College of Engineering & Computing Leadership

John L. Volakis, Dean, College of Engineering and Computing

John L. Volakis, Dean, College of Engineering and Computing

On behalf of our faculty and staff, it’s my pleasure to share some of our college’s remarkable growth and success stories during 2021. Our stories fill us with pride and demonstrate our commitment to our stellar faculty and students.

Throughout these pages, we showcase our academic excellence in a highly diverse and inclusive environment. We award more undergraduate engineering and computing degrees to Hispanics and Minorities than any other college in the nation; we engage in impactful interdisciplinary research and industry collaborations to educate the leaders of tomorrow. At CEC, our faculty and students are at the epicenter of the technological and economic forces, driving innovation in infrastructure & resilience, information technologies & security, bioinformatics & biodevices as well as clean & renewable energy, just to name a few areas of impact. In just four years, our college has more than doubled its research funding and the number

of patents awarded to faculty surpassed 40 for four consecutive years, helping FIU rank among the top 50 universities worldwide in patents.

In the next decade, technological innovations in manufacturing, health and communications will emerge and affect our lives. Our college has the momentum and capabilities to contribute to these driving forces. As a matter of fact, FIU is expanding its engineering footprint with a new 6-story, 121,000-square-foot building that will feature innovative spaces for industry collaboration, modern research laboratories and makerspaces to prepare the next generation of professionals to develop solutions at the interface of technology and human needs.

Our top priority is to ensure that our students are prepared to act upon these new opportunities knocking on our front door and to contribute to these changing landscapes brought by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

John L. Volakis
Dean, College of Engineering and Computing
Professor, Electrical & Computing Engineering Department
USNC-URSI Comm B Chair

Dean's Leadership Council

Allan S. Arch
Southern Gear and Machine, Inc.

Robert T. Carballo ’86
Vice President,
Transportation Regional Business Leader
U.S. Gulf Region
Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.

Hal Delgado ’85 MSEM ’01
Vice President, Quality and
Regulatory Compliance Medical Devices
Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson Company

Christopher Drumgoole
Executive Vice President,
Chief Information Officer
DXC Technology

Kurt Dyer ’02
Dyer Strategy Group

Jenna Emerson
Public Affairs Manager

Adrian Gonzalez ’17
President and Owner
A & P Air Conditioning

Michael Jarro
Vice President Distribution Operations
Florida Power & Light Company

Oscar Morejon ’13
President and Founder
John Bell Construction, Inc.

Chad Moss ’94
Executive Vice President
Moss and Associates

Gus Pego
Vice President,
South Florida Office Leader
HNTB Corporation

Adrian Peña
Senior Associate / Vice President
RPJ, Inc. Consulting Engineers

Christa Petros
Vice President, Product Development
Sirius XM Radio

Susan Racher
Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
The Wallace H. Coulter Foundation

Matt Reynolds
Sustainability & Business Continuity

Claudia Rodriguez ’00
Chief Operating Officer

Daniel Sanchez ’05 MS ’07
Territory VP for the State of Florida
Motorola Solutions

Eduardo Siman
Director of IT
Intradeco Apparel