Stephanie J. Florczyk earned a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at University of Washington in 2012. She earned a B.S. and a M.S at Alfred University in Ceramic Engineering (2004) and in Biomedical Materials Engineering Science (2006), respectively. She completed a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) from 2013 – 2015. Dr. Florczyk joined University of Central Florida (UCF) in August 2015 as an Assistant Professor in Materials Science & Engineering. Dr. Florczyk is an expert in materials processing and characterization, cell culture trials, and animal studies. Her research group focuses on the development of biomaterial scaffolds for studying cell-material interactions, tumor microenvironment applications, and regenerative medicine applications.
Dr. Florczyk is an active member in Society for Biomaterials (SFB), Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), TERMIS, and ASM International. She is the Chair of the SFB Biointerfaces (formerly Proteins & Cells at Interfaces) Special Interest Group (SIG). She is the past Chair of the Central Florida Chapter of ASM International.
Dr. Florczyk supports undergraduate research by advising several undergraduate researchers in her group. She serves on the Undergraduate Research Council (URC) for the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) as the MSE Department representative. She is active in URC by reviewing student grant applications, judging student posters, and participating in developing Research Intensive (RI) course designations.
Dr. Florczyk won the 2017-2018 Mentor of the Year from OUR for her efforts mentoring undergraduate researchers.