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Amor A. Menezes

Assistant Professor
Address Office Wertheim 489 Lab MAE-C 124 Phone: (352) 294-0470 Fax: (352) 392-7303 Website:


Amor Menezes joined the UF Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering faculty in August 2017 after a year as an Associate Project Scientist with the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) at the University of California, Berkeley. He was a QB3 Postdoctoral Scholar from 2011 to 2016. He was a Research Fellow between 2010 and 2011 in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan, where he received a Ph.D. as an NSERC Post-Graduate Scholar and Michigan Teaching Fellow in 2010, and a Master of Science in Engineering as a Milo E. Oliphant Fellow in 2006. He graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2005 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering with Distinction, Dean’s Honors (top 10%), and the Sandford Fleming Co-op Medal.

Professor Menezes is the Science Principal Investigator of the five-year, multi-university, Center for the Utilization of Biological Engineering in Space (CUBES), a NASA Space Technology Research Institute in biomanufacturing for deep space exploration. He also leads the Systems Design and Integration Division in CUBES. He is an IEEE Senior Member. He was a 2015 Emerging Leader in Biosecurity and a 2015 fellow of the Synthetic Biology Leadership Excellence Accelerator Program.


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

Teaching Interests

Linear and Nonlinear Systems and Control, Stochastic Optimization, Evolutionary Computation, Aircraft and Spacecraft Performance and Control, Analog and Digital Control Systems, Biological Control Systems

Research Interests

Dynamical systems theory and control, with applications to the fields of systems biology and synthetic biology.