Department Chair Search

  Professor and Chair Department of Materials Science and Engineering College of Engineering, University of Florida The University of Florida (UF) has launched an ambitious initiative to position UF among […]

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Welcome Dr. Baciak as Department Chair

Dr. Jim Baciak has been appointed to serve as interim department chair.  Jim received his Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2004 and  is currently the Florida Power and Light Professor and […]


Life Beyond the Pool: Springfels’ Next Chapter in Life

  Over the past decade, the University of Florida’s swimming and diving team has remained an elite contender among the upper echelon of major college swimming. What may surprise you […]


UF Bladesmithing Team took second place

The UF Bladesmithing Team took second place at the March 2015 TMS Meeting in Orlando, Florida. The first ever competition consisted of 19 student teams from throughout the world to […]

In this August 15, 2014, file photo, nuclear engineers Kelly Jordan, left, and James Baciak talk in the control room of the nuclear reactor at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
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Newly Refurbished UF Training Reactor Comes Back Online

  It was commissioned in 1959 and has been dormant since 2007, but last month, after receiving upgrades to the tune of $3 million – mostly from the U.S. Department […]


PhD Student Receives Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Austria

Alison Trachet, a Ph.D. candidate in the Materials Science and Engineering department and working under the supervision of Prof. Ghatu Subhash of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been awarded the […]