Florida International University Alumni

Dr. Asa Nair

Postdoctoral Associate at FIU

After earning her PhD in Physics in 2018, Dr. Nair’s research efforts have been primarily focused on the design and fabrication of a 3D printed, miniaturized ion trap for application in harsh environments. She has also spent time developing quantum and biosensors and researching inductively coupled wireless power transfer. She is a mentor to many undergraduate and graduate students and has five years of college-level teaching experience. Her research efforts have yielded 3 patents and four research publications.

Dr. Dongmei Dong

Research Scientist at FIU

Dr. Dong is a principal investigator leading several cutting-edge research efforts at FIU. Most notably, she is working to develop a PEM Fuel Cell membrane diagnostics tool funded by the M2FCT Consortium, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the U.S. Department of Energy. She is the author of nearly 20 peer-reviewed journal publications, and a mentor to graduate and undergraduate students FIU. Her research interests are broad, spanning from fuel cells to sensor development to pseudocapacitive electrochemical charge storage across condensed matter physics, solid state chemistry and materials science and engineering disciplines.

Emily M. Flores

Graduate Research Assistant at FIU

Emily is a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. She has research experience with PEM Fuel Cells. Emily was the team leader of a senior design group that worked to develop a wearable fuel cell sensor to monitor anesthetic concentrations in surgical patients. She also conducted research at FIU’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine where she Investigated the adhesion and migration mechanics of metastatic melanoma.