MSE & NE Faculty

 cammy_abernathy Cammy R. Abernathy

  • Dean of Engineering and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Ph.D., 1985, Stanford University
  • Research interests: Synthesis of thin-film electronic materials and devices using metal organic chemical vapor deposition and molecular beam epitaxy.
  • Office: 300 Weil Hall
  • (352) 392-6000
  • thedean@eng.ufl.edu

Assel Aitkaliyeva

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., 2012, Texas A&M University
  • Research Interests: Nuclear Fuels and Materials, with emphasis on characterization and property evaluation; Mechanical and Thermal properties of materials; Reactor Irradiation; Radiation damage in materials; Ion Implantation; Kinetics; Composites; Nanostructured materials; Multi-Scale simulation of nuclear fuel.
  • Office: 156 Rhines Hall
  • (352) 846-3778
  • aitkaliyeva@mse.ufl.edu
  • Website: http://manatee.mse.ufl.edu
Josephine B. Allen

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., 2009, Northwestern University
  • Research Interests: Stem Cell Engineering; Directed Stem Cell differentiation, Cell Materials Interactions; Tissue Engineering; Regenerative Medicine
  • Office: 152 Rhines Hall
  • (352) 846-3328
  • jallen@mse.ufl.edu
  • Website: http://allen.mse.ufl.edu/

 

Jennifer S. Andrew

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., 2008, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Research Interests: nanomaterials, nanocomposites for electronic and biomedical applications, magnetic materials, multiferroics, polymers
  • Office: 162 Rhines Hall
  • (352) 846-3345
  • jandrew@mse.ufl.edu
  • Website: http://andrewresearchgroup.com/

 

Bill R. Appleton

  • Professor Emeritus, Retired Director of the Nanoscience Institute for Medical and Engineering Technologies
  • Ph.D., 1965 Rutgers University
  • Research Interests: Nanoscale science and technology, graphene synthesis by ion implantation and thermal or pulsed laser annealing, multi-ion beam lithograophy, ion beam and laser solid interactions.
  • Office: 315 Nuclear Sciences Building
  • (352)392-2958
  • applet@eng.ufl.edu
  • Website: http://appleton.mse.ufl.edu/

 

James Baciak

  • Associate Professor, Nuclear Engineering Program Director
  • Research Interests: Applied aspects of cargo monitoring, detector testing and characterization for gamma-ray spectroscopy, as well as development and analysis of techniques for environmental sampling and surveys related to on-site inspections.
  • Office: 100A Rhines Hall
  • (352) 273-2131
  • jebaciak@ufl.edu
  • Website: http://baciak.mse.ufl.edu
Ronald Baney

  • Research Scientist
  • Ph.D., 1960, University of Wisconsin
  • Research Interests: Silanols as novel antimicrobial materials, novel approaches to facilitating various drugs to penetrate the blood brain matter, nuclear reactor materials.
  • Office: 217-B Materials Engineering
  • (352) 846-3785
  • rbane@mse.ufl.edu
  • Website: http://baney.mse.ufl.edu/

 

Christopher Batich

  • Professor
  • Ph.D., 1974, Rutgers University
  • Research Interests: Delivery methods for stem cells, Antimicrobial surface modifications, Nanoparticles for gene delivery, Polymeric drug delivery
  • Office: 317-C Materials Engineering
  • (352) 392-6630
  • cbati@mse.ufl.edu
  • Website:http://batich.mse.ufl.edu

 

Anthony B. Brennan

  • Professor
  • Ph. D., 1990, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
  • Research Interests: Biointerfaces, antifouling, polymer surfaces/modification, polymer networks, microtopographies, tissue engineering
  • Office: 309 Materials Engineering
  • (352) 392-6281
  • abrennan@mse.ufl.edu
  • Website: http://brennan.mse.ufl.edu/

 

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Robert T. DeHoff

  • Professor Emeritus
  • Ph.D., 1959, Carnegie Mellon University
  • rdeho@mse.ufl.edu
  • Website: dehoff.mse.ufl.edu
Luisa Amelia Dempere

  • Engineer and Director, Major Analytical Instrumentation Center (MAIC) and Particle Analysis Instrumentation Center (PAIC)
  • Ph. D., 1999, University of Florida (2000)
  • Research Interest: materials characterization and analysis, sustainable materials, sustainability in engineering.
  • (352) 846-2200
  • ldemp@mse.ufl.edu
  • Website: https://maic.aux.eng.ufl.edu/
Jon Dobson

  • Professor and Associate Director of the Institute for Cell Engineering & Regenerative Medicine (ICERM)
  • Ph.D., 1991, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH-Zurich
  • Research Interests: Magnetic Biomaterials; Nanomagnetic Gene Transfection; Nanomagnetic Cell Actuation; BioMEMS/BioNEMS; Brain Iron and Neurodegeneration
  • Office: 311 Materials Engineering
  • (352) 846-3373
  • jdobson@ufl.edu
  • Website: www.bme.ufl.edu/people/dobson_jon
Edward T. Dugan

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Nuclear Engineering Program
  • Ph.D., 1976, University of Florida
  • Research Interests: Backscatter x-ray imaging, reactor analysis, nuclear power plant dynamics and control, space nuclear power and propulsion, radiation transport and Monte Carlo simulations
  • (352) 273-2129
  • edugan@mse.ufl.edu

 

Hassan El-Shall

  • Professor Emeritus
  • Dr. Eng. Sc., 1980, Columbia University
  • Research Interests: Role of interfacial phenomena in synthesis and engineering particulate systems for applications in nanobio systems, and solid/liquid/gas separations
  • Office: 205-C Particle Science and Engineering
  • (352) 846-3557
  • helsh@mse.ufl.edu

 

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  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph. D. Chalmers, University of Technology, Sweden
  • Research Interests: Nuclear safeguards, detection statistics of radiation from fissile materials, and the physics behind particle-detector interactions. Neutron physics & detectors. Neutron noise signals. Radiation signal analysis
  • Office: 174 Rhines Hall
  • (352) 294-2177
  • enqvist@mse.ufl.edu
  • Website: http://enqvist.mse.ufl.edu

 

Gerhard E. Fuchs

  • Associate Professor and MSE Undergraduate Coordinator
  • Ph. D., 1986, Rensslaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Research Interests: Interaction of Primary research and teaching interests include inter-relationship of processing, microstructure and properties of high temperature/high performance materials, including superalloys, intermetallics and composites. National AGEP Doctoral Advisor/Mentor (UF-NSF) and Triple-Point Professor Award (UF-MSE)
  • Office: 116-A Rhines Hall
  • (352) 846-3317
  • gfuch@mse.ufl.edu
  • Website: http://fuchs.mse.ufl.edu

 

Brent P. Gila

  • Director of Nanoscale Research Facility and Assistant Research Scientist
  • Ph. D., 2000, University of Florida
  • Research Interests: Semiconductor and dielectric growth and characterization, grapheme, solid state sensors, focused ion beam processing.
  • (352) 273-2245
  • bgila@ufl.edu

 

Martin E. Glicksman

  • Research Professor
  • Ph. D., 1961, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Research Interests: Diffusion in metals, solidification, crystal growth, phase transformation kinetics, interfaces, grain growth
  • (352) 846-3779
  • mglic@mse.ufl.edu

 

Sedat Goluoglu

  • Professor, Nuclear Engineering Program
  • Ph. D., 1997, University of Tennessee
  • Research Interests: Advanced modeling and simulation; criticality safety; neutron and photon cross section processing methods and tools; reactor physics applications and methods development; nuclear materials safeguards and security.
  • Office: 168 Rhines Hall
  • (352) 294-1690
  • goluoglu@mse.ufl.edu
  • Website: www.goluogluresearch.com
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  • Professor
  • Ph. D., 1997, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • Research Interests: Biomimetic synthesis of organic-inorganic hybrid composite materials; biomineralization- processes and structure; biomimetic bone graft substitutes; kidney stone formation; phage display for bioelectronic materials interfaces
  • Office: 210A Rhines Hall
  • (352) 846-3336
  • lgowe@mse.ufl.edu
  • Website: http://gower.mse.ufl.edu

 

Kyle C. Hartig

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
  • Research Interests: Remote Sensing, Muclear Nonproliferation/counterproliferation, Nuclear Security, and Nuclear Policy
  • Office: 180 Rhines Hall
  • (202) 270-4721
  • hartig@mse.ufl.edu
  • hartig.mse.ufl.edu
 richard2 Richard Hennig

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D. in Physics 2000 from Washington University in St. Louis
  • Research interests: Computational materials science, ab-initio methods, structure prediction algorithms, two-dimensional materials, materials for energy technologies, solid-liquid interfaces
  • Office: 154 Rhines Hall
  • Tel (352) 392-7327
  • rhennig@mse.ufl.edu
  • Website: http://hennig.mse.ufl.edu
Paul H. Holloway

  • Distinguished Professor; Ellis D. Verink Jr. Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Ph. D., 1972, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Research Interests: Semiconductors; optoelectronic materials; surfaces and interfaces; phosphors; nanophosphors; atomic transport
  • Office: 202-A Rhines Hall
  • (352) 846-3330
  • pholl@mse.ufl.edu
  • Website: http://holloway.mse.ufl.edu

 

Rolf E. Hummel

  • Pamphalon Professor Emeritus
  • Ph.D., 1963 Max-Planck Institute Stuttgart/Germany
  • Research Interests: Electronic Materials, Optical properties of materials, Energetic materials detection, Spark-processing, Differential Reflectometry, Electromigration and other failure mechanisms in thin film interconnects, Radiation damage in materials, Ion implantation.
  • Office: 317A
  • rhumm@mse.ufl.edu
  • Website: http://hummel.mse.ufl.edu

 

Kevin S. Jones

  • Distinguished Professor
  • Ph. D., 1987, University of California, Berkeley
  • Research Interests: Semiconductor Processing and electron microscopy characterization. Ion implantation of Si , Ge and compound semiconductors. Li ion battery anode and cathode development
  • (352) 846-3301
  • Office: 160 Rhines Hall
  • kjones@eng.ufl.edu
  • Website: http://swamp.mse.ufl.edu

 

Michele V. Manuel

  • Department Chair, Professor, Rolf E. Hummel Professorship for Electronic Materials
  • Ph.D., 2007, Northwestern University
  • Research Interests: Thermodynamics, Kinetics, Materials Design, Metallurgy Mechanical Behavior, Composites, Metallic Biomaterials, Nuclear Materials
  • Office: 100B Rhines Hall
  • (352) 846-3780
  • mmanuel@mse.ufl.edu
  • Website: http://www.materialsdesigngroup.com/

 

John J. (Jack) Mecholsky, Jr.

  • Associate Chair, Professor
  • Ph. D., 1973, Catholic University of America
  • Research Interests: Fracture of Brittle Materials; Fractal Geometry applied to fracture; Failure Analysis; Dental Ceramics; Biomedical Applications
  • Office: 100D Rhines Hall
  • (352) 846-3306
  • jmech@mse.ufl.edu
  • Website: http://mecholsky.mse.ufl.edu

 

Brij M. Moudgil

  • Distinguished Professor; Director, Particle Engineering Research Center (PERC); Director, Center for Particulate and Surfactant Systems (CPaSS – NSF I/UCRC)
  • Eng. Sc. D. 1981, Columbia University
  • Research Interests: Engineered particulate systems for enhanced performance in nano and bio technologies, micro-electronics, advanced materials and minerals, photocatalytic degradation of hazardous microbes, nanotoxicity, and greener reagents and particle technologies
  • Office: 205-E Particle Science and Engineering
  • (352) 846-1194
  • bmoudgil@perc.ufl.edu
  • Website: http://perc.ufl.edu/moudgil/

 

Juan C. Nino

  • Professor
  • Ph. D., 2002, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Research Interests: Multifunctional ceramics; energy materials; dielectrics and ionic conductors in bulk and thin film; single crystal growth; nuclear materials and detectors; bioceramics.
  • Office: 166 Rhines Hall
  • (352) 846-3787
  • jnino@mse.ufl.edu
  • Website: http://nrg.mse.ufl.edu

 

David P. Norton

  • Professor and Vice President for Research
  • Ph. D., 1989, Louisiana State University
  • Research Interests: Electronic, photonic, and magnetic thin film materials; electronic oxide materials; thin film deposition
  • Office: 223 Grinter Hall
  • (352) 392-9271
  • dpnorton@ufl.edu
  • Website: http://research.ufl.edu/or/about.html
Burton R. Patterson

  • Adjunct Research Professor
  • Ph. D., 1978, University of Florida
  • Research Interests: Physical metallurgy; Microstructural processes- Grain growth, Recrystallization, Sintering, Coarsening; Microstructure/Property/Processing Relationships; Stereology; Powder metallurgy
  • Office: 178 Rhines Hall
  • (352) 846-3781
  • patters@mse.ufl.edu
Stephen J. Pearton

  • Distinguished Professor
  • Ph. D., 1983, University of Tasmania
  • Research Interests: Semiconductor processing, devices, thin film transistors, solid state sensors
  • Office: 343 Nuclear Sciences Building
  • (352) 846-1086
  • spear@mse.ufl.edu
  • Website: http://pearton.mse.ufl.edu
Scott S. Perry

  • Professor 
  • Ph. D., 1991, University of Texas at Austin
  • Research Interests: Surface science, tribology, scanning probe microscopy, materials interfaces, aqueous lubrication schemes, hydrogels, solid lubricants, coatings.
  • Office: 206-A Rhines Hall
  • (352) 846-3333
  • ssp@mse.ufl.edu
  • Website: http://nanotribology.mse.ufl.edu/

 

Simon R. Phillpot

  • Professor
  • Ph. D., 1985, University of Florida
  • Research Interests: Computational materials science; heat transport; nuclear materials; ferroelectrics and dielectrics; mechanical properties of metals; simulation methodologies
  • Office: 164 Rhines Hall
  • (352) 846-3782
  • sphil@mse.ufl.edu
  • Website: http://phillpot.mse.ufl.edu/

 

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    • Faculty Lecturer, Director of Undergraduate Laboratories
    • Ph. D., 2003, Tulane University
    • Research Interests: Engineering Education, characterization techniques, surface physics, solid state devices, dye-sensitized solar cells.
    • Office: 135 Rhines Hall
    • (352) 846-2991
    • nruzycki@mse.ufl.edu
Wolfgang Sigmund

  • Professor, and Graduate Coordinator
  • Ph.D., 1992, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany
  • Research Interests: Semiconductor oxides for energy harvesting and storage, photocatalysis and photolysis, electrodes for secondary batteries, barrier coatings, nanostructures in surface science and, biomedical applications of nanoparticles.
  • Office: 225-A Rhines Hall
  • (352) 846-3343
  • sigmund@ufl.edu
  • Website: http://sigmund.mse.ufl.edu

 

 

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Rajiv K. Singh

  • Professor
  • Ph. D., 1989, North Carolina State University
  • Research Interests: Semiconductor Processing; Oxide thin films; III-V Semiconductors; Ultra-hard materials; Emerging advanced materials; laser processing
  • Office: 223 Materials Science
  • (352) 392-1032
  • rsing@mse.ufl.edu
  • Website: http://singh.mse.ufl.edu
 

Michael Tonks

  • Associate Professor
  • Degree: Ph.D., 2008, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Research Interests: Computational materials science, Microstructure evolution of materials in harsh environments, Mesoscale modeling and simulation, Nuclear materials, Numerical methods
  • Office: 158 Rhines Hall
  • (352) 846 3779
  • michael.tonks@ufl.edu
James S. Tulenko

  • Professor Emeritus, Nuclear Engineering Program
  • M. E., 1963, Mass. Inst. of Technology M.E.A. 1980, Geo. Washington Univ.
  • Research Interests: nuclear fuel cycle, focusing on the processing, fabrication and in core and excore performance of nuclear fuel, multi-scale simulation of nuclear Fuel, economic and environmental evaluation of all forms of electrical energy generation
  • Office: 3-C Nuclear Field Building
  • (352) 392-1427
  • tulenko@ufl.edu
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  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., 2008, Northwestern University
  • Research interests: Elastomeric biomaterials, drug delivery, medical devices, tissue engineering/regenerative medicine, entrepreneurship, translational research
  • Office: 216 Rhines Hall
  • (352)-392-6551
  • awebb@mse.ufl.edu
  • Website: http://webb.mse.ufl.edu
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Leigh Winfrey

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, 2010, NC State
  • Research interests: Plasma-material interactions; coating deposition; high-level waste transportation and storage, plasma-fluid behavior; fusion pellet injection; nanoparticle-magnetic field interactions
  • Office: 170 Rhines Hall
  • (352)-273-0297
  • winfrey@mse.ufl.edu
Jiangeng Xue

  • University of Florida Research Foundation Professor
  • Ph. D., 2005, Princeton University
  • Research Interests: Nanostructured electronic materials, organic-inorganic hybrid materials, surfaces and interfaces, energy materials, photovoltaic cells, light-emitting diodes and other optoelectronic devices
  • Office: 237A Rhines Hall
  • (352) 846-3775
  • jxue@mse.ufl.edu
  • Website: http://xue.mse.ufl.edu
Yong Yang

  • Associate Professor, Nuclear Engineering Program
  • Ph. D., 2005, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Research Interests: structural and fuel materials for nuclear energy systems; LWRs sustainability and aging management; advanced fabrication and joining technologies; used fuel dry storage and disposition.
  • Office: 176 Rhines Hall
  • (352) 846-3791
  • yongyang@ufl.edu
  • Website: http://manatee.mse.ufl.edu