Transferring UF discoveries from the laboratory to the market to make the world a better place

Successfully transferring new discoveries to the marketplace is an important responsibility for one of the nation’s top public research universities. UF has earned a reputation as a leader in commercializing discoveries that cure diseases, create jobs and make the world a better place. This reputation is the result of the collaborative working relationship between faculty generating new discoveries and the Office of Technology Licensing working to find commercial partners. The Milken Institute ranked UF 3rd in the nation in its newest ranking of the technical commercialization efforts of universities.

Spotlight on Research Using the storm to collect data and improve lives

As Hurricane Irma prepared to make landfall in Southwest Florida, a team of researchers from the University of Florida’s Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering led by Professor Forrest Masters sped south to Naples to meet it head on. The team deployed instruments to measure wind speed at ground level with the goal of using the data gathered to help design building materials that will make houses and buildings safer in future storms.

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