The University of Florida’s Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering celebrated the opening of its Laboratory for Engineering Excellence on Thursday, October 7, 2021.
“Everybody is calling it the new electricity,” said Diego Alvarado, M.E., an instructional assistant professor at the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering. “It’s under the hood of almost everything. We need to be able to understand it.”
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.
David O. Prevatt, Ph.D., an associate professor in ESSIE, writes that the ASCE must advance the structural engineering profession by promoting the adoption of the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion into the business, the practice, and the education of structural engineers.
A University of Florida research team led by Eric Jing Du, Ph.D., a professor of civil and coastal engineering, is working on a robot dog that has the ability to enter an enclosed space, scan it, and provide humans with a visual of what’s inside, an application that could lessen dangerous situations for first responders.
Alina Zare, Ph.D., a professor in ECE, and Tie Liu, Ph.D., an assistant professor in IFAS, were featured on TV20 News for the work using AI and x-ray technology to detect freshness signatures being emitted from your fruits and vegetables. Eventually, their goal is to create an app or wearable device that can read how fresh produce is, and how long you have to use it.
A team of researchers including Prabir Barooah, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, has developed a system powered by solar energy that uses artificial intelligence to ultimately decrease the cost of keeping essential home appliances or devices running through a power outage.
UF in July announced a $100-million public-private partnership with NVIDIA that will catapult UF’s research strength to address some of the world’s most formidable challenges, create unprecedented access to AI training and tools for under-represented communities, and build momentum for transforming the future of the workforce.
This story was originally published on the ECE news website. An article recently published in the Academic Times profiled exciting new technology patented by researchers at the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS) Research which promises a new way to detect recycled (previously used) and counterfeit electronic parts, especially chips. The technology created by ECE Associate Professor Domenic Forte and ECE Associate Professor …
A team of University of Florida mechanical and aerospace engineering students, professors and researchers has been awarded a $12.5 million NASA contract to test and build a space exploration device over the next four years. UF’s team is led by experts John W. Conklin, Ph.D. and Peter Wass, Ph.D., a UF MAE associate professor and research scientist, respectively.