Spotlight

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Emily Griffin

Emily’s research at UF utilizes high-resolution mass spectrometry to investigate per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) and other contaminants in the aquatic environment. At UF, Emily developed a methodology for PFAS extraction from Florida manatee blood using dried blood spot cards, offering a minimally invasive procedure for whole blood collection and analysis.

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Amanda Chappel

Amanda Chappel, an Environmental Engineering Sciences PhD student in Dr. Elise Morrison’s lab, is studying the ecosystem effects of coastal eutrophication and its implications on nutrient cycling dynamics in estuarine systems, with the goal of supporting effective management strategies that… Read More

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: Lily Du

Dr. Lili Du’s research integrates optimization, network modeling, machine learning, control, and data analytics approaches into transportation system analysis with the main focuses on autonomous vehicle (AV), connected vehicle (CV), connected and automated vehicle (CAV), and electric vehicle (EV) impacts,… Read More

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Collin Ortals

Collin Ortals is conducting his PhD research under the guidance of Center for Coastal Solutions Director, Dr. Christine Angelini. Collin’s work is primarily located in the Matlacha Pass (Florida), a key waterway that connects the Caloosahatchee and Charlotte Harbor estuaries.… Read More

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: Peter Ifju

Professor Peter Ifju is a faculty member in the UF Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and specializes in unmanned aircraft systems (drones) development for natural resource applications. He also works extensively on micro air vehicles, composite material characterization, and experimental… Read More

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Carola Forlini

Carola Forlini is a PhD student in Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering under the mentorship of Dr. Alex Sheremet (University of Florida, ESSIE). Carola holds a Bachelor’s in Civil and Environmental Engineering, a Master’s in Civil Engineering with a focus in… Read More