College of Engineering News Room
Hydrogels Research Featured in NANOscientific
Responsive hydrogel coatings are extracted from pectin polysaccharides extracted from orange peels and cacti have many uses.
Bulls-EYE Mentoring Puts Tampa Middle Schoolers on Path to Engineering
Bulls-EYE Mentoring continues to help local students explore engineering fields and is positioned to expand as a long-term pipeline for future USF engineers.
Turning Coastal Communities Into Clean Water Converters
A team of USF Civil and Envrionmental Engineering researchers received a U.S. Bureau of Reclamation grant to carry out a project that could change how coastal communities source clean water.
USF Engineering Students Spend Summer at Intel, Twitter, Cummins
Three engineering students from different majors discuss how their summer internships with industry leaders have improved their experience in their fields.
Norma Alcantar's Cactus Research Could be Used for Oil Spill Clean up
According to chemical engineer Norma Alcantar from the University of South Florida, the gluey centre of prickly pear cacti might be the answer. She told MJ that it was just an offbeat idea at first but when the extract was shaken in a test tube with a sample of crude oil, “within 15 to 20 seconds, the oil had disappeared entirely.”
Medical Engineering Researchers Receive New Drug Patent
Robert Frisina, PhD, chair of the USF Medical Engineering Department and director of the USF Global Center for Hearing and Speech Research, and his team were awarded a U.S. patent for his theory that you can slow hearing loss by combining supplements for the hormone aldosterone with anti-inflammatory medications, such as aspirin or ibuprofen.
Making Microbes that Transform Greenhouse Gases
Researchers at the University of South Florida are harnessing the power of human physiology to transform greenhouse gases into usable chemical compounds – a method that could help lessen industrial dependence on petroleum and reduce our carbon footprint.
NEWGenerator Will Have Global Impact
Professor Daniel Yeh's poop-powered generator converts human waste into power.
Professors Thomas and Frisina Named Senior Members by the National Academy of Inventors
Five University of South Florida faculty members whose innovative work spans neurosciences to clean energy to engineering and pharmaceutical chemistry have been named by the National Academy of Inventors to its new class of Senior Members.
Preserving Biodiversity Through Mathematical Optimization with NSF Award
Industrial engineering professor Hadi Charkhgard received a National Science Foundation Computer Research Initiation Initiative award to help the U.S. Geological Survey preserve biodiversity around the country through versatile algorithms.
Kyle Reed Receives Fulbright to Lead "East Meets West in Rehabilitation Sciences"
Mechanical engineering professor Kyle Reed will spend the next academic year as a Fulbright scholar helping students at Hong Kong Polytechnic University position their capstone rehabilitation sciences projects for commercialization.
USF Receives its 8th NSF Bridge to Doctorate Award
Led by the College of Engineering and the Office of Graduate Studies, the University of South Florida was awarded a two-year National Science Foundation (NSF) Florida-Georgia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (FGLSAMP) Bridge to the Doctorate grant to support underrepresented students in pursuit of science, engineering and mathematics Ph.D. degrees.
USF College of Engineering Receives ASEE Bronze Award for Inclusivity
The award recognizes the college as a national leader in supporting diversity and inclusion in its programs, community outreach efforts and initiatives, and the award is the highest given this review cycle.
Ysela Llort is 2019 Florida Transportation Hall of Fame Inductee
Center for Urban Transportation Research Chair Ysela Llort has more than three decades of transportation leadership experience in Florida and Washington D.C. and will be the first woman to be a Florida Transportation Hall of Fame inductee.