DOE/FIU Science & Technology Workforce Development Program


  • Melissa Sanchez (Environmental Engineering)

    Melissa Sanchez (Environmental Engineering)

    About DOE Fellow Melissa Sanchez received a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering at Florida International University. After completing her Bachelor’s degree in December of 2010, she plans to continue her current […]

  • Shina Rana (Electrical Engineering)

    Shina Rana (Electrical Engineering)

    About DOE Fellow Shina Rana is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with Concentration in Communications from Florida International University. She is also a member of IEEE. Following graduation, […]

  • Sheidyn NG (Biomedical Engineering)

    Sheidyn NG (Biomedical Engineering)

    About DOE Fellow Sheidyn Ng is currently a Senior Undergraduate student in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Florida International University. Previously, she has worked on nanotechnology projects as a Laboratory […]

  • Alexander Lopez (Environmental Engineering)

    Alexander Lopez (Environmental Engineering)

    About DOE Fellow: Alex Lopez graduated from Florida International University in the Fall of 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering. Alex previously participated in a summer […]

  • Kanchana Iyer (Biomedical Engineering)

    Kanchana Iyer (Biomedical Engineering)

    About DOE Fellow Kanchana Iyer is was a Ph.D. Candidate in Biomedical Engineering. She has conducted her research under the support of the RISE Program, sponsored by the National Institutes of […]

  • Heidi Henderson (Environmental Engineering)

    Heidi Henderson (Environmental Engineering)

    About DOE Fellow Heidi Henderson is currently pursuing her master’s degree in environmental engineering at Florida International University, focusing on water resources. Heidi was born and raised in Tallahassee, FL, […]

  • Janty Ghazi (Electrical Engineering)

    Janty Ghazi (Electrical Engineering)

    About DOE Fellow Janty Ghazi holds a bachelors degree in electrical engineering from Florida International University specializing in both power and communication. He is currently working towards his Masters degree […]

  • Elicek Delgado-Cepero (Electrical Engineering)

    Elicek Delgado-Cepero (Electrical Engineering)

    About DOE Fellow Mrs. Elicek Delgado-Cepero graduated with a Cum Distinction from University of South Florida in December 2009. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Her research […]

  • Givens Cherilus (Electrical Engineering)

    Givens Cherilus (Electrical Engineering)

    About DOE Fellow Givens Cherilus was inducted as a DOE fellow in 2010. He graduated from Florida International University with a bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering while in the Honors College. His […]

  • Maite Barroso (Civil Engineering)

    Maite Barroso (Civil Engineering)

    About DOE Fellow Maite graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering with Concentration in Environmental Engineering. At FIU, she was also serving as the FIU Chapter […]

  • Yulyan Arias (Environmental Engineering)

    Yulyan Arias (Environmental Engineering)

    About DOE Fellow Yulyan Arias received her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering at Florida International University. She was a transfer student from Miami Dade College from where she graduated with […]



  • I am grateful to have been part of this program and the many values I learned throughout. Never will I forget my roots 🙂 You do an amazing job Dr. Leonel Lagos!!!

    Dania Castillo, (DOE Fellow – Class of 2012) now a Transportation Designer at HDR