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UF engineers create viable artificial blood vessels by stretching the science of silicone 3D printing

Silicone-based components are an important structural ingredient in innumerable technologies and consumer goods — from electronic devices and automobiles to aircraft and medical devices. High-quality silicone printing is a specialized technological feat that currently depends on a few, very restrictive commercially available systems, using costly proprietary silicones to manufacture structures that are typically not very soft,…

Dr. Saeed Moghaddam Receives Grant from the Department of Energy ARPA-E to Revolutionize Data Centers’ Energy Efficiency and Carbon Footprint Reduction

We proudly announce today that UF has been awarded a prestigious grant from ARPA-E under COOLERCHIPS program to spearhead groundbreaking research and development aimed at dramatically increasing the energy efficiency of data centers while significantly reducing their carbon footprint. “Project Hyper-efficient Data Centers for Deep Decarbonization of Large-scale Computing” is the result of years of scientific…

Dr. Jacob Chung awarded the 2023 Thermal and Fluids Engineering Award

Dr. Jacob Chung was awarded the “2023 Thermal and Fluids Engineering Award” from the American Society of Thermal and Fluids Engineers (ASTFE). This is the top society award from ASTFE. Dr. Chung is currently the Andrew H. Hines, Jr./Progress Energy Eminent Scholar Chair Professor at the University of Florida. Professor Chung is an exceptional researcher that…

US Army 3rd Infantry Division performs camouflage demonstrations at UF for ME Capstone students

A group of US Army personnel from the 3rd Infantry Division (3ID) traveled to Gainesville from Fort Stewart, Georgia, in February to interact with UF Capstone students, perform vehicle camouflage demonstrations, and discuss the collaboration between them, UF, and the Civil-Military Innovation Institute (CMI2). This collaboration is about bringing soldiers’ ideas for military innovation to fruition…

MAE Capstone Spin-Off RaveBio Scores $10K in UF’s Big Idea Competition 

RaveBio Inc., a biotech equipment startup spun out from the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE) Department, beat out over 140 teams at UF’s Big Ideas business plan competition last week, winning 2nd place and a $10,000 prize.  RaveBio began in Fall 2022 as a student team in MAE’s EML4502 senior design course. The team was challenged…

Renowned engineering, architecture and construction tool company Autodesk invests in two UF colleges to drive student success and innovative integration

On April 5, the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering and the College of Design, Construction and Planning (DCP) received a $300,000 gift from Autodesk Inc., an American multinational corporation based in San Francisco that provides software products and services for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, education and entertainment industries. Read More

Add Nickel to Ceria for Solar Syngas at just 700°C

Dr. Jonathan R. Scheffe, associate professor here at the MAE department, led the team behind a groundbreaking study that explored producing syngas at lower temperatures using a nickel catalyst deposited on ceria. The team’s paper, titled “Kinetic investigation of solar chemical looping reforming of methane over Ni–CeO2 at low temperature,” was published in the journal Applied…

Grad student Suhas Tamvada achieves influential discovery in heat transfer

MAE graduate research assistant Suhas Tamvada has made a major discovery in the field of heat transfer, a breakthrough that addresses a question debated in nucleate boiling science for decades. The research and its findings have recently appeared in the International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer.  Tamvada’s research, conducted alongside UF MAE’s Dr. Saeed Moghaddam…

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