Young faculty win top honors
UF engineering faculty received prestigious awards this year. Domenic Forte (ECE), Maitane Olabarrieta (ESSIE) and Aysegul Gunduz (BME) garnered Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) that include a trip to the White House. Three young investigators won awards for innovating security – Ryan Houim (MAE), Kyle Hartig (MSE), and Yier Jin (ECE). Six researchers received NSF Early Career Awards – Antarpreet Jutla (ESSIE), Kyla McMullen (CISE), Alexander Grenning (ChemE), Blanka Sharma (BME), Denise Simmons (ESSIE) and David Hibbitts (ChemE).
In the spotlight this year
Engineering alumni gained acknowledgement and acclaim in 2019, including Linda Parker Hudson (ISE), who was elected to the National Academy of Engineers and NVIDIA founder Chris Malachowsky (ECE) who was inducted into the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame.
Engineering for better healthcare
From biomedical engineering to mechanical engineering, UF faculty completed ground-breaking research in the healthcare field this year.
Safer, Smarter, Better – Innovations that transform the future
The use of AI is leading to innovations for safer roadways and intersections; coastal and environmental engineers are developing ways to create resilient coastal communities.
Engineering College Growth
The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering added a new department in 2019 to study and enhance engineering education.
Students shine in design competitions
Teamwork among students and with experienced faculty brought many wins to UF this year, most notably the 2019 Engineering Deans’ Cup.
To see more stories from 2019 about faculty, students and alumni, visit the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering web site news page “Powering the New Engineer”.