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Photo of Julia Sander Julia Sander HR Generalist I
(352) 294-6962
Photo of Bhavani V. Sankar Bhavani V. Sankar Professor
(352) 392-6749

Professor Sankar received his Ph.D. in 1984 from Purdue University. His research interests lie in the field of mechanics of composite materials and structures, especially micro-mechanics and fracture mechanics.
Education
Ph.D., 1984, Purdue University
Teaching Interests
Aerospace structures, Mechanics of composite materials and structures, Fracture mechanics, Finite element analysis.
Research Interests
Composite materials and structures including impact- fracture- and micro-mechanics, textile composites, cellular materials and foams, sandwich construction, functionally graded materials, and integrated thermal protection systems.…

Photo of Malisa Sarntinoranont Malisa Sarntinoranont Graduate Coordinator and Associate Professor
(352) 392-8404

Education
Ph.D., 1999, U.C. Berkeley
Research Interests
Soft tissue biomechanics, physiologic fluid flow, and macromolecular drug delivery.

Photo of Zack Savitsky Zack Savitsky Marketing and Communication
Photo of W. Gregory Sawyer W. Gregory Sawyer Ebaugh Professor
(352) 392-8488

Education
Ph.D., 1999, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Research Interests
Soft Matter
Tribology – the study of friction wear and lubrication.

Photo of Jonathan R. Scheffe Jonathan R. Scheffe Associate Professor
(352) 392-0839

Education
Ph.D., 2010, University of Colorado, Boulder
Teaching Interests
Thermodynamics, heat transfer, kinetics, solar engineering
Research Interests
Solar thermochemical and electrochemical energy conversion, defect chemistry and thermodynamics of nonstoichiometric oxides

Photo of DuWayne Schubring DuWayne Schubring Assistant Professor
(352) 392-1401 x314

Education
Ph.D., 2009, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Research Interests
Two-phase flow, nuclear reactor thermal hydraulics, quantitative visualization, nuclear reactor safety, computational and numerical methods including coupled codes, advanced nuclear power systems

Photo of John K. Schueller John K. Schueller Professor
(352) 392-0822

EducationPh.D., 1983, Purdue UniversityResearch InterestsManufacturing, Controls, Machine systems, Off-highway vehicles.

Photo of Kurt Schulze Kurt Schulze Adjunct Lecturer
(352) 392-9929

EducationPh.D., 2014, University of FloridaTeaching InterestsHVAC Systems, Energy Management

Photo of Corin Segal Corin Segal Professor
(352) 392-6132

Education
Ph.D., 1991, University of Virginia
Research Interests
Combustion, fluid diagnostics, Fluid mechanics, aircraft design.

Photo of Chris Sells Chris Sells HR Assistant
(352) 294-7939
Photo of Kevin Sevilla Kevin Sevilla Adjunct Lecturer
352-392-0807
Photo of Pasquale M. Sforza Pasquale M. Sforza Professor Emeritus
(352) 392-0512

EducationPh.D., 1965, Polytechnic Institute of BrooklynResearch InterestsGas dynamics, propulsion, air and space vehicle design, turbulent flows, high energy laser interactions, heat transfer, vortex flows.

Photo of Mark Sheplak Mark Sheplak Professor
(352) 392-3983

Mark Sheplak is currently a Professor holding joint appointments in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida. Prior to joining UF in 1998, he was a postdoctoral associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Microsystems Technology Laboratories, Cambridge, MA from 1995-1998.…

Photo of S.A. Sherif S.A. Sherif Professor
(352) 392-7821

Education
Ph.D., 1985, Iowa State University
Research Interests
Heat and Mass Transfer, Thermodynamics, Thermal System Design and Optimization, Refrigeration and Cryogenics, HVAC, Solar and Hydrogen Energy

Photo of Chelsey S. Simmons Chelsey S. Simmons Assistant Professor
(352) 392-4365

Professor Simmons received her B.S. cum laude from Harvard University and her M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University. In addition to her engineering research and coursework, Simmons received a Ph.D. Minor in Education and was a founding officer and President of Stanford’s American Society for Engineering Education. She also serves on the advisory board of a company based on one of her pending patents.…

Photo of Harold Snider Harold Snider Adjunct Associate Professor

Education
MSME, 1948, Ohio State University; Columbus, Ohio
Research Interests
MSME, the Ohio State University, research in liquid hydrogen pumps, Design of bistable controls; VP Engineering, Emerson Electric Subsidiary.

Photo of Henry Sodano Henry Sodano Daniel Drucker Faculty Fellow
(352) 273-2663

Education
PhD, 2005, Virginia Tech
Research Interests
Multifunctional Materials, Nanocomposites, Piezoelectric Materials and Devices, Fiber Reinforced Composites, Energy Harvesting, Mechanics of Materials, Sensors

Photo of Linda Sorrels Linda Sorrels Fiscal Assistant  II
(352) 392-7290
Photo of Douglas E. Spearot Douglas E. Spearot Associate Professor
(352) 392-6747

Professor Spearot received his Ph.D. in 2005 from the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests include: Computational mechanics and materials science (including atomistic simulations and phase-field modeling), behavior of defects in materials, nanostructured materials, linking between atomistic and continuum length scales, and method development for atomistic modeling.
Education
Ph.D., 2005, Georgia Institute of Technology
Teaching Interests
Mechanics of materials, fracture mechanics, classical atomistic simulation methods.…

Photo of D. Scott Stewart D. Scott Stewart Research Professor
(217) 333-7947
Photo of Donna L Stilwell Donna L Stilwell Human Resource Generalist III
352-294-7977
Photo of Ghatu Subhash Ghatu Subhash Ebaugh Professor

Education
Ph.D., 1991, University of California San Diego
Research Interests
– Cutting-edge research in the areas of solid mechanics, material science and biomedical engineering – High strain rate and shock response of biomaterials and gels – Dynamic multiaxial response, characterization of deformation modes, and fracture behavior of structural ceramics, ultrahigh temperature materials, metallic glasses, 3D woven composites, structural foams, nanostructured materials, low density materials, and refractory metals – Processing-structure-property relationships in ultra-high temperature ceramics and ceramics – Development of novel test methods for low density materials and Experimental mechanics – Dynamic wear, Dynamic hardness, – Modeling of material removal mechanisms during high speed grinding of ceramics – Surface texture and friction in pavements – Bioinspired nanotechnology: Characterization of diatoms for biomedical and engineering applications – Hydroforming