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UF engineering students take home top award and third-place prize at Texas Instruments Innovation Challenge

Published: July 29 2015

Troy Bryant and Sean Lyons from the University of Florida meshed music and technology to claim the top overall prize at annual TI Innovation Challenge North America Design Contest. Jordan Street was awarded third place.

Florida researcher finds way to cut cost, save water and help the environment by changing one simple thing

Published: July 28 2015

Sanjay Shukla looked out over row upon row of tomato and pepper plants and had an idea: What would happen if he made the compacted soil rows taller and more narrow? Would the plants need less water, fertilizer and fumigation? Would the plants grow as tall? Would the plants produce as many vegetables?

Smart mouth guard could detect teeth grinding, dehydration, concussions

Smart mouth guard could detect teeth grinding, dehydration, concussions

Published: July 1 2015

The next big thing in wearable technology may show up right inside your mouth.

DARPA to award UF up to $5.4 million for neuroprosthetics research

Published: May 27 2015

A group of U.S. military veteran and civilian volunteers with upper limb amputations will soon have the chance to test neural implants designed to offer more intuitive control of their prosthetics, thanks to a research collaboration between the University of Florida and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

UF radiological engineering expert appointed to U.S. delegation to United Nations

Published: May 18 2015

A University of Florida engineering professor will travel to Vienna next month to serve as a member of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation.

UF launches digital book series to tell its best research stories

Published: April 15 2015

Tomatoes, viruses and voting.

UF professor to receive national award for mentorship

Published: March 27 2015

Anne E. Donnelly, director of the University of Florida’s Center for Undergraduate Research, is among 15 recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, the White House announced earlier today.

UF/IFAS study: Forest managers hindered in efforts to use prescribed burns to control costly wildfires

Published: March 17 2015

Forest managers would prefer to use prescribed burns every few years to help prevent costly wildfires and rebuild unhealthy ecosystems, but hurdles like staffing, budget, liability and new development hinder them, a new University of Florida study shows.

Engineering summit to address the power of diversity

Published: January 14 2015

The University of Florida Engineering Leadership Institute (ELI) will host its biennial Gator Engineering Leadership Summit at the Reitz Union January 15. The summit, whose theme is “Powered to Lead,” will feature a lineup of women speakers who have served significant leadership roles in historically male-dominated government, military and STEM-related fields.

UF extends highest honor to engineering pioneer Linda Parker Hudson

Published: December 22 2014

Linda Parker Hudson, the first woman to lead a major aerospace and defense company, has received an honorary doctorate in science from the University of Florida, the highest honor the university can give an individual.

UF Preeminence moving forward with Board of Trustees tenure approval of new faculty hires

Published: December 5 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Twelve nationally recognized professors are joining the University of Florida faculty, furthering UF’s push toward becoming a top public university.

Pratap Pullammanappallil, a UF associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering, poses with an anaerobic digester used in a process he developed at NASA’s request to turn human waste into rocket fuel. Photo by Amy Stuart, UF/IFAS Communications.

Process converts human waste into rocket fuel

Published: November 25 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Buck Rogers surely couldn’t have seen this one coming, but at NASA’s request, University of Florida researchers have figured out how to turn human waste -- yes, that kind -- into rocket fuel.

Technology pioneered by UF researcher provides improved access for disabled voters

Published: October 29 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A University of Florida researcher’s desire to provide citizens with disabilities the same opportunity to vote as everyone else could serve as the catalyst for revolutionizing voter access nationwide.

Magnesium surgical implants can be designed to biodegrade, promote bone growth

Published: August 19 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Ask anyone who has a surgical pin in their body, and they likely will tell you they wish it would just go away.

Experts on human-centered computing are coming to UF

Published: May 8 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In an effort to become a national leader in making computers more secure and more personalized to individual needs, the University of Florida has recruited a team of computer scientists with specialties in what’s known as human-centered computing.

Engineering team claims $25,000 in UF Big Idea Business Plan Competition

Published: April 29 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. —Three engineering students whose company developed a portable water purification device that uses ultraviolet light to sterilize water were awarded $25,000 for winning the UF Big Idea Business Plan Competition on Friday.

Nanotubes made from plants could allow delivery of DNA into cells, improve chemotherapy treatment

Published: April 3 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences took what some would consider garbage and made a remarkable scientific tool, one that could someday help to correct genetic disorders or treat cancer without chemotherapy’s nasty side effects.

With playoffs underway, UF researchers offer a safer football helmet

Published: January 9 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Bone-crushing tackles may make football fans avert their eyes in horror, but Ghatu Subhash studies collisions, impacts and crashes, both on the field and off.

Change in geometry improves aerodynamics, UF researchers say

Published: December 20 2013

GAINESVILLE—Kids and dogs understand the force of air, when they stick their hands and heads out of moving cars only to feel them pushed back. It may be invisible, but air is like a see-through net dragging a vehicle back as it strains to move forward.

Pig kidneys for transplantation could help thousands of patients with kidney failure

Published: December 4 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Kidney failure patients in the not-too-distant future may have a new option that sidesteps the current organ shortage, lengthy wait and potential rejection: Grow your own.