment (ESSIE) were featured in The Washington Post. They discussed how climate conditions and human behaviors impact COVID-19 transmissions.
An all-female team of “hackers” was declared the winner of a national technology contest – Florida Hacks with IBM – that called on participants to discover potential solutions to combat the effects of climate change. The team was comprised of three current Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering students and a recent graduate.
University of Florida Center for Coastal Solutions (CCS) Associate Director David Kaplan, Ph.D., and a team of CCS-affiliated scientists and engineers from UF, the University of South Florida, North Carolina State University and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation have received $2.3 million from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to study how water and nutrients flowing from Lake Okeechobee and the Caloosahatchee River watershed interact with tides, currents, and waves at the coast to affect coastal water quality.
Christina Gardner-McCune, Ph.D., an associate professor in Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering, is expected to receive the 2022 AAAI/EAAI Outstanding Educator award for her work with the Artificial Intelligence for K-12 Initiative (AI4K12.org).
A multi-departmental team of researchers from the University of Florida have been awarded a $1.1M grant from the NIH on AI-powered medical research on Parkinson’s disease.
The University of Florida unveiled a historical marker honoring the integration pioneers who led the charge to desegregate the institution.
The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering rose to No. 18 from 19th for best undergraduate engineering programs among public universities, and eight of its 11 engineering specialties were listed among the Top 20 in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
The University of Florida, in partnership with IBM, is calling on the country’s brightest minds to join a virtual innovation challenge aimed at addressing the Sunshine State’s most pressing conservation issues. Innovators of all experience levels are invited to join the IBM Data Science Community by participating in the Florida Hacks with IBM hackathon, an event where students will be asked to help combat the significant observable effects occurring in the environment.
A group of Ph.D. students led by Eric Jing Du, a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Florida, have trained and developed robotic dogs.