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Florida International University

Florida International University
College of Engineering and Design
University Park Campus
Southwest 8th Street and 107th Avenue
Miami, Florida 33199

Florida International University (FIU) is a large, 4-year Minority Institution (MI) located in Miami, Florida. The College of Engineering is historically the largest minority engineering school in Florida. FIU graduates the largest Hispanic engineering class in America. The College is fully accredited by ABET and has a full range of graduate programs, including the Ph.D.

Florida International University, a member of the State University System of Florida, is an urban, research-oriented, multi-campus institution that offers more than 200 baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degree programs, conducts basic and applied research, and provides public service. Founded in 1965, FIU opened for classes in 1972 with 5,667 students - the largest opening day enrollment in U.S. collegiate history. Today it has more than 30,000 students, 950 full-time faculty, and 60,000 alumni, making it the largest university in South Florida and placing it among the nation's 50 largest colleges and universities.

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Dr. Cesar Levy received his Ph.D. in 1983 from Stanford University in the area of dynamic fracture mechanics. He was hired at FIU in 1985, was tenured in 1990 and promoted to Full Professor in 1996. Since his arrival at FIU, he has been working in the applied mechanics field, mainly in the areas of fracture mechanics of pressure vessels, the use of viscoelastics, shape memory alloy and carbon nanotubes in vibrations reduction problem, the biomechanics of exercise and enhancement of engineering education through various teaching media. Dr. Levy teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses. 

Dr. M.A. Ebadian Until December 2003, Dr. M. Ali Ebadian served muliple roles at Florida International University. He was the Director of the Hemispheric Center for Environmental Technology (HCET), the Director of the Center for Energy and Technology of the Americas (CETA), and Director, Western Hemisphere Military to Military information exchange cooperation program (WHIX). From 1990-1995, he was Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department. Presently, he is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Computing. He has more than 25 years experience working with academia, private industry, and government at all levels. Dr. Ebadian currently is a member of 14 professional societies and serves on several governmental committees including the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee. A vigorous supporter of higher education, Dr. Ebadian was given the Distinguished Service Medallion by FIU and the Service Award by the Governor of the State of Florida. Dr. Ebadian holds a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University. Dr. Ebadian has published extensively, with 104 journal publications and 174 meeting and proceedings papers to his credit. He has authored chapters in two reference texts, and a third textbook on forced convection is currently in press.


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