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Key Contacts

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Mohamed Abdel-Mottaleb

Professor and Chair

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Khaled Y. Z. Abdelrahman



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José Abreu

Senior Vice President, Gannett Fleming, Inc.

José Abreu, PE, F. ASCE, is a senior vice president with Gannett Fleming and a member of its executive leadership…

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Rodney Adkins

President, 3RAM Group

Rod Adkins is president of 3RAM Group LLC, a privately held company specializing in capital investments, business consulting services and…

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Osorio Adriano

President, Grupo Brasal

Osorio Adriano Filho is a distinguished former student of the College of Engineering’s Department of Civil Engineering. Adriano Filho received…

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Ashutosh Agarwal

Assistant Professor


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Ahmad Alassaf

Research Assistant

Ahmad Alassaf was born and raised in Saudi Arabia. After earning his Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Technology from King Saud…

Mashour Alazwari

Lab: Optimization and Reliability Lab Advisor: Dr. Singiresu Rao

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Praxie Alegria

Administrative Assistant

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Samara B. Alfonso

Financial Analyst

Salaries, Start-Up

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Khalid Alhussaini

Research Assistant

Khalid Alhussaini was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 1986. He received his B.Sc. in Biomedical Technology from King Saud…

Mutabe Aljaghtham

Lab: Advanced Nano Systems Laboratory (ANSL) Advisor: Dr. Celik

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Omar Aloui

Ph.D. Candidate

Originally from Tunisia, Omar graduated from École Polytechnique de Tunisie (EPT) in 2015 as an interdisciplinary engineer with a major…

Abdullah Alrashidi

Lab: Fuel Cell Lab Advisor:Dr. Hongtan Liu

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Hammam Alsafrjalani

Assistant Professor in Practice

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Clarisa Alvarez

Office Supervisor

Equipment Services

Ben Amaba

Global Executive

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Fotios Andreopoulos

Associate Professor


Marianela Aran

Franchise Owner

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Diana Arboleda

Senior Lecturer


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Shihab S. Asfour

Professor, Chair and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs


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Ana M. Ayala

Director, Finance and Administration

Ana Ayala became the College of Engineering’s director of finance and administration in 2009. She was previously the senior division…

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So Young Baek

Ph.D. Candidate

So Young received her Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from Dankook University, Korea with honors in 2014. So Young then…

Michele Baldoni

Research Assistant

Lab: Tissue Biomechanics Lab Advisor: Dr. Weiyong Gu

Ileana Barbara


Peter Barceló

Readiness Officer

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Jean-Pierre Bardet

Professor and Dean


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José Bared

UM Board of Trustee Member and Chairman at Farm Stores, Chief Executive Officer (ret.)

José P. Bared is former executive officer and board chairman of Farm Stores Corporation, a company he purchased in 1992.…

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Ines Maria Basalo

Assistant Professor of In Practice


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Wyndham Batchelor

Graduate Assistant

Wyndham Batchelor received his B.S. in Physics with a minor in Mathematics from the College of William and Mary, located…

Ben Baum

Sr. Vice President

Rafael Bazan


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Tatiana Bejarano

Research Assistant

Tatiana Bejarano was born and raised in Miami, FL in 1990. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Biomedical Engineering…

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Cassie Bennett

Research Assistant

Cassie Bennett received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Engineering (2016) from Mississippi State University. She is currently pursuing her PhD…

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Daniel Berg

Distinguished Research Professor


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Rachel Besser

Research Assistant

Rachel Besser received her BS in Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Florida, Gainesville. She joined the Physiomimetic…

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Daritza B. Blanco

Office Manager

Marina Blanco-Pape

FDEP Qualified Stormwater Management Inspector, Division Director

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Jorge Bohorquez

Associate Professor in Practice


Jeremy Boling

Lab: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)Lab Advisor: Dr. GeCheng Zha

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Ivan Botelho

Ivan M. Botelho is a Brazilian citizen and has been the chairman of the board of the Brazilian electric utility…

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Alice Bravo


Alice N. Bravo, PE, was appointed director of the Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) in February 2016. The…

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Patricia Broadhurst

Advisor, Academic

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Janna Brown

Ph.D. Candidate

Janna Brown is an incoming student from West Chester, P.A. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2016 with…

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Ritambhar Burman

Research Assistant

Ritambhar Burman received B.E. degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. He is currently pursuing his…

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Thomas Cadenazzi

Ph.D. Candidate

Thomas Cadenazzi obtained his Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering at Polytechnic of Milan (Italy) in 2016. During his master career,…

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Xiaodong Cai


Juan Caraballo

Program Director, LA Grid

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Carlos Carballosa

Teaching Assistant

Carlos Carballosa received his B.S. (’10) and M.S. (’12) in Biomedical Engineering (BME) from the University of Miami. Currently, under…

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Dani Cardenas

Administrative Assistant

Post Award and Finance

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Ruth Castillo


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Kelly Castro


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Catarina Castruccio-Prince

Assistant Development Director

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Emrah Celik

Assistant Professor


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Nurcin Celik

Associate Professor

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Yu Cherng Channing Chang

Research Assistant

Channing Chang received his B.S. degree at Johns Hopkins University. He has been pursuing his MD/PhD at the University of…

Shanghua Chen

Lab: Internal Combustion Engines Lab Advisor: Dr. Michael Swain

Josephine Cheng

IBM Fellow and Vice President

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Herman Cheung

James L. Knight Professor


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David A. Chin



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Seongman Cho

Seongman Cho received the bachelor´s degree in 2003 from Korea Military Academy, Korea, and M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering,  with Award of…

Grier Clark

Events Assistant

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Laura Coulter-Jones

UM Board of Trustee Emeriti

Laura Coulter-Jones was the former president of and, for more than 25 years, an employee of the Coulter Corporation (now…

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Victoria Coverstone

Professor and Chair


Paul Czerniak


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Edward A. Dauer

Research Associate Professor

Ben Davis


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Francisco J. De Caso y Basalo

Associate Scientist

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Mariluz De Ornelas-Couto

Research Assistant

Mariluz De Ornelas-Couto received her B.S. from the University of Miami in Biomedical Engineering with Electrical concentration (2008). She then…

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Shubham Debnath

Research Assistant

Shubham Debnath received B.S. degrees in both Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2011. He…

Steve Del Grosso


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Angie Del-Llano

Office Manager

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Deon Dick

Research Assistant

Deon Dick received her B.Sc. in Physics (Cum Laude) from Florida International University, Miami, FL and her M.Sc. in Medical…

Nevenka Dimitrova

Research Fellow

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Francisco M. Duarte

Sr. Desktop Support Technician


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Heather Durkee

Research Assistant

Heather Durkee received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biomedical Engineering in 2013 at the University of Miami, Coral Gables.…

Jorge Duyos


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Norman G. Einspruch

Professor, Senior Fellow, and Dean Emeritus

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Samir Elmir

Director of Environmental Health and Engineering at the Florida Department of Health in Miami Dade County

Dr. Elmir has served for 25 years within the Florida Department of Health in Miami Dade County, the largest county…

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Amr Elsawy

Amr Elsawy received his B.Sc. degree (2009) and M.Sc. degree (2014) in Computer and Systems Engineering from Ain Shams University,…

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James Englehardt



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Murat Erkoç

Associate Professor


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Mohamed Fahmy



Juan Farah


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Khashayar Farzanian

Ph.D. Candidate

  Khashayar Farzanian grew up in Babol, Iran and graduated in 2010 with his Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from…

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Vivian Figueredo


Richard Finale

Vice President

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Yangyang Fu

Ph.D. Candidate

Yangyang Fu is a Ph.D. Student in the Sustainable Building Simulation Lab. His research interest includes the application of data…

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Andrea E. Fuentes

Director, Communications

With more than 15 years of experience handling strategic planning, public relations, marketing, communications, brand management, crisis management and speechwriting…

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Rajapaksha Gajasinghe

Rajapaksha Randil Gajasinghe was born in Bandarawela, Sri Lanka in 1985. He received his B.Sc. degree in Electronic and Telecommunication…

Lucien Gassie

Ph.D. Candidate

Lucien Gassie is a Ph.D. Student studying in the Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Department, with an emphasis in Environmental…

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Ali Ghahremaninezhad

Assistant Professor


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James Giancaspro

Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director

Tom Gillette

Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Maria Gomez

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Freddy Gonzalez Badillo

Research Assistant

Freddy Gonzalez received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering at Universidad Rafael Urdaneta in Maracaibo, Venezuela. Following that, he obtained an…

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Victor Graham

Associate Professor of In Practice


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Karissa Grasty

Assistant Dean of Advancement

Karissa Grasty is the assistant dean for advancement at the College of Engineering and the School of Nursing and Health…

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Jordan Greenberg

Teaching Assistant

Jordan Greenberg received his B.S degree with honors in Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. He…

Armando Gruapera

Senior Lead

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Weiyong Gu


Frank Guyamier

Deputy Director, Engineering

Mr. Frank Guyamier is licensed as a Professional Engineer with 25 years of management experience in both government and private…

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Youssef Hachem

President of Youssef Hachem Consulting Engineering Inc.

Dr. Youssef Hachem is a Professional Structural Engineer that graduated from the University of Miami in 1984. Currently, he is…

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Houman Hadad

Ph.D. Candidate

Houman A. Hadad is a Ph.D. student in Department of Civil Engineering at University of Miami. He studies mechanics of…

Janith Heendeni

Janith N. Heendeni received the B.Sc. degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (2009) from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. He…

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Ann M. Helmers

Director, Career Services

Ann Helmers is the director of career services and alumni relations at the College of Engineering. Her responsibilities include advising…

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Chun-Yuh C. Huang

Associate Professor


Scott Ingold

Vice President and General Manager

Damon Ingram


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Matthew Ishahak

Research Assistant

Matthew Ishahak received his Bachelors and Master’s Degrees in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Miami, Coral Gables. He joined…

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Alicia R. Jackson

Assistant Professor

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Lukas Jaworski

Teaching Assistant

Lukas Jaworski received his B.Sc. in Biological Engineering (2012) from the University of Florida, Gainesville. He is currently working on…

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Weitao Jiang

Research Assistant

Weitao Jiang received his Bachelor’s degree in 2012 from Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China. He is currently pursuing…

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Nigel John


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Glenneka Johnson

Office Manager

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Sung Hee Joo

Assistant Professor


Oliver Jordan

Lab: Internal Combustion Engines Lab Advisor: Dr. Michael Swain

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Salvador Jurado

President, Building Components Group Inc.

Salvador A. Jurado has been involved since 1972 in various positions in the practice of civil engineering, engineering management, manufacturing…

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Mansur Kabuka


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Mahsa Kamali

Ph.D. Candidate

Mahsa Kamali's interest in the field of concrete initiated in the years of her undergraduate study in the Civil Engineering…

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Ryan L. Karkkainen

Assistant Professor


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İbrahim Kaya

Research Assistant

İbrahim Kaya received his B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering with honors from Middle East Technical University, Turkey. He…

Basil Khalil

Vice President

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Seyed-Morteza Khatibmasjedi

Ph.D. Candidate

Seyed Morteza Khatib Masjedi received his Master's Degree from Oklahoma Sate University in 2014 and received his Bachelor's Degree from…

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Koosha Kiamehr

Ph.D. Candidate

Koosha Kiamehr is a current Ph.D student in the Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering program with an emphasis in Architectural…

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Chitvan Killawala

Research Assistant

Advisor: Dr. Sapna Deo

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Sung J. Kim

Associate Professor

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Kelsey Kleinhans

Teaching Assistant

Kelsey Kleinhans was born in St. Louis, Missouri. In 2012, she received a B.S. degree in biological engineering from the…

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Rudy Kranys

Chairman, Baptist Health South Florida Foundation

Rudy Kranys has served in a variety of engineering positions since attending Carnegie Institute of Technology. He started as a…

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Miroslav Kubat

Associate Professor

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Yamil Kuri

Research Assistant

Yamil Kuri received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Miami in 1986, and a B.S. in Civil…

Guy Lacombe

Commercial Manager

Daviane Lastra

Sponsored Programs Specialist

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Seok G. Lee

Assistant Professor


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May Lin

May Zar Lin received the B.E. degree in Electronics (2010) from Technological University (Taunggyi), Myanmar and the M.E degree in…

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Che Liu

Research Assistant

Che Liu received her B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Capital Medical University, Beijing, China, and received her M.S. degree…

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Hongtan Liu



Alioso Lopes


Bernie Macias

Director of Engineering-South Florida

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Fabrice Manns

Professor and Chair


Frank Marks


Juan Martinez


Pete Martinez

Chairman of the Industrial Advisory Committee, SVP Chief Technology & Innovations Officer

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Pete Martinez

Chairman and CEO, Game Changer Tec LLC

Pete Martinez serves as chairman and CEO of Game Changer Tec LLC, a high-innovation enterprise at the intersection of sports,…

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Vera Mayo

Research Assistant

Vera Mayo was born and raised in Lima, Peru and moved to the U.S. in 2003 where she got her…

Brendan McBreen

Lab: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Lab Advisor: Dr. GeCheng Zha

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Manuel Medina

Founder and Managing Partner of Medina Capital

Manuel D. Medina the founder and managing partner of Medina Capital, has more than 30 years of experience as a…

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Bronwyn Mills

Donor Relations Manager

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Manuel Miranda

Sr. Vice President, Florida Power & Light Company

Manuel “Manny” Miranda is senior vice president of power delivery for Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). He is responsible…

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Reymundo Miranda

Ph.D. Candidate

Reymundo Miranda received his Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering (1982) and earned his Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering (1983) from…

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Nina Miville

Assistant Professor in Practice


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Ramin Moghaddass

Assistant Professor


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Ramon B. Montero

Assistant Professor in Practice


Bridgette Morales

Lab: Multi-Functional Composite Materials Lab Advisor: Dr. Celik

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Carlos Morales-Mangual

Ph.D. Candidate

Carlos N. Morales-Mangual is currently a first-year doctoral student in the Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Department at the University…

Srijib Mukherjee


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Stephen Murrell


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Manohar Murthi

Associate Professor

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Ramanamurthy Mylavarapu

Research Assistant

Ramanamurthy Mylavarapu (Raja) received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Miami. He joined the Ph.D. Program…

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Antonio Nanni

Professor and Chair


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Ramarathnam Narasimhan

Assistant Professor of In Practice


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Shahriar Negahdaripour


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Frances Nicholas


Garrett Nygren

Graduate Assistant

Lab: Center for Advanced Multi-Scale Studies Advisor: Dr. Karkkainen

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Christopher O’Toole

Research Assistant

Christopher O’Toole received both his B.S. (Mechanical) and M.S. (Biomedical) degrees in engineering from the University of Miami, and is…

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Vincent Omachonu



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Ozcan Ozdamar



Cagri Oztan

Graduate Assistant

Lab: Advanced Nano Systems Laboratory (ANSL) Advisor: Dr. Celik

Pedro Paixao

Vice President International Sales

Angel Pallin

Vice President

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Ailen Parera-Ruggiero

Office Manager


Purvicbhai Patel

Teaching Assistant

Lab: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Lab Advisor: Dr. GeCheng Zha

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Karli Pena

Teaching Assistant

Karli Peña received her B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL in 2010. She…

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Mahamalage Perera

Ph.D. Candidate

Mahamalage Perera completed his undergraduate degree in Chemical and Process Engineering in University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. He was accepted…

Daniel Perez

Lab: Center for Advanced Mutli-Scale Studies Advisor:Dr. Ryan Karkkainen

Richard Perlman


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Marisol Pernas

Office Manager

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Jeffrey Peterson

Jeff Peterson received his B.S. in Bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley. He joined the University of Miami in…


Principal Engineer

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Michael Piechoski

Senior VP & Chief Financial Officer (ret.), Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc.

Pete Piechoski was the senior vice president and CFO for Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc., a $12 billion construction company headquartered…

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Leonard Pinchuk

Research Professor

Len Pinchuk is a serial inventor and entrepreneur with 118 issued U.S. patents, 80 publications and 10 companies that he…

John Pittaluga


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David T. Poole

Director, Admissions

David T. Poole has served as director of admission for the College of Engineering since March 2001. A graduate of…

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Abhishek Prasad

Assistant Professor


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Kamal Premaratne


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Suhrud M. Rajguru

Assistant Professor


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Singiresu S. Rao



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Ivelisse Reyes Tovar

Sr. Administrative Assistant

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Landolf Rhode-Barbarigos

Assistant Professor


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Darrian Rice

Research Assistant

Darrian Rice received her B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. She is currently…

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Samantha Rincon

Research Assistant

Samantha Rincon received her B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Miami in 2017. She is currently pursuing…

Camille Rivera

Chief Information Officer

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Peter Robinson

Senior Consultant at Hazen and Sawyer

Mr. Robinson has directed environmental projects in the water resource and solid waste fields in the United States and Latin…

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Augusto Roca

Program Coordinator

Luis Rodriguez

Teaching Assistant

Lab: Multi-Functional Composite Materials Lab Advisor: Dr. Michael Swain

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Maria Rojas

Program Coordinator

Research proposal Submissions

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Marco Rossini

Ph.D. Candidate

  Marco Rossini received his Master’s degree in Structural Engineering, Cum Laude, from Politecnico di Milano (Italy) in 2016. In…

German Rueda

Project Manager

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Odalis A. Ruiz

Executive Assistant

Odalis Ruiz is executive assistant to the dean and serves as coordinator for all administrative aspects of the dean’s duties…

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Alvaro Ruiz Emparanza

Ph.D. Candidate

  Alvaro Ruiz graduated with honors at the University of the Basque Country, Spain with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil…

Nikan Salarieh

Nikan Salarieh received his B.Sc. degree (2016) in Electrical Engineering (Telecominications) from Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. He is…

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Nelson Salas

Research Assistant Professor


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Buddhika Samarakoon

Buddhika Samarakoon received the B.Sc. degree in Electronics and telecommunication Engineering (2009) with First-Class Honors from University of Moratuwa, Sri…

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Robert Sanchez

Chairman and CEO, Ryder System, Inc.

Robert E. Sanchez is chairman and chief executive officer of Ryder System, Inc., a Fortune 500 commercial fleet management and…

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Michael Scordilis

Associate Professor in Practice

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Xavier Scott

Ph.D. Candidate

  Xavier Scott received his Bachelor's Degree in Microbiology/Immunology and Psychology from the University of Miami after completing his service…

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Joseph Sendra

Worldwide Vice President Manufacturing Engineering & Technology

Joseph Sendra is currently worldwide vice president manufacturing engineering and technology at Johnson & Johnson. Sendra has over 20 years…

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Thomas Sevilla

Ph.D. Candidate

Thomas Sevilla received his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering in 2015 from the University of Miami. Since then, he has…

Nazrul Shaikh

Assistant Professor


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Joseph Sharit

Research Professor


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Mei-Ling Shyu


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Cassandra L. Sierra

Advisor, Academic

Alan Sirkin

President, Sirkin Building Corp., Sirkin Engineers and Sirkin Enterprises

Alan Sirkin (BSCE from the University of Miami and MSCE from Georgia Institute of Technology) grew up in a family…

Robert Slazas

Senior Principal R&D Engineer

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Rachel Smith

Research Assistant

Rachel Smith received her B.S. and M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Miami, Coral Gables in 2017. She…

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Helena Solo-Gabriele

Professor & Associate Dean for Research


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Miguel Soria

Senior Vice President of Marlin Engineering

Mr. Miguel Soria is a native south Florida resident graduating from the University of Miami in 1989, he has over…

Gary Spulak


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Gary Spulak

President, Embraer Aircraft Holding Inc.

Gary J. Spulak serves as president of Embraer Aircraft Holding, Inc., which is Embraer’s wholly owned U.S. subsidiary. In this…

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Aaron Stock

Research Assistant

Aaron Stock was born in Belize City, Belize, and received an AS degree in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry from St.…

Enrique Suarez

Sr. Associate

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Jesus Suárez

Chairman and CEO, CSA Group

Dr. Suárez is chairman and CEO of CSA Group, a full services project delivery, consulting and asset optimization firm serving…

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Wimal Suaris

Associate Professor


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Prannoy Suraneni

Assistant Professor


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Michael R. Swain

Associate Professor & Associate Chair


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Ilmar Tamames

Research Assistant

Ilmar Tamames received his B.S. degree in Computer Science in 2005 from Florida International University, USA, and his M.Sc. degree…

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test test

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test Test

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Troy R. Thompson

Director, Building Facilities

Troy Thompson has served as director of the Office of Facilities and Equipment at the College of Engineering since September…

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Wei Tian

Ph.D. Candidate

Wei  graduated from Chongqing University with his Bachelor's Degree, majoring in Built Environment and Facility of Engineering in 2010. He…

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James M. Tien

Distinguished Professor & Dean Emeritus

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Onur Tığlı

Associate Professor

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Alice A. Tomei

Assistant Professor


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Alperen Toprak

Alperen Toprak received the B. Sc. and M. S. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering with high honors from Middle…

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Zenith Torres

Research Assistant

Zenith Acosta Torres received her B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Florida International University and her M.S. degree in Biomedical…

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Francesco Travascio

Assistant Professor


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Matthew J. Trussoni

Assistant Professor in Practice


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Derin Ural

Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Professor in Practice

Last CV Date Confirmed: 2017-06-26 BIOGRAPHY Dr. Derin Ural will be joining the University of Miami, College of Engineering, Department…

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Albert Vara

Founder, Co-Owner and Vice President, Tropical Trailer Leasing LLC

Albert Vara is co-owner and vice president of Tropical Trailer Leasing, one of the oldest transportation leasing companies in South…

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Ana VeigaMilton

UM Board of Trustees Member | President, José Milton Foundation | Philanthropic and Community Liaison

Ana VeigaMilton is proud to call Miami home. After graduating as valedictorian of her high school class, VeigaMilton gratefully accepted…

Roberto Vengoechea

General Manager

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Christine Vignolio

Administrative Assistant

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Gang Wang

Assistant Professor


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Michael Wang



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Yu-Fu Wang

Teaching Assistant

Yu-Fu Wang received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy, from Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan, and Master of…

Yuchen Wang

Research Assistant

Lab: Materials Lab Advisor: Dr. Xiangyang Zhou

Richard Charles Wilkinson

Manager, Admissions

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Siobhan Williams

Research Assistant

Siobhan Williams is an international Ph.D. student from the Bahamas. Prior to enrolling in the accelerated B.S. to Ph.D. program,…

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Robert “Bob” Williamson


Robert “Bob” F. Williamson, Jr. is an entrepreneur-in-residence at the University of Miami, and is a founder and treasurer of…

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G. Ed Williamson II

Visiting Committee Chair and UM Board of Trustee Member, CEO, Williamson Cadillac-Buick-GMC

Ed Williamson is the president of Williamson Cadillac-Buick-GMC, currently ranked as the No. 1 Cadillac retailer in the Southeast, and…

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Kaufui V. Wong



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Michael Xie

Co-Founder, President, and Chief Technology Officer

Michael Xie is the co-founder, president and CTO of Fortinet, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTNT), where he leads the engineering team that…

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Ziqian Xie

Research Assistant

Bio: Ziqian Xie received his B.Sc. Degree in Applied Physics from Sichuan University, Chengdu. He joined the Neural Interfaces Lab…

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Jie Xu

Assistant Professor

Kewei Xu

Lab: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Lab Advisor: Dr. GeCheng Zha

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Keying Xu

Teaching Assistant

Keying Xu received her B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2009 from Capital Medical University, China and her M.S. degree…

Yunwei Xu

Teaching Assistant

Lab: Aerospace Materials Simulation Lab Advisor: Dr. Qingda Yang

Yilin Yan

Yilin Yan received his BS degree in Computer Science and Technology from Beihang University, China in 2009. After that, he…

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Qingda Yang

Associate Professor


Yuhang Yang

Research Assistant

Lab: Aerospace Materials Simulation Lab Advisor: Dr. Qingda Yang

Yunchao Yang

Lab: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Lab Advisor: Dr. GeCheng Zha

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Yunyang Ye

Ph.D. Candidate

Yunyang graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Building Environment and Facilities Engineering from Tongji University, China in 2013. He then…

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Burak Yildirim

Burak received his B.S. degree in Mechatronics Engineering, from Kocaeli University, Turkey, and his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, from…

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Yağmur Yıldırım

Yağmur Akın Yıldırım received her B.Sc. degree in Mechatronics Engineering, from Kocaeli University, Turkey, and M.S. degree in Electrical and…

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Xue Yin

Teaching Assistant

Xue Yin received her B.S. degree with Magna Cum Laude in Bioengineering in George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. She joined…

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Valerie Zaldivar


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Ge-Cheng Zha



Chen Zhang

Teaching Assistant

Lab: Materials Lab Advisor: Dr. Xiangyang Zhou  

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Da Zhang

Da Zhang received the B.E. degree in Software Engineering (2010) from Dalian University of Technology with First-Class Honors, and the…

Xu Zhang

Research Assistant

Lab: Fuel Cell Lab Advisor: Dr. Hongtan Liu

Xuyang Zhang

Research Assistant

Lab: Fuel Cell Lab Advisor: Dr. Hongtan Liu

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Weizhao Zhao



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Xiangyang Zhou

Associate Professor


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Yuwei Zhou

Research Assistant

Yuwei Zhou received her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Southeast University, China, and her M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the…

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Noël Ziebarth

Associate Professor