Photo of Cammy R. Abernathy Cammy Abernathy Dean and Professor
Work 300 Weil Hall (352) 392-6000

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.

Photo of Assel Aitkaliyeva Assel Aitkaliyeva Assistant Professor
Work 176 Rhines Hall (352) 846-3778

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.

Photo of Josephine B. Allen Josephine Allen Associate Professor and Genzyme Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Work 206 Rhines Hall (352) 846-3328

Ph.D., 2009, Northwestern University

Research Interests: Stem Cell Engineering; Directed Stem Cell differentiation, Cell Materials Interactions; Tissue Engineering; Regenerative Medicine

Photo of Jennifer S. Andrew Jennifer Andrew Associate Professor and Margaret A. Ross Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Work 162 Rhines Hall (352) 846-3345

Ph.D., 2008, University of California, Santa Barbara

Research Interests: nanomaterials, nanocomposites for electronic and biomedical applications, magnetic materials, multiferroics, polymers

Photo of James Baciak James Baciak Professor, Florida Power and Light Professor
Work Nuclear Annex 113 (352) 273-2131

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.

Photo of Ronald Baney Ronald Baney Emeritus Faculty
Work 217-B Materials Engineering (352) 846-3785

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.

Photo of Bahar Basim Bahar Basim Professor of Practice
Work 205C PS&T (352) 846-3557

Ph.D., University of Florida

Research Interests: Nanotechnology in Manufacturing, Microelectronics Processes and Device Integration, 2D/3D Chemical Mechanical Planarization/Polishing.

Photo of Christopher Batich Christopher Batich Professor and Vladimir A. Grodsky Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Work 135A Rhines Hall (352) 392-6630

Ph.D., 1974, Rutgers University

Research Interests: Delivery methods for stem cells, Antimicrobial surface modifications, Nanoparticles for gene delivery, Polymeric drug delivery

Photo of Jaime Benitez Jaime Benitez Adjunct Lecturer

Ph.D., Chemical and Environmental Engineering – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Photo of Anthony B. Brennan Anthony Brennan Emeritus Faculty

Ph. D., 1990, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Research Interests: Biointerfaces, antifouling, polymer surfaces/modification, polymer networks, microtopographies, tissue engineering

Photo of Megan Butala Megan Butala Assistant Professor
Work 172 Rhines Hall

Ph.D., 2017, University of California, Santa Barbara

Research Interests: Energy Storage Materials, Lithium-ion Batteries, Structure-Property Relationships, X-ray Diffraction, Pair Distribution Function Analysis

Photo of Royce Copeland Royce Copeland Marketing and Communications
Work 114 Rhines Hall United States (352) 273-2205
Photo of Robert T. DeHoff Robert DeHoff Emeritus Faculty

Ph.D., 1959, Carnegie Mellon University

Photo of Edward T. Dugan Edward Dugan Emeritus Faculty
(352) 273-2129

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

Photo of Andreas Enqvist Andreas Enqvist Nuclear Engineering Program Director, Florida Power and Light Professor
Work 100A Rhines Hall (352) 294-2177

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

Photo of Tahara Franklin Tahara Franklin Academic Advisor I
Work 108 Rhines Hall 352-846-3315
Photo of Shema T. Freeman Esq. Shema Freeman Adjunct Lecturer

Ph.D. – Materials Science & Engineering, University of Florida

JD, George Washington University Law School

Areas of Interest: law focused on real and intellectual property, youth empowerment, and STEM education. Involved with the start-up and young professional communities through Gainesville Area Innovation Network (GAIN), Empowering Women in Tech Start-ups (eWITS), and Alachua County Emerging Leaders (ACEL).  …

Photo of Gerhard E. Fuchs Gerhard Fuchs Associate Professor
Work 116-A Rhines Hall (352) 846-3317

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)

Photo of Ana Garcia Ana Garcia Fiscal Assistant III
Work 106 Rhines Hall (352) 846-3783
Photo of Sterling Garcia Sterling Garcia Director of Development
Home 343D Weil Hall PO Box 116550 Gainesville FL 32611 (352) 294-7953
Photo of Kevin Gilley Kevin Gilley Laboratory and Safety Manager
Work 165 Rhines Hall 352-846-3339
Photo of Laurie B. Gower Laurie Gower Professor
Work 210A Rhines Hall (352) 846-3336

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

Photo of Courtney Grasley Courtney Grasley Academic Advisor III
Work 108 Rhines Hall 352-846-3313
Photo of Mark Haberman Mark Haberman Maintenance Generalist II
Work 104 Rhines Hall (352) 273-0265
Photo of Ira Harkness Ira Harkness IT Manager
Work 104 Rhines Hall 352-846-3329
Photo of Ludie Harmon Ludie Harmon Program Assistant
Work 100 Rhines Hall 352-846-3331
Photo of Kyle C. Hartig Kyle Hartig Assistant Professor
Work 180 Rhines Hall (202) 270-4721

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Research Interests: Remote Sensing, Nuclear Nonproliferation/counterproliferation, Nuclear Security, and Nuclear Policy

Photo of Richard Hennig Richard Hennig Professor and Alumni Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Work 154 Rhines Hall (352) 392-7327

Ph.D., 2000, 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

Photo of Eric Hill Eric Hill End User Computing Specialist III
Work 104 Rhines Hall 352-273-1812
Photo of Paul H. Holloway Paul Holloway Emeritus Faculty
Work 202-A Rhines Hall (352) 846-3330

Ph. D., 1972, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Research Interests: Semiconductors; optoelectronic materials; surfaces and interfaces; phosphors; nanophosphors; atomic transport

Photo of Rolf E. Hummel Rolf Hummel Emeritus Faculty
Work 317A Materials Science

Ph.D., 1963 Max-Planck Institute Stuttgart/Germany

Research Interests: Electrical Properties of Materials, Optical Properties of Materials, Semiconductors, Energetic Materials Detection, Spark-processing of Luminescent Materials, Differential Reflectometry, Electromigration and other failure mechanisms in thin film interconnects, Radiation Damage of Nuclear Materials, Ion Implantation.

Photo of Kevin S. Jones Kevin Jones Distinguished Professor and Frederick N. Rhines Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Work 160 Rhines Hall (352) 846-3301

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

Photo of Nekia Jones Nekia Jones Administrative Support Assistant II
Work 100 Rhines Hall 352-294-1369
Photo of Adam Kadlec Adam Kadlec Fiscal Assistant I
Work 106 Rhines Hall (352) 846-3311
Photo of Honggyu Kim Honggyu Kim Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Advanced electron microscopy techniques, Quantitative analysis of electron microscopy data, Digital image processing, Understanding materials properties at the atomic scale, Functional oxides and semiconductors.

Photo of Amanda Krause Amanda Krause Assistant Professor
Work 150 Rhines Hall (352) 294-6609

Ph.D., 2016, Brown University

Research interests: Interface engineering, materials for extreme environments, novel ceramic materials processing, microstructure evolution

Photo of Elysia Lewis Elysia Lewis Research Administrator I
Work 155 Rhines Hall (352) 846-3790
Photo of Rezzy Manning Rezzy Manning Research Administrator II
Work 155 Rhines Hall 352-846-3304
Photo of Michele V. Manuel Michele Manuel Professor and Department Chair, Rolf E. Hummel Professor of Electronic Materials
Work 100B Rhines Hall (352) 846-3780

Ph.D., 2007, Northwestern University

Research Interests: Thermodynamics, Kinetics, Materials Design, Metallurgy Mechanical Behavior, Composites, Metallic Biomaterials, Nuclear Materials

Photo of Chris McDevitt Chris McDevitt Associate Professor
Work 174 Rhines Hall (352) 846-3785

Ph.D., 2008, University of California San Diego
Research Interests: Computational and Theoretical Plasma Physics, Magnetic and Inertial Confinement Fusion, Plasma Turbulence, Momentum Transport, Runaway Electrons, Monte Carlo Methods

Photo of John J. Mecholsky ,Jr. John Mecholsky Professor and Associate Chair
Work 100D Rhines Hall (352) 846-3306

Ph. D., 1973, Catholic University of America

Research Interests: Fracture of Brittle Materials; Fractal Geometry applied to fracture; Failure Analysis; Dental Ceramics; Biomedical Applications

Photo of Tori Miller Tori Miller Assistant Professor
Work 156 Rhines Hall (352) 846-3373

Ph.D., 2016, University of California Santa Barbara

Research Interests: Fundamentals of Structural Evolution in Crystalline Materials, Advanced Electron Microscopy Techniques, Recovery and Crystallization, Deformation Mechanisms and Texture Development

Photo of Erika Moore Erika Moore Rhines Rising Star Larry Hench Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Ph.D., 2018, Duke University

Research Interests: Biomaterials, cell-material interactions, immune engineering, Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine​​

Photo of Brij M. Moudgil Brij Moudgil Distinguished Professor
Work 205-E Particle Science and Engineering (352) 846-1194

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

Photo of Alisa Mountain Alisa Mountain Fiscal Assistant II
Work 106 Rhines Hall (352) 846-3341
Photo of Joni Nattiel Joni Nattiel Human Resources Generalist I
Work 112 Rhines Hall 352-846-3769
Photo of Ryan Need Ryan Need Assistant Professor

Ph.D., 2017, University of California Santa Barbara

Research Interests: Thin Film Deposition, Interface and Defect Engineering, Emergent Phenomena, Quantum Materials, Nanoionics, Magnetism, X-Ray and Neutron Scattering

Photo of Tanner Nestle Tanner Nestle Academic Support Assistant II
Work 108 Rhines Hall
Photo of Juan C. Nino Juan Nino Alumni Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Work 166 Rhines Hall (352) 846-3787

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.

Photo of David P. Norton David Norton Professor and Vice President of Research
Work 223 Grinter Hall (352) 392-9271

Ph. D., 1989, Louisiana State University

Research Interests: Electronic, photonic, and magnetic thin film materials; electronic oxide materials; thin film deposition

Photo of Burton R. Patterson Burton Patterson Adjunct Lecturer
(352) 846-3781

Ph.D., University of Florida

Research Interests: Physical metallurgy, Microstructures, Powder metallurgy, Grain growth, Recrystallization, Sintering, Coarsening, Stereology

Photo of Stephen J. Pearton Stephen Pearton Distinguished Professor
Work 343 Nuclear Sciences Building (352) 846-1086

Ph. D., 1983, University of Tasmania

Research Interests: Semiconductor processing, devices, thin film transistors, solid state sensors

Photo of Simon R. Phillpot Simon Phillpot Distinguished Professor and Vladimir A. Grodsky Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Work 164 Rhines Hall (352) 846-3782

Ph. D., 1985, University of Florida

Research Interests: Computational materials science; heat transport; nuclear materials; ferroelectrics and dielectrics; mechanical properties of metals; simulation methodologies

Photo of Nancy J Ruzycki Nancy Ruzycki Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Laboratories
Work 170 Rhines Hall (352) 846-2991

Ph. D., 2003, Tulane University

Research Interests: Engineering Education, characterization techniques, surface physics, solid state devices, dye-sensitized solar cells.

Photo of DuWayne Schubring DuWayne Schubring Associate Engineer and NE Graduate and Undergraduate Coordinator
Work Rhines 172 352-294-7870
Photo of Wolfgang Sigmund Wolfgang Sigmund Professor
Work 225-A Rhines Hall (352) 846-3343

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.

Photo of Rajiv K. Singh Rajiv Singh Professor
Work 223 MAE (352) 392-1032

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

Photo of Cory Spence-Thomas Cory Spence-Thomas Associate Director, Administrative Services
Home 106 Rhines Hall (352) 294-6784
Photo of Hollie Starr Hollie Starr Administrative Support Assistant I
Photo of Michael Tonks Michael Tonks Associate Professor
Work 158 Rhines Hall (352) 846 3779

Ph.D., 2008, University of Illinois

Research Interests: Computational materials science, Computational mechanics, Coevolution of microstructure and properties, Materials in Harsh Environments, Mesoscale modeling and simulation, Nuclear materials, Numerical methods

Photo of James S. Tulenko James Tulenko Emeritus Faculty
Work 317D Materials Science (352) 392-1427

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

Photo of Venice K. Walker Venice Walker Administrative Specialist I
Work 114 Rhines Hall 352-846-3367
Photo of Don Wall Don Wall Director, UF Training Reactor (UFTR), Professor of Practice
Work 311 MAE Building (352) 273-2662

Ph.D. 2001, Florida State University

Photo of Nathalie Wall Nathalie Wall Professsor
Work 323 MAE Building (352) 273-0279

Ph.D., 1993, University of Paris, XI

Research Interests: Radiochemistry, Nuclear Wastes, Nuclear Forensics, Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Environmental Behavior of Radionuclides

Photo of Justin Watson Justin Watson Associate Professor
Work Rhines 178 (352) 273-0241

Ph.D., 2010, Penn State University

Research Interests: Reactor Kinetics and Dynamics, Neutronics, Thermal Hydraulics, Multiphysics Simulation, Advanced Numerical Methods, Applied Mathematics, Advanced Code Coupling Techniques, Scientific Software Development, High Performance Computing

Lab Website: Florida Advanced Multiphysics Modeling and Simulation (FAMMoS) Lab

Photo of Antonio Webb Antonio Webb Assistant Professor
Work 150 Rhines Hall (352) 392-6551

Ph.D., 2008, Northwestern University

Research interests: Elastomeric biomaterials, drug delivery, medical devices, tissue engineering/regenerative medicine, entrepreneurship, translational research

Photo of Dow Whitney Dow Whitney Emeritus Faculty
Photo of Jiangeng Xue Jiangeng Xue Professor
Work 237A Rhines Hall (352) 846-3775

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

Photo of Yong Yang Yong Yang Associate Professor
Work 202A Rhines Hall (352) 846-3791

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.

Photo of Matthew J. Zaluzec Matthew Zaluzec Adjunct Professor

Ph.D. – Materials Science & Engineering, University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana

Interests: advanced material science, manufacturing process development, and high temperature materials testing & characterization