A New Chapter For Innovation

In News by Staff Report

The Florida Innovation Hub at UF is officially open for business. Local, state and federal dignitaries were on hand for a dedication ceremony on Jan. 11.

Holiday Message from the Dean

In News by Cammy Abernathy

As 2011 comes to a close, I am struck with gratitude and awe at the great accomplishments of our Gator Engineering students, faculty, staff and alumni. The College has seen tremendous growth in not only research expenditures and student enrollment, but also in the development of programs that will shape Gator Engineering for many generations to come. Our newly founded …

New breakthrough shows promise for affordable plastic solar energy cells

In News by Donna Hesterman, 352-846-2573

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers report they have achieved a new record in efficiency with a prototype solar cell that could be manufactured using a roll-to-roll process. “Imagine making solar panels by a process that looks like printing newspaper roll to roll,” said Franky So, a UF professor in the department of materials science and engineering. Industry has …

Robots may soon be part of our lives

In News, Research & Innovation by Nathan Crabbe

UF’s first robotics fair recently showcased a robot car developed for a Defense Department-sponsored competition and robot submarines that have won international awards. There also were robots that are able to mow lawns, bring a barbecue and cooler for tailgating and ensure heavy sleepers are awoken from their slumber.

In Memory of M. Jack Ohanian

In In Memoriam, News by Staff Report

Dear Colleagues, I am sad to report to you the passing of one of our long time colleagues, Dr. Jack Ohanian. Jack served many roles in the college and university over his 40 year career, including Associate Dean and Interim Dean in the college, as well as Interim Vice President of Research. He was always a passionate and tireless advocate …

In Memory of J. Crayton Pruitt Sr.

In In Memoriam, News by Staff Report

It is with great sadness that we report the passing on Oct. 8 of Dr. J. Crayton Pruitt, Sr., major benefactor of the College of Engineering, whose gifts along with those from his family established the Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering. “Dr. Pruitt was a magnanimous man whose effect on biomedical engineering will be forever felt,” said Cammy Abernathy, …

TV-20 Features the Subjugator

In News by David Snyder

Captain Nemo would be jealous. As incredible as the “Nautilus” was in “20-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea,” there is an amazing submarine constantly in development here in North Central Florida. Its a robotic submarine that not only explores the depths but helps train future engineers. In the Technology Spotlight, Eric Schwartz, Ph.D., Associate Director of the Machine Intelligence Lab at …