• Allen Elected to AIMBE College of Fellows


    Josephine Allen, Ph.D., associate professor and Genzyme Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, was elected to The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows on March 24, 2020. Dr. Allen was recognized for her outstanding contributions… Read More

  • UF NE Graduate Program rises to No. 12, MSE Maintains at No. 8 Among Public Institutions


    The UF Department of Materials Science & Engineering and the UF Nuclear Engineering Program, housed within the department, are once again ranked among the best graduate school programs at public universities in the U.S. The Nuclear Engineering graduate program climbed… Read More



    UF LEADS WITH INNOVATIVE PROCESSES TO STIMULATE EFFECTIVE NEW TEACHING METHODS FOR K-12 EDUCATORS Near the end of December 2019, the Florida Talent Development Council released a report outlining the path forward for workforce development in the state. Governor Ron… Read More

  • Student Spotlight: Bryan D. James


    Hard work and dedication are paying dividends for Materials Science & Engineering graduate student Bryan James. Some of his more recent accolades include winning the 2019 Biomaterials Education Challenge and securing a prestigious National Institute of Health Ruth L. Kirschtein… Read More

  • Can Artificial Intelligence Create Better Ceramic Components?

    Ceramics have been used for everything from wall tiles and glassware to artificial hip joints, cruise missiles and the thermal tiles for NASA’s space shuttle. It should come as no surprise, as a long list of benefits including low electrical… Read More

  • A Persistent Pursuit of Progress


    Growing up in 1950’s Cuba, Nils Diaz, Ph.D. had a passion for creating better ways of doing things. He was also debating between a future in engineering, like his father before him, or following the lead of much of his… Read More

  • Five MSE Students Chosen as NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Winners


    Five recipients of the 2019 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships awards were UF Department of Materials Science & Engineering students. Amalie Atassi, Jacob Ewing, Jomary Mercado-Montjito, Abigail Nason and Monica Wall were awarded the fellowship, created to support… Read More

  • SpaceX CS-17 Proves To Be The Lucky Number for Josephine Allen, Ph.D.


    After nearly two years of preparation and a few scrubbed launches, Josephine Allen, Ph.D.  has sent vascular cells into space as part of her research with NASA and CASIS, the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space. “There are… Read More

  • Kevin Jones, Ph.D. recognized with SEC Faculty Achievement Award


    Kevin Jones, Distinguished Professor and the Frederick N. Rhines Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, received the 2019 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award. Now in its eighth year, the honor recognizes one tenured, full professor faculty member from each of the… Read More

  • UF MSE Student Team Receives Grand Prize at the TMS Bladesmithing Competition


    UF’s Department of Materials Science & Engineering student team brought the TMS 2019 Grand Prize home from San Antonio, Texas, receiving the TMS-Wadsworth-Sherby Bladesmithing Grand Prize Medal and a $2,000 cash prize in recognition of their entry “Decapigator.” The biennial… Read More