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Florida Institute for Built Environment Resilience (FIBER)
Architecture Building, Room 160
1480 Inner Road
Gainesville, Fla. 32611
Phone: 352.294.3370


Jeffrey Carney

Associate Professor
FIBER Director

Jeff is an architect and urban designer working at the scale of housing and neighborhoods as an interface between urbanism, infrastructure, and ecosystem.
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Ryan Sharston

Assistant Professor

Ryan is an architect and a civil and environmental engineer focusing on high performance buildings and the health and well-being of occupants.
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Jason Von Meding

Associate Professor

Jason is a social scientist investigating narratives of disaster, including injustice and inequality but also solidarity and hope.
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Yan Wang

Assistant Professor

Yan is a civil engineer who studies geographical and semantic urban-scale data to track spatiotemporal dynamics of human-spatial systems.
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Lisa Platt

Assistant Professor

Lisa is an Engineering Psychologist and Interior Designer using Systems Science to study operations in health and continuing care settings.
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Jiayang Li

Assistant Professor

Jiayang is a landscape architecture scholar studying public perception and everyday experience of novel design interventions for climate resilience

Changjie Chen

Assistant Scientist

Changjie is a planner and statistician whose research emphasis is directed at the simulation of future land-use scenarios and transportation modeling by integrating spatial analytics, High-Performance Computing (HPC), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms.


Carla Brisotto

Assistant Director, Assistant Scholar

Carla Brisotto is an architect (Italy) and urban theorist. Her research focuses on productive landscapes and climate change asymmetric impacts on population and their environment. She employs participatory design methodologies and placemaking.

Christian Calle Figueroa

Urban Designer, Assistant Scholar

Sheyla Santana

Post-Doctoral Associate

Sheyla Santana is an urban planner with a background in GIS. Sheyla holds a PhD in Architecture, Urban Planning, and GIS from UFMG. Her research focuses on vulnerability assessment, community-focused planning, citizen science, digital twin, and visioning scenarios to support adaptation to urban spaces.

FIBER Administrative Staff

Olivia Facundo

Research Administrator

Olivia leverages her knowledge of administrative processes and procedures to guide and facilitate FIBER research endeavors.

FIBER Students

Zahra Zare, Architecture,

Guo Ziyi, Urban and Regional Planning,

Xiyi Hu, Interior Design,

Goshtasb Shahriari-Mehr, Urban and Regional Planning,

Arezoo Zeinali, Interior Design,

Haleh Mehdipour, Construction Management,

Ana Orosco, Design, Construction, and Planning,

Ashley Eachus, Architecture,

Forough Foroutan, Design, Construction, and Planning,

Xiaoyu Chen, Interior Design,

Ali “Khashayar” Mahmoudi, Interior Design,

Shen Jingyuan, Construction Management,

FIBER Advisory Board

William Craig Fugate

Former FEMA Administrator under
the Obama Administration

Ann-Marie knight

Vice president of community engagement at UF Health in Jacksonville

Janice Barnes

Founder of Climate Adaptation Partners

John Sapora

Housing Resiliency Program Officer,
LISC Jacksonville

Gary Cecchine

Director, RAND Gulf States Policy Institute

Anthony Oliver-Smith

Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of Florida

Gary Hoyt

Principal Hoyt Architects

Richard Olson

Professor; Center Director of Extreme Events Research Sea Level Solutions Center, Florida International University

Randy Carter

Vice President for Relationship Development, The Center for Health Design

DCP & UF Affiliates

UF Affiliates

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