Amid fellow members of the University faculty, Dr. Arif Sarwat was awarded the 2019 Top Scholar Award by FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg and Provost Kenneth G. Furton. The Top Scholar Award recognizes faculty who endeavor on groundbreaking and innovative research projects which have local and global impact. Dr. Sarwat’s work on Renewable Energy and technological development toward Smart Cities is shaping the future of how power is generated and how Smart Devices interact with each other.