Primary Faculty

Photo of Travis J. Anderson Travis Anderson Professor

Research Interests: Wide- and ultrawide-bandgap semiconductor materials/devices, process integration and thermal management.

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

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

Photo of Won Tae Choi Won Tae Choi Assistant Professor
(352) 392-9102

Research Interests: Electrochemical Engineering of Materials for Energy Conversion & Storage, Electro- and Photocatalysis, and Electronics

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 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 Dr. and Mrs. Frederick C. Edie Term Professor
(352) 392-6585

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

Photo of David Hibbitts David Hibbitts Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, 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 and Undergraduate Program Coordinator
(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 Joshua D. Moon Joshua Moon Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Polymer membranes, Multi-component separations, Mass transport in polymers, Soft material design and characterization

Photo of Ranga Narayanan Ranga Narayanan Distinguished 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
(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 and Masters Program Coordinator

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

Research Interests: Supercritical fluids, Adsorption, Nano-porous solids, Neutron Scattering, Photolithography and Design of Experiments.

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

Research Interests: Semiconductor Materials and Devices

Photo of Juan Manuel Restrepo-Flórez Juan Manuel Restrepo-Flórez Assistant Professor
(352) 392-6591

Research Interests: Sustainability, Process Synthesis, Optimization, Energy Efficient Separations (membranes and adsorption)

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, William P. and Tracy Cirioli Term Professor, and Ph.D. Recruitment Coordinator
(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 Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies
(352) 392-9101

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

Research Interests: Bioprocess Engineering, Process Modeling, Optimization, and Control, Machine Learning

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 Dow Chemical Company Foundation Term 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 Charles A. Stokes Endowed Professor
(352) 392-3412

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