Tanmay Lele, Ph.D., was named a University of Florida Research Foundation (UFRF) Professor for 2019-2022.
The recognition goes to faculty who have a distinguished record of research and a strong research agenda that is likely to lead to continuing distinction in their fields.
Dr. Lele is the Charles A. Stokes Professor of Chemical Engineering and Director of the Institute of Cell & Tissue Science and Engineering at the University of Florida. He holds a joint appointment in the departments of Anatomy and Cell Biology, and affiliate appointments in the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. His research is in cell mechanics, cell and tissue engineering, and quantitative cell biology.
“The UFRF Professorships recognize our most innovative and productive faculty, the best examples of researchers and scholars who have helped UF claim its place as a top 10 public university,” said David Norton, UF’s Vice President for Research. “Key to this recognition is that it is based not just on what they have done in the past, but what they are expected to achieve in the future. These are faculty who we anticipate will continue to generate cutting-edge research well into the future.”
The UFRF Professors were recommended by their college deans based on nominations from their department chairs, a personal statement and an evaluation of their recent research accomplishments as evidenced by publications in scholarly journals, external funding, honors and awards, development of intellectual property and other measures appropriate to their field of expertise.