DOE/FIU Science & Technology Workforce Development Program


  • Bryant Thompson (Biomedical Engineering)

    Bryant Thompson (Biomedical Engineering)

    About DOE Fellow Bryant Thompson graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering. Bryant is now a graduate research assistant at the University of Southern California Viterbi School […]

  • Frank Silva (Electrical Engineering)

    Frank Silva (Electrical Engineering)

    About DOE Fellow Frank Silva received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at Florida International University in December 2012. His interests include analog and digital design, power systems, communication systems and electromagnetic theory. Frank […]

  • Paola Sepulveda (Biomedical Engineering)

    Paola Sepulveda (Biomedical Engineering)

    About DOE Fellow Paola Sepulveda was a graduate student in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Florida International University. During the summer of 2010, she interned at the Micro and Nanomechanics Lab […]

  • Ximena Prugue (Mechanical Engineering)

    Ximena Prugue (Mechanical Engineering)

    About DOE Fellow Ximena Prugue graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. She was the founder and President of Giving the Green Light, a non-profit organization that […]

  • Jaime Mudrich (Mechanical Engineering )

    Jaime Mudrich (Mechanical Engineering )

    About DOE Fellow Jaime Mudrich graduated from Florida International University in August of 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a minor in chemistry. His research interests include […]

  • Carol Moreno-Pastor (Biomedical Engineering)

    Carol Moreno-Pastor (Biomedical Engineering)

    About DOE Fellow Carol Moreno-Pastor received a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering at Florida International University. Born and raised in Venezuela, Carol moved to the U.S in 2005. She […]

  • Joshua Midence (Civil Engineering)

    Joshua Midence (Civil Engineering)

    About DOE Fellow Mr. Joshua E. Midence was inducted into the DOE Fellowship in 2011. He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with a specialization in transportation […]

  • Lilian Marrero (Civil Engineering)

    Lilian Marrero (Civil Engineering)

    About DOE Fellow Lilian graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor’s of Science in civil engineering in the spring of 2011.  As an undergraduate Research Assistant for NASA’s Water […]

  • Eric Inclan (Mechanical Engineering)

    Eric Inclan (Mechanical Engineering)

    About DOE Fellow Eric Inclan graduated from Florida International University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 2006. Upon graduation, he worked as a project manager for Florida Power […]

  • Nel Ciurdar (Electrical Engineering)

    Nel Ciurdar (Electrical Engineering)

    About DOE Fellow Nel Ciurdar received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering at Florida International University in the Fall of 2013. Previously, he has worked as a mathematics learning assistant in the […]

  • Claudia Cardona (Environmental Engineering)

    Claudia Cardona (Environmental Engineering)

    About DOE Fellow Claudia Cardona graduated from Florida International University (FIU) with a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering in the fall of 2003. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in […]

  • Revathy Venkataraman (Information Technology)

    Revathy Venkataraman (Information Technology)

    About DOE Fellow Revathy Venkataraman is currently pursuing her master’s degree in information technology at Florida International University. Her expected graduation date is Fall of 2013. Previously, she worked as […]

  • GABRIELA VAZQUEZ (Mechanical Engineering)

    Gabriela Vazquez (Mechanical Engineering)

    About DOE Fellow Ms. Gabriela Vazquez graduated from her Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering at Florida International University (FIU) in December 2014. Ms. Vazquez received her first bachelor’s degree in […]

  • MARIELA SILVA (Engineering Management)

    Mariela Silva (Engineering Management)

    About DOE Fellow Mrs. Mariela Silva graduated from Universidad Central de Venezuela with a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering (2001) and finished a certification in operations research by 2006. Her […]

  • Valentina Padilla (Environmental Engineering)

    Valentina Padilla (Environmental Engineering)

    About DOE Fellow Valentina Padilla obtained her bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering in the spring 2013 with a GPA of 3.77; making her a magna cum laude recipient, and the […]

  • Raul Ordonez (Electrical Engineering)

    Raul Ordonez (Electrical Engineering)

    About DOE Fellow Raul Ordonez received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering with a minor in mathematics at Florida International University in the Spring of 2013. Raul’s professional interests include power systems, […]



  • Dear Dr. Lagos,
    Thank you for engraining “GANAS” in us fortunate DOE Fellows at FIU.  Today, the University of Tennessee – Knoxville confirmed my Ph.D. in Energy Science and Engineering with an interdisciplinary minor in computational science.  The DOE Fellows program and your mentoring will forever be impacting my life.
    Very best regards,

    Stephen Wood, Computational Engineer University of Tennessee Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (JICS)