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Mackenson Telusma

Mackenson Telusma

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 obtained both a…

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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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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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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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Suresh Kumar Peddoju

Suresh Kumar Peddoju

Postdoctoral Associate Bio EC 2100 Email 305.348.4238 Dr. Suresh Kumar Peddoju is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Applied Research Center (ARC) of Florida International University. He received his Ph.D degree in Computer Science and Engineering in 2015. He has Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering. His research interests include Virtualization and Cloud Computing, Big Data and Machine Learning, Security and Cyber Security. Dr. Peddoju has 15 years…

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Chris Ford

Chris Ford

Mission-to-Market Manager Bio EC 1262 Email 305.348.1817 Born and raised in Akron, Ohio, Dr. J. Chris Ford is an experienced researcher and expert in building inclusive innovation ecosystems and programs for technology transfer and commercialization for universities, Federal agencies, corporations, and investors. From 2012-2017, Dr. Ford was an expert consultant and contractor to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) with special emphasis on inclusion, technology transfer, and economic development. In…

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Santosh Joshi

Santosh Joshi

Data Architect Bio EC2231  E-Mail 305.348.2657 Mr. Santosh Joshi is a Data Architect at Applied Research Center (ARC) at Florida International University (FIU). He has a B.S. in Computer Science Engineering from Karnatak University India and Master’s in Engineering Management from Florida International University. He has 14 years’ experience in IT industry in implementation of technology solutions designed to address complex problems. Expertise in Application development, Maintenance and Technical Project Management….

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