David Arnold's Research Group

IMG Professor Dr. David P. Arnold is Co-PI on $26 Million NSF Grant for Smart Agriculture

IMG professor Dr. David P. Arnold is a co-PI and the UF site director for a $26 million NSF grant focused on developing new technologies and systems for smart agriculture. The research funded by this grant will ultimately help U.S. farmers to stay competitive on the world stage!


Rapid On-site Detection of Fecal Indicating Bacteria for Coastal Water Quality Monitoring

Detection of fecal indicating bacteria plays an important role in water quality monitoring to ensure safe human water contact and/or drinking.  Specifically, epidemiological studies by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have shown strong correlations between illnesses and bacteria concentrations of Enterococci and E.

IMG Workshop 2 - COMSOL by Camilo

Event date: 
Thu, 04/23/2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Today (4/23) Camilo Velez, a Ph.D. from Dr. Arnold's group and presently a post-doc at CMU is coming back to teach all of us three different COMSOL modules. The modules that will be covered through an example of Joule heating actuator are: ACDC, Heat Transfer and Structural Mechanics.

This is useful for COMSOL beginners and intermediate level people. Be ready with your questions.

Zoom link: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/92195840607

IMG Members Will Be Presenting 11 Papers at the 33rd IEEE MEMS 2020 Conference in Vancouver, Canada!

Congratulations to the students and researchers from IMG who were accepted to present at the 33rd IEEE MEMS 2020 Conference in Vancouver, Canada! IEEE MEMS is one of the largest conferences for MEMS experts to converge at. Overall, 11 papers from IMG were accepted out of 800+ abstracts submitted worldwide, as seen below:


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IMG Member Keisha Castillo-Torres Attends the 2019 Grace Hopper Celebration in Orlando

IMG Member Keisha Castillo-Torres attended the 2019 Grace Hopper Celebration in Orlando, FL this past week. GHC is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists, and she was nominated to participate through their Community Cohorts pathway program.
For more info, follow this link: https://ghc.anitab.org/2019-attend/

Single-Input Control of Large Microrobot Swarms using Serial Addressing for Microassembly and Biomedical Applications

This collaborative research project will create a practical control scheme for large swarms of microrobots. These robots are typically no more than a few millimeters in length, and rely on an external power source and control signal. Currently, it is possible to steer the swarm as a whole to a single destination (or perhaps, to a desired average location). However, realizing the full potential benefits of microrobot swarms will require the ability to simultaneously send independent commands, either to individual robots or to small subgroups.