Norman Munroe, Engr.Sc.D.
Professor and Research Director
10555 W. Flagler, EC – 2182
Degrees with Fields, Institution and Dates:
Eng.Sc.D. Chemical Metallurgy, Columbia University, NY, NY, (1982 – 1987)
M.S. Metallurgical Engineering, University of British Columbia, (1979 – 1981)
M.Phil. Mineral Engineering, University of Leeds – UK (1975 – 1977).
B.S. Physics/Chemistry, University of Dar-es-Salaam – Tanzania (1970 – 1973)
Number of Years Service of this Faculty, Date of Original Appointments and Dates of Advancement in Rank:
Chairperson, Mechanical Engineering Department, FIU, Sept. 2002 – Present
Interim Chairperson, Mechanical Engineering Department, FIU, 2001-2002
Associate Professor, Florida International University, 1996- Present
Assistant Professor, Florida International University, 1991-1996
Other Related Experience
Faculty Intern Foster Wheeler; Wastewater Pilot Plant testing at New Bedford Harbor, MA. Geo-probe soil sampling & ESA at Watertown. June-December 2000
HCET, Florida International University, Project: Microwave Sintering & Combustion without Iso-static pressure. 1995-1998
Present: J.N.D. Associates, Inc., / ASTEM Laboratories, Inc., Asbestos/lead abatement, UST removal, Environmental Services. June 1989
EMCOM Faculty Fellow, ORNL. Biosorption of uranium. Summer 1992 & 1993
Assistant Chief of Inspectors, EH&S Department, NYC Board of Education. Supervised 20 engineers and asbestos abatement specifications. 1987-1991
Lecturer, University of Guyana, Developed curricula. 1977-1979
Teaching Assistant, University of Leeds, Mineral Engineering.1975-1977
Assistant Lecturer in Chemistry.1973-1975
Research Assistant, Columbia University, NY, NY. 1982-1987
Consulting, Patents, etc.:
United Nations Consultant, Guyana; ESA for City Gas Inc. August- October 1986
States in which registered: N/A
Principal Publications (Last five years):
N.D.H. Munroe, B.D. Faison and H. Meyer, XPS Studies of Uranium Binding with Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, In Press.
N.D.H. Munroe, G. Nurse, G. Gonzalez, Y, Perez, A Study of the Oxidation of Dithiophosphate on Pyrite by Cyclic Voltammetry, In Press.
N.D.H. Munroe, G. Nurse, Y. Perez and G. Gonzalez, Electrochemical Oxidation at the Dithiophosphate/pyrite interface, In Press.
N. Munroe, Incidence and Awareness of Lead-based Paint in Low Income Communities of Miami, Dade County, Florida, In Press.
N. Munroe, and J. Brinkman, Feasibility Studies of a Pilot Waste Water Treatment Plant at New Bedford Harbor In Press.
N. Munroe, C. Di Yorio, B.Calles, Y. Pena, F. Garcia-Carcedo, E. Ruiz Ayucar, and A. Hernandez, Study of the Floatability of Auriferous Pyrite obtained from residues generated by the Venezuelan Cyanidation Processes, submitted to Mineral Processing.
X. Tan, H. Gu, C. Laird and N.D.H. Munroe, Cyclic Deformation Behavior of High Purity Titanium Single Crystals Part I. Metall. Mater. Trans.,A Vol. 29A, February 1998.
X. Tan, H. Gu, C. Laird and N.D.H. Munroe, Cyclic Deformation Behavior of High Purity Titanium Single Crystals-II. Microstructure and Mechanism, Metall. Mater. Trans.,A Vol. 29A, February 1998.
N.D.H. Munroe, The Leaching of Nickeliferous Laterite with Ferric Chloride, in Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, Process Metallurgy and Materials Processing Science, 28 (6), 995-1000 December, 1997.
Memberships in Scientific and Professional Societies:ISO 14,001 Lead Auditor
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society; Kappa Chapter
Honors and Awards:
Faculty Fellowship Awards from INEEL, 1998 & 1999
Florida State Teaching Incentive Program Award, 1996
Florida International University Excellence in Teaching Award, 1994
Campbell Fellowship at Columbia University, 1982 – 87.
” Americas top Black Graduating Engineers” Class of 1986. Cash award.
Government of Guyana Conditional Scholarship, 1979 – 81
Inter University Council Scholarship from the UK, 1975 – 77
Institutional and Professional Services (Last five year):
Developed Web-based Courses for the DOE ENV 310 Environmental Monitoring I, ENG 3365 Materials in Engineering.
Reviewed Papers for Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology and American
Society of Mechanical Engineers, HTD. Proposal Evaluation for NSF.
Professional Development Activities (Last five years):
Workshop for the Advancement and Retention of Underrepresented & Minority Educators (WEE’01).
SUS Department Chairpersons Workshop, October 7-10, 2001.
Bio-Nucleonics, Inc. National Institute of Standards and Technology Advanced Technology Program, January 9, 2002.
NANO-2002, Planning Workshop for the BNL Center for Functional Nanomaterials