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.
Ruogu Fang, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering and director of the Smart Medical Informatics Learning and Evaluation Lab, was quoted in a Forbes article about an AI-assisted method for diagnosing Parkinson’s disease with, essentially, an eye exam.
Faculty and students at the Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World went to work to invent wearable, smart, connected devices to fight COVID-19 and future viruses.
Juan Gilbert, Ph.D., works on issues of bias in tech and the problem of voting in a pandemic. He has also written a set of guidelines for diversity and inclusion in crisis.
Gainesville ortheopaedic implant maker Exactech is working with Forrest J. Masters, Ph.D., P.E., a professor and the associate dean for research and facilities at UF’s Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, and UF’s Marston Science Library to make 100,000 swabs for UF Health.
Piyush Jain, Ph.D., CHE, has been working on a test for the novel coronavirus that can be administered at home in less than 30 minutes.
UF engineering professor Forrest Masters, Ph.D., began a collaborative effort between campus labs to produce protective gear for underequipped hospitals.
The UF Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering has once again ranked among the top 25 public university graduate engineering programs in the U.S., according to the 2021 U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) Best Graduate Schools rankings.
Engineering Online Graduate Programs are now ranked No. 15.
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