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/


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 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/