Faculty and Staff Directory

PROFESSORS

Dr Arvind AgarwalArvind Agarwal

Professor and Chair
AMERI Director
Room EC3474
agarwala@fiu.edu
(305) 348-1701
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.

Yiding Cao

Graduate Program Director
Professor
caoy@fiu.edu
(305) 348-2205
Research interests: Heat Transfer, Heat Pipes, Electronics Cooling, Gas Turbine Cooling, Fuel Cells, Internal Combustion Engines, Energy Recovery and Renewable Energy Systems, Heat Engines, Refrigerators, and Solar Energy.

Jiuhua Chen

Professor
chenj@fiu.edu
(305) 348-3140
Research interests: Materials Science and Engineering, Mineral Physics.

George DulikravichGeorge S. Dulikravich

Professor
Fellow, ASME, Fellow, AAAS & Fellow, RAeS
dulikrav@fiu.edu
(305) 348-7016
Research interests: computational, analytical, and highly multi-disciplinary spanning the fields of aerospace, mechanical, industrial, materials, biomedical and chemical engineering.

Ali Ebadian

Leave of absence
Professor, Fellow, ASME
Ali.Ebadian@fiu.edu
(305)348-3696

FIU-mme-dr-cesar-levy-180x185Cesar Levy

Professor, Fellow, ASME
levyez@fiu.edu
Tel: (305) 348-3643

Norman D. H. Munroe

Professor
Director, Center for Diversity
munroen@fiu.edu
(305) 348-3556

ibrahim-tanselIbrahim Nur Tansel

Professor 
Fellow, ASME
tanseli@fiu.edu
Room # EC3474
(305) 348-3304

Chunlei (Peggy) Wang

Professor
wangc@fiu.edu
(305) 348-1217
Research interests: Micro and nanofabrication methods for building novel micro and nanostructures and synthesizing nanomaterials that have unique structures and useful properties for energy and biological applications.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS

Benjamin Boesl

Assistant Professor
bboesl@fiu.edu
305 348-3028
Room # 3172
Research interests: solid mechanics, fracture mechanics, in situ mechanical testing, high strain rate/dynamic material response, and processing-structure-property relationships.

charlie-linCheng-Xian (Charlie) Lin

Associate Professor
lincx@fiu.edu
(305) 348-0537
Research interests: Computational fluids and energy sciences, sustainable energy and thermal transport systems.

daniela-raduDaniela Radu

Associate Professor

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS

Zhe Cheng

Assistant Professor
zhcheng@fiu.edu
(305) 348-1973
Research interests: advanced ceramic electrode and electrolyte materials for solid-state electrochemical energy conversion including solid oxide fuel cells, advanced ceramic materials and processing for electronic applications including photovoltaics (solar cells), and continued development of advanced high-temperature in situ characterizations tools for materials research.

bilal-el-zahabBilal El-Zahab

Assistant Professor
belzahab@FIU.edu
305-348-3558
Research interests: Bendable, stretchable, and thin lithium-ion battery, ionic liquid based electrolyte for energy storage applications, carbon dioxide separation and capture, microfluidic separations for biomedical screening applications.

david-kellyDavid Kelly

Assistant Professor

Pezhman Mardanpour

Assistant Professor
Pezhman.Mardanpour@FIU.edu
(305) 348-6103
Research interests: aeroelasticity (experimental and theoretical), design based on constructal theory, fluid-structure interaction, structural dynamics, thermodynamics.

Alexandra Coso Strong

Assistant Professor Secondary Appointment

INSTRUCTORS

Ju Sun

University Instructor
sunju@fiu.edu
(305) 348-2067

andres-tremanteAndres Tremante

Senior Instructor
tremante@fiu.edu
(305) 348-0149

wei-baoWei-Yu Bao

Instructor
baow@fiu.edu
(305) 348-6863

Seyad Ebrahim Beladi

Senior Instructor
sbeladi@fiu.edu
(305) 348-0452

Carmen Muller-KargerFIU Carmen Muller-Karger

Instructor
cmullerk@fiu.edu
(305) 348-1635

EMERITUS

Gordon Hopkins

Dean Emeritus
hopkinsg@fiu.edu

W. Kinzy Jones

Emeritus Professor, Fellow, IMAPS
jones@fiu.edu

Surendra K. Saxena

Emeritus Professor
Director of CeSMEC
Saxenas@fiu.edu

ADVISORS

carmen-schenckCarmen Schenck

Senior Instructor and Advisor
schenckc@fiu.edu
(305) 348-4183

FIU Alyssa RamjohnAlyssa Ramjohn

Undergraduate Advisor
aramjohn@fiu.edu
(305) 348-4977

Luis Garibaldi

Professional Advisor
luis.garibaldi@fiu.edu
(305) 348-2072

STAFF

mabel-fernandez-fiu-mme-180x185Mabel Fernandez

Mechanical and Materials Engineering Coordinator
mabferna@fiu.edu
Ph: 305-348-1541
Fax: 305-348-1932

mariam-barrueco-fiu-mme-180x185Mariam Barrueco

Mechanical and Materials Engineering Program Assistant
mbarruec@fiu.edu
Ph: 305-348-3608
Fax: 305-348-1932

Ana Torres

AMERI Office Manager
antorres@fiu.edu
Ph: (305) 348-2569
Fax: 305-348-1932

richard-zicarelliRichard Zicarelli

Coordinator
Engineering Manufacturing Center (EMC)
zicarell@fiu.edu
(305) 348-6557

Rodolfo Fernandez

MME Webmaster
rfern245@fiu.edu
(786) 603-6550