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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Student Fahad Nabid Awarded Prestigious NDSEG Fellowship

In a remarkable achievement underscoring his academic prowess and dedication to advancing aerospace engineering, Fahad Nabid, a freshman graduate student at the University of Florida, has been awarded the highly prestigious National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship for 2024. This fellowship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense, aims to support exceptional graduate students…

Advancing Excellence: MAE Faculty Promotions

The department is thrilled to share the recent faculty promotions, tenure awards, and other notable changes within the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. These achievements underscore our commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and leadership in the field. Jonathan Brooks and Sean Niemi’s promotions to Senior Lecturers (Associate Instructional Professors) reflect their dedication to enhancing…

Professor Jacob Chung Wins Highest Honor NASA Award

MAE professor Jacob Chung was awarded an Exceptional Public Service Medal from NASA last month. The award is among the highest honors bestowed by the NASA Glenn Research Center Awards Office and is “an acknowledgement of significant contributions to NASA’s mission and purpose,” according to the award letter. The citation specified that Chung earned the award…

SA Sherif Lands ASME Frank Kreith Energy Award

Professor SA Sherif Honored with 2024 ASME Frank Kreith Energy Award Distinguished Contribution to Advancing Energy Sustainability Recognized In a momentous acknowledgment of his outstanding contributions to the field of energy sustainability, Professor SA Sherif, esteemed faculty member of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida, has been bestowed with the prestigious 2024 ASME…

Join WE Rise!

Join Us in Empowering Future Engineers: Get Involved with the WE Rise Mentorship Program. On April 25, 2024, we proudly celebrated the accomplishments of our mentors and mentees within the WE Rise Mentorship Program. This initiative is dedicated to recruiting, retaining, rewarding, and elevating the next generation of engineers, particularly focusing on fostering the growth of…

Amor Menezes wins NSF Career Award

UF MAE professor Amor Menezes has won a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation. This is the foundation’s most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Menezes received this…

Dr. Yong Huang Lands Albert M. Sargent Progress Award

Congratulations to Dr. Yong Huang, Ph.D., for earning the prestigious SME Albert M. Sargent Progress Award, which is awarded to one researcher per year internationally in the area of manufacturing processes and systems. What is the Albert M. Sargent Progress Award? The Albert M. Sargent Progress Award, established by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), honors…

2024 MAE Distinguished Alumni

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida proudly recognizes seven distinguished alumni from the class of 2024, each exemplifying the highest standards of engineering excellence and leadership in their respective careers. Ms. Shitarria Battle: BSME ’10 – Ms. Battle serves as the Chief Engineer for the Command and Control, Battle Management,…

Engineering the Future

The phrase “homegrown talent” is a familiar one to sports fans—and when it comes to Steven Botwinik, it applies equally well to aerospace engineering. From his beginnings as a University of Florida MAE student to his current role as Vice President of Advanced Programs Execution and Transition at Lockheed Martin’s Sand Lake Road facility, Botwinik has…

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