• UF and FIU Tackling Lupus Through Innovative Partnership


    Erika Moore, Ph.D., assistant professor and holder of the Rhines Rising Star Larry Hench professorship, will be part of an innovative research collaboration between the University of Florida (UF) Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering and the Herbert Wertheim College of… Read More

  • MSE Alumnus Dr. Alvaro Della Bona wins Wilmer Souder Award in Dentistry


    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… Read More

  • Jacob DeWitte, Ph.D., Recognized with 2021 Distinguished Early Career Alumni Award


      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… Read More

  • Michele Manuel Named 2021 TMS Brimacombe Medalist


    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… Read More

  • Emma Steinebronn Awarded Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation


    Recent Materials Science & Engineering undergraduate, Emma Steinebronn, was awarded a fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Steinebronn’s research proposal includes a five-year study evaluating induced magnetic fields around semiconducting nanowires as a possible… Read More

  • Cutting-edge MSE Researcher Helps Bring Inclusion and Equity to Campus Community


    Spotlight on Dr. Ryan Need (they/them) We recently had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Ryan Need, assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE). Q: Dr. Need, first, welcome as a relatively new faculty member at… Read More

  • IDEA Coalition Action List


    The MSE IDEA Coalition has developed an Action Items List aimed at achieving our vision to help us to become a department in which all identities are welcomed and protected, in which all individuals have equal access to resources and… Read More

  • Jason Gibson Awarded Molecular Sciences Software Institute Fellowship


    Jason Gibson, a doctoral student in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Florida, has been awarded a Molecular Sciences Software Institute (MolSSI) Fellowship, sponsored by the National Science Foundation.  Gibson’s research proposal to MolSSI included… Read More

  • Spring 2021 Commencement


    Congratulations to the Spring Class of 2021! On behalf of the Department of Materials Science & Engineering and the Nuclear Engineering Program – CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve taken on the most incredible and amazing journey to becoming an engineer, and you’ve succeeded.… Read More

  • 2021 Tony and Kathy Brennan Staff Excellence Award


    Tony Brennan, Ph.D., retired in 2019 after nearly three decades as an innovator, leader and mentor to countless students and others along the way. Dr. Brennan and his wife Kathy were consistent champions of our dedicated staff, recognizing its critical… Read More