Alumni News and Stories

Alumni News and Stories

  • Department Chair Manuel and MSE Alumna Singh Elected to National Academy of Engineering

    04/12/2022

    The National Academy of Engineering has elected Michele Manuel, Ph.D., and Deepika Singh, Ph.D., to join the organization’s ranks, among the highest professional honors in engineering for those who have distinguished themselves in academia, private industry or government agencies. Dr. Manuel, who is chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is recognized for her ...
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  • In Memoriam: Robert Hanrahan, Ph.D. (MSE, 1994)

    03/11/2022

    Robert Joseph Hanrahan, Jr. passed away on March 1st at UF Health Shands Hospital after a difficult four-month battle with an MRSA blood infection. He was 56 years old. Robert is survived by his beloved wife, Margie Foster; his mother, Mary Ellen Hanrahan; his sisters, Sheila Hanrahan Gibson (husband, Tom) and Pegeen Hanrahan (husband, Tony ...
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  • MSE Alumna Stefany Holguin, Ph.D., Selected as 2022 Presidential Innovation Fellow

    03/05/2022

    MSE Alumna Stefany Holguin, Ph.D., Selected as 2022 Presidential Innovation Fellow
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  • National Academy of Engineering selects Professor Michele Manuel for highest professional honor

    03/01/2022

    National Academy of Engineering selects Professor Michele Manuel for highest professional honor
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  • MSE Alumna Erin Jackson on Track to Compete at 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing

    02/01/2022

    MSE Alumna Erin Jackson on Track to Compete at 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing
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  • UF Alumnus Matthew Marzano Selected for ANS Congressional Fellowship

    10/26/2021

    The American Nuclear Society (ANS) has selected UF alumnus Matthew Marzano, M.S. ‘11, nuclear engineering, to serve as the 2022 Glenn T. Seaborg Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow. Marzano is a senior reactor operator at Exelon Generation’s Braidwood nuclear power plant in Braidwood, Ill.  Established in 2000, the Glenn T. Seaborg Congressional Science and Engineering Fellowship, also known as the ANS Congressional Fellowship, ...
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  • In Memoriam: Kenneth Anusavice, D.M.D., Ph.D.

    10/11/2021

    We are saddened to learn of the recent passing of Kenneth J. Anusavice, D.M.D., Ph.D., on September 30, 2021.  Dr. Anusavice earned his doctoral degree in materials science and engineering in 1970 under Bob DeHoff, Ph.D., and his D.M.D. from the Medical College of Georgia in 1977. He has been an active part of the UF Department of Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) in ...
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  • MSE Alumnus Dr. Alvaro Della Bona Wins Wilmer Souder Award in Dentistry

    07/22/2021

    University of Florida Department of Materials Science & Engineering alumnus Dr. Alvaro Della Bona, D.D.S, Ph.D., FADM (Ph.D. MSE ’01), has been awarded the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Wilmer Souder Award in Dental Materials. Dr. Della Bona is a dentist, researcher and senior professor at the University of Passo Fundo in Brazil. He ...
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  • Jacob DeWitte, Ph.D., Recognized with 2021 Distinguished Early Career Alumni Award

    07/07/2021

      Our 2021 Distinguished Early Career Alumni Award winner is Jacob DeWitte, Ph.D., a nuclear reactor developer commercializing next-generation fission power systems. Dr. DeWitte is a co-Founder and the CEO of Oklo, Inc., a Sunnyvale, California-based company developing and building small nuclear reactors. Dr. DeWitte is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, and completed his undergraduate studies at ...
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  • Michele Manuel Named 2021 TMS Brimacombe Medalist

    07/02/2021

    Michele Manuel, Ph.D., professor and chair of the UF Department of Materials Science & Engineering, was recently recognized as a Brimacombe Medalist by The Mineral, Metals & Materials Society (TMS). The Brimacombe Medalist Award recognizes outstanding mid-career scientists with sustained excellence and achievement in business, technology, education, public policy, or science related to materials science and ...
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  • StatLab Mobile CEO Proves There is Rarely a Straight Line to Success

    04/27/2021

    Bryan Wilson’s first brush with engineering came at a young age. “Some of my earliest memories involve science fairs,” said Wilson. “In fifth grade, I built a robot out of a 5-gallon bucket, some PVC piping for the arms and some wheels – all attached to two motors, and I won first place! The following year, ...
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  • 2021 MSE-NE Virtual Spring Banquet

    04/21/2021

      This EVENT celebrates the successes of the Department of Materials Science & Engineering and the Nuclear Engineering Program’s 2020-2021 academic year Watch the video replay of the Banquet below or scroll down to read through the content presented during the broadcast   https://youtu.be/ZoNUIFOCrm0 Departmental Scholarship Awards Student Society Recognition Faculty Recognition Staff Recognition In Memoriam     MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR Welcome to the Department of Materials ...
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  • UF Engineer Using $11M Research Award to Make Steel Manufacturing More Energy Efficient

    11/03/2020

    Heat-treating steel during its manufacturing stage is an energy-intensive process where much of the energy is wasted through heat-loss due to outdated furnace designs and other system inefficiencies. Backed by a nearly $11 million award from the Department of Energy, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office, Michele Manuel, Ph.D., professor and ...
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  • Harkness Recognized with Tony and Kathy Brennan Staff Excellence Award for 2020

    07/30/2020

    Every day, our committed and skilled staff initiate and execute dozens of different tasks without which our educational and research programs would very quickly grind to a halt. These duties range from helping students and faculty navigate the intricacies of university academic programs and organizing the trips of our many visitors to maintaining and improving our ...
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  • Alumni Spotlight: Tyler Lenzi

    04/10/2020

    After earning his Master’s degree in materials science and engineering from the University of Florida, Tyler Lenzi left Gainesville for a job at Micron Technology in Boise, Idaho.  Today, he is Micron’s Senior Director of Yield Analysis and Data Science, overseeing seven research teams and a total of 250 team members around the world. In ...
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