The University Term Professorship was established in 2016 and is presented to 250 eligible faculty members annually. Selection of the professorships is based on an assessment of academic accomplishment by either a faculty advisory committee and/or the department chair and approved by the dean of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering.
National Academy of Engineering Selects Professor Michele Manuel for Highest Professional Honor
The National Academy of Engineering has elected MSE professor and department chair Michele Manuel, Ph.D., to join the organization’s ranks, among the highest professional honors in engineering for those who have distinguished themselves in academia, private industry or government agencies.
Vital Signs: Leveraging Data for Better Health Outcomes
Juan Claudio Nino, Ph.D., a professor of Materials Science and Engineering, is collaborating with psychiatry and neuroscience assistant professor Marcelo Febo on a means of using AI to detect the early onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
Quantum Materials Researcher Helps Bring Inclusion and Equity to Campus Community
We recently had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Ryan Need, assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), about their research, experience as a new UF faculty member, and their work with students, staff, and faculty to build a culture representative of the entire community.
UF Engineering Professor Emeritus and Alumna Recognized by Florida Inventors Hall of Fame
A University of Florida professor emeritus in materials science and engineering who developed an innovative computer chip manufacturing process, and an alumnus in electrical and computer engineering who is a leader at IBM in the application of artificial intelligence to aging issues, are among the 2021 inductees to the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame.
With New Study, Allen Makes a Case for Cell Sex Reporting as Industry Standard
Josephine Allen, Ph.D., MSE, and her team comprised of MSE Ph.D. candidate and NIH Predoctoral Fellow Bryan James and J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering undergrad Paxton Guerrin observed that biomedical and biomaterials researchers and the journals publishing their papers rarely mentioned the sex of the cells involved in the studies. They knew how that data could potentially affect research results, and so they conducted their own analysis by surveying the literature of several top biomedical journals and found that cell sex was reported in only a small fraction (roughly 3%) of papers. That information and several other notable results prompted their own paper highlighting the findings entitled “Let’s Talk About Sex – Biological Sex is Underreported in Biomaterials Studies.”
NSF Award Helps UF Engineer Bring Cutting Edge 3D X-Ray Microscope System to UF
Amanda Krause, Ph.D., MSE, is employing artificial intelligence methods to track and catalogue data for her abnormal grain growth research, and thanks to new a $1.2 million research award from the NSF, she will bring a cutting-edge, 3D X-ray microscope system to campus to generate even better data for her algorithms.
UF Engineer is Using $11M Research Award to Make Steel Manufacturing More Energy Efficient
Backed by a nearly $11 million award from the Department of Energy, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office, Michele Manuel, Ph.D., professor and chair of the UF Department of Materials Science & Engineering, is leading an industry-national laboratory-university consortium in developing an Induction-coupled Thermomagnetic Processing (ITMP) method to help increase the efficiency of alloy manufacturing.
Two UF Engineers Chosen for Florida Inventors Hall of Fame
Two current University of Florida faculty members from the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering are among a group of eight distinguished inventors who will be inducted into the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame this year.
UF Engineering Continues Momentum in Graduate Program Rankings
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.