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Our office facilitates the research endeavors of faculty and students in the UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science. Our trained staff are available to help researchers:

  • Work as a liaison between UCF Office of Research and Commercialization and the college. Provide guidance and assistance in proposal preparation for external and internal funding agencies.
  • Work as a liaison with other units, both on-campus and externally to rectify pre and post award issues.
  • Assist faculty in identifying research opportunities.
  • Facilitate strategic partnerships which can involve multiple disciplines, other UCF colleges and external entities such as industry, government and other universities.
  • Advise on sponsored project issues such as patents, copyrights, reporting, expenditure allowability and interpreting agency guidelines.

Who We Are

CECS – Research Contacts

Department College Contact* ORC Proposal Contact ORC Contract Contact ORC Post-Award Contact
CECE (including CATSS, Coastal & Stormwater Sarah Carter Stephanie Rodriguez-Makhlouf Joel Kennedy – all but CATSS
Amber Thorne – CATSS
Michael Minutelli
CRCV Sarah Carter Emily Bennett Joel Kennedy Michael Minutelli
CS Katie Le Matt Cronan Amber Thorne Sreela Mallick
Dean’s Office Ginny Pellam Emily Bennett Joel Kennedy Sreela Mallick
ECE Katie Le Matt Cronan Amber Thorne Kalpana Deva
IEMS Ginny Pellam Emily Bennett Amber Thorne Sreela Mallick
MAE Diane Maldonado Emily Bennett Amber Thorne Sreela Mallick
CATER Diane Maldonado Emily Bennett Amber Thorne Michael Minutelli
MSE (including AMPAC) Katie Le Stephanie Rodriguez-Makhlouf – MSE
Erica Spaulding – AMPAC
Amber Thorne Venessa Nieves
FCI Tamara Gabrus** Emily Bennett Jessica Frisch-Daiello See Department Contact
* Contact for proposals and post-award contractual concerns. For requisitions, ePafs, purchasing, etc… please contact appropriate department personnel
**Tamara is out until the fall, please contact Jim Smith for any proposals
ENG 2, 202A conference Room Reservations: Cheryl Stevens, Administrative Assistant

Helpful Links

  • ARGIS, Paris and Aurora
  • Internal budget template
  • Pre-award Account Request Form
  • ORC’s 5-day Rule
  • Research Development Funder Tool kits (helpful templates for federal proposals)