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– email@example.com ; 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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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: email@example.com (505)-573-6219
Research Interest: Probabilistic Structural Dynamics, Earthquake Engineering, Random Vibrations Analysis, Structural Health Monitoring, Fracture Mechanics
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Swarm Robotics, Wireless Smart Sensors, Nano Robots, Structural Dynamics, Structural Control, and Application of Robotics to Structural health monitoring
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.
Current B.S. student in Mechanical Engineering at UNM
He can be reached at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.
Selene Diaz Martinez
Current Senior High School Student at Menaul School in Albuquerque NM.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.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.
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. 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.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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
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