Energy, Environment, and Sustainability

We develop fundamental knowledge and technologies to meet an increased demand for energy with minimal environmental impact. Examples of current focus areas include development of active and selective catalysts, advancing new strategies in membrane-based separations, and introduction of next-generation semiconductors for energy research.


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 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 Peng Jiang Peng Jiang Professor
(352) 392-2189

Ph.D., 2001, Rice University

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

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 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 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