Eric Fuller, Ph.D.

Eric Fuller, Ph.D. efuller@bme.ufl.edu

1275 Center Drive, Biomedical Sciences Building J293, Gainesville, FL 32611

T: (352) 273-9338
F: (352) 273-9221

Instructional Assistant Professor

Engineering design and engineering education


Education:

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Brigham Young University, 2015
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2019


Research Summary:
During his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, (soon to be Dr.) Fuller developed magnetically responsive theranostic nanocarriers through flash nanoprecipitation. These nanocarriers have high drug loadings and can be imaged quantitatively. The use of nanocarriers as drug delivery vehicles offers exciting potential applications because they can increase the amount of drug in the desired area and reduce off-target effects.

In addition to this research, Fuller served as a supervised teaching assistant twice. He served the Bioengineering Fundamentals class by developing physical models of the systems spoken of in class to help the students learn, and he helped enhance course content for the Cell Culture Laboratory, for which he was given the Teaching Assistance Award of Excellence. Fuller also served as a guest lecturer for the Senior Design course and met with student teams to accelerate their prototype development.

Honors and Awards

  • UF Biomedical Engineering Teaching Assistance Award of Excellence, 2017
  • National Science Foundation Fellowship Honorable Mention, 2016
  • Institute for Cell and Tissue Science and Engineering Fellow, 2015
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, 2013