Leonel E. Lagos, Ph.D., PMP® Program Director

Leonel E. Lagos, Ph.D., PMP®
Program Director

Dr. Leonel E. Lagos, is the Director of Research at Florida International University’s Applied Research Center (FIU-ARC) and Principal Investigator of a multi-year, multi-million dollar Cooperative Agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and FIU in support of DOE’s environmental restoration program.. As director to these prestigious signature workforce development program, Dr. Lagos trains and mentors FIU science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) minority students and provides them with “hands-on” applied research, internships, professional development, and employment opportunities.

During his tenure at FIU-ARC, Dr. Lagos has developed environmental technologies for the treatment of radiological contaminated surfaces and disposal of nuclear waste. His research has resulted in U.S. and European patents of a Mobile Integrated Piping Decontamination and Characterization System. He has developed and implemented innovative methods for the environmental cleanup of DOE radiological contaminated facilities and conducted over 200 technology demonstrations, evaluations, and deployments at ARC Large Scale Testing Facility, DOE sites, and commercial nuclear facilities. Dr. Lagos has been instrumental in developing the Knowledge Management Information Tool (KM-IT) for capturing, preservation, and dissemination of deactivation and decommissioning (D&D) technologies, lessons learned, best practices, and D&D knowledge in general. Dr. Lagos has led the development of robotic technologies for nuclear applications and currently serves as the Chair of American Nuclear Society’s Robotics and Remote Systems Division (RRSD) and a Program Advisory Committee (PAC) member of the Waste Management Symposia. Dr. Lagos is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).


Leonel E. Lagos, Ph.D., PMP®

Director of Research
Director – DOE Fellows Program
Graduate Faculty (Civil & Environmental Engineering)
Adjunct Professor (Mechanical and Materials Engineering)
Chair – American Nuclear Society Robotics and Remote Systems Division (RRSD)
Applied Research Center
Florida International University
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Miami, Florida 33174
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