NASA enlists UF faculty to develop small satellite technology

In News, Research & Innovation by Jen Ambrose

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mechanical and aerospace engineering and astronomy faculty members at the University of Florida have been selected to work with NASA’s Langley Research Center on navigation and guiding systems for small satellites. Norman Fitz-Coy, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, said the instruments developed for this project are based on some of the oldest navigation tools used throughout …

Environmental engineering models new ways to save water

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With a growing population and projections of a steadily warming climate, Florida’s sustainable future requires innovative approaches to water conservation. Engineers and researchers from the University of Florida are looking for water in an unexpected place: Florida’s forests. Rayonier, the seventh largest landowner in the state and an international purveyor of forest products, funded a study that …

UF lands $8 million federal award for supercomputing research

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida on Thursday received an $8 million federal award and was named one of six universities nationwide tapped to conduct high-performance computing simulations aimed at addressing some of the world’s most complex problems. The award from the National Nuclear Security Administration and accompanying designation as a center of excellence is a direct result of …

Gator Engineering in Antarctica

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If you’re ever in Antarctica, you should stop by and visit at least one of the three U.S.–operated research stations: McMurdo, South Pole, or Palmer. The first two are just a few flights away, (43 or 48 hours of flights, respectively, both by way of Christchurch, New Zealand). Palmer Station is a 12-hour flight, from Miami to Punta Arenas, Chile, …

Engineers at University of Florida Lead Hurricane and Tornado Research

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Hurricane season has begun and Gator Engineering hurricane and tornado research is making headlines. Earlier this week, Dr. David Prevatt, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering, testified before members of the U.S. House Science Committee in Washington, DC. Prevatt researches how buildings can be built stronger to withstand extreme weather. He presented his latest research, …

Professor Rinaldi receives the International Journal of Nanomedicine Early Career Scientist Award

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Dr. Carlos Rinaldi, professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida, has been selected to receive the International Journal of Nanomedicine Early Career Scientist Award. This annual award is presented to a scientist in the early stage of his/her career (less than 10 years after receiving a Ph.D.) who has made significant contributions to the field …

COE Faculty Member Awarded 2013 CTSI Pilot Project Grant

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Josephine Allen, Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, was recently awarded a 2013 Pilot Project grant from UF’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute. The UF CTSI’s most recent round of one-year intramural pilot grants provides approximately $250,000 in support of 14 projects led by investigators from six colleges. CTSI Pilot Project Awards support the growth of interdisciplinary and …

Four UF College of Engineering Faculty Members Inducted as Fellows of AAAS

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Four UF College of Engineering faculty members have been inducted as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers because of their distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. They are: Jennifer Sinclair Curtis, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Associate Dean for Research, …

Gov. Scott Gets a Close-Up of Gator Engineering Capabilities at UF’s Nanoscale Research Facility

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Earlier this month, Governor Rick Scott visited the College of Engineering, where he vocalized his support for making UF a Top 10 university, and strengthening the state’s workforce, by bolstering STEM education and research. While on campus, the governor toured the Nanoscale Research Facility (NRF), where he was presented with a unique gift.  Nowhere else in the western hemisphere do …

Three College of Engineering professors named AAAS 2012 fellows

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Three of the 5 newly honored Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) from the University of Florida are Gator Engineers.  Dr. Jennifer Sinclair Curtis, associate dean of research and distinguished professor in the department of chemical engineering, was named fellow for seminal contributions to the understanding of particle flow and the dynamics of gas-solid flows. …