Mark Sheplak's Research Group

Matt Williams Wins College of Engineering Award for Integrity

Dr. Matt Williams, a recent graduate of IMG, has been selected by the UF College of Engineering as the 2011-2012 recipient of the Attribute of Gator Engineering Graduate Student Award for Integrity. As a recipient of this award, Matt is recognized for being "honest, ethical, willing to work for achievements (persistent, hard-working, determined), and impelled toward right action." Congratulations, Matt!

IMGers Landing Top Jobs

Despite the slow economic recovery, IMG graduate students and post-graduate associates have continued to land top industry and government jobs.  Since the spring semester, several IMG graduates have departed or will depart for full-time positions across the United States.  These members are:

  • Drew Wetzel (PhD '11) - Boeing Commercial Aircraft (Seattle, WA)
  • Chris Bahr (PhD '10 and post-graduate associate until May '11) - NASA Langley Research Center (Langley, VA)
  • Jeremy Sells (PhD '11)- Hewlett Packard (Corvalis, OR)
  • Matt Williams (PhD '11) - Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, NM)
  • Ben Griffin (PhD '09 and post-graduate associate until July '11) - Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, NM)

Congratulations to all of these former students!

IMGers Attend Acoustical Society of America Meeting in Seattle, WA

Lou Cattafesta and Fei Liu attended the 161st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Seattle, Washington on May 23-27.

Fei presented a talk on Thursday, May 26th, titled Analyzing acoustic response of orifices using transfer matrix method, co-authored by Matias Oyarzun and Lou Cattafesta.

Lou presented a talk on Friday, May 27th, titled An aeroacoustic microelectromechanical systems microphone phased array, co-authored by Adam Edstrand, Chris Bahr, Matt Williams, Jessica Meloy, Tiffany Reagan, Drew Wetzel and Mark Sheplak.  In it, Lou described ongoing work at IMG to transition recently-developed MEMS piezoelectric microphones into phased arrays in the UF Aeroacoustic Flow Facility.

IMG Undergraduates Recognized at MAE Awards Banquet

IMG undergraduates Ann Dietrich (Cattafesta), Carlos Pulido (Cattafesta), and Kevin Rosenberg (Sheplak) were recognized at tonight's Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 2011 Awards Dinner for participation in the University Scholars Program.  Ann Dietrich was also awarded a Boeing Scholarship and was recognized for presenting a top-3 research poster at a contest today.  Congratulations to all of these students!

IMG Undergraduate Tiffany Reagan wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Tiffany Reagan, a senior IMG undergraduate student, who has today been named a 2011 winner of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.  Tiffany has been with IMG since April of 2010 and has been an integral contributor to the development of a MEMS piezoelectric microphone for aeroacoustic applications and other research within Dr. Mark Sheplak's group.  She will choose between University of Florida and California Institute of Technology for her graduate work.  Congratulations, Tiffany!

IMG's Matt Williams recipient of MAE's "Outstanding Graduate Researcher Award."

Today Matt Williams was announced as a recipient of the MAE department's "Outstanding Graduate Researcher Award" for 2011.  Below is the announcement sent out by the department chair, Dr. Balachandar:

Dear Faculty, students and staff:

The following are the department awards for 2011 and they will be
distributed at the Awards Banquet on April 8th. I want to thank the
Awards Committee for their evaluation of the nominations:

Faculty Awards:
Teacher of the Year: Carl Crane
Researcher of the Year: Ghatu Subhash

Staff Awards:
Staff of the Year: Jennifer Brown

Outstanding Graduate Researcher Awards:
SMDM: Brandon Krick AND Shawn English
DSC: Shubendu Bhasin
TSFD: Matthew Williams

Best dissertation award (2010):
SMDM: Nathan Branch
DSC:  Nitin Sharma
TSFD: Manoj Parmar

Best TAs:
Tim Elmore and Ira Hill (both worked in the Controls lab)

Undergraduate Research Symposium

Event date: 
Fri, 03/25/2011 - 1:00pm to 9:00pm

On Friday, March 25th, some IMG undergraduates will present their work at the Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Reitz Grand Ballroom.  Two poster sessions are  scheduled for 9-11am and 3-5pm, with oral presentations 1-3pm.  The presentation schedule is attached; please come out and show your support for the IMG undergraduates!