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Dr. Xin Tang Assistant Professor
(352) 294-1194

Professor Xin Tang received his Post-doctoral training from Harvard University and Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include cell and molecular mechanics in cancer development and metastasis, cardiovascular system, and neurons; unconventional mechano-electrophysiology; quantitative in vivo/vitro functional bio-imaging; bio-nanotechnology; and development of new biophysical tools to probe biological function/structure. His research is supported by NIH, NSF, AFOSR/DoD, UF Health Cancer Center, UF Opportunity Funds, and etc.…

Charles “Chuck” E. Taylor Professor, (Department Time: February 16, 1981 – December 1, 1993)
Dr. Curtis R. Taylor MAE Affiliate Faculty / Associate Dean for Undergraduate Student Affairs and Associate Professor in Engineering Education
(352) 392-4440

Dr. Curtis R. Taylor, Ph.D. directs the nanomechanics research lab at UF. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in solid mechanics. Nanomechanics deals with the study and application of fundamental mechanical properties of physical systems at the nanoscale, like elastic, thermal, and kinetic. The application of this research seeks to develop new technologies that utilize the unique properties of nano- and bio-materials.…

Van Thai HR Generalist I
(352) 294-7968

Human Resources for Chemical Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Siddharth S. Thakur Courtesy & Adjunct Associate Professor
(352) 846-3555

Professor Thakur received his Ph.D. in 1993 from University of Florida. His research interests include computational fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and combustion modeling.
Ph.D., 1993, University of Florida,
Research Interests
Computational fluid dynamics, heat transfer, combustion modelling.

Dr. William G. Tiederman, Jr Professor Emeritus (Department Time: 1993 – 2004)
(352) 392-0828

EducationPh.D., 1965, Stanford UniversityResearch InterestsViscous fluid mechanics, turbulent wall flows.

Karlin Toner External Advisory Board Member

Dr. Karlin Toner is the Senior Advisor for Data Policy Integration at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Office of Aviation Policy and Plans. She champions digital transformation by developing people, processes and products at the enterprise level. From 2014 to 2021, Dr. Toner served as the Director, Global Strategy where she provided direction on FAA’s engagement with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to ensure a unified U.S.…

Eliseo Torres End User Computing Specialist II
Dr. James A. Trainham Professor and Associate Chair for Industry Relations
(352) 392-0826

Professor Trainham’s research interests are in renewable energy.  Before joining UF, Trainham spent most of his professional career in industry: four years as chief technology officer JDC Phosphate, four years as vice president,      distinguished fellow and director of the Research Triangle Solar Fuels Institute at RTI International, senior vice    president of Sundrop Fuels (a solar fuel company), served as global vice president of Science and Technology at PPG Industries, and had a 25-year career at the DuPont Company.…

Dr. Roger Tran-Son-Tay Professor Emeritus (Department Time: 1993 – 2022)
(352) 392-6229

Ph.D., 1983, Washington University
Professional Memberships and Fellowships
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Member
Biomedical Engineering Society, Member
Society of Biorheology, Member
Research Interests
Biomedical engineering, rheology, fluid mechanics.

Dr. Matthew J. Traum Instructional Associate Professor
(352) 294-6897

Dr. Matthew J. Traum is an experienced educator, administrator, fund raiser, and researcher serving the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida as an instructional faculty member. Traum serves as Principle Investigator of UF’s GatorKits Laboratory focused on pedagogical research and best practices for hands-on kit-centered STEM instruction. A serial entrepreneur and inventor in the Ed Tech, Energy Tech, and Bio Tech industries, Dr.…

Trase Travers External Advisory Board Member

Mr. Travers is a recognized leader and entrepreneur having successfully created significant value for investors via business acquisition, integration, and organic growth. Most recently, Mr. Travers oversaw the integration and growth of a private equity-backed platform of companies focused on full lifecycle support services to the aerospace and defense market. ARCTOS, LLC is the result of the acquisition and integration of six companies, the majority of which were sourced and captured by Mr.…

Ellen Truchon Academic Advisor III (Undergraduate)