Pratim Biswas

Dean, College of Engineering


(305) 284-5986
Professor Biswas is the Dean of the University of Miami College of Engineering. He is a faculty member in the Dept of Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering, with an affiliated appointment in the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. Prior to joining the University of Miami, he was the Lucy and Stanley Lopata...

Associate Deans

Helena M Solo-Gabriele



(305) 284-3467
Dr. Solo-Gabriele's research has focused on evaluating the relationship between the environment and human health. Her research has spanned diverse areas including evaluating the impacts of chemicals in the environment and evaluating the impacts of microbial contaminants in coastall zones.  Her research on metals/pesticides has...

Derin Ural

Professor in Practice and Associate Dean of Student Affairs


(305) 284-6385
Dr. Derin Ural joined the University of Miami, College of Engineering, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering as a Professor in Practice, in 2017. She is the Associate Dean for Student Affairs for the College of Engineering. Dr. Ural is a Professor of Civil Engineering with specialization in Engineering Education,...

Department Chairs

Mohamed Abdel-Mottaleb

Professor and Chair
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


(305) 284-3291
Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Mottaleb received his PhD in computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1993. He joined the University of Miami in 2001. Currently, he chairs the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, where he is also a professor. His research focuses on 3-D face and ear recognition, dental biometrics,...

Victoria L Coverstone

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


(305) 284-3316
Dr. Victoria Coverstone, prior to joining the College of Engineering, was associate dean for undergraduate studies and a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering comes at the Whitacre College of Engineering at Texas Tech University (TTU) in Lubbock, Texas. She also led Whitacre’s Engineering Opportunities Center, which...

Fabrice Manns

Professor and Chair
Department of Biomedical Engineering


(305) 284-2335
Dr. Fabrice Manns serves as chair and professor of the University of Miami College of Engineering Department of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Manns also is Co-Director of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute’s Ophthalmic Biophysics Center. His research activities include the development of optical laser and optical instrumentation for...

Antonio Nanni

Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


(305) 284-3461
Nanni’s research interests cover construction materials and their structural performance and field application, including monitoring and renewal, with a focus on the sustainability of buildings and civil infrastructure. He is the co-director of the National Science Foundation’s Industry/University Cooperative Research Center...

Vincent K Omachonu

Professor & Chair
Department of Industrial Engineering


(305) 284-2372
Vincent Omachonu, an award-winning expert and author in the field of healthcare quality management, serves as chair of the University of Miami College of Engineering’s Department of Industrial Engineering. Omachonu received the IBM Faculty Award. He also is a master black belt in Lean Six Sigma Quality Methodology. He earned his...

College of Engineering Directors

David T. Poole

Director, Admissions


(305) 284-4773
David T. Poole has served as Director of Admission for the College of Engineering since March 2001. A graduate of St. John’s University with a Bachelor of Science degree, Poole began his professional career in media marketing and research in 1982.He then transitioned to enrollment management in 1987 by accepting a position at the...

Troy Ryan Thompson

Director, Building Facilities


(305) 284-4115