Giving Opportunities

Photo of Alan M. Jacobs Memorial Fund Alan M. Jacobs Memorial Fund

The Alan M. Jacobs Memorial Fund, established in 2007, honors the memory of Alan Jacobs, Ph.D. Dr. Jacobs earned his bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics from Cornell University and his master’s and doctoral degrees from Penn State University. Dr. Jacobs began his professional career in 1956 as a Nuclear Engineering faculty member at Penn State, earning the National Science Foundation Faculty Fellow in 1960 and 1961.…

Photo of Alumni Professorship of Materials Science and Engineering 1 Alumni Professorship of Materials Science and Engineering 1

This fund supports professorship in Materials Science and Engineering.
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Photo of Alumni Professorship of Materials Science and Engineering 2 Alumni Professorship of Materials Science and Engineering 2

This fund supports professorship in Materials Science and Engineering.
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Photo of Dow Chemical Graduate Fellowship in Materials Science & Engineering Dow Chemical Graduate Fellowship in Materials Science & Engineering

This fund supports fellowship awards to graduate students in the UF MSE Department and in the College of Engineering, and was established in 2001 by Dow Chemical Company Foundation in its effort to support education worldwide. Dow’s mission is to improve students’ understanding of math, science and technology through partnerships with leading educational organizations and volunteer work on behalf of their employees.…

Photo of Edward T. Dugan American Nuclear Society Professional Excellence Award Edward T. Dugan American Nuclear Society Professional Excellence Award

Created in honor of Dr. Edward Dugan, a University alumnus and professor emeritus, and an expert in radiation/particle transport and Monte Carlo simulations. Dr. Dugan had a lasting impact on students and the American Nuclear Society. He was frequently awarded the professor of the year award as nominated by the students. The spendable income from the Fund shall be used to support professional development activities for outstanding student members of the American Nuclear Society, to heighten national recognition and stature of the University’s nuclear student programs and the students themselves.…

Photo of Energy Harvesting and Conversion Fund Energy Harvesting and Conversion Fund

This fund supports research for Energy Harvesting and Conversion: Piezoelectric Transformers.

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Photo of Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Particle Science & Technology Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Particle Science & Technology
Photo of Eugene P. Goldberg Lecture Series Fund Eugene P. Goldberg Lecture Series Fund

This lecture series was founded in 2019 to honor the enduring legacy of Eugene Goldberg, Ph.D., and the lasting impact he had on his students at the University of Florida. The fund provides support to bring top industry leaders, visiting professors and scholars to deliver a lecture/lectures, engage with our students and faculty and participate in other activities during their visit.…

Photo of F. N. Rhines and W. R. Tarr Scholarship Fund F. N. Rhines and W. R. Tarr Scholarship Fund

This fund supports scholarships for full-time undergraduate students in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering. Recipients must be good students who are active in supporting the department and the undergraduate activities of the department. Walter R. Tarr, Ph.D., created this fund in 1986, naming the scholarship, in part, after the department founder Fredrick Nims Rhines, who chaired Dr.…

Photo of Genzyme Professorship of Biomaterials in Materials Science and Engineering Genzyme Professorship of Biomaterials in Materials Science and Engineering

This fund supports a professorship in Biomaterials.

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Photo of Glen J. Schoessow Engineering Fund Glen J. Schoessow Engineering Fund

This fund supports scholarships for Nuclear Engineering Program.

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Photo of James E. Swander Memorial Scholarship Fund James E. Swander Memorial Scholarship Fund

James Swander, Ph.D., earned his master’s degree and doctoral degree in nuclear engineering from UF in 1966 and 1974, respectively. He married a fellow student, Dr. Karen Swander, who earned her master’s degree in 1967 and her doctoral degree in education in 1971 – both from UF. This scholarship was established by family and friends upon his death on June 6, 1974.…

Photo of Jonathan Hack Memorial Scholarship for Materials Science Jonathan Hack Memorial Scholarship for Materials Science

This fund supports scholarships for graduate students in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering. MH2 Technology Law Group LLP (formerly, Min, Hsieh & Hack LLP) established this fund in 2006 in memory of Jonathan A. Hack, Ph.D.

Dr. Hack was born on March 28, 1965, in Milwaukee, WI. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management in 1988, a bachelor’s degree in physics in 1994, a master’s degree in Materials Science & Engineering in 1997 and a Ph.D.…

Photo of K. L. Fawcett Memorial Fund K. L. Fawcett Memorial Fund

This fund supports upgrades of the Nuclear Instrumentation Lab.

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Photo of Margaret A. Ross Research Professorship Margaret A. Ross Research Professorship

This fund supports a professorship in research areas pertaining to new materials. The late Margaret A. Ross of Tavares left 50 percent of the remainder of her estate to benefit the College of Engineering in support of a professorship in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering and scholarships in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.…

Photo of Materials Science & Engineering Endowed Professorship Materials Science & Engineering Endowed Professorship

This fund supports a professorship in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering.

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Photo of Materials Science & Engineering Excellence Fund Materials Science & Engineering Excellence Fund

This fund was established to support the department’s diverse efforts to prepare future leaders in the field of Materials Science & Engineering. Used at the discretion of the Chair, this fund provides our students and faculty with resources that provide immediate impact to the department’s highest and most pressing needs. Gifts to this fund help provide a world-class experience to both students and faculty at the University of Florida.…

Photo of Materials Science IBM Faculty Award Materials Science IBM Faculty Award

This fund supports the distinguished work in the area of developing an understanding of the fundamentals behind the processing of electronic materials.

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Photo of Microstructure of Materials Microstructure of Materials

This fund supports research on the microstructure of materials.

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Photo of N. L. Griesheimer Memorial Fund N. L. Griesheimer Memorial Fund

This fund supports undergraduate fellowship expenses in the Nuclear Engineering Program.

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Photo of Nanostructured Optical Materials Research Nanostructured Optical Materials Research

This fund supports research on nanostructured optical materials.

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Photo of Nuclear Engineering Excellence Fund Nuclear Engineering Excellence Fund

This fund was established to support the department’s diverse efforts to prepare future leaders in the field of Nuclear Engineering. Used at the discretion of the Chair, this fund provides our students and faculty with resources that provide immediate impact to the department’s highest and most pressing needs. Gifts to this fund help provide a world-class experience to both students and faculty at the University of Florida.…

Photo of Nuclear Materials Research Nuclear Materials Research

This fund supports research and student training in the area of nuclear materials research within the Nuclear Engineering Program of the Materials Science and Engineering department at UF.

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Photo of Ohanian Scholarship Fund Ohanian Scholarship Fund

This fund was established by Sandra Ohanian in 2011 to support scholarship awards to junior and senior students who are Florida residents and studying in the Nuclear Engineering Program within the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

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Photo of Radiological & Nuclear Materials Research Radiological & Nuclear Materials Research

This fund supports the field of new detection methods of radiological and nuclear materials.

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Photo of Research Experience for Students Research Experience for Students

This fund was established in 2009 by the Rhine Foundation, Johnson & Johnson Vision and multiple donors to support undergraduate students to perform research in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at the University of Florida. The MSE educational and research program is interdisciplinary, focusing on all materials – biomaterials, ceramics, electronic materials, glasses, metals, minerals and polymers, among others – and their composites.…

Photo of Research in Organic Electronics Research in Organic Electronics

This fund supports organic electronics research in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Florida.

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Photo of Rhines Rising Star Faculty Development Funds for Materials Science & Engineering Rhines Rising Star Faculty Development Funds for Materials Science & Engineering

This gift will establish the Rhines Rising Star Faculty Development Funds for Materials Science & Engineering to provide endowment funds available to the Dean to recruit and retain premier faculty for the department.

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Photo of Richard G. Connell Scholarship Richard G. Connell Scholarship

This fund was established by Linda Connell in 2008 in memory of her husband, Dr. Richard G. “Doc” Connell, Jr., to support undergraduate scholarships in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering. Doc earned his doctorate at the University of Florida in Materials Science & Engineering in 1973, and was a faculty member at UF for more than 30 years as a professor of metallurgical engineering.…

Photo of Robert David Adamson Scholarship Robert David Adamson Scholarship

This fund supports scholarship awards to students in the UF Department of Materials Science & Engineering and was created by Martha A. Clarke Adamson in memory of her husband, Robert David Adamson, who passed away in 1999. Both Martha and Robert are graduates of UF. Mr. Adamson earned a bachelor’s degree in materials science engineering and Mrs.…

Photo of Robert E. Reed-Hill Scholarship Robert E. Reed-Hill Scholarship

This fund supports scholarships in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering. Robert E. Reed-Hill retired from the U.S. Coast Guard in 1959 as a Commander and moved to Gainesville in 1960 where he was very active in the University of Florida community. He was active in research, wrote many publications and worked on various projects in the field of physical metallurgy.…

Photo of Robert T. DeHoff Professorship Robert T. DeHoff Professorship

This fund supports a professorship in Materials Science.

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Photo of Roberto Pagano Memorial Scholarship Fund Roberto Pagano Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund supports a scholarship for current & incoming students in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering’s Nuclear Engineering Program.

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Photo of Semiconductor Research Semiconductor Research

This fund supports Semiconductor Research labs in the Materials Science & Engineering and the Chemical Engineering departments at the University of Florida.

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Photo of Surface Composition of Composite Coatings Surface Composition of Composite Coatings

This fund supports research for surface composition of composite coatings.

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Photo of Vladimir Grodsky Memorial Scholarship Vladimir Grodsky Memorial Scholarship

This fund supports scholarship in metallurgy. May R. Hood established this scholarship as part of her estate in memory of Vladimir A. Grodsky.

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