Assistant Professors

Assistant Professors

Dr. Amor A. Menezes

Associate Professor
Address Office Wertheim 489 Lab MAE-C 124 Phone: (352) 294-0470 Website:


Amor A. Menezes is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, an affiliate of the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, an affiliate of the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, and a member of the Institute for Cell & Tissue Science and Engineering at the University of Florida. His group applies dynamical systems theory and control engineering methods in the fields of systems biology and synthetic biology.

Prof. Menezes is the Science Principal Investigator of the Center for the Utilization of Biological Engineering in Space, a NASA Space Technology Research Institute in biomanufacturing for deep space exploration. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, and a Member of AIAA, ASME, and BMES. He is an Associate Editor for the annual IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications. He was a 2015 Emerging Leader in Biosecurity and a 2015 fellow of the Synthetic Biology Leadership Excellence Accelerator Program.

Prof. Menezes completed postdoctoral studies at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Michigan in quantitative biosciences and automotive system modeling, respectively. His aerospace engineering graduate degrees are from the University of Michigan. His mechanical engineering undergraduate degree is from the University of Waterloo.


Postdoc, 2016, University of California, Berkeley;
Postdoc, 2011, University of Michigan;
Ph.D., 2010, University of Michigan;
M.S.E., 2006, University of Michigan;
B.A.Sc., 2005, University of Waterloo

Professional Memberships and Fellowships

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Member
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Member
Institute of Electrics and Electronics Engineers, Member
Biomedical Engineering Society, Member

Teaching Interests

Modeling and Control of Biological Systems, Control of Linear and Nonlinear Systems, and Aircraft and Spacecraft Performance and Control.

Research Interests

Biological Control Systems, Biosecurity, Cellular Engineering, Nonlinear Control, Synthetic Biology, and Systems Biology.