Dr. Salinas received his Bachelor of Science (2009), Master of Science (2011) and Ph.D. (2014) in Biomedical Engineering from Florida International University. He was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School before joining the Department of Engineering and Technology at the NSU’s College of Engineering and Computing. He has published several papers in academic journals relating to heart valve tissue engineering studies. Salinas' research areas include vascular tissue engineering, artificial organs, and cardiovascular biomechanics. In addition, He enjoys collaborating in projects related to computational fluid dynamics, fluid structure interactions; algorithm optimization; Finite element/volume analysis; Computer aided design; Steady and transient data visualization among others.