MAE Welcomes New Faculty

Patrick Musgrave

Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D. degree from Virginia Tech in 2018 and BSc & BSE degrees from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012
  • Research Scientist at the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in the Naval Center for Space Technology prior to UF
  • Research focuses on adaptive and morphing systems operating in fluidic environments, in particular systems subject to dynamic fluid-structure interactions
  • Jerome Karle’s Fellow at NRL and received early career funding in the area of bio-inspired underwater propulsion
  • DAAD Scholar, having held a post-baccalaureate research position at the Technical University of Munich

Jane JaeJeong Shin

Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • B.Sc. degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering in 2017 from Seoul National University, Korea
  • Current research interests are in the development of design and control methodologies for autonomous robotic systems equipped with sensors
  • Other interests encompass information theoretic learning, computational geometry, motion planning, machine learning and optimization
  • Collaborative work with the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) in Panama City, FL

Yu Wang

Assistant Professor

  • Postdoctoral associate at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University
  • Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. degree in Statistics and Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
  • Current interest is on learning-based formal synthesis and verification for system control in unknown environments
  • Received the Best Paper Finalist of the ACM SIGBED International Conference on Embedded Software (EMSOFT) and was nominated for the Ph.D. Thesis Award of the Coordinated Science Laboratory of UIUC