Anthony Abrahao, Research Scientist
Mr. Abrahao is a Research Scientist at the Florida International University’s Applied Research Center in Miami; where he manages the Applied Robotics Laboratory overseeing, mentoring, supporting, and collaborating on several projects funded by DOE-EM, DOE-NETL, DOT, and NSF, including the development of:
- robotic crawlers and inspection tools for pits, pipelines, boilers, single and double-shell radioactive waste tanks,
- autonomous mobile platform for long term surveillance of nuclear facilities and repositories,
- erosion and subsurface mapping of waste disposal cells,
- aerial unmanned vehicles (UAVs) for nondestructive evaluation of post-tension cable corrosion in concrete bridges,
- autonomous concrete structures repair using ultra-high-performance shotcrete and dexterous manipulators, and
- bridge component 3D printing using ultra-high-performance concrete.
Before joining FIU, Mr. Abrahao had broad industry experience designing mechatronic and fluid-thermal systems.
He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Uberlandia in Brazil.