Most Recent CV
Most Recent CV


Eng.Sc.D. Chemical Metallurgy, Columbia University, NY (1982–1987)
M.S. Metallurgical Engineering, University of British Columbia (1979–1981)
M.Phil. Mineral Engineering, University of Leeds, UK (1975–1977)
B.S. Physics/Chemistry, University of Dar-es-Salaam–Tanzania (1970–1973)


2015 – Present Full Professor, CEC, FIU
2013 – Present Director, Office of Student Access & Success (OSAS), Center for Diversity in Engineering and Computing, CEC, FIU
2010 – 2015 Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies & Academic Affairs, CEC, FIU
2008 – 2010 Director, Applied Research Center
2005 – 2008 Associate Director, Applied Research Center
2003 –2005 Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Affairs, CEC, FIU
2000 – 2003 Chairman, Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering
1996 – Present Associate Professor, FIU
1991 – 1996 Assistant Professor, FIU
1986 (Summer) Teaching Assistant, Columbia University, New York.

Lecturer, University of Guyana, South America; Developed curriculum Applied Chemistry and Mineral Processing.

1975-1977 Teaching Assistant, University of Leeds, Department of Mineral Engineering.


Assistant Lecturer, Designed and supervised laboratory experiments in chemistry, University of Guyana


1982 - 1987 : Eng.Sc.D. Process Engineering and Chemical Metallurgy
Columbia University - New York, New York

1979 - 1981 : M.Sc. Metallurgical Engineering
University of British Columbia - Canada

1975 - 1977:  M.Phil. Ceramic and Mineral Engineering
University of Leeds - United Kingdom

1970 - 1973:  B.Sc. with Honors in Physics and Chemistry
University of Dar-es-Salaam - Tanzania



ISO 14,001 Lead Auditor

American Society of Mechanical Engineers
American Ceramic Society
Transactions of the Metallurgical Society/Metal Progress
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society; Kappa Chapter



Aug. 2015 – Present 

Full Professor, FIU

Aug. 2013 – Present 

Director, Office of Student Access & Success, Center for Diversity in Engineering and Computing, FIU

Aug. 2010 – 2015 

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies & Academic Affairs, College of Engineering and Computing, FIU

Aug. 2008 – Present 

Director, Applied Research Center, FIU

Oct. 2005 – 2008 

Associate Director, Applied Research Center, FIU

Mar. 2003 – Oct. 2005

Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Affairs, College of Engineering and Computing, FIU

Dec. 2000 – Aug. 2003

Chairman, Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, FIU

1996 – Present  

Associate Professor, FIU

1991 – 1996 

Assistant Professor, FIU

1986 (Summer)               

Teaching Assistant, Columbia University, New York, New York


Lecturer, University of Guyana, South America


Teaching Assistant, Department of Mineral Engineering, University of Leeds, UK


Assistant Lecturer, University of Guyana, Guyana, South America




June-Dec 2000 (Sabbatical Leave): 
Faculty Intern Foster Wheeler; Wastewater Pilot Plant testing at New Bedford Harbor, MA; Geophysical testing and Dredging of New Bedford Harbor; Environmental Site Assessment, Watertown, Superfund Site, Watertown, MA.Conducted an asbestos survey for Townpark Village, FL 5-0333, Miami, Florida PROJECT NUMBER D073 in collaboration with HCET and submitted a technical report

August 1995 - 2000 : 
Research Associate at the Hemispheric Center for Environmental Technology at FIU. Responsible for Hazardous Waste Management Research, Decontamination & Decommissioning, Microwave Sintering

June - August, 1993 :
EMCOM Faculty Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oakridge, Tennessee
Project: Investigated the Biosorption of Uranium by P. Aeruginosa

June - August, 1992 :
EMCOM Faculty Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oakridge, Tennessee
Project: Bioremediation of dissolved Uranium

May - June, 1992 :
Environmental Impact Assessment of industrial area at Kelwan, Egypt at the El Tabbin Metallurgical Institute, conducted stack sampling, and chemical analyses

November 1987 - July 1991 :
Assistant Chief of Inspectors, at the Environmental Health and Safety Department, New York City Board of Education. Primary responsibilities were the supervision of 20 Engineers for asbestos abatement specifications, in compliance with OSHA and Federal, State and City Regulations.

Aug – Oct. 1986 :
United Nations Consultant, to the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, Guyana; Assessed the analytical capability within the country, and developed plan for a Mineral Processing Facility.

January 1982 - June 1987 :
Research Assistant, Columbia University, New York, New York. Designed and constructed Pilot Flash Reactor to simulate the reaction shaft of an industrial flash smelter. 

Summer 1977 :
Research Engineer, Guyana Bauxite Mining Enterprise. Conducted research on "Black-ball" formation during the calcination of refractory grade bauxite, and utilization of Bayer "Red mud" in commercial bricks.

Summer 1975 :
Summer Intern at the Alumina Plant, Guyana Mining Enterprise, Guyana, South America.


Session Chair for the Session on: “Corrosion, Biocompatibility, & Surface Processing”, at the International Conference on Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies, December 3-5, 2007, Tsukuba, Japan.
Workshop Organizer on: “Development of Opportunities in Deepwater Oil and Gas for the Security and Prosperity Partnership North American Forum”, in Houston, Texas 2006.

Plenary Session Organizer on: “Energy and Economic Development in the Caribbean”, presented at the LACCEI Conference, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, June 21-23, 2006.

Reviewer and Editor for DOE report on: “Energizing Development and Dissemination Strategy, Bolivia”, 2006.

Invited Speaker at the 60th Annual Convention of Florida State Conference of NAACP Branches.

Invited speaker and Mentor at the Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network/NASA/FAR Conferences and Workshops.

FIU Representative for the Consortium consisting of Gas Technology Institute/FIU and six other Universities.

Developed Traditional, Video-Tapes and Web-based University Courses for the Department of Energy and Florida International University; Courses include: ENV 310 Environmental Monitoring I, ENG 3365 Materials in Engineering, and ENG 3311 Statics.

Chairman of the Induction to the Order of the Engineer Ceremony

Taught the materials section of the FE Review course at Pratt and Whitney in West Palm Beach.

Advisor to three professional society student chapters; The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Pi Tau Sigma student Fraternity Society

Reviewer of Journal Papers for:

Reviewer of Text on Materials Science

Evaluation of National Science Foundation Proposals

Radio Talk Show Host
Appeared on WBCG 1080 AM Talk Show on June 15, 1996 and June 22, 1996 and made a presentation on environmental issues regarding indoor air pollutants such as asbestos, lead-based paint and radon.

Vice-Chairperson for the Order of the Engineer Committee
Responsibilities include planning the annual Order of the Engineer  Ceremony.

Volunteer “Ambassador” for the ’95 United Way Campaign
Responsibilities included acquiring cash contributions or payroll pledges from faculty and staff.

Represented Florida International University at the Sustainable Development and the Summit of the Americas, December 6-8, 1995, Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Member of the FIU Environmental Management Advisory Committee
Responsibilities involved strategies for implementing environmental educational for a sustainable future.

Miami Conference Staff Intern       
Served as a staff intern for the Miami Conference on the Caribbean; December 3-5, 1991; Submitted reports on sessions:
(i)    Environment Workshop and
(ii)   Long-Term Competitiveness Workshop: Technology/Research & Development

Outreach Activities


Proponent and facilitator of Dual Enrollment at local High Schools: Mast Academy and Coral Park. Created a Recruitment and Outreach Committee to coordinate cooperative dual-enrollment and pre-college engineering projects with Coral Park, Stranahan High Schools and MAST Academy. 102 students enrolled in EGN 1100 – Intro to Engineering course at Coral Park and 20 at MAST Academy.

Enabled FIU to become a Consortium member with Gas Technologies Institute, Jackson State University, Tuskegee, Alcorn State, California State (Fullerton), Fisk and North Carolina Central University to engage in Natural Gas and related energy activities.

FIU - "Water Wars" Symposium on limited water supply in Florida
Presented a paper entitled; "Groundwater Contami­na­tion and its influence on Future Supply in South Florida" at the FIU - "Water Wars" Symposium on limited water supply in Florida that was held at Florida Interna­tional on February 27, 1995.

Participation in WERC's 4th Annual Environmental Design Contest
Served as team advisor for Richard Davis, Laurel Keith and Beatrice Cazanas who represented Florida International University, at this International Environmental Design Contest, sponsored by the Waste-management Education and Research Consortium (WERC) at New Mexico State University.

Outreach to the High-Risk Population for Environmental Equity          
This project involved distributing "Enviro-Links" surveys throughout schools, and low income  communities. Teachers, parents and students (Grades 4-8) were educated at workshops on issues regarding indoor air pollut­ants, such as lead-based  paint, radon, and asbestos. Statistical data on lead poisoning in low-income communities were developed.

Mentor/Advisor/Review Committee Member, FIU McNair Undergraduate Research Program

Invited Speaker at the Homestead Middle School Career Fair April 17, 2001.

FIU Representative