Norman Munroe received the B.S. degree in chemistry and physics, the M.Phil. degree in mineral engineering, Leeds University, UK, the M.S. degree in metallurgical engineering, University of British Columbia, Canada, and Eng.Sc.D. degree in chemical metallurgy, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA. He has served as a Professor and as the Chairman of the Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department, as an Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies of the College of Engineering and Computing, and as the Director of the Applied Research Center, and he serves currently as the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Academic Affairs, at Florida International University, Fla, USA. He conducts research on the biocompatibility of alloys used for implantable medical devices, corrosion control, composites utilizing carbon nanotubes, and renewable energy technologies such as biofuels, solar energy, and fuel cells. Research areas include development and assessment of biocompatibility of titanium, composite and biodegradable materials, microbially induced corrosion of aluminum clad spent nuclear fuel containers, corrosion mechanisms of thermal spray and metallic coatings, detection of hidden corrosion in aircrafts and bridges, development of shape memory alloys, and assessment of their biocompatibility in collaboration with Cordis and BioNucleonics, with whom the biocompatibility of radiologically doped Nitinol stents were assessed. He has developed and taught courses in material science, electrochemistry and corrosion. He has published and presented over 150 papers in refereed journal, conference proceedings, and technical papers. His research has been funded by NSF, NIH, DOE, EPA, NASA, FDOT, among others.
Biography Updated on 2 October 2011