Photo of Thomas Angelini Thomas AngeliniAffiliate Faculty
Work Wertheim 495 (352) 392-6438

Ph.D., 2005, University of Illinois

Research Interests: Collective cell motion, mechanical instabilities in tissue cell assemblies, bacterial biofilm physics, soft matter physics, biomolecular self-assembly, and tribology of soft matter interfaces

Photo of Luisa Amelia Dempere Luisa Amelia DempereAffiliate Faculty
Work Research Service Centers 1041 Center Drive (352) 846-2200

Ph.D., 1999, University of Florida

Interests: materials characterization and analysis; analytical instrumentation, particularly electron microscopy and microanalysis

Photo of Austin Evans Austin EvansAffiliate Faculty
Work LEI 402

Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2020

Research Interests: Polymeric Materials, Semiconductors and Energy Storage Materials. 

Photo of Brent Gila Brent GilaAffiliate Faculty
Work Research Service Centers 1041 Center Drive (352)273-2245

Ph.D., 2000, University of Florida

Research Interests: Semiconductor and dielectric growth and characterization, graphene, solid-state sensors, focused ion beam processing, molecular beam epitaxy of materials, wide bandgap semiconductor materials, materials characterization, gate dielectrics, high-power/high-temperature device fabrication and testing

Photo of Hitomi Yamaguchi Greenslet Hitomi GreensletAffiliate Faculty
Work Wertheim 483 (352) 392-0812

Ph.D., 1996, Utsunomiya University, Japan

Research Interests: magnetic field-assisted finishing, surface functionalization and characterization, ultra-precision surface finishing of optics, surface and edge finishing of capillary tubes, catheter shafts and stents, medical device development (such as polymeric heart valve prostheses and biopsy needles)

Photo of Yong Huang Yong HuangAffiliate Faculty
Work Wertheim 492 (352) 392-5520

Ph.D., 2002, Georgia Institute of Technology

Research Interests: design and fabrication of microphysiological systems; manufacture of substance-encapsulated polymeric microgels/microspheres/microcapsules; 3D printing of biological and engineering structures from difficult-to-print materials using ink jetting, extrusion and laser-induced forward transfer

Photo of Joshua Moon Joshua MoonAffiliate Faculty
Work 331 NEB 901-569-7522


Our group focuses on designing advanced polymer materials for clean energy, clean water, and environmental sustainability.  We combine modular polymer synthesis with experimental tools that probe both molecular-scale and macroscopic transport in polymers with the goal of informing predictive design of the next generation of materials for membrane-driven separations.

A few areas of interest to our group are:

Predicting gas separation membrane performance in realistic environments

Polymer membranes offer a competitive option for energy-efficient carbon capture and hydrocarbon purification; however, many promising materials developed in the lab fail to perform as well in the field. …

Photo of Kevin Otto Kevin OttoAffiliate Faculty
Work BMSB JG-44 (352) 294-2227

Ph.D., 2003, Arizona State University

Research Interests: Neural engineering, device-tissue interfaces and neurostimulation

Photo of Carlos Rinaldi-Ramos Carlos Rinaldi-RamosAffiliate Faculty
Work Chem Eng 329 (352) 392-0881

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002

Research Interests: Biomedical applications of magnetic nanoparticles; fundamental fluid physics of suspensions of magnetic nanoparticles; magnetic nanoparticle synthesis and functionalization; suspension hydrodynamics and rheology.

Photo of Nicholas Rudawski Nicholas RudawskiAffiliate Faculty
Work Research Service Centers (352) 392-3077

Ph.D., 2008, University of Florida

Interests: transmission electron microscopy of complex oxides and semiconductors, electrochemical studies of elemental semiconductors for Li-ion battery applications;  joined the Research Service Centers in August of 2012 as service/teaching faculty, where he primarily oversees the transmission electron microscopes and dual-beam scanning electron microscope/focused ion beams

Photo of Christine E. Schmidt Christine SchmidtAffiliate Faculty
Work JG42 Biosciences Medical Building (352) 273-9222

Ph.D., 1995, University of Illinois

Research Interests: biomaterials for neural tissue regeneration and neural interfacing

Photo of Douglas E. Spearot Douglas SpearotAffiliate Faculty
Work NEB 133 (352) 392-6747

Ph.D., 2005, Georgia Institute of Technology

Research Interests: Mechanics of Materials, Dislocations, Grain Boundaries, Diffraction, Modeling and Simulation, High Performance Computing

Photo of Ghatu Subhash Ghatu SubhashAffiliate Faculty
Work NEB 129 (352) 392-7005

Ph.D., 1991, University of California San Diego

Research Interests: multiaxial deformation behavior and microstructural characterization of advanced structural ceramics, ultrahard materials, biomaterials, gels, transparent materials, ultra-high temperature materials, nuclear materials, metallic glasses, 3D woven composites, structural foams, nanostructured materials, plastically graded materials (case hardened steels), and refractory metals, processing-structure-property relationships in ultrahard ceramics, transitional metal diborides, and enhanced accident-tolerant high thermal conductivity nuclear ceramic fuels

Photo of Wilfred Vermerris Wilfred VermerrisAffiliate Faculty
Work Cancer & Genetics Research Complex, 302 (352) 273-8162

Ph.D., 1999, North Carolina State University

Research Interests: Phenolic compound biochemistry, lignin formation in plants, nanomaterials for the delivery of therapeutic nucleic acids, sweet sorghum for the biofuel industry

Photo of Matthew J. Zaluzec Matthew ZaluzecAdjunct Faculty

Ph.D., 1991, University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana

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