Congratulations to Dr. Daniela Radu (NASA – FIU CRE2DO Director), who has been awarded $500K to NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) Space Technology Artemis Research(M-STAR)
July 15, 2021
This initiative has awarded cooperative agreements to seven Minority Serving Institutes (MSIs) for projects that will support the agency’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) and advance lunar technologies.
Congratulations to Dr. Daniela Radu (NASA-CRE2DO Director), who has been awarded 3.8 Millions to NSF PREM for Innovations in Materials, Processes, and Applications for Quantum Technologies
July 12, 2021
NSF PREM IMPAQT, a collaborative effort between FIU and Penn State, will focus on fundamental and practical aspects of new 2D materials and processes that can be transformative in the quantum science field.
Dr. Arvind Agarwal, CRE2DO Thrust #2 Lead Recognized as a Fellow of The American Ceramic Society (ACerS)
June 14, 2021
Dr. Arvind Agarwal, distinguished university professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, was recognized as a Fellow of The American Ceramic Society (ACerS)
Dr. Hebin Li, CRE2DO Mentor wins FIU top scholar award
June 8, 2021
Dr. Hebin Li, associate professor in the Department of Physics, is an FIU Top Scholar for the 2020-2021 academic year. In addition, Dr. Li is part of the CRE2DO Mentor for Undergraduate students
Congratulations to Fahmida Alam, a Graduate student under the mentorship of Dr. Nezih Pala, for obtaining her Dissertation Fellowship
May 5, 2021
Dissertation Year Fellowships (DYFs) provide support to highly qualified FIU doctoral students during the data analysis and writing phase of their dissertation
Congratulations to Our 2021 NASA Summer Intern Participants
May 1, 2021
“6 students from NASA MIRO CRE2DO have been placed at NASA Centers for Summer Internship Experiences; enhancing underrepresented minorities in the STEM field”
Melissa Venedicto, CRE2DO undergraduate Researcher obtained McNair Award
April 22, 2021
“Melissa Venedicto, CRE2DO undergraduate student under the mentorship of Dr. Cheng-Yu Lai (Subteam-Lead), obtained Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program award.”
My Internship at the FIU NASA MIRO CRE2DO
January 06, 2021
“Melissa Venedicto, an undergraduate student researcher under the guidance of Cheng-Yu Lai, (Subteam-Lead) and Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, work on a project focused on nanomaterials.”
Dean Dr. John L. Volakis (Subteam Lead) has been elected to the rank of National Academy of Inventors Fellow
December 10, 2020
John L. Volakis, Dean of FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing and CRE2DO Subteam Lead, has been elected to the highly distinguished rank of National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow.
Dean Dr. John L. Volakis, named 2020 AAAS Fellow
November 24, 2020
John L. Volakis, Dean of FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing and CRE2DO Subteam Lead, earned the lifetime distinction with the American Association for the advancement of Science for his leadership in engineering education, authorship of important texts, game-changing contributions to electromagnetics, and for developing and transitioning hybrid finite element into commercial toolsets.
Dr. Cheng-Yu Lai (Subteam Lead) received a new grant from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
November 12, 2020
“Sustainable Lignin-Based pH-Responsive Material for Seed Coating Applications.” The project responds to USDA programmatic priorities within the Bioprocessing and Bioengineering Program.
FIU STEM Transformation Institute recognized for encouraging, supporting underrepresented students
August 18, 2020
The award honors college and university programs that encourage and assist students from underrepresented groups to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). FIU is the largest producer of STEM degrees for Hispanics in the United States.
NASA Awards three Engineering Student Fellowships to advance Space Exploration and increase Minority STEM
August 18, 2020
NASA has awarded fellowships to three College of Engineering & Computing (CEC) students in support of their research in advancements of space exploration and increased engagement of minority students in STEM opportunities under the advisor of NASA CRE2DO faculty.
Dr. Daniela Radu (NASA – FIU CRE2DO Center Director) and Dr. Cheng-Yu Lai awarded an M-STAR planning grant
August 14, 2020
Receiving “MUREP Space Technology Artemis Research (M-STAR) Planning Grant to promote STEM literacy and to enhance the capability of institutions to participate in NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) opportunities.
Dr. Arvind Agarwal, (Subteam Lead) and CELL-MET FIU Professor Named 2020 NAI Senior Member
August 11, 2020
Arvind Agarwal has been named an August 2020 Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). NAI Senior Members have demonstrated remarkable innovation and produced technologies that have the potential for a significant impact on the welfare of society.
Principal Investigator wins FIU top scholar award
August 7, 2020
Daniela Radu, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering and a Diversity Mentor Professor, is an FIU Top Scholar for the 2019-2020 academic year. Radu is leading the Center for Research and Education in 2D Optoelectronics (CRE2DO).
Dr. Daniela Radu, NASA – FIU CRE2DO Center Director receives Naval research grant to develop Ultrafast Optic Communication
April 1, 2020
The funding will support investigation into new methods of processing large amounts of data at high speeds and provide research opportunities to at least a dozen undergraduates.
Dr. Elias Alwan, Assistant Professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department becomes an NSF Career Awardee
Feb 14, 2020
Dr. Alwan’s research is in the areas of antennas and radio frequency systems with a particular focus on ultra-wideband (UWB) communication system.
Dr. Shekhar Bhansali, CEC Electrical and Computer Engineering distinguished professor named the new director of the U.S National Science Foundation’s (NSF)
Shekhar Bhansali, CEC Electrical and Computer Engineering distinguished professor, for being named the new director of the U.S National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Division of Electrical, Communications, and Cyber Systems. Bhansali begins his NSF division director term on September 14.