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Dr. Amie Baisley MAE Affiliate Faculty / Instructional Assistant Professor in Engineering Education
Dr. S. “Bala” Balachandar Newton C. Ebaugh Professor, Distinguished Professor
(352) 392-8909

PhD, 1988, Brown University,
Professional Memberships and Fellowships
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Member
American Physical Society, Fellow 2006
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fellow 2008
American Society of Thermal and Fluids Engineers, Member
Teaching Interests
Computational fluid science (aka CFD), Large scale simulation of complex flows, transition and turbulence, multiphase flows, environmental flows

Dr. Scott Banks Courtesy Professor
(352) 392-6109

Professor Banks has been active in orthopaedic and joint mechanics research his entire career. He is a member of several professional societies including ASME, the Knee Society, the American Society for Biomechanics and the Orthopaedic Research Society. Professor Banks served as President and annual conference host for the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty in 2013, and remains a member of the Board of Directors.…

Simon Barke Research Assistant Scientist

Simon Barke was born in Germany where he studied physics. For a while, he lived in Moshi, Tanzania, and worked at different local schools and universities. Over the last decade, he has had the privilege to be involved in a number of exciting projects. He was a scientific monitor at the LIGO gravitational wave detector in Livingston, Louisiana.…

Dr. Prabir Barooah Courtesy Professor
(352) 294-0411

Professor Barooah received his Ph.D. in 2007 from the University of California, Santa Barbara. From 1999 to 2002 he was a research engineer at United Technologies Research Center, East Hartford, CT. He received the M. S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware in 1999 and the B.Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, in 1996.…

Tara Battle External Advisory Board Member

Ms. Shitarria Battle is the Chief Engineer for the Command and Control, Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC) Systems Development branch within the Missile Defense Agency. Ms. Battle provides technical direction to over 250 military, government civilians and contractors dispersed in the United States while managing requirements, ensuring test quality, and overseeing integration across the entire program.…

Joelle Beecher Student Assistant – Marketing and Communications
Spencer Berry Research Administrator I

Spencer is originally from Pennsylvania but has called Florida home since 2016. He comes to the University of Florida with over ten years of experience in the finance industry. Spencer received his bachelor’s degree from Penn State University in 2011 in Advertising/Public Relations. His professional background specializes in business development, optimization, and leadership. In his free time, he has a passion for both listening to and playing music.…

Riccardo Bevilacqua Courtesy Professor

Professor Bevilacqua holds a M. Sc. in Aerospace Engineering (2002), and a Ph. D. in Applied Mathematics (2007), both from the University of Rome, “Sapienza”, Italy.
Ph.D., 2007, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
Teaching Interests
Dynamics, Control, Spacecraft Mechanics.
Research Interests
His research interests focus on spacecraft formation flight, space robotics, small spacecraft, and spacecraft-atmosphere interaction.

Tina Bolton Fiscal Assistant I
(352) 294-1189


  • 2021 Years of Service at UF – 15
David D. Boree External Advisory Board Member

David Boree is a mechanical consultant holding more than three decades worth of experience in engineering and construction. David began his mechanical contractor career as a summer laborer working for W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractor, Inc, serving in various capacities before becoming the company’s President in 1997 and CEO in 2018. David recently retired in December 2020 after 38 years of service.…

David Bourget End User Computing Specialist III
(352) 392-5765


  • Staff, Faculty, Lab support
  • Endpoint management
  • CM
  • JAMF
  • AD
  • IPAM
  • Liaison with Networking, Telephony, UFIT
Dr. Jonathan T. Brooks Instructional Assistant Professor
(352) 294-0472

B.S., 2012, University of Florida,M.S., 2013, University of Florida,Ph.D., 2017, University of Florida
Professional Memberships and Fellowships
American Society of Engineering Education, Member
Teaching Interests
Numerical methods, control systems, and optimization.