Congratulations to Inzamam on his Graduation!


26 April, 2021

“Mohammed Inzamam Haqqani, CRE2DO Graduate Researcher under the mentorship of Dr. Cheng-Yu Lai, Graduated with a Master’s degree in Engineering Management.”



Melissa Venedicto, CRE2DO undergraduate Researcher obtained McNair Award

22 April, 2021

“Melissa Venedicto, CRE2DO undergraduate student under the mentorship of Dr. Cheng-Yu Lai (Subteam-Lead), obtained Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program award.”

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Congratulations to Prado-Rivera, R; Chang, C-Y; Liu, M; Lai, C-Y; Radu, D for their paper published on Sulvanites: The Promise at the Nanoscale

23 March, 2021

Prado-Rivera, R; Chang, C-Y; Liu, M; Lai, C-Y; Radu, D. Sulvanites: The Promise at the Nanoscale, 2021. Doi:

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Florida International University News and Media Relation interviewed a NASA MIRO CRE2DO undergraduate student researcher to share her experience under the program
 January 06, 2021

“Melissa Venedicto, an undergraduate student researcher under the guidance of Cheng-Yu Lai, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, work on a project focused on nanomaterials.”

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Dr. Cheng-Yu Lai (Thrust #1 Lead) received a new grant from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
November 12, 2020

“Sustainable Lignin-Based pH-Responsive Material for Seed Coating Applications.” The project responds to USDA programmatic priorities within the Bioprocessing and Bioengineering Program, A: advancing utilization of waste and by-products generated in agricultural and/or food systems, and engineering new products and processes that make use of materials from agricultural origin