Physics Inspires Professor to Excel in Materials Engineering

As a preschooler in China, Chunlei “Peggy” Wang loved visiting science museums and was drawn to optic exhibitions. “I always felt seeing things like the light scattering was fascinating.” In school, she excelled at math, and discovered a love for physics, which led...

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Students’ satellite destined for space despite setbacks

Pradeep Shinde, a doctoral student at the College of Engineering and Computing, has been reaching for the stars since 2009. Back then, while working toward his master’s degree at FIU, Shinde was part of the first team of students who created the first generation of a...

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ECE Faculty Awarded Best Paper by IEEE

The College of Engineering and Computing had the spotlight on it this past month at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Power and Energy Society General Meeting. Faculty from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department had two papers...

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High school students trade classroom for engineering labs

This year, the Miami PREP program came with a twist when high school students participating in the five-week summer camp got to play scientists in various College of Engineering and Computing research labs. “The Miami PREP program administered by the Office of Student...

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Civil Engineer Drives Women to Pursue Transportation

Somaye Fakharian Qom just earned her Ph.D. in civil engineering with a focus in transportation engineering. By example, she is inspiring other women to pursue similar careers. A love for mathematics, and encouragement from a cousin in the field, moved Fakharian to...

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Professor may change the way we get around

  Driving in South Florida can be challenging due to congestion. People who seek alternate methods of transportation such as bikes and buses may be deterred by safety concerns and public transportation’s unreliability. Xia Jin, an assistant professor within the...

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Spotlight on College of Engineering and Computing Graduates

Outstanding Ph.D. Degree Graduate Mustafa Farhadi knew he’d grow up to be an engineer. As a kid in Ghaemshahr – a city in northern Iran – he toyed with electrical devices in his home, and family members always asked him for help when something broke. He came to FIU’s...

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Daughter hopes to follow in engineer mom’s footsteps

  One day while sitting in Miami’s unremitting traffic, 10-year old Diya Agarwal, announced to her mother that she wanted to create a flying car. Not just any flying car, this one would be practical, with detachable wings. To most fifth graders, this idea would...

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FIU and FPL unveil one-of-a-kind solar research facility

Solar array powers the grid while research initiatives will help further advance solar generation in Florida  FIU and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) today unveiled a new commercial-scale solar installation at FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing – the...

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