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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 Henry Chu Henry Chu Assistant Professor

Starting January 2021

http://www.chugroup.site

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

https://www.thedenardlab.com

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

https://www.che.ufl.edu/hagelin-weaver/

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

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

https://www.hageslab.com

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

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

https://hibbitts.rc.ufl.edu/group.html

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

https://www.che.ufl.edu/jain/

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

https://www.jangsmartlab.com

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

http://ww2.che.ufl.edu/jiang/

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

http://ww2.che.ufl.edu/ladd/

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

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

http://ww2.che.ufl.edu/orazem/

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

http://ww2.che.ufl.edu/ren/

Research Interests: Semiconductor Materials and Devices

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

https://www.che.ufl.edu/rinaldi/

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

Starting January 2021

https://www.sampathgroup.com

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

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

https://www.stoppellab.org

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 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 Sergey Vasenkov Sergey Vasenkov Professor
(352) 392-0315

https://nationalmaglab.org/user-facilities/nmr-mri/all-nmr-mri-amris-staff/staff-amris?view=personnel&id=SergeyVasenkov

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

https://www.che.ufl.edu/weaver/

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

http://ww2.che.ufl.edu/ziegler/

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