Laboratories

AMERI: Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute
Motorola Nanofabrication Research Facility

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AMERI specializes in nano-technology, nano-fabrication, biosensors, carbon nanotubes and nanowires, micro fuel cells and batteries, electronic materials, ceramics, polymers, biomaterials, metals and alloys, and composite materials.

Center for the Study of Matter under Extreme Conditions

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CESMEC specializes in developing and testing new materials for ultra high temperatures and pressures.

Composites Laboratory

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The Composite Laboratory specializes in Structure-to-Property Relationships, Design of Materials, Analysis Methods, and Material Systems Expertise.

Engineering Manufacturing Center (EMC)

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The Engineering Manufacturing Center provides technical expertise in manufacturing to anyone in need of assistance.  Typically the center supports researchers, graduate and undergraduate students with projects requiring high-precision quality fabrication and requiring expert technical guidance.

PFL: Plasma Forming Laboratory

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The Plasma laboratory provides excellent experimental research facilities for hot and cold plasma deposition, thermal barrier coating, anti-corrosion coating, bulk metallic glasses manufacturing and characterization.

Robotics & Automation Laboratory

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The group focuses on a variety of topics including mechatronic design of robotic and automation systems, implementation of fault tolerance to mechanical systems, fault-tolerant design, fault recovery systems, development of modular architectures, intelligent controllers, robotics technology for waste site operations, design of very light robots, long-reach arm development, biomedical use of robotics technology and teleoperation systems.

C-MEMS

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Biofuel cells, which convert biochemical energy into electrical energy, are expected to be a potential solution to the drawbacks presented by conventional batteries, but the power density and operational lifetime requirements for implanted devices have not been met by the current biofuel cells. In order to address the aforementioned shortcomings of biofuel cells, Dr. Wang’s group has investigated C-MEMS based electrodes for micro-biofuel cell applications both theoretically and experimentally.

Advanced Ceramics Group

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Educating next generation scientists and engineers with expertise in advanced ceramic science and engineering and promoting awareness of ceramics and related fields among undergraduate students and the general South Florida community

Multidisciplinary Analysis, Inverse Design, Robust Optimization and Control Laboratory

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The purpose of the MAIDROC is to foster multidisciplinary advanced computational research involving FIU, national and international community of experts. MAIDROC provides independent, secure, and up-to-date computing environment for diverse large-scale simulation projects that involve several engineering disciplines such as fluid dynamics, solid mechanics, heat transfer, electro-magnetics and chemistry.

Energy Materials Group

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This group is mainly focused in the area of nanomaterials for energy, sustainability, and health applications.

Computational Fluids and Energy Sciences (CFES) Laboratory

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Research conducted in the CFES Lab is focused on computational fluid dynamics fundamentals and applications (turbulence, multiphase flows, and combustion), building energy simulation, and indoor environmental modeling.

Sustainable Energy and Thermal Transport Systems (SETTS) Laboratory

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Research conducted in the SETTS Lab includes compact heat exchangers, thermal management, microfluidics, HVAC, solar energy technologies (including PV/T), and geothermal energy utilization using ground source heat pump.

Fluid Structure Interaction Lab

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At the FSI lab, we are engaged in projects at the intersection of fluid dynamics and computational mechanics. The research conducted in this laboratory is mainly concerned with the stability analysis of flexible structures interacting with fluid flow, bio-inspired design of aero vehicles, the evolutionary study of designs in nature, and innovative energy harvesting methods.

Corrosion Laboratory

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At the FSI lab, we are engaged in projects at the intersection of fluid dynamics and computational mechanics. The research conducted in this laboratory is mainly concerned with the stability analysis of flexible structures interacting with fluid flow, bio-inspired design of aero vehicles, the evolutionary study of designs in nature, and innovative energy harvesting methods.