Dr. José Fortes, one of three Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering faculty, named University of Florida Research Foundation (UFRF) Professors for 2019 - 2022.
ACIS Director, Dr. José Fortes, was recently named as a University of Florida Research Foundation (UFRF) Professors for 2019- 2022.
The recognition goes to faculty who have a distinguished current record of research and a strong research agenda that is likely to lead to continuing distinction in their fields.
“The UFRF Professorships recognize our most innovative and productive faculty, the best examples of researchers and scholars who have helped UF claim its place as a top 10 public university,” said David Norton, UF’s vice president for research. “Key to this recognition is that it is based not just on what they have done in the past, but what they are expected to achieve in the future. These are faculty who we anticipate will continue to generate cutting-edge research well into the future.”
The UFRF Professors were recommended by their college deans based on nominations from their department chairs, a personal statement and an evaluation of their recent research accomplishments as evidenced by publications in scholarly journals, external funding, honors and awards, development of intellectual property and other measures appropriate to their field of expertise.
The University of Florida Research Foundation named a total of 32 faculty members as UFRF Professors for 2019-2022.
The three-year award includes a $5,000 annual salary supplement and a one-time $3,000 grant.
The professorships are funded from the university’s share of royalty and licensing income on UF-generated products.