About Us

Leadership Team

David Norton- Office of Research. Requested by Amanda Cluxton 392-9271



Dr. David Norton; Interim Director – David P. Norton, Ph.D., became vice president for research at the University of Florida in January 2012. He had served as associate dean for research in the UF College of Engineering since 2009. He is also a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

Dr. Norton came to UF in 2000 after 11 years at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. His research interests primarily focus on electronic, photonic and magnetic thin film materials. He has published more than 300 articles in refereed journals and books, presented numerous invited papers and lectures at national and international conferences, and organized conferences and workshops in the areas of electronic oxides and laser processing. He is a Fellow of the American Vacuum Society, the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the Materials Research Society and the Electrochemical Society.

Dr. Norton conducted his undergraduate and graduate studies within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Louisiana State University, receiving his doctorate in 1989.

Dr. Lloyd Horne, Associate Director

Dr. Horne serves on the Strategic Research Development (SRD) team within UF Research at the University of Florida where he supports large, multidisciplinary and multi-institutional research proposal development efforts and manages limited submission programs. Dr. Horne completed a post-doctoral fellowship with Prof. Royce W. Murray in the Department of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While at UNC, he contributed to research efforts in UNC’s DOE Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) focused on solar energy conversion. He also collaborated with UNC’s first Nobel, Prof. Oliver Smithies, in UNC’s School of Medicine. Dr. Horne completed his PhD in Analytical Chemistry under Prof. Charles R. Martin in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Florida. Additionally, he studied the application of electrochemical methods of analysis to biological problems as part of his master’s research under Prof. Chia-yu Li in the Department of Chemistry at East Carolina University. Dr. Horne holds a BS in Chemistry, also from UNC-Chapel Hill. He has garnered competitive awards for research from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement, NSF’s EPSCoR program, and numerous institutional programs. He has taught chemistry courses at all levels and has had his efforts in the classroom recognized with a teaching award. Dr. Horne’s research interests are in electrochemistry, nanomaterials science, catalysis, and sensors.