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Muhil Prabakar

Muhil Prabakar

Research Specialist I Bio EC 1239 Email 305.348.8225 Muhil Prabakar is a Research Specialist I for the Applied Research Center (ARC) at Florida International University. She received her B.S. degree from the University of Miami and her M.S degree in Bioinformatics from Boston University. She has worked in Data Science and Computational Biology in the healthcare sector. Her research and industrial experience span the broad areas of network analysis for…

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Jayesh Soni

Jayesh Soni

Postdoctoral Associate Bio EC 1237 Email 305.348.0511 Dr. Jayesh Soni is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Applied Research Center (ARC) of Florida International University. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Florida International University in 2022. His M.Tech. and B.E. degrees are in Computer Science and Computer Engineering respectively. His research is in the area of Applied AI modeling and development in interdisciplinary domain. His passion for this…

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Pieter Hazenberg

Pieter Hazenberg

Sr. Research Scientist Bio EC 2184 Email 305-348-8218 CV Pieter Hazenberg’s career focusses around the theme of hydrology and hydrometeorology with over 20 publications on lateral surface and subsurface flow, and land-atmosphere processes. He enjoy working in and leading teams that focus on multi-disciplinary complex questions and need in-depth answers. His experience ranges from topics related to 1) precipitation and temperature variability, 2) groundwater river interactions, and 3) modeling hydrological…

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Kexin Jiao

Kexin Jiao

Dr. Jiao is an applied material scientist interested in functional polymeric material synthesis, characterization, and engineering. His research covered biocompatible hydrogel synthesis for high mechanical strength artificial tissue engineering, nanoporous polymeric probe fabrication for nanolithography, and three-dimensional (3D) micro-architecture designing for environmental applications.

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Mackenson Telusma

Mackenson Telusma

Research Specialist II, Robotics Research Lab Specialist Bio EC 2101 Email 305.348.4238 Mr. Mackenson Telusma is a mechanical engineer working at the Applied Research Center where he is developing robotic mobile inspection tools for site inspection and/or structural repair. His research focuses on robotics, mechatronics, CAD modeling and simulations. Mr. Telusma has hands-on experience building mobile platforms, constructing experimental testbeds, structural analysis and dynamics based virtual simulations. Mr. Telusma has…

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John Dickson

John Dickson

Sr. Research Scientist Bio EC 2103 Email 305.348.8223 Dr. John O. Dickson is a Senior R&D Scientist in the Soil and Groundwater Remediation group at FIU’s Applied Research Center (ARC). He received a Ph.D. degree in Environmental Soil Chemistry from Washington State University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. degree in Soil Fertility and Environmental Soil Science from Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia. He completed his post-doctoral training at Oak Ridge…

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Mayren Echeverria Boan

Mayren Echeverria Boan

Research Specialist I 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…

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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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