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Saturday November 11th , 2017

Albuquerque, NM

Supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and New Mexico Space Grant Consortium (NMSGC) and as part of “Structural Performance Monitoring Using Wireless Sensors (WSW) for Cost-Efficient Management and Development of Commercial Space Vehicles”, SMILab builds wireless smart sensors to monitor rocket launch activities in collaboration with the Albuquerque Rocket Society (ARS). A great team effort taken to heaven! Thanks ARS for your strong support!

Friday November 3rd , 2017

Albuquerque Foothills, NM

Tramway general manager George Boyden gave SMILab and CE410 structural engineering design students a lecture on the design and construction of the Tramway, and led a dedicated tour of the control room; finally students measured the vibrations on the ride to the top of the mountain using sensors. Thank you Mr. Boyden for an elevated structural engineering class at 10,300 ft altitude for UNM engineering students!

November 2nd , 2017

Albuquerque, NM

Dr. Moreu and Ronny Moreano visited UNM alumni Professor Mojgan Madandar at the Southwestern Indian Polytechnique Institute (SIPI). They introduced the students on smart sensing technologies and structural engineering, and encouraged them to apply to UNM Engineering. It was a great interaction and we thank Professor Madandar and SIPI for this great opportunity!

October 27, 2017

Dr. Mascarenas discusses with SMILab and UNM his research

about artificial personality using a

Jungian based framework he programmed. Thanks Dr. Mechler

and the OIA/IDI Colloquium for hosting this successful event.

Monday October 23rd, 2017

Albuquerque, NM

CNM students with Professor Natalie Marie Villwock-Witte attended one seminar from SMILab on smart structures at UNM, and received exposure to UNM’s structural engineering laboratory and engineering studies. In the picture, visiting scholar Ronny Moreano explains the data collecting and processing at Centennial Engineering Center. It was a great interaction between CNM and UNM. Thanks Professor Vilwock-Witte and CNM for the opportunity!

Friday October 20th, 2017

Albuquerque, NM

Dr. Scott Ouellette from LANL visited our laboratory, met with students and faculty, and gave a very interesting seminar on energy harvesting systems for autonomously powered sensor networks. In the picture with Dr. Moreu and Michael Shugh at the seminar.

October 17th, 2017

Albuquerque, NM

Ronny Moreano, visiting scholar from ESPE (College of the Ecuadorian Army) will be working with SMILab for nine weeks on total displacements measurements during extreme events such as earthquakes, tornados, or train crossing events. Welcome, Ronny!

October 7 ,2017

SMILab welcomes inquiring students and families to the Engineering Open House with HoloLens technology and shake table demos.

October 4, 2017

Omaha, Nebraska

Fernando Moreu, SMILab director presents as keynote speaker at the  Bridging Big Data (BBD) 2017 Workshop, supported by NSF BD Spokes: PLANNING: MIDWEST: Big Data Innovations for Bridge Health

October 3, 2017

UNM students learn how to design and analyze railroad timber bridges in the structural design class at UNM. Their project was to build a timber trestle that they designed.

September 29, 2017

Jack Noren from Shore Western visits SMILab for the large shake table installation and introduces earthquake engineering testing and design concepts to the architecture and landscape graduate students of Professor Mark Stone. Great questions from a great class!

September 22, 2017

Dr. Takehiko Asai, from the University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba (Japan), visited SMILab for three days and presented the seminar “Potential Applications of Tuned Inertial Mass Electromagnetic Transducers”, at the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Student Chapter (President Drew Hirdman, SMILab member)

September 21, 2017

Bridge Engineer Kathy Crowell from the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) teaching bridge engineering to UNM engineers at CE410 structural engineering design and visits SMILab

September 20, 2017

Dr. Ali Ozdagli, post-doc fellow at SMILab, presented his research to UNM graduate students at the graduate seminar class from Dr. John Stormont. Dr. Ali gave advice to graduate students about how to find a job after school.

September 20, 2017: Salt Lake City, UT

New Mexico Tech Dr. Don Ryu (SMILab collaborator) and Dr. Bideng Liu at the Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS). Dr. Liu chaired one session and presented one paper on reference-free displacement sensors. Great place and company for a research meeting!

September 19, 2017: Indianapolis, IN

SMILab members presented two papers at AREMA 2017. In this picture, SMILab reunion: Dr. Moreu, Dr. Ali, and Jose Gomez (SMILab MS 2017, now working for Heuristic Actions, Inc. at Las Vegas, NV). Great feedback from the railway engineering community to both papers!

September 13, 2017: Palo Alto, California

LANL’s Dr. David Mascarenas (SMILab collaborator) and Dr. Moreu presented one paper on augmented reality, one poster on confined sensing underground, and competed for “SHM in Action” at the International Workshop for Structural Health Monitoring (IWSHM) at Stanford, CA. Great feedback from the IWSHM participants.

September 5, 2017

Augmenting Realities with Menaul School’s two hundred students! Great pool of future engineers!!

September 1, 2017: Santa Fe, NM

Teaching structural engineering outside the classroom: Loretto Chapel Miraculous Staircase and wood engineering (with Richard Lindsey); Biocultura and masonry engineering (with UNM Professor Andrea Polli); NM bridges design (with NMDOT bridge engineer Kathy Crowell)


August 25, 2017

Measuring reference-free displacements with a laser carried by Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). Transportation Research Board (TRB) SAFETY IDEA Project (National Academy of Science)

August 22, 2017

Patrick Hughes (PhD student with Professor Gilberto Mosqueda at UCSD) presented “Pounding of Base-Isolated Buildings to Bumper-Protected Moat Walls” with the EERI Chapter (president Drew Harding, SMILab member)

February 11, 2017

Shreya Vemuganti wins 2nd place in UNM STEM research symposium

January 29, 2017

Dr. Fernando Moreu and Piyush Garg presented three papers from SMILab at XXXV IMAC

January 27, 2017

Tom Paez visits Department of Civil Engineering and SMILab

January 26, 2017

SMILab member Jose Alberto Gomez is going to defend his Master's Thesis on February 16, 2017 in room CENT 3031 at 11 AM. He has been offered a civil engineering position in 'Heuristic Actions'.

Welcome !

Welcome to the Smart Management of Infrastructure Laboratory (SMILab) at the University of New Mexico (UNM)! Our research group aims to develop the use of next-generation smart sensing technologies and strategies towards safer, cost-effective, resilient and sustainable structures. We are interested in monitoring and assessing structures subjected to dynamic loading and hazards, unusual stress levels, and extreme loading events. Our research topics involve wireless smart sensing, structural health monitoring, cost-effective prioritization of assets, structural modeling and validation, existing structure field monitoring and assessment, and laboratory testing and validation of structural systems under dynamic loading.

SMILab Director

Fernando Moreu, Ph.D., P.E. 

Curriculum Vitae
SMILab Director and Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering; Office (505) 277-1784
Physical Address
University of New Mexico (UNM)
Centennial Engineering Center 3056
MSC01 1070, 1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131