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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 Won Tae Choi Won Tae Choi Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Design, engineering, and analysis of electrochemically active soft materials for energy conversion and storage applications

Photo of Henry C. W. Chu Henry Chu Assistant Professor

Ph.D., 2017, Cornell University

Research Interests: Complex Fluid Dynamics, Colloid and Interface Science, Electrokinetics, and 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

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 Instructional Assistant Professor
(352) 294-9193

Ph.D., 2017, Michigan Technological University

Unit Operations

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

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

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

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

Photo of David Hibbitts David Hibbitts Associate Professor and Moreno Rising Star Professor
(352) 392-0751

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

Photo of Piyush K. Jain Piyush Jain Assistant Professor and Shah Rising Star Professor
(352) 294-7012

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

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

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

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

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

Photo of Fernando Mérida Fernando Mérida Instructional Assistant Professor
(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

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

Photo of Sumant S. Patankar Sumant Patankar Instructional Assistant Professor

Ph.D., 2016, Chemical Engineering, The Ohio State University

Research Interests:

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

Research Interests: Semiconductor Materials and Devices

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

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 Janani Sampath Janani Sampath Assistant Professor

Ph.D. 2018, The Ohio State University

Research Interests: Polymer Membranes, Polymer-Protein Conjugates, Self-Assembly, Computational Materials Design

Photo of Whitney Stoppel Whitney Stoppel Assistant Professor
(352) 392-6205

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

Photo of Spyros A. 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 Instructional Assistant Professor
(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 Sergey Vasenkov Sergey Vasenkov Professor
(352) 392-0315

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

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

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

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

Ph.D., 1964, Carnegie Mellon University

Research Interests: Fluid Mechanics

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

Affiliate Faculty

Photo of Purushottam Dixit Purushottam Dixit Assistant Professor in the Physics Department

Research interests: Cell population heterogeneity, ecological and evolutionary dynamics of bacteria, metabolism, maximum entropy methods.

Photo of Lisa McElwee-White Lisa McElwee-White Crow Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry
Photo of Sindia M. Rivera-Jimenez Sindia Rivera-Jimenez Instructional Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Education
(352) 846-1974

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 Pruitt Family Professor and Department Chair J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering
Photo of Blanka Sharma Blanka Sharma Associate Professor & J. Crayton Pruitt Family Term Fellow
Photo of Idalis Villanueva Ph.D. Idalis Villanueva Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering Education
(352) 392-9672

Research Interests: Hidden curriculum in engineering, mentoring of minoritized students and faculty in science and engineering, and study of motivation and learning pathways in science and engineering education using mixed- and multi-modal tools (biological and physiological).

Photo of Nathalie Wall Nathalie Wall Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Nuclear Engineering Program
(352) 273-0279

Research Interests: Radiochemistry, Nuclear Wastes, Nuclear Forensics, Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Environmental Behavior of Radionuclides

Photo of Fan Zhang Ph.D. Fan Zhang Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutics
(352) 294-8287

Research Interests: CNS Cancer, Cell and Gene Therapy, Drug delivery, Immuno-Oncology, Immunotherapy, Nanomedicine, Neuroinflammation