Awards and Honors

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

Chris Ferraro, ESSIE Assistant Professor

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… Read More

UF Engineering hopes to curb harmful chemicals in landfills with EPA grant

Municipal solid waste (MSW) includes the household waste we carry to the curb each week in our trash cans and recycle bins. Most MSW is composed of food, paper, plastic, and a variety of other discarded products and packaging materials.… Read More

Simmons Receives NSF CAREER Award

Denise R. Simmons, Ph.D., an Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment (ESSIE) civil engineering associate professor, has received the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program award to support her research in “Co-Curricular Participation of Students Underrepresented in Engineering.” This… Read More