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.