Dr. Robert E. Uhrig passed away on June 12, 2013. Faculty, staff and students are saddened by this loss, but grateful for the many contributions he made during his years at the university.
Dr. Uhrig served as dean for the College of Engineering from 1968 to 1973. During that time he was also the Director of the Engineering and Industrial Experiment Station and Director of GENESYS (a closed-circuit TV network in central and southeastern Florida that offered graduate level engineering degree programs).
Prior to serving as dean, Uhrig was the chair of the Department of Nuclear Engineering Sciences – from 1960 to 1968. During that time he initiated the Ph.D. degree program and innovative research programs in the application of “random noise” techniques to nuclear reactor systems and in neutron wave and pulse propagation.
The American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME) honored Dr. Uhrig in 2005 with a lifetime achievement award.