Researchers


Graduate Students

Angela MontoyaAMontoya_forSMILAB
PhD Civil Engineering, UNM 2021
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


Roya Nasimiroya
PhD Civil Engineering, UNM 2022
MS Structural Engineering, University of Tabriz/UT
Contact
rhnasimi@unm.edu

Research Interest
Digital Image Processing, Computer Vision, Low Cost Sensors, HPC, Smart bridges, Structural Health Monitoring, Smart Structures, Extreme Loadings and Natural Hazards, Progressive Collapse, Engineering Software, FE Modeling

 


Xinxing YuanXing
PhD Civil Engineering, UNM 2022
MS Structural Engineering, Institute of Disaster Prevention Specialty, 2018
BS Civil Engineering, Institute of Disaster Prevention Major, 2014
Contact
Email: xyuan@unm.edu
Research Interests
Structure Health Monitoring, Low-cost Smart Sensor, Reinforced Concrete structure seismic design


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


Maimuna HossainMaimuna
PhD Mechanical Engineering, UNM 2023
BS Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University 2017
Contact
Email: hossainm@unm.edu
Research Interests
Structural Dynamics for Aerospace Systems, Random Vibration, Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) Modal Analysis, Augmented Reality

 


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


James WoodallJames
MS Civil Engineering, UNM 2021
PhD Civil Engineering, UNM 2024
Contact
Email: jameswoodall@unm.edu
Cell: 505-358-5655
Research Interests
Modal Analysis, Structural Dynamics, Structural Health Monitoring

 


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

 


Elijah Wyckoffcropped
BS Mechanical Engineering, Arizona State University 2020
MS Mechanical Engineering, UNM 2022
Contact
ewyckoff13@unm.edu
Research Interests
Sports Engineering, Smart Sensing, Augmented Reality

 

 


Odey YousefODEY
MS Civil Engineering 2022
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

 


2nd Lieutenant Joshua Murillo, USMCJoshMurillo
PMS Global and National Security, UNM 2022
BISI Global and National Security, UNM 2021
Contact
Jmurillo2@unm.edu
Research Interests
Cyber Security, Cyberphysical Systems, Wireless Sensor Networks, UUVs

 


Undergraduate Research Associates

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

 


Dominic Omar Thompsondom
UNM Class of 2022
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Minor: Mathematics
Contact
Email: domtom2000@unm.edu
Cell: (505) 410 – 5227
Research Interests
Augmented & Virtual Reality, 3D Modeling, Dynamics, Design


John-Wesley Hansonjack
BS in Computer Science, UNM 2022
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 2/C Zane Stone-Dudney, NROTCZane
BA History, UNM 2023
Contact
zdudney@unm.edu
Research Interests
Cyber Security, Augmented Reality, Field Testing, Smart Sensing

 


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

 


Cadet Porter Yang, AFROTCPorterphotoshop
BS Computer Science, UNM 2026
Contact
pyang19@unm.edu
Research Interests
Cyber Security, Web Design, Augmented Reality, Robotics