UF’s MIST Center to lead research of smart electronics for emerging “Internet of Things”

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Multi-functional Integrated System Technology (MIST) Center will  play a leading role in researching the next generation of “smart” electronics funded by a National Science Foundation  program that combines federal money with industry investments in strategic research. As a designated Industry/University Cooperative Research Center, the MIST Center will receive over $880,000 from the NSF and upwards …

Engineering researcher develops biodegradable implants

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Ask anyone who has a surgical pin in their body, and they likely will tell you they wish it would just go away. In the future, it just might, with help from research by Michele Manuel, an associate professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Florida. Manuel has developed a surgical pin made from …

UF hurricane expert wins international award, state appointment

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It’s been a busy hurricane season for Forrest Masters. In addition to his ongoing storm research, he’s had a cameo on the Weather Channel, received the highest honor from the International Association for Wind Engineering (IAWE), and was appointed by the governor of Florida to serve on a commission that assesses the risks involved with hurricanes. “There are several other …

Distinguished engineering faculty honored by UF Research Foundation

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Every three years, the University of Florida Research Foundation recognizes faculty with a distinguished record of research that will likely lead to distinction in their field. These faculty are named UFRF Professors and receive a $5,000 annual salary supplement and a one-time $3,000 grant. Included among the UFRF Professors for 2014-2017 are three Gator Engineering professors: Z. Hugh Fan, professor …

Dr. Gregory Hudalla’s Article Published in Nature Materials

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Congratulations to Assistant Professor Gregory Hudalla on publishing an article in the journal, Nature Materials. Nature Materials covers a range of topics within materials science, from materials engineering and structural materials, to organic and soft materials, and is the highest ranked materials science journal, with a Thomson Reuters 2012 impact factor of 35.749. Dr. Hudalla’s paper, “Gradated assembly of multiple …

Dr. Panos Pardalos Gives Plenary Speech at Energy Conference

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Dr. Panos Pardalos (ISE), Paul and Heidi Brown Preeminent Professor, recently gave an invited speech entitled “Optimization and Economic Modeling of Energy Systems Centering CO2 Issues” at the 53rd meeting of the EURO Working Group for Commodities and Financial Modelling (EWGCFM) and 2nd International Conference of the Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM). The conference, which was held in Chania, …

Research Awards for May 2014

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Before and After Implementation Studies of Advanced Signal Control Technologies in Florida L. Elefteriadou (ESSIE) FL Department of Transportation – $664,123 High Efficiency OLED Materials and Device Engineering So F (MSE) BOE Technology Group Co. – $435,482 Effect of Proximity of Sheet Pile Walls on the Apparent Capacity Driven Displacement Piles J. Chung (ESSIE) FL Department of Transportation – $348,338 …

UF researchers identify ways to prevent shingle blow-off in hurricanes

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Four Gator Engineering researchers have identified a weakness in asphalt roof shingles, and have recommended that homeowners and roofing professionals check for shingle adhesion, especially around the edges of each shingle, and hand-seal loose edges as needed to manufacturer or industry specifications. Professional Roofing, a national trade publication for the roofing industry, featured the research related to this recommendation on …

Gator Engineering grad students build unmanned aircraft to survey wildlife

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Working across disciplines with wildlife biologists at UF, graduate students in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering have developed a 14-pound aircraft with a high-resolution digital camera that can photograph and help document nests without disturbing bird populations. Read more about this and other specialty projects that the MAE department faculty and students have collaborated on in the Gainesville …

Biomedical engineering professor to receive Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award

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Wesley Bolch, professor in the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering , will be honored as the 2014 recipient of the Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award by the Health Physics Society at its 59th annual meeting in Baltimore on July 15, 2014. The Health Physics Society (HPS), formed in 1956, is a scientific organization of professionals who specialize in …