SMILab Team Members with Charles Farrar
Ali Ozdagli, Shreya Vemuganti, Biraj Rawal, Charles Farrar, Piyush Garg, Fernando Moreu
Fernando Moreu, PhD, PE
PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015
MS, Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005
BS, Civil Engineering, University of Granada (Spain), 1999
Phone- (505) 277-1784; Cell- (217) 417-1204,
Email– firstname.lastname@example.org ; Wechat ID- fmoreu
Tom Paez, PhD
PhD, Civil Engineering, Purdue University, 1973
MS, Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico, 1971
BS, Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico, 1971
Phone- (505) 508-5630;
(1) probabilistic structural dynamics, including basic and advanced random vibrations; (2) modeling, analysis and simulation of stationary and nonstationary random processes; and (3) validation of mathematical models of physical systems.
Wirsching, P. H., Paez, T. L., Ortiz, K. (1995), Random Vibrations, Theory and Practice, John Wiley and Sons, New York. Republished by Dover. Publications, Inc.
Su Zhang, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico, 2017
MS Construction Management, University of New Mexico 2010
He can be reached at (505) 277-3622 ext. 243 or by email at email@example.com
GIScience, remote sensing, infrastructure management, small unmanned aircraft systems, spatial analysis and modeling, and spatial database management
Besides excelling academically, Dr. Zhang has been involved and held officer positions in many professional organizations including the America Society of Civil Engineers and the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. In his spare time, he enjoys bicycling and playing tennis. He also enjoys flying drones for entertainment and research purposes.
Zeyu Wu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Wu is on leave from North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power
PhD, Water Structure Engineering, Zhengzhou University, 2012
MS, Mechanical Engineering, Zhengzhou University , 2004
BS, Civil Engineering, Zhengzhou University of Technology, 2000
Phone- (505) 218-4691;
Structure vibration control; Complex structure design
Marlon Frank Agüero Injante
M.Sc., Industrial Constructions and Installations, Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain), 2016–18
Junior Civil Engineer, Freeport McMoran – Cerro Verde copper mine (Peru), 2012–2016
Internship, Systems Engineer, Barrick Gold Corporation – Lagunas Norte gold mine (Peru), 2011
Graduate Student, MS
Department of Civil Engineering, UNM.
BE of Civil Engineering, I.O.E, Nepal
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (505)-573-6219
Research Interest: Probabilistic Structural Dynamics, Earthquake Engineering, Random Vibrations Analysis, Structural Health Monitoring, Fracture Mechanics
Paul Ward, MS
AmeriCorps VISTA for STEAM New Mexico
MS, Nuclear Engineering, University of New Mexico, 2012
BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of New Mexico, 2005
Contact email: email@example.com
Paul splits his time between working with Andrea Polli, the Civil Engineering Department, Fuse Makerspace, and AFRL based out of the University of New Mexico. So far, he has helped SMILab to develop their high school engagement program, and helps mentor grad students.
College of Civil Science and Engineering
He studies at Yangzhou University in P. R. China
Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently pursuing a B.S. in Civil Engineering
He can be contacted at email@example.com
This past summer Ben interned with Los Alamos County
on a bike trail connection project. This project fueled
his interest in transportation engineering which he plans to focus on in his later studies. In his
free time Ben likes to read books, go hiking, and spend time hanging out with friends.
Michael E Schuh
Undergraduate student-veteran pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Research interests: Material Mechanics, Circuits, and Mechanical Vibrations.
In his spare time he likes disassembling engine components and participates at SMRI track days.
Degrees: Mechanical Engineering undergrad Student
Contact: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, 682-234-1838
Research Interest: Structures, Non-destructive Testing, MicroControllers, Megatronics
Ph.D. student at UNM
Smart bridges; structural health monitoring; smart structures; extreme loadings and natural hazards; progressive collapse,
engineering software, FE Modeling
Desirae Lujan, P.E.
BS, Civil Engineering, Minor in Mathematics, New Mexico State University, 2002
Graduate Student pursuing a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
Practicing Civil Engineer for the past 16 years in the government sector, currently I am the Senior Engineer with Los Alamos County Public Works Department
where we plan, develop and construct transportation projects.
I recently mentored another SMILab student, Ben Narushof, during his previous two summer internships.
Graduate student of the University of the German Armed Forces, Munich pursuing a M.Sc in Civil Engineering
B.Sc in Civil Engineering in 2016
Email Phillip at email@example.com
His Research Interests lie in the Behavior of steel fiber-reinforced concrete and its simulation with Ansys, structural engineering, bridge analyses with characteristic frequencies, wood resonance.
He studies Mechanical Engineering and he will be a junior in the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University.
He is a member of Biomedical Engineering Society, the ASU Club Golf Team, and involved in intramural sports.
Ali Irmak Ozdagli, PhD
PhD, Civil Engineering, Purdue University, 2015
MS, Civil Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 2009
BS, Civil Engineering, Bogazici University (Istanbul, Turkey), 2007
Real‐Time Hybrid Simulation, Structural Control Systems, System Identification, Smart Damping Devices, Inter-operable Middle-ware Applications, Railroad Infrastructure
AmeriCorps VISTA for STEAM New Mexico
BFA University of New Mexico
Send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Noels splits his time between working with Andrea Polli, the Civil Engineering Department and Lobo Garden, all of which are based out of the University of New Mexico. He has helped SMILab to develop their high school engagement program. After working as an AmeriCorps VISTA, he is now working as master’s student in art history.
Graduate Student and Project Assistant, MS
PGD, Integrated VLSI and Embedded System Design, CDAC-Mumbai, 2011
B.E., Electronics and Telecommunication, University of Mumbai, 2010
He can be reached via email at email@example.com
Swarm Robotics, Wireless Smart Sensors, Nano Robots, Structural Dynamics, Structural Control, and Application of Robotics to Structural health monitoring
Current B.S. student in Mechanical Engineering at UNM
He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Research interests: Aerospace engineering, commercial spaceflight,
additive manufacturing, and structural health monitoring. In his spare time he enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and boating.
Sharon Chihyu Shen
Current undergraduate visiting student in Computer Science at UNM
B.S. student in Electrical Engineering at National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan)
She can be reached at email@example.com
Research interests: augmented reality, machine learning, computer graphic, computer vision
In her spare time she enjoys hiking, outdoor activities, and movies.
Current M.S. student in Electrical Engineering, Power and Energy system emphasis at UNM
B.E. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Anna University,2014
You can reach them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Their research interests lie in Photovoltaics, Smart Grid, Power and Energy, and robotics.
Second semester Freshman majoring in computer science with a hopeful minor in Mandarin.
She is very interested in app development and data science. She is still a novice in programming
but is very passionate and willing to learn.
In her spare time she enjoys traveling, riding horses, and extending her Asian tea collection.
Gerald Miller Jr.
NSF STEP Intern
UNM Undergraduate Student pursuing a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering and a Minor in Physics
A.S., General Engineering, San Juan College, 2017
Internship, Environmental Engineering, ABOR Algae Research Program, 2014
Reach Gerald at email@example.com
His Research Interests reside in Nuclear Fusion, Sustainable Energy, Reactor Design and Safety
Currently pursuing a B.S. in Computer Science
B.A. Architecture (UNM), B.A. Economics (UNM)
J.D. Law (Washington & Lee University School of Law)
He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
This past summer Brian worked at LANL and plans to return next summer. He is interested in researching augmented reality. In his free time he likes to hike, fish, and target shoot with his girlfriend and their golden retriever.
Liu Bideng, PhD, PE
Assistant Professor on leave from the Chinese Institute of Disaster Prevention, Beijing, China
PhD, Civil Engineering, Institute of Engineering Mechanics(IEM),China Earthquake Administration, 2011
MS, Civil Engineering, Institute of Engineering Mechanics(IEM),China Earthquake Administration, 2008
BS, Civil Engineering, Shijiazhuang Tiedao University(STU), 2006
Vibration Control for Bridge, Earthquake Resistant Behavior of Bridges, Vibration measurement and modal parameters identification of structures, Health Monitoring for Bridge, Determination of Site Specific Design Ground Motion Parameters
Guo Xiaoyun, PhD
Associate Professor on leave from the Chinese Institute of Disaster Prevention, Beijing, China
PhD, Civil Engineering, Institute of Engineering Mechanics (IEM), China Earthquake
MS, Civil Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), Harbin, China, 2007
BS, Civil Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing, China, 2005
She can be reached via email at email@example.com
Dynamic Structural Analysis, Seismic Design of Structure, Analysis of Structural capacity of
collapse resistant, Evaluation and reinforcement of building structure, Strong ground motion
response spectrum, Earthquake Engineering
Current M.S. student in Electrical Engineering, Systems and Controls emphasis at UNM
B.E. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Alabama, 2016
He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Research interests: robotics, mechatronics, autonomous vehicles, sensor data fusion
In his spare time he enjoys rock climbing, cycling and novice woodworking amongst other things.
Graduate Research Assistant (PhD)
MS, Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico, 2015
BS, Civil Engineering, Chaitanya Bharati Institute of Technology – Osmania University, 2014
Structural Health Monitoring, Railroad Engineering, Computational Modeling,
Smart Sensing Techniques, Unmanned Aerial Systems
Jose A. Gomez Romero-Salazar
Graduate Research Assistant (MS)
BS, Industrial Engineering, Carlos III University of Madrid (Spain), 2015
Structural Health Monitoring, Wireless Smart Sensing,
Structural Mechanics, Computational Mechanics,
Undergrad Research Assistant (BSCE)
BS, Civil Engineering University of New Mexico
Structural Engineering, Material Behavior, Dynamic Analysis, Structural Health Monitoring, Unmanned Aerial Systems
Graduate student , MS
BSc. Industrial Engineering- Iran 2011
Optimization, Cost- Benefit Analysis, Construction Management, Operations Research, Decision Analysis
High School Alumni
La Cueva High School, 2020
Research Interests: Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Cyber Security, Technology related stuff,
Hobbies or others areas of interest: Music, Reading, Martial Arts
Sandia High School, 2019
Research Interests: Sustainable Energy, Smart Sensors, Earthquake Engineering, and Robotics.
Hobbies or others areas of interest: Baking, coding, math, and running.
Selene Diaz Martinez
Current Senior High School Student at Menaul School in Albuquerque NM.
She can be reached at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Her Research Interest includes Sensors Data, Biomedical Engineering.
In her spare time she enjoys dancing, playing the piano, running, spending time with her family in Argentina and learning new idioms among other things.
Prospective major is Mechanical or Civil Engineering. College TBA.
Research interests: robotics, bridges, drones, game design,
sensors, driverless cars, long walks on the beach, and hikes with
Erik I. Moreno
Current Senior School of Dreams Academy High School Student
Full Time UNM student, YDI Valencia Teen Court Attorney, Student Representative for Valencia Justice Juvenile Board and Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee, UNM SMILAB High School Intern
He plans to pursue a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Architecture.
His enjoys playing both electric and acoustic guitar and drawing in perspective. He hopes to learn more about prosthetic design of robotics and physiology research for health and fitness. In the meantime, he rides MotoCross.
Student in Grand Challenge Honors Program
Barrett Honors College
Arizona State University
Energy and Sustainability