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Dr. Cristian Cardenas-Lailhacar Engineer
(352) 392-5425

Additional Roles
Assistant Director of the Industrial Assessment Center, and Assistant Director of the Mobile Energy Laboratory at the University of Florida. He is also an Affiliate Faculty at the Center for Latin American Studies
Education
BS, University of Chile, 1989
Ph.D. University of Florida, 1998
Professional Memberships and Fellowships
Association of Energy Engineers, Member
Research Interests
Industrial energy management and productivity, energy efficiency and optimization, energy policy, new energy sources and materials, chemical reactivity and structure optimization at molecular level.…

Dr. Bruce F. Carroll Associate Professor
(352) 392-4943

Education
Ph.D., 1988, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
Professional Memberships and Fellowships
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Member
American Society of Engineering Education, Member
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Member
Research Interests

My current research interests center on engineering education with emphasis on peer mentoring and advising processes, incorporation of AI augmented recommender systems in academic and career mentoring, and factors affecting matriculation of students from undergraduate to graduate study.…

Eunice Carter Academic Advisor II (Undergraduate)
352-392-0963
Dr. Oana Cazacu Courtesy Professor
(850) 833-9350

Education
H.D.R.(Habilitation a Diriger les Recherches), 2004, University of Lille, France D.S., 1995, University of Lille, France,
Professional Memberships and Fellowships
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Member
Research Interests
Damage, Metal Plasticity and Viscoplasticity, Rock and Soil Mechanics, Mechanics of Particulate Materials, Penetration Mechanics

Dr. Youping Chen Professor
(352) 392-8494

Dr. Chen received her Ph.D from the Georgia Washington University in 2003 and jointed University of Florida in 2006. She was a recipient of DARPA Young Faculty Award in 2010 for “Predicting materials properties from their microstructural architecture”, DOE Early Career Award in 2011 for “Prediction of thermal transport properties of materials with microstructural complexity”, and nine US National Science Foundation Awards for multiscale studies of mechanics of advanced materials and thermal transport in heterostructures from 2009 to 2023.…

Henry Chu Assistant Professor

RESEARCH SUMMARY

The theme of our research is heterogeneous soft matter transport and design, covering topics such as complex fluid dynamics, colloid and interface science, electrokinetics, and rheology. Our research develops predictive multi-scale computational tools (e.g. particle/fluid dynamics simulations) and fundamental theory (e.g. asymptotic/scaling analyses) to address emerging NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering in these research areas, emphasizing on close collaboration with experimental groups to translate knowledge into applications. …

Dr. Jacob N. Chung Andrew H. Hines, Jr./Florida Progress Corporation Eminent Scholar
(352) 392-9607

Dr. Chung is currently the Andrew H. Hines, Jr./Progress Energy Eminent Scholar Chair Professor at the University of Florida. He joined the University of Florida in 1998 after 19 years on the faculty at the Washington State University. Dr. Chung holds both B.S. and M.S. degrees in Nuclear Engineering and had spent 6 years working as a nuclear reactor safety engineer in the industry before receiving his Ph.D.…

Mary Church Senior Director of Development
(352) 294-7988

Mary Church is the Director of Development for the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida, where she fundraises for the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. She comes to the University of Florida with non-profit experience having worked at the American Cancer Society where she was instrumental in making the largest nationwide gain in the Good to Great pilot for Making Strides events.…

Sonya Clements Office Assistant
(352) 392-7591
  • Property Inventory Updates
  • UF Facilities Work-order Requests
  • Dosimetry Badge Coordinator
  • Fed Ex Requests
  • Door Code for Labs
  • Room Reservation

Awards

  • 2021 Years of Service at UF – 30
Dr. John W. Conklin Don D. and Ruth S. Eckis Associate Professor
(352) 392-0614

John Conklin is an Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida. He joined the UF faculty in 2012 after a three-year research associateship at the W.W. Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory at Stanford. He received his BS and MEng degrees from Cornell and PhD from Stanford in 2009. In 2011, John was the Fulbright Junior Lecturer at the University of Trento in Italy.…

Dr. Kerry Costello Assistant Professor
352-392-0800

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 movement contribute to disease progression.

Dr. Costello joins us from a NIH F32 & T32 funded postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training at Boston University and the Section of Rheumatology at the Boston University School of Medicine.…

Meghan Cowper Academic Advisor II (Undergraduate)
(352) 392-3104
Dr. Carl D. Crane, III Professor
(352) 392-9461

Carl D. Crane is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Director of the Center for Intelligent Machines and Robotics (CIMAR) at the University of Florida.  He received his B.S. and M.E. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1978 and 1979.  Following this he spent five years as an officer in the Army Corps of Engineers.…

Dr. Nicolae D. Cristescu Graduate Research Professor Emeritus, (Department Time: September 7, 1992 – May 16, 2009)

Professor Cristescu received his Ph.D. in 1955 from the Romanian Academy. His research interests include theory of plasticity, wave propagation, mechanics of continuous media, rock and soil mechanics, and the mechanics of particulate media.EducationPh.D., 1955, Romanian Academy,Research InterestsTheory of plasticity, wave propagation, mechanics of continuous media, rock and soil mechanics, mechanics of particulate media.

Benjamin Crosbie Student Assistant – Facilities and Marketing and Communications

Ben Crosbie is a student assistant for the MAE marcom and facilities teams. A third-year journalism major, he conducts interviews and writes stories about research breakthroughs, faculty highlights, student groups, alumni achievements, and more for the department’s website. On the facilities side, he can be found moving furniture, delivering mail, putting codes in door keypads, and trying in vain to parallel park a Ford F-150.…

Linda Curwick Administrative Support Assistant I
(352) 392-4617

Responsibilities

• Greets, directs, and assists Visitors in administrative office.
• Arranges travel, Lodging and transportation.
• Facilitate meetings/ in-person and virtual.
• assist in arranging or supporting events.
• processes reimbursements
• Prepares documents, correspondence, spreadsheets.
• Orders office supply inventory
• Facilitates faculty Calendars.
• Preparing and proofing documents