Luis Carlos Rabelo

University of Central Florida, USA


Luis Carlos Rabelo, Ph.D., was the NASA EPSCoR Agency Project Manager (2009–2011) and currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems at the University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL, USA). He received dual degrees in electrical and mechanical engineering from the Technological University of Panama and M.S. degrees from the Florida Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering, Melbourne, FL, USA (1987) and the University of Missouri-Rolla in Engineering Management, Rolla, MO, USA (1988). He received a Ph.D. in engineering management from the University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, MO, USA, in 1990, where he also did Postdoctoral work in nuclear engineering in 1990-1991. In addition, he holds a dual M.S. degree in systems engineering and management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA. He has over 260 publications, three international patents being utilized in the aerospace industry, and graduated 30 M.S. and 16 Doctoral students as advisor. He has received grants from NASA, NSF, ONR, NIST, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Boeing, and others. His experience includes Ohio University, BF Goodrich Aerospace, Honeywell Laboratories, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, NASA, and MIT. He has received many awards among them ONE NASA in 2006, the Alumni of the Year of the Technological University of Panama in 2008, Fulbright Scholar in 2008, 2 NASA Group Achievement Awards, the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2007, the 2004 Arch T. Colwell Merit Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the 23rd Annual Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation (HENAAC) Education Award Winner in STEM in 2011, and the Engineer Educator of the year 2011 by the US Engineer's Council.

Biography Updated on 6 August 2013

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