College of Engineering and Computing Professor Arvind Agarwal is the winner of the World Class Faculty Award, a prestigious accolade given annually by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance. The honor serves as a recognition of Agarwal’s innovative research and impactful contributions to Broward County’s educational and economic landscapes.

“Congratulations to Dr. Agarwal on being named the Alliance 2023 World Class Faculty honoree. We are fortunate to have his academic expertise and leadership here in South Florida, benefiting not only students at FIU but our entire community and enhancing our economic competitiveness as a region,” said Bob Swindell, President and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, Broward County’s official public/private partnership for economic development.

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance’s mission is to lead Broward County in building a stronger and more diverse economy by stimulating the creation of new jobs and capital investment while facilitating the growth and retention of businesses in Broward County.

“It is a true honor to receive the Alliance’s 2023 World Class Faculty Award,” Agarwal said. “I am sincerely grateful to my students and colleagues for their first-class efforts in building the research capabilities of our university. It makes me proud that we are contributing to this exciting time of development and innovation in South Florida in several industries including manufacturing, technology, and aerospace.”

Agarwal has risen to prominence in academia and the South Florida community during his two decades at FIU. Today, he is a Distinguished Professor and Chair in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering and the Director of the School of Biomedical, Materials and Mechanical Engineering. The FIU faculty member has written three books and more than 300 journal articles. He has also been awarded 15 patents. Throughout his career, Agarwal has received $30 million in federal research funding as a principal investigator and $33 million as a co-principal investigator.

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