Distinguished University Professor and Chair, AMERI Director
Research Interests: Carbon nanotube reinforced composites and coatings, plasma spray, surface engineering, nanomechanics and nanotribology, bioceramic coatings, nanomechanics of biological cells and spark plasma sintering.
Lab: Plasma Forming Laboratory
I would like to welcome you to the FIU Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) which offers a curriculum that is designed to give the student a thorough understanding of the basic laws of science and advanced analysis and design skills to stimulate and develop creative thinking, a professional attitude, economic judgment, and environmental consciousness. The aim is to develop the students’ potential to the fullest, to prepare the students for superior performance as mechanical engineers, and to provide the students with the fundamental principles necessary for pursuing advanced study in the diverse fields of engineering, science, and business. The MME’s Masters’ and Ph.D. graduate programs cover a range of subdisciplines: fluid/thermal sciences and energy systems, materials design and processing, nanotechnology, robotics and manufacturing, and multidisciplinary computational design & optimization.
MME department is focused and committed on giving its students a world-class learning experience in an environment that strongly promotes research and innovation and ties with the industries. I invite MME alumni, friends and wellwishers to support the department and its students in its endeavors. I look forward to hearing from you.