<p>Dan Dickrell is an Assistant Engineer in the College of Engineering at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL.&nbsp;He is also a member of the graduate research faculty in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE). He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida and has worked as a mechanical engineer at Argonne National Laboratory in Argonne, IL, Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, NM, and in private industry.&nbsp;</p> <p>Since 2007, Dr. Dickrell has taught various engineering design and mechanics courses in the MAE department (Statics, Mechanics of Materials, Introduction to Mechanical Design). He also teaches first-year course: Introduction to Engineering Design and Programming for the College of Engineering. In 2012-2013 academic year he was voted "Teacher of the Year" in the MAE department by students and faculty.</p> <p>His scientific research interests include: soft contact lens tribology, electrical contact resistance of composite thin films, and design and fabrication of experimental tribometers. His academic research concentrates on the application of online technology in very-large enrollment engineering classes.&nbsp;</p> <p>He is an avid Brazilian jiu-jitsu player, photographer, and rock climber.</p>


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