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Graduate Student Profile: Jethro Suarez

December 15, 2022
Growing up, Jethro Suarez was inspired by his parents to give back to those around him. Both his mother and father have served as nurses for years, and his father uses his engineering background to help others through medicine. “My love for both the engineering field and the medical field comes from them,” he says. […]

3 UCF Students Support Military Through 2022 X-Force Fellowships

September 21, 2022
Three UCF students spent the summer engineering new ideas to support the military through the highly competitive National Security Innovation Network X-Force Fellowship. Through the fellowship, students are paired with a military sponsor to work on a mission-focused project that solves real-world national security issues. Out of 600 applicants, UCF’s Patrick Borgman, Amy Lebanoff ’20 and Michael […]

MAE Alumnus Engineers Innovative Solutions to Pediatric Medical Problems

February 23, 2022
When physicians at the Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children dream up new medical devices or reimagine surgical treatments, they know that Ray Prather ’13, ‘15MS, 18PhD, can help them bring their ideas to fruition. The three-time UCF graduate is a senior research associate at the hospital, where he’s worked for the past three […]

UCF Researchers Use Engineering Expertise to Solve Problems of the Heart

February 14, 2022
UCF’s engineers do more than develop innovative space technology or reimagine the next generation of wind turbines — they also solve matters of the heart. Several mechanical and aerospace engineers at UCF focus their expertise on finding creative solutions to various heart conditions. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women […]

UCF Engineer Helping Unlock Secrets of Heart Disease, Cancer, Sleep Apnea, more

February 10, 2022
Olusegun Ilegbusi is an engineering-in-medicine pioneer helping doctors understand the fluid dynamics of the heart, throat, and lungs, which ultimately will help patients battling heart disease, cancer, and sleep apnea, among others. In collaboration with Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, the professor conducted a study to answer the age-old question of why a heart attack […]