Associate Professor

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Photo of Katerina E. Aifantis Katerina E. Aifantis Associate Professor and MAE Faculty Fellow
(352) 392-6227

Education
BS, Michigan Technological Univ, 2002,MPhil, Univ of Cambridge (Pembroke College), 2004,PhD, Univ of Groningen, 2005
Research Interests
Katerina E. Aifantis focuses on using solid mechanics for understanding materials behavior at the nanoscale. Through funding from the Basic Energy Sciences Office of the Department of Energy she tries to understand the effect that grain boundary structure and chemistry have on the strength of sub-micron scale materials.…

Photo of Thomas E. Angelini Thomas E. Angelini Associate Professor
(352) 392-6438

Professor Angelini received his Ph.D. in 2005 from the University of Illinois. His research interests include collective cell motion, mechanical instabilities in tissue cell assemblies, bacterial biofilm physics, soft matter physics, biomolecular self-assembly, and tribology of soft matter interfaces.
Education
Ph.D., 2005, University of Illinois
Teaching Interests
Soft Biological Mechanics, Soft Tissue Mechanics, Data Measurement and Analysis, Vibrations.…

Photo of Riccardo Bevilacqua Riccardo Bevilacqua Associate Professor
(352) 392-6230

Professor Bevilacqua holds a M. Sc. in Aerospace Engineering (2002), and a Ph. D. in Applied Mathematics (2007), both from the University of Rome, “Sapienza”, Italy.
Education
Ph.D., 2007, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
Teaching Interests
Dynamics, Control, Spacecraft Mechanics.
Research Interests
His research interests focus on spacecraft formation flight, space robotics, small spacecraft, and spacecraft-atmosphere interaction.

Photo of Bruce F. Carroll Bruce F. Carroll Undergraduate Coordinator and Associate Professor
(352) 392-4943

EducationPh.D., 1988, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,Research InterestsFluid mechanics, experimental methods, shock wave/boundary layer interactions, pressure and temperature sensitive coatings, low Reynolds number aerodynamics, application of MEMS, aero-optics

Photo of Youping Chen Youping Chen Associate Professor
(352) 392-8494

Education
Ph.D, 2002, The George Washington University
Research Interests
Concurrent Atomistic/Continuum Modeling and Simulations, Multiscale Mechanics of Biological Materials, Computational Materials Design

Photo of John W. Conklin John W. Conklin Associate Professor
(352) 392-0614

John Conklin joined the UF Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering faculty in August of 2012 after working for three years at the W. W. Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory at Stanford University.  He received his PhD from Stanford in 2009 and in 2011 he was the Fulbright Junior Lecturer at the University of Trento in Italy. He has been awarded the NASA Early Career Faculty award (2014), the Zeldovich Medal (2010) by COSPAR & the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Balhaus Prize (2009) for best PhD thesis in Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford, and the NASA Group Achievement Award (2005).…

Photo of Norman G. Fitz-coy Norman G. Fitz-coy Associate Professor
(352) 392-1029

Education
Ph.D., 1990, Auburn University
Research Interests
Dynamics and control of multibody systems, game theory, orbital dynamics, flight mechanics.

Photo of Hitomi Yamaguchi Greenslet Hitomi Yamaguchi Greenslet Associate Professor
(352) 392-0812

Professor Greenslet received her Ph.D. in 1996 from Utsunomiya University in Japan. Her research interests include Magnetic field-assisted finishing; Surface functionalization and characterization; Ultra-precision surface finishing of optics; Surface and edge finishing of capillary tubes, catheter shafts and stents; and Medical device development.
Education
Ph.D., 1996, Utsunomiya University, Japan
Teaching Interests
Manufacturing engineering, Fundamentals of production engineering, Nontraditional manufacturing engineering.…

Photo of David Jeffcoat David Jeffcoat UFIS-REEF Director and Adjunct Professor
(850) 833-9350 ext. 225
Photo of Ashok V. Kumar Ashok V. Kumar Associate Professor
(352) 392-0816

Education
Ph.D., 1993, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests
Multifunctional structures, Finite Element Method, Geometric Modeling, Design Optimization and Rapid Prototyping.

Photo of Richard C. Lind Richard C. Lind Associate Professor

Education
Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, 1995, University of Minnesota
Research Interests
aeroservoelasticity, morphing, controls, flight testing

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 Chelsey S. Simmons Chelsey S. Simmons Associate 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 Curtis R. Taylor Curtis R. Taylor Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Student Affairs
(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.…

Photo of Gloria J. Wiens Gloria J. Wiens Associate Professor
(352) 392-0806

Education
Ph.D., 1986, University of Michigan,
Research Interests
Robotics, Spatial Mechanisms, System Dynamics, Controls, and Automation.