Drs. Fuller and Mansy join UF BME

The J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering would like to welcome Dr. Eric Fuller and Dr. May Mansy, who have recently accepted a lecturer position.

Eric Fuller, Ph.D.

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

Dr. Eric Fuller joins the department as a lecturer starting this fall, focusing his expertise on engineering design and engineering education research.

During his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, 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.

Fuller also helped form and served as President for a new student organization within the BME department. The Student Association for the Support of Science’s (SASS) goal is to positively impact science policy through community, political, and government engagement, and to advance the cause of science and engineering.

May Mansy, Ph.D.

B.S., Systems and Biomedical Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt, 2009
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2019

Dr. May Mansy will join the department as a lecturer this fall, focusing her expertise on neural engineering and biomedical signals and systems.

Mansy’s research is motivated by the recording of neural activity, on the ensemble and cellular level, using optical methods like Two-photon imaging, Epi-fluorescent imaging and Fiber Photometry. Her focus is the systematic device characterization of the Fiber Photometry, appraising its sensitivity, dynamic range as well as spatial detection extent. Mansy is well versed in a wide range of neuroscience research techniques including stereotaxic cranial surgery and implants, histological analysis, neural data analysis, neural device design as well as peripheral nerve surgery and stimulation.

While completing her PhD in biomedical engineering, Mansy served as graduate teaching assistant for three graduate and undergraduate courses within the biomedical engineering department and the electrical and computer engineering department at UF. She also co-instructed the Bioelectrical Systems class.

Mansy has numerous leadership experiences and is certified in Engineering Leadership by the college of engineering at UF. She was elected president of the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) student organization in 2017 and has been an active member since then. Her strong passion to encourage grade school students to learn about STEM topics keeps her constantly involved in outreach programs and events.