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Biomedical Engineering Department Administration

Meet Our Administration Team


The Biomedical Engineering department at FIU is home to a world-class faculty and pioneering research laboratories. Supporting their efforts is a dedicated group of professionals working hard to exceed your highest expectations. That is one great aspect of the Biomedical Engineering Department at Florida International University.

Dr. Jorge Riera, Associate Professor | Interim Chair of Biomedical Engineering

Jorge Riera, Ph.D.

Associate Professor | Interim Chair of Biomedical Engineering

Download Curriculum VitaeResearch Interests: Biophysical Foundations of Neuroimaging in Normal Aging and Brain Disorders
Research Advancements: Jorge Rivera is making strides in treating multiple brain disorders.
Research Area: Therapeutic and Reparative Neurotechnology
Lab: Neuronal Mass Dynamics Laboratory
Dr. Sharan Ramaswamy, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University

Sharan Ramaswamy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor | Graduate Program Director | Certified Hybrid Instructor

Download Curriculum VitaeResearch Interests: Cell and tissue mechanics with application in cardiovascular regenerative medicine
Research Advancements: Biomechanically-derived diagnostics and regenerative therapies for cardiovascular medicine.
Research Area: Engineered Tissue Model Systems
Lab: CV-PEUTICS - Cardiovascular Therapeutics Laboratory
Dr. Anuradha Godavarty, Associate Professor & Undergraduate Program Director, Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University

Anuradha Godavarty, Ph.D.

Associate Professor | Undergraduate Program Director | Certified Hybrid Instructor

Download Curriculum VitaeResearch Interests: Optical-based molecular imaging (fluorescence-enhanced optical imaging) and tomography.
Research Advancements: Anuradha Godavarty is developing a low-cost hand-held wound healing assessment and conducting clinical studies.
Research Area: Diagnostic Bioimaging Sensor Systems
Lab: Optical Imaging Laboratory (OIL)
Administrator Mariam Barrueco

Mariam Barrueco

Program Specialist


Phone: (305) 348-7292
Email: mbarruec@fiu.edu
Administrator Claudia Estrada

Claudia Estrada

Administrative Specialist


Phone: (305) 348-6717
Email: claudia.estrada1@fiu.edu