Staff

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.

8 months ago...

Continue Reading

Masudur Siddiquee

Masudur Siddiquee

Postdoctoral Associate Bio EC1243 Email 305.348.4238 Dr. Masudur R. Siddiquee is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Applied Research Center (ARC) of Florida International University. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Florida International University in 2020. His M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees are in Applied Physics, Electronics and Communication Engineering. His research interests include Machine learning, Deep learning, Cloud Computing, IoT, Sensors, and Cyber Security. Dr. Siddiquee…

12 months ago...

Continue Reading

Hamid Bazgirkhoob

Hamid Bazgirkhoob

Postdoctoral Research Associate Bio EC 1240 Email 305.348.6732 Dr. Hamid Bazgirkhoob is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Applied Research Center (ARC) at Florida International University. His background accomplishments are in experimental hydraulics, hydrodynamic-water quality modeling, turbulence models, solid surface-fluid flow interaction, Particle Image Velocimetry, and computational fluid dynamics. Prior to joining ARC, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Mississippi State University. Currently, he is working to develop a…

1 year ago...

Continue Reading

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…

2 years ago...

Continue Reading

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…

3 years ago...

Continue Reading

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…

3 years ago...

Continue Reading

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…

4 years ago...

Continue Reading

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).

4 years ago...

Continue Reading

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…

5 years ago...

Continue Reading