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Predicting Damage from Hurricanes Before They Make Landfall

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Maitane Olabarrieta, Ph.D., associate professor, and Arthriya Subgranon, Ph.D., assistant professor, in the Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering within the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment at the UF Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, are the principal investigators of a multi-organizational project sponsored by the Office of Naval Research.

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A River Runs Under It

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Subcritical turbidity currents transport large amounts of carbon, nutrients and fresh water through oceans and play an important role in global geochemical cycling and seafloor ecosystems. These currents travel for hundreds to thousands of kilometers under the ocean. How these sediment-laden currents can travel such great distances without mixing with the ocean waters above is an important question that has been answered by S. “Bala” Balachandar, Ph.D., William F. Powers Professor and Distinguished Professor in MAE, and Jorge Salinas, Ph.D., a postdoctoral research associate in MAE.

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Quantum Materials Researcher Helps Bring Inclusion and Equity to Campus Community

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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.

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How a Robot Developed at UF Could Help First Responders See Through Walls During Rescues

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A University of Florida research team led by Eric Jing Du, Ph.D., a professor of civil and coastal engineering, is working on a robot dog that has the ability to enter an enclosed space, scan it, and provide humans with a visual of what’s inside, an application that could lessen dangerous situations for first responders.

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UF Researchers Developing AI Technology to Measure Produce Freshness

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Alina Zare, Ph.D., a professor in ECE, and Tie Liu, Ph.D., an assistant professor in IFAS, were featured on TV20 News for the work using AI and x-ray technology to detect freshness signatures being emitted from your fruits and vegetables. Eventually, their goal is to create an app or wearable device that can read how fresh produce is, and how long you have to use it.

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UF Research Team Develops System That Could Provide Energy Resilience to Hurricanes, Natural Disasters

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A team of researchers including Prabir Barooah, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, has developed a system powered by solar energy that uses artificial intelligence to ultimately decrease the cost of keeping essential home appliances or devices running through a power outage.