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Dennis Filler

Associate Lecturer

Phone: 407-823-5654
Office: ENG I, Room 413

Dennis Filler received his bachelor’s degree in 1986 and his master’s degree in 1988, both from the University of Central Florida. He earned his doctoral degree in interdisciplinary engineering (geo-environmental) from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1997. 

In addition to serving as an associate lecturer at UCF, Filler has served an assistant and adjunct professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and as an adjunct professor at the University of Kansas.

Filler’s research interests and expertise include remediation engineering, contaminants in freezing ground, solid and hazardous waste management and sustainable practices. His research has been funded by the Florida Department of Transportation, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, and the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory.

  • Engineering education reform
  • Arctic sustainable development
  • Solid and hazardous waste management
  • Sustainable practices
  • Remediation engineering
  • Permafrost investigations
  • Forensic science for engineers
  • D.M. Filler. 2025. Forensics Science for Engineers (in development). Wiley & Sons, New York, New York, USA.
  • D.M. Filler. 2024. Engineering Reports and Liability: a Technical Writing Primer for the 21st Century Engineer (in development). Wiley & Sons, New York, New York, USA.
  • D.M. Filler & M.E. Donaldson. 2023. Engineering Mechanics: Statics (digital platform), Tophat Monacle, Ontario, Canada, ISBN 9781774943564  
  • D.M. Filler, M.C. Kennicutt II, I. Snape, S.T. Sweet, and A.G. Klein. 2015. Arctic and Antarctic Spills. In: M. Fingas (Ed.), Handbook of Oil Spill Science and Technology, Wiley Interscience, New York.
  • UCF Teaching Incentive Program Award (2018)
  • UCF College Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award (2016)
  • UAF Robert Piacenza Excellence in Teaching Award Nominee (2012) 
  • Professional Engineer, Florida and Alaska
  • CGN 3090: Engineering Reports and Liability
  • CGN 3501C: Civil Engineering Materials
  • CWR 3201: Fluid Mechanics
  • EGN 3310: Engineering Analysis: Statics
  • CEG 4011C: Geotechnical Eng. I
  • CEG 4012: Geotechnical Eng. II
  • CEG 4801C: Geotechnical Engineering Design

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