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UF Engineers Develop New Membrane that Improves Blood Dialysis

Researchers from the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE) in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering have developed a new hemodialysis membrane made of graphene oxide (GO), a single-atomic layered material, which has the promise of revolutionizing treatments for… Read More

MAE Celebrates Black History Month:

Norman Fitz-Coy Who inspires aerospace engineers? Elon Musk. Neil Armstrong. The Wright brothers. Perhaps Robert H. Goddard or George Cayley. Who inspires black aerospace engineers? Growing up in Jamaica, Norman Fitz-Coy didn’t have any engineers in his family. He didn’t… Read More

Warren Dixon Accepts Position as Chair of MAE

Dr. Warren Dixon has accepted the position of chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.  Dr. Dixon received his Ph.D. in 2000 from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson University. He worked as a research staff member… Read More

Chair Search Information

MAE Chair Candidates Dr. Ghatu Subhash, Professor Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida September 21 – 25, 2020 Monday, September 21, 2020 Zoom Meeting ID 3:00pm – 3:45pm MAE Faculty: Assistant Professors 91032524464 Tuesday, September 22, 2020… Read More

Remembering Michael Joseph MacDonald (1942 – 2019)

Portrat of Michael Joseph MacDonald

Whispering Pines – Mike was born April 1, 1942 in Brighton, MA to Lorayne McWeeney. In 1947, he was adopted by Daniel and Helen MacDonald of Pittsfield, MA. The family eventually moved to Winooski, VT. Mike graduated from Rice Memorial… Read More

REU Site: Engineering for Healthcare

Engineering must be harnessed to address current and future challenges in the healthcare field. The objective of our REU Site is to engage a diverse cohort of undergraduate students in research and curricula focused on healthcare relevant engineering challenges, such… Read More

Successful launch of CHOMPTT puts MAE in space

MAE’s cube satellite launched into space Sunday from New Zealand as part of NASA’s Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) program.  Led by Prof. John Conklin and students from the Precision Space Systems Laboratory, the goal of their satellite mission is… Read More