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.

Faculty

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

https://www.wchoilab.com

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

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 Helena Hagelin-Weaver Helena Hagelin-Weaver Associate Professor, and Dr. and Mrs. Frederick C. Edie Term Professor
(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 Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, Associate Professor, and Moreno Rising Star 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 Peng Jiang Peng Jiang Professor
(352) 392-2189

http://jiang.che.ufl.edu

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

Photo of Joshua D. Moon Joshua Moon Assistant Professor

Dr. Moon will start January 2023

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

Photo of Mark Orazem Mark Orazem Distinguished Professor
(352) 392-6207

https://www.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 Juan Manuel Restrepo-Flórez Juan Manuel Restrepo-Flórez Assistant Professor

Dr. Restrepo-Flórez will start January 2023

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

Photo of Janani Sampath Janani Sampath Assistant Professor

Ph.D. 2018, The Ohio State University

https://www.sampathgroup.com

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

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

https://ziegler.che.ufl.edu/

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