Researchers


Graduate Students

Angela MontoyaAMontoya_forSMILAB
PhD Civil Engineering, UNM 2022
MS Civil Engineering, UNM 2010
BS Physics, UNM 2002
Contact
acm@unm.edu
Research Interests
Shock and Vibration Testing, Non-Destructive Testing, Anomaly/Outlier Detection,
Structural Health Monitoring, and Non-Linear Structural Dynamics


Eric RobbinsEric
PhD Civil Engineering, UNM 2023
MS Civil Engineering, UNM 2020
BS Civil Engineering, UNM 2019
Contact
Email: erobbins@unm.edu
Cell: 505-917-2815
Research Interests
Structural dynamics and sensing technologies for structural health monitoring


Saiqa Mustari Susmitasaiqa
PhD in Civil Engineering, UNM 2024
M.Sc in Civil Engineering, Texas Tech University, 2017
B.Sc in Civil Engineering, University of Asia Pacific, Bangladesh, 2012
Contact
ssusmita@unm.edu
Research Interests
Structural Dynamics, Non-linear Finite Element Analysis, Advanced Engineering Material, Structural Health Monitoring, Augmented Reality


Ali Mohammadkhorasaniali_pic
PhD, Civil and Construction Engineering, The University of New Mexico, 2024
M.Sc in Civil Engineering – Earthquake Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran, 2019
B.Sc in Civil Engineering, Shahid Rajaee University of Tehran, Iran, 2011
Contact
Email: amohammadkhorasan@unm.edu
Cell: 505-403-6277
Research Interests
Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, Human Machine Interface, Structural Health Monitoring, Earthquake Engineering, Seismic Analysis


Kaveh Malekkaveh
PHD Mechanical Engineering
The University of New Mexico, 2024
M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering
Science and Research Branch of Azad University, Tehran, Iran (2012)
B.Sc, Mechanical Engineering
Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (2008)
Contact
Email: kmalek@unm.edu
Cell: 505-304-6061
Research Interests
Augmented/Mixed Reality, Renewable Energy, Machine Learning and Data Mining, Instrumentation Engineering


Mahsa SaneiMahsa
PhD Civil Engineering, UNM 2025
MS Structural Engineering, University of Tehran, 2018
BS Civil Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, 2015
Contact
Email: msanei@unm.edu
Research interests
Augmented Reality, Structural Health Monitoring, Smart Structures, Wireless Smart Sensor Networks, Machine Learning


Maimuna HossainMaimuna
MEng Mechanical Engineering, UNM 2020
BS Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University 2017

PhD Mechanical Engineering UNM 2024
Contact
Email: hossainm@unm.edu
Research Interests
Structural Dynamics for Aerospace Systems, Random Vibration, Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) Modal Analysis, Augmented Reality


Odey YousefODEY
MS Civil Engineering 2023
BS Civil Engineering, UNM 2020
Contact
Email: yousefo@unm.edu
Cell: (505) 903-1082
Research Interests
Computer Vision, Augmented Reality, SHM


Jennifer Restrepojennifer_picture_crop
BS Mechanical Engineering, UNM 2021
MS Civil Engineering, UNM 2023
Contact
Email: jrestrepo@unm.edu
Research Interests
Structural Dynamics, Solid Mechanics, Finite Element Analysis

 


Undergraduate Research Associates

Morgan MerrillMorgan Picture
UNM SMILAB Academic Intern
Civil Engineering, UNM 2026
Contact
mormerri33@gmail.com
Research Interests
Structures, transportation, web design, mathematics


Edgardo OrtizEdgardo Picture
Ana O Mendez Gurabo Campus
SMILab Undergraduate Research Assistant
Contact
edgardoortizrodriguez120@gmail.com
Research Interests
Battery, power systems, communication systems


Daniel GavinDaniel Picture
University of New Mexico 2023
Educational Consultant and Research Assistant
Contact
dgavin@UNM.edu
Research Interests
Applications of stem in education, practical civil engineering

 


Lauren Vigil

Contact
laurenvigil@high-watermark.com
Research Interests


Julian CataJulian Picture
Eastern New Mexico University 2022
High Water Mark LLC
Research Assistant and Collaborator at SMILab 2022
Contact
julian.cata@enmu.edu
Research Interests
Environmental science


Eric OlaguirEric Picture
BS in Mechanical Engineering, UNM 2024
Contact
Eolaguir@unm.edu
Research Interests
Robotics, Unmanned Aerial Systems, 3-D Modeling, Design, and Augmented Reality

 


Solomon Atcittysolomon
BS Mechanical Engineering, UNM 2023
SMILab Undergraduate Research Assistant
Contact
satcitty4@unm.edu
Research Interests
Manufacturing, Design, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, 3D Modeling

 


Dalton20211228_111817
BS in Computer Science, UNM 2023
Contact
ddeberry@unm.edu
Research Interests

 


John-Wesley Hansonjack
BS in Computer Science, UNM 2023
Associates Degree Computer Science, CNM 2020
Contact
Jw.Hanson@Outlook.com
Research Interests
Robotics, Augmented Reality, Computer Systems Engineering, Virtual Machine Learning, BeagleBone


pear_connorMidshipman 2/C Connor Miller, NROTC
BA Economics, UNM 2023
Contact
cmiller14@unm.edu
Research Interests
Cyber Security, Manufacturing, Design, Field Testing

 


Midshipman 3/C Timothy Thiergart, NROTCTim
BA Global and National Security, UNM 2024
Contact
tthiergart@unm.edu
Research Interests
Cyber Security, Robotics, Design, Smart Sensing

 


Midshipman 3/C Gabriel Zelaya, NROTCGabriel
BS Mechanical Engineering, UNM 2025
Contact
gzelaya@unm.edu
Research Interests
Cyber Security, Manufacturing, Design, Field Testing

 


Midshipman 4/C Hector Valenzuela, NROTChector
BSE Computer Engineering, UNM 2026
Contact
hsvalenzuela1@unm.edu
Research Interests
Cyber Security, Robotics, Virtual Design, Augmented Reality

 


High School Interns

Ronan RezaRonan Picture
La Cueva High School 2023
Contact
ronan.reza@gmail.com
Research Interests
AR, 3D modeling, creative work, video production

 


Aaron AtcittyAaron Picture
Homeschooled High School 2023
Contact
aroronto@gmail.com
Research Interests
Brutus project, robotics