Student NameJoshua Honorat
Faculty Mentor NameElif Akcali
CollegeHerbert Wertheim College of Engineering
MajorIndustrial & Systems Engineering
MinorBusiness Administration
Research InterestsSustainability of Supply Chains, Logistics, Fraud in Wild Seafood, Industrial Engineering
Academic AwardsRecipient, “Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering Scholarship” 2019, 2019 recipient of the Ralph A. Morgan: STEPUP Study Abroad Scholarship, Recipient, “Fall and Spring 2018-2019 Dean’s List Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering”, Recipient, “2018 Silver Knight Award”
OrganizationsFlorida Cicerones; International Engineering Ambassador; Black Male Excellence Network; National Society of Black Engineers
Volunteer WorkKeep Alachua County Beautiful, Grace Marketplace
Hobbies and InterestsCinematography, Working out, Basketball, Socializing, Going on adventures

Why I got involved with research

Research allows me to gain a deeper understanding on how complex supply chain systems operate and how companies design these systems to efficiently meet a common goal. The opportunity to learn outside of the classroom was something that I realized will undoubtedly contribute to my future success.

Research Project

Fraud in Wild Seafood Supply Chain

I will be conducting a literature survey that will be pertain to fraud in wild seafood supply chains. This study will focus on understanding why fraud exists in these chains, how they affect the suppliers and consumers on both sides of the supply chain, and what future changes can be implemented to address this key issue.