Upcoming Events
  1. 2014 AIChE Annual Meeting Atlanta, GA
    November 16 - 21, 2014
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The Dinesh O. Shah Professorship in Surface Science

After serving the University of Florida and our Gator Engineers for more than three decades, Dr. Shah legacy continues to shape the Chemical Engineering Department. Find out more about one of the department’s most important initiatives.

Click here for information on the Shah Professorship!

Congratulations to Feng Zhang for winning the 2014 Mort Traum award of the American Vacuum Society!

The Mort Traum award is given annually for the best student poster in surface science at the international AVS meeting. Feng won the award for his poster titled, "CO oxidation on PdO(101) during temperature programmed reaction spectroscopy: Role of oxygen vacancies".

Dr. Peng Jiang received the Best Oral Presentation Award

Prof. Jiang's presentation entitled "Bioinspired Broadband Antireflection Coatings for Infrared Spectroscopic Instruments" has won the NOVA Award for Best Oral Presentation in the conference on Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation at the SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation 2014 meeting.

ChE's 75th Anniversary Celebration

Through all of the rainy weather, we had a super successful celebration event on September 5th with 200+ attendees throughout the evening!
Congratulations to Dr. John P. O'Connell for winning the Most Nominated Professor Award!

Many thanks to the ChE staff & students who volunteered their time and to our vendors who contributed to the night's success!

See the event featured in two issues of the Alligator:
UF Chemical Engineering 75th Article (9/5/14)
UF Chemical Engineering 75th Photo (9/8/14)


Assistant Professor Positions

The Department of Chemical Engineering invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level. Click HERE for more information.

Dr. Jennifer Curtis received the AICHE Thomas Baron Award in Fluid Particle Systems

Please join us in congratulating Jennifer Curtis, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Associate Dean of the College of Engineering, for receiving the AICHE Thomas Baron Award in Fluid-Particle Systems "For her outstanding contributions in both CFD and DEM modeling of dilute and dense fluid-particle flows, with application to a wide variety of fluidized processes."

Rob Damitz won the inaugural "What's Your Big Idea" as a part of a team.

Ph.D. Candidate Rob Damitz, along with two fellow Gator Engineers, were awarded the grand prize of $25,000 as winners of the "What's Your Big Idea" Business Plan Competition on Friday, April 25th. The competition was organized by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Warrington College of Business Administration and was open to all UF students. Over 140 business plans were submitted for the inaugural competition. Read More

Former student wins Engineering Excellence Award at LSU

Miami native Aaron Harrington received the 2013-2014 Clayton Engineering Excellence Award for Outstanding Graduate Students from the LSU College of Engineering. Read More

Dr. Mark Orazem to Deliver Plenary Lecture

Professor Orazem will deliver a plenary lecture at the 7th International Workshop on Impedance Spectroscopy (IWIS) to be held in Chemnitz, Germany, from September 24th-26th, 2014. He will discuss "Challenges for Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy" and present a tutorial on "Understanding the Error Structure of Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy Measurements".