The Army Research Office (ARO), an element of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory at the Department of Defense (DOD) recently announced that 150 university researchers will receive a total of $50 million in grants awarded under the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP).
Researchers from the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE) in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, led by Saeed Moghaddam, Knox T. Millsaps Professor in MAE, have developed a new hemodialysis membrane made of graphene oxide (GO), a single-atomic layered material, which has the promise of revolutionizing treatments for kidney dialysis patients.
Warren E. Dixon, Ph.D., Newton C. Ebaugh Professor in the UF Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE) and director of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Center of Excellence in Assured Autonomy in Contested Environments, has been named the new chair of MAE in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering.
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.
Marianne Francois (Ph.D., AEMES ’02) was named the Division Leader of the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in May 2020. Achieving this position was the culmination of 18 years of increasingly more complex work and greater responsibility. Of her success, she said, “It is an honor and very humbling to be leading a large number of scientists across multiple disciplines.”
Three students graduating this spring from the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering spoke at the college’s 2020 online graduation celebration, held on May 3. Jayla Bradley and Sylvester Kwo represented the students receiving their Bachelor of Science degrees in Engineering, while Yao Xiao represented those students receiving their Ph.D. degrees. Jayla Bradley (B.S., ISE ’20) Jayla Bradley was born in …
Saeed Moghaddam, Ph.D., Knox T. Millsaps Professor, MAE, along with industry and organizational partners, has received a $1.89M grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a breakthrough cooling and heating system.
The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida is pleased to announce that six faculty members have received National Science Foundation (NSF) Early CAREER Awards in 2020.
Jennifer Fillebrown, Navy/ROTC Student of the Year One of UF’s Gator Battalion Midshipmen has been selected as the 2019 Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU) All American NAVY ROTC Student of the Year. Midshipman 1/C Jennifer Fillebrown competed against a national field of 58 other ROTC students and made the final 12. Now NFCU has named her the Navy/Marine winner from …
Michael Joseph MacDonald, Major, USAF, RET, BSEAE ’68 Whispering Pines – Mike was born April 1, 1942 in Brighton, MA to Lorayne McWeeney. In 1947, he was adopted by Daniel and Helen MacDonald of Pittsfield, MA. The family eventually moved to Winooski, VT. Mike graduated from Rice Memorial High School in 1959. In 1963 he graduated from St. Michael’s College …