IMG_4135SMILab Team Members with Charles Farrar

Ali Ozdagli, Shreya Vemuganti, Biraj Rawal, Charles Farrar,  Piyush Garg, Fernando Moreu


Fernando Moreu, PhD, PEM
Assistant Professor
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
Contact
Phone- (505) 277-1784; Cell- (217) 417-1204,
Email fmoreu@unm.edu ; Wechat ID- fmoreu

 


Tom Paez, PhDIMG_2487
SMILab Affiliate
PhD, Civil Engineering, Purdue University, 1973
MS, Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico, 1971
BS, Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico, 1971
Contact
Phone- (505) 508-5630;
Email– tlpaez4444@gmail.com
http://structuraldynamicsassociates.com/
Research Interests
(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.
Book
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.


Liu Bideng, PhD, PEDSC032682
Visiting Scholar
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
Contact
Email- liubideng@cidp.edu.cn
Research Interests
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


Ali Irmak Ozdagli, PhDa
Post-Doctoral Fellow
PhD, Civil Engineering, Purdue University, 2015
MS, Civil Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 2009
BS, Civil Engineering, Bogazici University (Istanbul, Turkey), 2007
Contact
Email- aozdagli@unm.edu
Research Interests
Real‐Time Hybrid Simulation, Structural Control Systems, System Identification, Smart Damping Devices, Inter-operable Middle-ware Applications, Railroad Infrastructure

 


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Guo Xiaoyun, PhD
Visiting scholar
Associate 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, 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 gxy@cidp.edu.cn
Research Interests:
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


Piyush Garg

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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 pgarg@unm.edu


Research Interests
Swarm Robotics, Wireless Smart Sensors, Nano Robots, Structural Dynamics, Structural Control, 
and Application of Robotics to Structural health monitoring


Su Zhang, Ph.D. Su_Zhang_Photo

SMILab Affiliate

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 suzhang@unm.edu

Research Interest

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.

Su’s Website


Travis TaylorTRAVIS

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 twtaylor@unm.edu

Research interests: robotics, mechatronics, autonomous vehicles, sensor data fusion

In his spare time he enjoys rock climbing, cycling and novice woodworking amongst other things.

 Travis’ LinkedIn


Brian Bleck

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  bbleck@unm.edu

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.


Michael E Schuh 20171031_181114

Undergraduate student-veteran pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

He can be reached at mschuh2@unm.edu

Research interests:  Material Mechanics, Circuits, and Mechanical Vibrations.

In his spare time he likes disassembling engine components and participates at SMRI track days.


Ben Narushof                                                  

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Currently pursuing a B.S. in Civil Engineering

He can be contacted at bnarushof@unm.edu

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.


 Ian Benjamin                                                       Me

Current B.S. student in Mechanical Engineering at UNM

He can be reached at benjaminian@unm.edu

Research interests: Aerospace engineering, commercial spaceflight,

additive manufacturing, and structural health monitoring. In his spare time he enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and boating.


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Current Senior High School Student at Menaul School in Albuquerque NM.

She can be reached at selediaz_01@hotmail.com or selene.diazmartinez@menaulschool.com

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.


Brian BishopIMG_7339

Prospective major is Mechanical or Civil Engineering.  College TBA.

Email: bisb180@aa.edu

Research interests:  robotics, bridges, drones, game design,

sensors, driverless cars, long walks on the beach, and hikes with

beautiful views

 

 


Erik I. MorenoErik 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.


Noel Mollinedo

IMG_2697AmeriCorps VISTA for STEAM New Mexico

BFA University of New Mexico

Send him an email at nmollinedo@unm.edu

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. This year will be his third time working with AmeriCorps but his first time as a VISTA, a full year’s service. So far, he has helped SMILab to develop their high school engagement program. Noel studied Fine Arts at the Cooper Union for Advancement of Science and Art in Manhattan for two year, but he left school to focus on environmental conservation. After a season each with both the National Park Service and the National Forest Service, he realized that he couldn’t see himself doing anything long-term other than art. He transferred to the University of New Mexico to study Art and Ecology. During these studies, he participated in the Land Art of the American West program where his medium of choice was fishing wire used to create wind harps and wrappings of all kinds, from boulders to cholla. His current life work is to bring art practice and environmental conservation together which, often, leads him into educational positions. Noel is excited to spend the next year nurturing a budding green thumb and his love for desert plants. He hopes Ame (ah-may), his dog named after the Japanese word for rain, will overcome his fear of water and inanimate objects.


 SMILab Alumni

 

Sam Biggsff
Undergrad Research Assistant (BSCE)
BS, Civil Engineering University of New Mexico
Contact
Email- sbiggs01@unm.edu
Research Interests
Structural Engineering, Material Behavior, Dynamic Analysis, Structural Health Monitoring, Unmanned Aerial Systems

 


Parya Nickbeenp

Graduate student , MS
BSc. Industrial Engineering- Iran 2011
Contact
Email- pnickbeen@unm.edu
Research interests
Optimization, Cost- Benefit Analysis, Construction Management, Operations Research, Decision Analysis

 


Jose A. Gomez Romero-Salazar

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Graduate Research Assistant (MS)
BS, Industrial Engineering, Carlos III University of Madrid (Spain), 2015
Contact
Email- jalbertogomez@unm.edu
Research Interests
Structural Health Monitoring, Wireless Smart Sensing,
Structural Mechanics, Computational Mechanics,


Shreya Vemuganti

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Graduate Research Assistant (PhD)
MS, Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico, 2015
BS, Civil Engineering, Chaitanya Bharati Institute of Technology – Osmania University, 2014
Contact
Email- svemuganti@unm.edu
Research Interests
Structural Health Monitoring, Railroad Engineering, Computational Modeling,
Smart Sensing Techniques, Unmanned Aerial Systems

 


Clayton Blissert

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Student in Grand Challenge Honors Program
Mechanical Engineering
Barrett Honors College
Arizona State University
Research Interests
Energy and Sustainability

Emmanuel Rivas20161112_223527-1
High School Student
Engineering Physics
Research Interests
Computer Engineering, Nanotechnology