Benjamin Boesl

Associate Professor

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Research interests: solid mechanics, fracture mechanics, in situ mechanical testing, high strain rate/dynamic material response, and processing-structure-property relationships.

Office: EC 3465
Phone: (305) 348-3028

Website: https://composites.fiu.edu/


Dr Zhe Cheng

Zhe Cheng

Associate Professor

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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.

Office: VH 150 B
Phone: (305) 348-1973

Website: https://ac.fiu.edu/


Bilal El-Zahab

Associate Professor

Research interests: lithium-ion batteries, electrolyte and electrolyte additives, gel-polymer electrolytes, electrolytes fillers, solid-state electrolyte glasses, reaction battery catalysis, lithium-air batteries, lithium-sulfur batteries, all-solid-state batteries, and development of in situ analytical tools for the determination of the source of capacity fade and the capacity fade mechanism in various battery systems.

Office: EC 3172
Phone: (305) 348-3558

Website: https://battery.fiu.edu/


Cheng-Yu Lai

Associate Professor

Research interests: Functionalized mesostructured materials (mesoporous and hierarchical silica nanomaterials) engineered for the following applications: Bionanotechnology

Cancer research: Intracellular biomacromolecules (DNA, RNA, and proteins) delivery nanodevice for biological systems; application in colorectal cancer;
Biocatalysis: Enzymatic conversion of non-food biomass in food products. Energy and the Environment
Catalysts for Biofuels Synthesis: Metal, and metal-oxide nanocatalysts on porous materials support for catalytic conversion of non-food biomass to fuels;
Sensors: Porous materials for environmental applications (sensing of water contaminants and carbon capture).
Office: EC 3242
Email : clai@fiu.edu

Website: https://lai-afm.fiu.edu/


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Cheng-Xian (Charlie) Lin

Associate Professor

Research interests: Heat and Mass Transfer, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Thermal Management, and Energy Simulation, and their applications in HVAC, Buildings, Data Centers, Electronic Cooling, Aerospace, Power Plants, and Solar and Geothermal Energy technologies.

Office: EC 3445
Phone: (305) 348-0537

Website: https://mme.fiu.edu/faculty-staff-members/cheng-xian-lin


Dwayne McDaniel

Dwayne McDaniel

Associate Professor

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Research interests: Robotics with applications to infrastructure inspection, autonomous systems, sensor systems, nondestructive evaluation, multi-body dynamics and structural mechanics.

Office: EC 2108
Phone: (305) 348-6554

Website: http://web.eng.fiu.edu/mcdaniel/


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Daniela Radu

Associate Professor

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Research interests: Nanostructured materials for solution-processed solar photovoltaics: Gen 2 PV (thin film crystalline absorbers). Advanced functional materials for optoelectronic applications: 2D nanostructures and lasing materials. Chalcogenide nanoparticles for photothermal cancer therapy: CuxS. Sensor design: detecting heavy metals, nitrates and phosphates in water. Engineered nanoparticles: toxicity evaluation.
Nanomaterials Lab

Office: EC 3441
Phone: (305) 348-4506

Website: https://dradu.eng.fiu.edu/