Faculty Experts

Biomedical Engineering

Ashutosh Agarwal

Assoc. Professor


(305) 243-8925

Fotios M Andreopoulos

Assoc. Professor


(305) 284-2069

Jorge E Bohorquez

Professor of Professional Practice


(305) 284-1639

Gianluca D'Ippolito, Ph.D.



(305) 284-2445

Edward A Dauer

Professor of Clinical


(305) 284-2445

Courtney M Dumont

Asst. Professor


(305) 243-6142
Courtney Dumont received her PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Rensselaer in 2014 under the mentorship of Deanna Thompson while studying the effects of endothelial hemodynamics on neural stem cell fate, and her BS at Rensselaer in 2009. Dr. Dumont performed her postdoctoral research under the mentorship of Lonnie Shea at the Univeristy of...

Andrew R Dykstra

Asst. Professor


(305) 284-8237

C.-Y. Charles Huang

Assoc. Professor


(305) 284-1320

Alicia Renee Jackson

Associate Professor


(305) 284-2135
Transport and Electromechanical Properties, Nutritional Supply to Cells and Tissues, Biomechanics and Mechanobiology of Soft Tissues, Finite Element, Analysis, Orthopaedic Tissues: Intervertebral Disc, Meniscus, etc.

Julian Lippmann



(305) 284-3351

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Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Esber Andiroglu

Assoc. Professor Prof Practice


(305) 284-3391
Dr. Andiroglu is an Associate Professor of Practice in Dept. of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering with a secondary appointment at School of Architecture. In addition, he is the Director of MS in Construction Management Program offered by College of Engineering. He is a registered Professional Engineer and a LEED AP accredited...

Diana M Arboleda

Senior Lecturer


(305) 284-6652
Diana Arboleda is a senior lecturer in the University of Miami College of Engineering's Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering. She is a Principal Software Engineer at Motorola for 2 decades, now a Structural Engineer teaching at the University of Miami with an interest in Maker Spaces and Robotics. Dr....

Jean Pierre Bardet

Vice Provost for Strategic Projects


(305) 284-8625
Jean-Pierre Bardet joined the Office of the Provost in June 2019. As the Vice Provost for Strategic Projects he leads key industry collaborations with the University of Miami; these partnerships encourage the advancing of innovation and interdisciplinary projects across departments. He previously served as dean of the College of Engineering at...

David A. Chin



(305) 284-3508
Water-quality control in natural systems, terrestrial fate and transport of bacteria, environmental fluid mechanics, stochastic hydrology, design of stormwater control measures, design of hydraulic structures, agrohydrology, geohydrology, and TMDLs.

James Douglas Englehardt



(305) 284-5557
Dr. James Englehardt, P.E., is Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Miami, appointed 1992.  Before receiving his Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis, Dr. Englehardt led filtration research projects for Johns Manville Corporation (1983-1987), and supervised water treatment laboratory development and...

Ali Ghahremaninezhad

Associate Professor


(305) 284-3465
Advanced Materials Research Lab

James W Giancaspro

Assoc. Professor


(305) 284-1006
James Giancaspro is an Associate Professor and the Graduate Program Director in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering (CAE) at the University of Miami’s College of Engineering.  His expertise is in the areas of civil engineering materials and mechanics, while his research aims to improve STEM...

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...

Landolf Rhode-Barbarigos

Asst. Professor


(305) 284-3489
Landolf Rhode-Barbarigos is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at the University of Miami’s College of Engineering. He is an expert in structural morphology, which investigates the relationship between structures, as well as their form, function, material and forces. He...

Luis Ruiz Pestana

Asst. Professor


(305) 284-3490
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering  Research Expertise Dr. Ruiz Pestana is an expert in molecular modeling and simulation and his research is focused on understanding the amazing properties of nanostructured materials. Teaching and Mentoring Dr. Ruiz Pestana teaches courses in...

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Electrical and Computer Engineering

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,...

Hammam Alsafrjalani

Asst. Professor Prof. Practice


Research interests include heterogeneous-and-configurable systems, cybersecurity through configurable-systems, embedded systems, runtime optimization, and consumer electronics designs

Daniel Berg

Interim Dean, College of Engineering
Research Professor


(305) 284-4215
Management of Technology

Xiaodong Cai



(305) 284-5329
Develop machine learning algorithms and computer programs to analyze (big) data in cancer genomics, particularly those related to DNA sequences, gene expression, alternative splicing, and DNA methylation; Design and analyze mathematical models for gene regulatory networks for identifying cancer driver; Develop computational method for chemical...

Nigel M John



(305) 284-5564
Computer/Network Security, Cloud Systems, Medical Informatics, Medical Imaging and Image Processing

Mansur R. Kabuka, Ph.D.



(305) 284-2212
Dr. Mansur R. Kabuka is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Miami. He received the PhD degree in computer engineering from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, in 1983. He also is the founder and president of INFOTECH Soft, Inc.

Sakhrat Khizroev



(305) 284-4789
The goal of the Khizroev Laboratory is to invent technologies which are at least ten years ahead of their time. To achieve this goal, we leverage the team’s unique expertise and decades of research experience in the field of nanomagnetic and spintronic devices to create game-changing technologies in a broad range of...

Sung Jin Kim

Associate Professor


(305) 284-1941
Dr. Sung Jin Kim is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and jointly appointed in the Department of Pathology. He is also an affiliated member of Biomedical Nanotechnology Institute of University of Miami (BioNIUM). He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New...

Miroslav Kubat

Assoc. Professor


(305) 284-3264
Machine learning, neural networks and pattern recognition

Stephen J. Murrell



(305) 284-3422

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Industrial Engineering

Khaled Yahia Zakaria Abdel Rahman



(305) 284-8184

Daniel Berg

Interim Dean, College of Engineering
Research Professor


(305) 284-4215
Management of Technology

Jaime H Buitrago

Capstone Lecturer


(305) 284-2831
Dr. Jamie Buitrago is a lecturer in the Department of Industrial Engineering. He is an experienced CEO with a demonstrated history of working in the mechanical or industrial engineering industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Control Systems Design, IT Strategy, Management, and Business Intelligence. Strong business development professional...

Nurcin Celik

Assoc. Professor


(305) 284-2391
Smart energy systems for smart cities, Dynamic-data-driven application systems (DDDAS) simulations, Distributed and hybrid modeling paradigms, Computationally feasible analysis of massive datasets, Bayesian estimation and particle filtering methodologies, Epigenetic modeling for pathway...

Murat Erkoc

Assoc. Professor


(305) 284-4477
Operations Research, Supply Chain Management, Production Systems, Logistics, Simulation

Mohamed W Fahmy



(305) 284-2393
Finite Element Modeling, Biomechanics

Seokgi Lee

Asst. Professor


(305) 284-2370
Methodologies: feedback control theory, distributed system control, stochastic process, machine learning, simulation-based optimization. Applications: energy-aware manufacturing supply chain systems, predictive analytics on prevention services, sharing economy in material-handling and transportation systems, healthcare delivery and operations...

Nina DeCario Miville

Assoc. Professor of Professional Practice


(305) 284-6225
Work Design, Financial Management, Productivity Management, Management Decision Making

Ramin Moghaddass

Asst. Professor


(617) 459-8288
Ramin Moghaddass is an assistant professor in the College of Eningeering's Department of Industrial Engineering. Dr. Moghaddass studies complex, sensor-driven engineered systems. He develops a new generation of flexible and large-scale models for real-time system health monitoring inspired by dynamic...

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...

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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Ines Basalo

Asst. Professor Prof. Practice


(305) 284-3332
Dr. Ines Basalo is an assistant professor in practice in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Dr. Basalo received her PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University on 2006. Following a brief career on Wall Street, she returned to Columbia in 2008 as an adjunct professor in Mechanical Engineering, a...

Emrah Celik

Asst. Professor


(305) 284-9364
Thermoelectricity, Additive Manufacturing, Nanotechnology, Microfluidics, Solid Mechanics and Numerical Simulation.

James Coakley

Asst. Professor


(305) 733-2202
James Coakley is an assistant professor in the University of Miami College of Engineering’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. A leader in aerospace alloys, he has particular expertise in relating the microstructure evolution that occurs both during alloy processing and during the lifetime of the component to...

Victoria L Coverstone

Professor and Chair
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...

Victor Graham

Assoc. Professor Prof Practice


(305) 284-2571
Electric propulsion, Spacecraft thermal control, Renewable energy, Intelligent virtual assistants in engineering education, and Machine Learning systems.

Weiyong Gu



(305) 284-8553
Dr. Weiyong Gu is a professor of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Previously, he served for 13 years as a professor in the University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering. Gu is an internationally recognized researcher in biomedical engineering, in particular in the field of soft tissue biomechanics and...

Ryan Lee Karkkainen

Asst. Professor


(305) 284-4097
Multi-scale modeling for material design, Dynamic finite element based micromechanics, Advanced textile composite materials, Nanoparticulate reinforced polymers, Metamaterials, Impact energy absorbing materials development, Structural batteries

Hongtan Liu



(305) 284-2019
PEM Fuel Cells, Direct Methanol Fuel Cells, Solar Energy, Hydrogen Energy, Storage Energy, Clean Energy

Ram Narasimhan, Ph.D.

Asst. Professor Prof. Practice


(305) 284-3100
Dr. Ram Narasimhan is Assistant Dean for Engineering Advising and Undergraduate Studies in the College of Engineering. He also holds the position of Assistant Professor in Professional Practice in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Dr. Narasimhan received his Bachelors degree from the University of Madras, in India, and his...

Giacomo Po

Asst. Professor


Giacomo Po joined the University of Miami College of Engineering’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering as an assistant professor. A leader in computational mechanics of materials, he developed novel tools to predict the microstructural evolution of high-temperature and high-strength materials such as refractory metals...

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