Awards and Honors

Awards and Honors

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  • Environmental Graduate Program Rises to No. 18, Civil Ranked No. 19

    April 1, 2020

    The Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences graduate program within the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment (ESSIE) is now ranked No. 18, jumping two spots from No. 20, according to the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools. “We are thankful for the support of engineering deans and chairs who continue to acknowledge ...

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  • Song Receives Prestigious NSF Career Award

    March 6, 2020

    Xiaoyu Song, an assistant professor of civil engineering at the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment (ESSIE) in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) to study failures in unsaturated porous media. “I am honored to receive the NSF CAREER award and am grateful ...

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  • 2020 Gator100 Awardees

    February 28, 2020

    Alumni from the University of Florida have created and guided some of the most innovative and profitable businesses in the nation and the world. Each year, the UF Alumni Association, in partnership with the UF Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center recognizes these amazing entrepreneurs with the Gator100 at a ceremony held on the main UF campus in Gainesville. Congratulations ...

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  • Thomas Lutza Awarded UF Outstanding Four-Year Scholar

    December 23, 2019

    Thomas Lutza (BSCE ’19) was named a University of Florida (UF) Outstanding Four-Year Scholar at the Outstanding Leaders & Scholars ceremony on December 13. Lutza just received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering. Every commencement, UF and the Alumni Association select outstanding students based on overall achievements. The committee ...

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  • ARPA-E Supports Ferraro $1.1 Million to Research Boron Concrete to Mitigate Neutron-Induced Expansion

    December 6, 2019

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program has awarded $1.1 million to Christopher Ferraro, Ph.D., P.E., to perform research on the prevention of damage on concrete used to house nuclear reactors. When concrete is exposed to radiation, like it is in nuclear reactors, the aggregates within have potential to expand which ...

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UF Distinguished Alumnus Award Recipients

  • Robert (Bob) O. Powell (2004):  Received UF College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award. Powell Brothers Barge Terminal, Inc.
  • Dr. R. Bruce Taylor (2000):  Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Taylor Engineering, Inc. Received UF College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award.
  • John W. Vogt (1989):  Received UF College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award.
  • Dr. Paul Zung-Teh Zia (1983):  Received UF College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award , Retired from NC State Dept. of Civil Engineering & formerly of Becton Dickinson.
  • Dr. Michael Durham (2013): An environmental engineer with both master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Florida, Durham is a serial entrepreneur as well as a recognized leader in energy and environmental policy. He has been involved in the measurement and control of emissions from the coal-fired power industry for over 40 years. He currently invests his time and resources empowering the next generation of engineers to continue exploring innovative sustainable solutions.
  • Charles (Chick) W. Gregg (1999):  Received UF College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award. President & CEO, Greater Construction Corp. & Retired Ex. Vice President & CEO of Reynolds, Smith & Hills.
  • George Kirkland (2014): – Created the George Kirkland Professorship in Engineering Leadership. It was the first endowed faculty position with a component dedicated to leadership education at the college.
  • Arthur W. Saarinen (2001) (deceased):  After retiring professionally and returning to Alachua County, he was invited to teach in the UF Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences. He also served for 8 years on the Alachua County Planning and Zoning Commission and the board of the Alachua Conservation Trust.
  • Ernest Hendricks (1972) (deceased): Received UF College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award
  • James F. Shivler, Jr. (1972) (deceased): Received UF College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award
  • Leon B. Thrasher (1981) (deceased): Received UF College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award