Faculty

Over 200 faculty from 6 colleges and 25 departments, as well as several institutes (Nanoscience Institute for Medical and Engineering Technology), centers (Multifunctional Integrated Systems Technology, Nanosecurity) are active in nanoscale science, engineering, technology and applications areas at the University of Florida. Successfully bridging disciplines is vital for achieving multidisciplinary discoveries in the laboratory and translating them into socially and economically impactful outcomes.

NIMET investigators conduct research in multiple areas and fields of study. Many are recipients of prestigious awards in nanoscale science, engineering, technology and/or its applications. Learn more about faculty research interests and areas of expertise below:

Neuro-Engineering:

Nano-electrical:

  • Rizwan Bashirullah, Ph.D. – Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Jing Guo, Ph.D. – Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Nima Maghari, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Saeed Moghaddam, Ph.D. – Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Toshi Nishida, Ph.D. – Director, Multifunctional Integrated Systems Technology (MIST) Center; Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Scott Thompson, Ph.D. – Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Ant Ural, Ph.D. – Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Y-K Yoon, Ph.D. – Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Nano-mechanical:

  • David Arnold, Ph.D. – Director, Interdisciplinary MEMS Group; Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Alexandra Garraud, Ph.D. – Assistant Research Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Mark Sheplak, Ph.D. – Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Roozbeh Tabrizian, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Curtis Taylor, Ph.D. – Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Huikai Xie, Ph.D. – Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Nano-materials:

  • Cammy Abernathy, Ph.D. – Professor, Materials Science Engineering
  • Tim Anderson, Ph.D. – Professor, Materials Science Engineering
  • Jennifer Andrew, Ph.D. – Professor, Materials Science Engineering
  • Bill Appleton, Ph.D. – Professor, Materials Science Engineering
  • Ronald Baney, Ph.D. – Research Scientist, Materials Science Engineering
  • Christopher Baitch, Ph.D. – Professor, Materials Science Engineering
  • Anthony Brennan, Ph.D. – Professor, Materials Science Engineering
  • Mark Davidson, Ph.D. – Professor, Materials Science Engineering
  • Amelia Dempere, Ph.D. – Professor, Materials Science Engineering and Director, Research Service Centers, Major Analytical Instrumentation Center
  • Elliott Douglas, Ph.D. – Associate Professor, Materials Science Engineering
  • Hassan El Shall, Ph.D. – Professor, Materials Science Engineering
  • Brent Gila, Ph.D. – Director of Nanoscale Research Facility and Assistant Research Scientist, Materials Science Engineering
  • Laurie Gower, Ph.D. – Professor, Materials Science Engineering
  • Henry Hess, Ph.D. – Professor, Materials Science Engineering
  • Paul Holloway, Ph.D. – Professor, Materials Science Engineering
  • Rolf Hummel, Ph.D. – Professor, Materials Science Engineering
  • Kevin Jones, Ph.D. – Professor, Materials Science Engineering
  • Kelly Jordan, Ph.D. – Professor, Materials Science Engineering
  • Michele Manuel, Ph.D. – Principal Investigator, Materials Science Engineering
  • Jack Mecholsky, Ph.D. – Professor, Materials Science Engineering
  • Brij Moudgil, Ph.D. – Professor, Materials Science Engineering
  • Juan Nino, Ph.D. – Professor, Materials Science Engineering
  • David Norton, Ph.D. – Vice President for Research, Office of Research
  • Steve Pearton, Ph.D. – Professor, Materials Science Engineering
  • Scott Perry, Ph.D. – Professor, Materials Science Engineering
  • Simon Phillpot, Ph.D. – Professor, Materials Science Engineering
  • Nancy Ruzycki, Ph.D. – Professor, Materials Science Engineering
  • Wolfgang Sigmund, Ph.D. – Professor, Materials Science Engineering
  • Rajiv Singh, Ph.D. – Professor, Materials Science Engineering
  • James Tulenko, Ph.D. – Professor, Materials Science Engineering
  • Eric Wachsman, Ph.D. – Professor, Materials Science Engineering
  • Jiangeng Xue, Ph.D. – Professor, Materials Science Engineering
  • Yong Yang, Ph.D. – Professor, Materials Science Engineering
  • Gary Scheiffele, Ph.D. – Director, Particle Analysis Instrumentation Center (PAIC)

Nano-biomedical:

Nano-fluidics:

  • Hugh Z. Fan, Ph.D. – Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Chemistry
  • Malisa Sarntinoranont, Ph.D. – Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Nano-chemical:

Nano-physics:

Nano-agricultre:

  • Bin Gao, Ph.D. – Professor, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Zhenli He, Ph.D. – Professor, Soil and Water Science
  • Eric McLemore, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, Agricultural and Biological Engineering