Dr. Amie Baisley MAE Affiliate Faculty / Instructional Assistant Professor in Engineering Education
Dr. Eric Du MAE Affiliate Faculty / Associate Professor in Civil and Coastal Engineering
(352) 294-6619

Dr. Eric Jing Du is an associate professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, and MAE’s affiliate and graduate faculty. Before joining University of Florida in January 2019, he was a faculty member at Texas A&M University, and a senior production analyst at Zachry Industrial in San Antonio, TX. His primary area of research is human-robot collaboration for complex industrial operations.…

Dr. James Fairbanks MAE Affiliate Faculty / Assistant Professor in Computer & Information Science & Engineering

James Fairbanks, Ph.D., earned his B.S. in Mathematics at the University of Florida and his Ph.D at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Computational Science and Engineering. He studied under the supervision of Professor David A. Bader, while supported by the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship.

He then worked at the Georgia Tech Research Institute on Data Analysis and High Performance Computing as applied to scientific computing and data science problems in healthcare.…

Dr. Jie Fu MAE Affiliate Faculty / Assistant Professor in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Dr. Jie Fu received the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering and Automaton from Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China, in 2009, and the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA, in 2013. From 2013 to 2015, she was a Postdoctoral Scholar with the University of Pennsylvania. From 2016-2021, she was an Assistant Professor with the Department of Robotics Engineering, Worcester, MA.…

Dr. Samsun Lampotang MAE Affiliate Faculty / Professor in Anesthesiology
(352) 294-8148
Dr. Sandip Ray MAE Affiliate Faculty / Professor in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Primary Research Area
Computer Engineering
Research Interests
Trustworthy computing; Reconfigurable platforms; Automotives and IoT; Post-silicon validation; Formal Methods
Honors & Awards

  • Keynote Speaker DUHDe, Dresden, Germany, workshop part of Design, Automation, and Test in Europe, 2016
  • Best Paper Selection Committee Lead HOST, 2015
  • Research Recognition Award, Intel Strategic CAD Labs, for Research Pathfinding: Automated Analysis of Post-silicon Hardware Tracing, 2015


  • PhD, Computer Science, University of Texas at Austin, 2005
  • ME, Computer Science and Automation, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 1998
  • BE, Computer Science and Engineering, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India, 1996
Dr. Shreya Saxena MAE Affiliate Faculty / Assistant Professor in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Primary Research Area
Signals and Systems
Research Interests
Computational neuroscience, Sensorimotor control, Control theory, Data science, Machine learning
Honors & Awards

  • Rising Stars in Electrical Engineering, 2019
  • Rising Stars in Biomedical Engineering, 2018
  • Honoree of the Graduate Women of Excellence Award, MIT, 2017


  • PhD, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MS, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • BS, Department of Mechanical Engineering, EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), Switzerland
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.…

Dr. Lakiesha N. Williams MAE Affiliate Faculty / Professor & Associate Chair for Graduate Studies in Biomedical Engineering
(352) 273-8125

Characterizing the structure and property relationships of biological tissues for implementation into physics-based constitutive models. Studying injury mechanics and damage mechanisms associated with high impact loads. Specific expertise includes biomechanics, tissue and bone mechanics, bio-inspired materials research, orthopedics research and material characterization.
B.S., Biological Engineering, Louisiana State University, 2001
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2006
Honors and Awards

  • Research Excellence Award, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2022
  • Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), 2020
  • National Role Model Faculty Researcher Award, Minority Access Inc., 2017
  • Mississippi Business Journal Top in Technology, 2017
  • Mississippi State Institutions of Higher Learning–Diversity Educator of the Year Nominee, 2015
  • Mississippi’s Top 21 Most Wanted in Technology, 2014

Selected Publications
Chen, J., Bryn, B.…