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Muhammad Alam

Muhammad Alam

Sr. Research Scientist Bio EC 2184 Email 305.348.8218 Dr. Muhammad Alam is currently a Senior Research Scientist at Florida International University’s (FIU’s) Applied Research Centre (ARC). He received his Ph.D. in civil engineering from the School of Civil and Resource Engineering at the University of Western Australia (Perth, Australia) in 2009. He earned his B.Sc. in civil engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology (BUET) in 2002, and his Master’s…

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John Dickson

John Dickson

Sr. Research Scientist Bio EC 2103 Email 305.348.8223 Dr. Dickson is an environmental soil chemist and mineralogist with expertise in low-temperature geochemistry, mineralogy, contaminants’ remediation and material science. His scholarly work encompasses the use of field- and laboratory-based and spectroscopy approaches to address complex environmental problems related to safe disposition of nuclear waste and remediation of contaminated subsurface (soil, water and groundwater). Dr. Dickson’s research interests span the fundamental understanding…

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Yan Zhou

Yan Zhou

Postdoctoral Associate Bio EC 1239 Email 305.348.8225 Dr. Yan Zhou focuses on surface and subsurface hydrologic modeling with background in surface/groundwater interactions, water quality monitoring and modeling, GIS and remote sensing. Yan received his Ph. D. in the area of Biosystems Engineering with an emphasis on numerical modeling of streamflow, subsurface interactions and solute transport. He led and participated in a range of water quality and quantity research topics including…

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Tushar Bhardwaj

Tushar Bhardwaj

Postdoctoral Associate Bio EC 2184 Email 305.348.0511 Dr. Tushar Bhardwaj is a Post Doctoral Associate at the Applied Research Center of Florida International University. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), India, 2018. His M.Tech and B.Tech degrees in Computer Science and Engineering were received from UPTU, India. His research interests include Cloud Computing, Virtualization, Big Data, Machine Learning,…

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Shervin Tashakori

Shervin Tashakori

Postdoctoral Associate Bio EC 1231 Email 305.348.3592 Dr. Shervin Tashakori is a Postdoc researcher at Applied Research Center (ARC) at Florida International University (FIU). His research focuses on robotics, Mechatronics and structural Health Monitoring (SHM). Shervin has conducted much comparative research on development of new Structural Health Monitoring techniques for metallic and composite materials during his PhD at FIU. Currently, at ARC, he is working on development of a miniature…

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Shambhu Kandel

Shambhu Kandel

Postdoctoral Associate Bio EC 1240 Email 305.348.6732 Dr. Shambhu Kandel is a postdoctoral associate at Applied Research Center, FIU. Under the supervision of Dr. Yelena Katsenovich, he is working on the environmental remediation and waste management of radionuclides. The primary objective of this research is remediation of Tc-99 from off-gas condensate from the radioactive waste treatment plant in Hanford waste site. Dr. Kandel received his second master of science (MS)…

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Mayren Echeverria

Mayren Echeverria

Postdoctoral Associate Bio EC 1233 Email 305.348.9978 Dr. Echeverria is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Applied Research Center (ARC) at Florida International University. She received her Ph.D. (“Cum Laude” and International Mention) and M.S. from the University of Vigo (Spain) and a B.S. from the University of Matanzas (Cuba), all in Chemical Engineering. Her Ph.D. Thesis got the Extraordinary Doctorate Award by the University of Vigo (Vigo, 2015). She also…

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Mellissa Komninakis

Mellissa Komninakis

Research Analyst Bio EC 2183 Email 305.348.7915 Mellissa Komninakis is a Research Analyst for the Applied Research Center (ARC) at Florida International University. She received her B.S. in Biological Engineering from the University of Florida. She is currently assisting with Deactivation and Decommissioning (D&D) technology development, testing, and evaluation in support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM).

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Shailendra Chivate

Shailendra Chivate

MSIPP Professional Bio EC 1261 Email 305.348.4238 Mr. Shailendra Chivate is a MSIPP Professional at the Applied Research Center (ARC) of Florida International University (FIU). He has an A.A.S in Nuclear Power Technology and B.A.S in Energy Management from Bismarck State College USA with President’s Honor Roll. He has an extensive knowledge in Nuclear Power Plant Operation and Safety related system gained while at Entergy Vermont Yankee. Expertise in reverse…

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