DOE/FIU Science & Technology Workforce Development Program


  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]



  • DOE EM has benefited tremendously from our partnership with FIU. The caliber of the DOE Fellows are top-notch, especially in the STEM disciplines, in meeting our mission objectives.


    Melody C. Bell, EM 70 acting Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) DOE Environmental Management