Sean Samuelson will defend his dissertation proposal, entitled "MEMS Electrothermal Actuators in Guided and Unguided Fourier Transform Spectroscopy Systems" at 11:00am on Thursday, April 26th in NEB 501.
Jingjing Sun will defend her dissertation, entitled "MEMS based OCT imaging" at 1:00PM on Wednesday, April 4th in NEB 589.
Congratulations to Zak Kaufman for being selected as a Goldwater Scholar! The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is awarded to approximately 300 college sophomores and juniors across the nation. Universities are only allowed to nominate four undergraduate students to compete for the final scholarship. This makes it the most prestigious award for undergraduate students in the fields of science and engineering. The scholarship is awarded based on the nominee's field of study, career objectives, and the potential for the student to make a significant contribution to his or her field.
Mehmet Onur Baykan will defend his dissertation proposal, entitled "Strain Effects in Low-Dimensional Silicon MOS and AlGaN/Gan HEMT Devices" at 9:00am on Monday, February 27th in NEB 409. Refreshments will be provided.
Greg Ehlert will defend his dissertation, entitled "Development of a ZnO Nanowire Interphase for Enhanced Structural Composites" at 11:00am on Monday, February 27th in Larsen 234. Light refreshments will be provided.
Dean Abernathy has appointed Dr. David Arnold as Interim Director of the Nanoscience Institute for Medical and Engineering Technologies (NIMET). The mission of NIMET is to focus and coordinate the research and educational activities at the University of Florida in the fields of nanoscale science and nanotechnology, spanning across disciplines of physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, engineering, and materials science. Dr Arnold will provide technical and intellectual leadership of NIMET and the associated Nanoscale Research Facility (NRF), UF's state-of-the-art cleanroom facility.
Congratulations Dr Arnold!
On Thursday morning, IMG alumnus Dr. Benjamin Griffin and family welcomed a new baby girl into their family. Eleanor Angeline Griffin weighed 8 lbs 10 oz. Congratulations to Ben and his growing family!
David Mills will defend his dissertation proposal, entitled "Sapphire MEMS-Based Optical Shear Stress Sensors for High-Temperature Applications" at 2:30pm on Friday, December 9th in Larsen 234. Refreshments will be provided.
On Sunday at 1:09 pm fellow graduate student Raphael Puzio and family welcomed a new baby into their family. Baby girl "TBD" Puzio weighed 6 lbs 14 oz and was 19" long. Congratulations to Rafael and his whole growing family!
Antonio Acosta will defend his dissertation proposal, entitled "Investigation of Stress Effects on Ferroelectric Capacitors for Performance Enhancement of Ferroelectric Random Access Memory" at 9:30am on Friday, December 2nd in Larsen 234. Refreshments will be provided.