Engineering dean honored in “Working Women” awards

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In honor of Women’s History Month, Gainesville-based FM radio station 98.5 KTK is celebrating who they consider to be the most influential women in North Central Florida. Cammy Abernathy, dean of the College of Engineering made the list and was featured in a broadcast on March 7th.  She will be honored, along with 20 other women, at a reception on …

Former engineering dean honored by Chamber of Commerce

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The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce honored Dr. Winfred Phillips last month with their Legacy Award. Phillips was acknowledged for being a “game changer” for the University of Florida, a key catalyst in shaping UF’s role as an innovator. Phillips is both a professor of mechanical engineering and the Don and Ruth Eckis Professor of Biomedical Engineering. He served as …

Gator Engineering Professors honored with Semiconductor Industries Top Award

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The global industry association Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) awarded its highest honor to two University of Florida engineering professors this month:  Mark Law and Kevin Jones. The two men were recognized for developing a flexible code in 1990 that modeled semiconductor fabrication processes. It later became a cornerstone for the modern era of computational modeling.  Florida Object-Oriented Process …

Randy Glein receives Gator Engineering Innovation Award

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Since graduating from UF in 1988, with high honors and an electrical engineering degree, Randy Glein’s career has trended with the growth of the technology industry itself – as venture capital investor, operating executive and entrepreneur. Glein is managing director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), a venture capital firm headquartered in Silicon Valley. He oversees investments for a roster of …

Gator Engineer inducted into Washington Business Hall of Fame

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In 1972, she graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in systems engineering. She was one of two women in her class. This month she was honored for her life achievements, heralded for shattering glass ceilings, and inducted into the Washington Business Hall of Fame.  As the president and CEO of BAE Systems, Linda Hudson …

UF extends highest honor to engineering leader Norm Augustine

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Gator Engineering congratulates Norman R. Augustine, longtime corporate and military leader, as he receives an honorary doctorate degree of technology from the University of Florida in a ceremony on December 13, 2013. Augustine has played a large role in shaping the aerospace industry. He served as president, chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin. He’s sat on advisory boards for NASA, …

Semiconductor Industry Association honors UF professor Mark Law

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Semiconductor Industry Association, representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today presented its 2013 University Researcher Award to University of Florida professor Mark Law in recognition of his exceptional contributions to semiconductor research. The award was presented in consultation with the Semiconductor Research Corp. “It is a pleasure to recognize Dr. Law for his outstanding achievements …

Gator Engineering Teams Win Big At Cade Museum Prize Night

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Last night, the Cade Museum Foundation hosted it’s 4th annual prize night, honoring creators and innovators in Florida. From the sweet sixteen, down to the final four, Gator Engineering had two teams competing for a $50,000 cash prize and wider recognition. And they both won! The cash award went to NanoPhotanica, a manufacturer of electronic display screens that were developed …

Professor Rinaldi receives the International Journal of Nanomedicine Early Career Scientist Award

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Dr. Carlos Rinaldi, professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida, has been selected to receive the International Journal of Nanomedicine Early Career Scientist Award. This annual award is presented to a scientist in the early stage of his/her career (less than 10 years after receiving a Ph.D.) who has made significant contributions to the field …