IMG_4135SMILab Team Members with Charles Farrar

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

Faculty


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.


Su Zhang, Ph.D. 

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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

Researchers


Marlon Frank Agüero Injante Picture_Marlon_Agüero

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

B.Sc., Systems Engineering, National University of Trujillo (Peru), 2010
B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Private University of Trujillo (Peru), 2010
Contact
Email- magueroinjante@unm.edu
Research Interests
Structural Dynamics, Structural Control Systems, Smart Damping Devices, Industrial Infrastructure, Structural Health Monitoring, Earthquake Engineering
In his spare time he enjoys swimming, rock climbing, hiking, and traveling.

Dilendra Maharjan

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Graduate Student, MS

Department of Civil Engineering, UNM.

BE of Civil Engineering, I.O.E, Nepal

Contact: dmaharjan@unm.edu (505)-573-6219

Research Interest: Probabilistic Structural Dynamics, Earthquake Engineering, Random Vibrations Analysis, Structural Health Monitoring, Fracture Mechanics


Paul Ward, MS IMG_Paul
AmeriCorps VISTA for STEAM New Mexico
MS, Nuclear Engineering, University of New Mexico, 2012
BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of New Mexico, 2005
Contact email: paulward.pw@gmail.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.

Paul’s Website


photoCan Zhu

College of Civil Science and Engineering

He studies at Yangzhou University in P. R. China

Reach him at canzhu@unm.edu

 
 


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.


Michael E Schuh

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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.

 


Emmanuel AyorindePicture_Emmanuel Ayorinde

Research Assistant
Degrees: Mechanical Engineering undergrad Student
Contact: emmanuelayo@unm.edu or emmanuel.ayorinde@gmail.com, 682-234-1838
Research Interest: Structures, Non-destructive Testing, MicroControllers, Megatronics
 
 
 


Roya Nasimi

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Ph.D. student at UNM
Research Assistant
Contact: rhnasimi@unm.edu
Research Interest:
Smart bridges; structural health monitoring; smart structures; extreme loadings and natural hazards; progressive collapse,
engineering software, FE Modeling

 
 


Reza

SMILab Alumni


Philipp WeingärtnerIMG_Philipp
Exchange scholar
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 philipp.weingaertner@unibw.de
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.

 
 


hsElijah Wyckoff

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.

 

 


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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


Noel Mollinedo IMG_2697

AmeriCorps 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. 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.


Piyush Garg

Graduate Student and Project Assistant, MSpI
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


 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.


Sharon Chihyu Shen Sharon

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 cyushen@unm.edu

Research interests: augmented reality, machine learning, computer graphic, computer vision

In her spare time she enjoys hiking, outdoor activities, and movies.

 


Saravanan Mani WhatsApp Image 2018-03-30 at 7.32.50 PM

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 smani@unm.edu

Their research interests lie in Photovoltaics, Smart Grid, Power and Energy, and robotics.


Gabby WeaverGabby Weaver

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. IMG_0869

 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 gmiller16@unm.edu

His Research Interests reside in Nuclear Fusion, Sustainable Energy, Reactor Design and Safety


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.


 

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


Guo Xiaoyun, PhDGuoxiaoyunpicture1
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


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


Shreya Vemugantis
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


Jose A. Gomez Romero-Salazarj
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,

 


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

 

High School Alumni


Emmanuel Rivas

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High School Student
Engineering Physics
Research Interests
Computer Engineering, Nanotechnology

 
 


Lucas


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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.

 
 


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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.


Clayton BlissertIMG_0341
Student in Grand Challenge Honors Program

Mechanical Engineering
Barrett Honors College
Arizona State University
Research Interests
Energy and Sustainability