Faculty

Photo of Tim Anderson Tim Anderson Distinguished Professor Emeritus
(352) 392-8049 x 1300

Ph.D., 1979, University of California-Berkeley

Research Interests: Electronic materials processing, Thermochemistry and phase diagrams, Chemical vapor deposition and bulk crystal growth, Photovoltaics

Photo of Jason E. Butler Jason Butler Professor
(352) 392-2591

Ph.D., 1998, Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

Research Interests: Dynamics of Complex Fluids, Suspension and Multiphase Fluid Mechanics, Microfluidic Flows, Rheology

Photo of Oscar Crisalle Oscar Crisalle Professor
(352) 392-5120

Ph.D., 1990, University of California-Santa Barbara

Research Interests: Analysis and design of control systems, Real-time remote control over the Internet, Manufacture of photovoltaic devices, Control of fuel-cell powered systems

Photo of Carl A. Denard Carl Denard Assistant Professor
(352) 294-6370

Ph.D., 2012, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Interests: Protein Therapeutics, Synthetic Biology, Biocatalysis, Bioengineering

Photo of Richard Dickinson Richard Dickinson Professor
(352) 392-0898

Ph.D., 1992, University of Minnesota

Research Interests: Cellular Engineering, Cell Adhesion, Cell Migration, Molecular Motors, Mathematical Biology

Photo of LiLu T. Funkenbusch LiLu Funkenbusch Lecturer
(352) 294-9193

Ph.D., 2017, Michigan Technological University

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Photo of Helena Hagelin-Weaver Helena Hagelin-Weaver Associate Professor and Ph.D. Recruitment Coordinator
(352) 392-6585

Ph.D., 1999, Royal Institute of Stockholm, Sweden

Research Interests: Heterogeneous Catalysis, Atomic Layer Deposition, Nanoparticle Oxides, Surface Characterizations

Photo of Charles J. Hages Charles Hages Assistant Professor
(352) 294-7002

Ph.D., 2015, Purdue University

Research Interests: Semiconductor Materials and Devices, Nanomaterials, Energy, Optical Spectroscopy, Modeling

Photo of David Hibbitts David Hibbitts Assistant Professor
(352) 392-0751

Ph.D., 2012, University of Virginia

Research Interests: Heterogeneous Catalysis, Kinetic Studies, Density Functional Theory, Catalyst Synthesis and Characterization

Photo of Piyush K. Jain Piyush Jain Assistant Professor
(352) 294-7012

Ph.D., 2013, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Research Interests: Bioengineering, Gene Editing, CRISPR/Cas, Nucleic acids and Protein Engineering, Nanomaterials, Responsive Systems

Photo of Yeongseon Jang Yeongseon Jang Assistant Professor
(352) 294-1289

Ph.D., 2013, Seoul National University

Research Interests: Self-Assembly, Colloid and Surface Science, Functional Coating, Polymer Engineering, Biomaterials, Recombinant Proteins

Photo of Peng Jiang Peng Jiang Professor
(352) 392-2189

Ph.D., 2001, Rice University

Research Interests: Nanomaterials, Nanophotonics, Photonic Crystals, Self-assembly

Photo of Lewis E. Johns Jr. Lewis Johns Emeritus Professor
(352) 392-0882

Ph.D., 1964, Carnegie Mellon University

Research Interests: Fluid Mechanics

Photo of Dmitry Kopelevich Dmitry Kopelevich Associate Professor
(352) 392-4422

Ph.D., 2002, University of Notre Dame

Research Interests: Molecular and Multi-scale Modeling, Nanoscale Transport Phenomena, Non-equilibrium Statistical Mechanics

Photo of Anthony J.C. Ladd Anthony Ladd Professor
(352) 392-6509

Ph.D., 1978, University of Cambridge

Research Interests: Numerical Simulations of Complex Fluids: Reactive Flows in Porous Media, Hydrodynamic Interactions, Dynamics of Filament Networks

Photo of Tanmay Lele Tanmay Lele Charles A. Stokes Professor
(352) 392-0317

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, 2002

Research Interests: Cell mechano-transduction, Cytoskeletal force generation, Nano-biotechnology

Photo of Lisa McElwee-White Lisa McElwee-White Crow Professor and Chair
Photo of Fernando Mérida Fernando Mérida Lecturer
(352) 294-7504

Ph.D., 2018, Chemical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez

Research Interests: Engineering Education, Underrepresented minorities, Unit Operations, Bioprocess/Biochemical Engineering, Engineering communication skills, Biomedical Engineering, Nanomedicine

Photo of Ranga Narayanan Ranga Narayanan Distinguished Professor and William P. and Tracy Cirioli Term Professor
(352) 392-9103

Ph.D., 1978, Illinois Institute of Technology (1981)

Research Interests: Interfacial instabilities, Transport phenomena with life support, materials science and biomedical applications

Photo of Mark Orazem Mark Orazem Distinguished Professor, Dr. and Mrs. Frederick C. Edie Professor
(352) 392-6207

Ph.D., 1983, Chemical Engineering, University of California

Research Interests: Electrochemical Engineering: Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy, Corrosion (including cathodic protection), Current Distribution in Electrochemical Systems, Fuel Cells, Mathematical Modeling.

Photo of Fan Ren Fan Ren Distinguished Professor
(352) 392-4727

Ph.D., 1991, Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute of Technology

Research Interests: Semiconductor Materials and Devices

Photo of Carlos Rinaldi Carlos Rinaldi Department Chair and Dean’s Leadership Professor
(352) 392-0881

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002

Research Interests: Biomedical applications of magnetic nanoparticles; fundamental fluid physics of suspensions of magnetic nanoparticles; magnetic nanoparticle synthesis and functionalization; suspension hydrodynamics and rheology.

Photo of Sindia M. Rivera-Jimenez Sindia Rivera-Jimenez Lecturer
(352) 846-1974

Ph.D., 2011, Chemical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez

Research Interests: Engineering education, Underrepresented minorities, Unconscious biases in teams, Professional development for industry/academia, Curriculum, Instructional design, Online education, Product/process design, Process simulation, LCA, Environmental remediation

Photo of Christine E. Schmidt Christine Schmidt Professor, J. Crayton Pruitt Family Chair & Department Chair
Photo of Dinesh O. Shah Dinesh Shah Emeritus Professor
(352) 392-0877

Ph.D., 1965, Columbia University (1970)

Research Interests: Interfacial phenomena in engineering and biomedical systems, Molecular association in micelles, liquid crystals and microemulsions, Nanoparticles for superconductors and magnetic materials, Enzymic reactions at interfaces

Photo of Blanka Sharma Blanka Sharma Assistant Professor & J. Crayton Pruitt Family Term Fellow
Photo of Whitney Stoppel Whitney Stoppel Assistant Professor
(352) 392-6205

Ph.D., 2014, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Research Interests: biomaterials, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, transport in biomaterials

Photo of Spyros Svoronos Spyros Svoronos Harry and Bertha Bernstein Professor and Undergraduate Program Coordinator
(352) 392-9101

Ph.D., 1981, University of Minnesota (1982)

Research Interests: Biological Wastewater Treatment, Particle Separations, Process Control

Photo of Vincent J. Tocco Jr. Vincent Tocco Lecturer
(352) 294-1290

Ph.D., 2018, Chemical Engineering, University of Florida

Research Interests: Engineering Education, Active Learning, Teamwork Dynamics, Graduate Student Research Methods, Life-long Learning, Material and Energy Balances, Separations

Photo of Yiider Tseng Yiider Tseng Associate Professor and MS Program Coordinator
(352) 392-0862

Ph.D., 1999, Johns Hopkins University

Research Interests: Bioengineering, Engineering Science, Molecular Biomechanics, Tissue Engineering, Soft Material

Photo of Sergey Vasenkov Sergey Vasenkov Professor
(352) 392-0315

Ph.D., Institute of Chemical Kinetics and Combustion, Russia, 1994

Research Interests: Translational Dynamics in Biomembranes, Transport in Porous Materials with Hierarchy of Pore sizes, Transport-optimized Catalysis and Separations

Photo of Jason F. Weaver Jason Weaver Exxon Mobil Gator Alumni Faculty Endowed Professor
(352) 392-0869

Ph.D., 1998, Stanford University

Research Interests: Gas-surface Reactivity and Dynamics, Atomic and Molecular Beam Methods, Surface Spectroscopy

Photo of Kirk J. Ziegler Kirk Ziegler Associate Chair for Graduate Studies and Dow Chemical Company Foundation Professor
(352) 392-3412

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2001

Research Interests: Nanomaterial synthesis, dispersion, and separation, Transport at nanoscale interfaces