Principal Investigator

DR. AADr. Arvind Agarwal
Principal Investigator. Distinguished University Professor and Chair, AMERI Director

Research Interests

Plasma and Cold Spray based Additive Manufacturing; Surface Engineering; Spark Plasma Sintering; Boron Nitride Nanotube and Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Composites and Coatings; Graphene Foam; Ultrahigh Temperature Ceramics; Nanomechanics and Nanotribology; Nanomechanics of Bio and Soft Materials

Email: agarwala@fiu.edu
Office: EC3474
Phone Number: (305) 348-1701


Dr. Benjamin Boesl
Co-Principal Investigator. Associate Professor, Associate Chair, and Director of Undergraduate Program of Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests

Solid Mechanics; Fracture Mechanics; In Situ Mechanical Testing; High Strain Rate/Dynamic Material Response, and Processing-Structure-Property Relationships.

Email: bboesl@fiu.edu
Office: 
EC3172
Phone Number: 
(305) 348-3028

Research Assistant Professor

CHENG ZHANG Post Doc

Dr. Cheng Zhang
Research Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Ultrahigh Temperature Ceramics (UHTCs); Graphene Foam (GrF) and Ceramics-GrF Composites; Spark Plasma Sintering, Plasma Spray and Cold Spray.

Email: czhan009@fiu.edu
Office: EC2659


Tanaji Paul

Dr. Tanaji Paul
Research Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Cold Spray, Ultrasonic Casting, Nanomechanics, Composites, Metallic Glass, Spark Plasma Sintering

Email: tpaul@fiu.edu
Office: EC3232

Postdoctoral Researcher 

Dr. Ambreen Nisar
Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Interests

Ultra High Temperature Ceramics; CNT Reinforced Composites; Functionally Graded Ceramics; Surface Engineering.

Email: anisar@fiu.edu
Office: EC2656

 


Dr. Lihua Lou

Dr. Lihua Lou
Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Interests

Fabrication and environmental/biomedical applications of electrospinning nanofiber or nanofiber/functional matters composites; Nano-mechanics of functional materials.

Email: llou@fiu.edu
Office: EC2656

Doctoral Students

Tyler Dolmetsch
Graduate Research Assistant

Research Interests

Nanomechanics and In-situ Mechanics of Advanced Materials.

Email: tdolm001@fiu.edu
Office: EC3180


Giuseppe-Bianco

Giuseppe Bianco
Graduate Research Assistant

Research Interests

Artificial intelligence and machine learning applied to material sciences and manufacturing.

Email: Gbian007@fiu.edu
Office: EC3180


Riddhi Joshi
Graduate Research Assistant

Research Interests

Predicting thermos-mechanical properties of advanced coatings through microstructure-based finite element analysis.

Email: rjosh009@fiu.ed
Office: EC3180


Abhijith Sukumaran
Graduate Research Assistant

Research Interests

Tribology, metal coatings, implant tribology, aerospace coatings, composite materials, bio lubricants.

Email: asuku002@fiu.edu


Preyojon Dey
Graduate Research Assistant

Research Interests

Two-Dimensional Materials Reinforced Polymer Composites

Email: pdey004@fiu.edu


Denny John
Graduate Research Assistant

Research Interests

Additive Manufacturing, Cold Spray, Plasma Spray, Spark Plasma Sintering.

Email: djohn286@fiu.edu


Blanca

Blanca Palacios
Graduate Research Assistant

Research Interests

Additive Manufacturing, Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing, Mechanical properties of Advanced Materials, Mechatronics systems applied to material sciences.

Email: bpala021@fiu.edu


Master Students

Kazu

Kazue Orikasa Lopez
Graduate Research

Research Interests

Integration of 2D materials and polymers to create composites that exhibit improved mechanical and electrical properties to develop aerospace technologies.

Freeze-drying processing of ultra-high temperature ceramics.

Mechanical characterization of ultra-soft materials and biomaterials

Email: korik001@fiu.edu


Undergraduate Students

Hervangelot Lordeus
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Research Interest

Corrosion of additively manufactured, Plasma Spray

Email: hlord002@fiu.edu


Lia Paolino

Lia Paolino
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Research Interest:

Tissue engineering, Mechanical properties of soft materials and biomaterials

Email: lpaol002@fiu.edu


Brandon Aguiar
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Research Interests

Ultrasonic Treatment on Aluminum and High Speed imaging.

Email: bagui020@fiu.edu

Outreach & Research Coordinator

Beatriz Morillo
PRE-CCAP Outreach and Research Coordinator
ColRAD: Cold Spray and Rapid Deposition Research Coordinator

CELL-MET Coordinator at FIU

Email: bmorillo@fiu.edu Phone number: 305-348-9945

Webmaster

Nicholas Gonzalez
Webmaster

Email: nsgonzal@fiu.edu

Student Graphic Designer

Shairymar Negron
Student Graphic Designer

Email: snegr018@fiu.edu