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Welcome Dr. Petersen to MAE

The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department welcomes Dr. Christopher Petersen! Dr. Christopher “Chrispy” Petersen is excited to join the University of Florida from the Air Force Research Laboratory, Space Vehicles Directorate (AFRL/RV) and the United States Space Force (USSF).  His research looks at four pillars:  1) exploring and exploiting spacecraft dynamics, 2) advanced guidance, navigation, control…

Dr. Shi Joins the MAE Gators

The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department welcomes Dr. Jingjing Shi! Dr. Jingjing Shi’s research focuses on understanding energy transport and conversion to solve thermal challenges in different systems, with an emphasis on wide and ultra-wide bandgap semiconductor devices for future power and radio-frequency applications. Her work utilizes multiscale modeling and experimental methods to understand effects of…

MAE Welcomes Dr. Allen Back into the Swamp

The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department welcomes Dr. Jessica Allen to AI Biomechanics. Dr. Allen’s research focuses on identifying biomechanical targets that can guide interventional decisions in rehabilitation and device design for individuals with ambulatory impairments. This work leverages musculoskeletal modeling and machine learning techniques to identify deficits in lower-extremity biomechanics and to predict how different…

MAE Welcomes Dr. Costello to AI Biomechanics

The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department welcomes Dr. Kerry Costello to AI Biomechanics. Dr. Costello’s research focuses on understanding the role of movement biomechanics and physical activity in musculoskeletal health, with an emphasis on knee osteoarthritis. This work utilizes motion capture, wearable sensors and machine learning to examine how time-varying, multidimensional joint loads experienced during human…

There’s No Women like MAE Women

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, three extraordinary women of the department’s External Advisory Board (EAB) share what it’s like to be a woman in a male-dominated field. The board serves as a sounding board for all things MAE to ensure the department is doing three main things for students. Those three areas are:…

Celebrating Black Engineer Legacies: Tara Battle

“There were many times I entered a classroom on the first day to see that I was the only woman of color,” says Tara Battle, BSME ‘10. Initially a Chemistry major with dreams of going to medical school, Battle was inspired by her family’s medical history. However, with her acuity for math and science she quickly…

Celebrating Black Engineer Legacies

This month we celebrate Black engineers of UF MAE and the legacies they are creating for future students and engineers of color. Follow along as we spotlight MAE engineers, their work, and their experiences. 2024 Steven J Chisolm Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (PhD) – Class of 2025Quote: “Pursue excellence in everything you do” Q&A Spotlight Q:…

Celebrating Black Engineer Legacies: Keri-Anne Lue 

“At times, I find myself working twice as hard as the next person to prove that I belong in this field,” says senior Keri-Anne Lue, a mechanical and biomechanics engineering major, “It is not common (as of yet) for a black woman to be an engineer.”  For Lue, whose parents are native to Jamaica, the college…