Dr. Aravelli is a Research Specialist II at the Applied Research Center (ARC) and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) at Florida International University. She received her Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Miami. Her M.S. and B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering were received from West Virginia University and Andhra University (India), respectively. Her research and industrial experience span the broad areas of mechanical engineering, from engines and emissions research to design and optimization of engineering systems. Dr. Aravelli holds a patent in the optimization of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) control systems and has authored several peer-reviewed journal publications and attended conferences. She has published a book entitled, “Real-Time Measurement of Oxides of Nitrogen from Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines.” Her industrial experience includes biomedical and HVAC industries. Currently, at ARC, she is involved in the Department of Energy (DOE) research projects on high level nuclear waste management, addressing issues related to pipeline and tank integrity. She is also actively engaged in teaching mechanical engineering courses covering solid mechanics, programming applications and system dynamics.