SMILab Alumni


Dilendra MaharjanDilendra
MS Civil Engineering, UNM 2019
BE Civil Engineering, I.O.E, Nepal
Contact
dmaharjan@unm.edu (505)-573-6219
Research Interests
Probabilistic Structural Dynamics, Earthquake Engineering, Random Vibrations Analysis, Structural Health Monitoring, Fracture Mechanics


Marlon Frank Agüero Injante Marlon Aguero
MS Civil Engineering, UNM 2020
MS Industrial Constructions and Installations, Polytechnic University of Valencia 2018
BS Systems Engineering, National University of Trujillo 2010
BS Civil Engineering, Private University of Trujillo 2010
Contact
magueroinjante@unm.edu
Research Interests
Structural Dynamics, Structural Control Systems, Smart Damping Devices, Industrial Infrastructure, Structural Health Monitoring, Earthquake Engineering


Jiaqi Xu, PhDJiaqi_Xu_Photo
Postdoctoral Associate
PhD, Civil Engineering, Tongji University (China), 2017
BS, Civil Engineering, Tongji University (China), 2008
Contact
Cell- (505) 910-0103
Email- jackiexu90@gmail.com
Wechat ID- jiaqixu_TJ
Research Interest
Structural dynamics, Structural health monitoring, Wireless smart sensor networks, Artificial intelligence, Machine learning, Cyber-security, Structural optimization, Topology optimization, Random theory, Seismic engineering and Structural analysis


Marlan BallMARLAN
Cyber-security Instructor
Certificate in Computer Programming, CNM, 2019
Zend Certified PHP Engineer, 2016
Certificate in Full Stack Web Development, CNM, 2016
BS Electrical Engineering Technology, LeTourneau University, 1992
Contact
mball15@unm.edu
Research Interests
Robotics, Augmented Reality, Cyber Security, Machine Learning, AI, Arduino, NVIDIA Jetson


Melody C. Cosme Moralesmelody
BS Electrical Engineering, UPRM 2022
Contact
melody.cosme@upr.edu
Research Interests
Power Electronics, Aerospace, Renewable Energy, Robotic, Resilience Energy Systems and Social Impact Projects

 


Kaleb James KendallKaleb
Major: Computer Science
Minor: Military Science
Class of 2023
Contact
kendallk@unm.edu
Research Interests
Cybersecurity, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Automated Systems


Sho KomiyamaSHO
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Major: Computer Science, UNM 2024
Contact
Sho.komiyama@menaulschool.net
Research Interests
Intelligent Railroad Inspection

 


Jason AldazJason Pic
MEng Civil Engineering, UNM 2020
BS Civil Engineering, UNM 2017
Contact
Email: simaldaz@unm.edu
Research Interest
Smart Bridges, Structural Health Monitoring, Anti-terrorism Designs, Finite Element Analysis


Nicolas Cobo YepesFOTO NICOLAS 2018
Research Assistant
PhD Electrical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico 2020
MS Electrical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico 2015
BS Electrical Engineering, University of Quindio Armenia 2011
Electronic Fundamentals, SENA Technical Institute Armenia 2006
Contact
nicolas.cobo1@upr.edu, nicoye@unm.edu, https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolas-cobo-yepes-21b914a2/
Research Interests
Low-Power Consumption Systems, Low-Cost Smart Sensors, Energy Harvesting System, IoT and WSNs, Fuzzy Logic Control, Embedded Systems, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles


Jorshua A. Diaz Rosajorshua
Ana G. Mendez University at Gurabo, Puerto Rico
BS Electrical Engineering, 2021
Contact
jdiaz815@email.suagm.edu
Research Interests
Low-cost smart sensors, DC micro-grids, Cyber security

 


Morgan TubbMORG
AFRL Summer Intern, Augmented Reality
BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Dallas-Texas 2020
Contact
morgantubb@gmail.com
Research Interests
Augmented Reality, Human Machine Interaction, Aerospace

 


Emmanuel Ayorindeemm
Research Assistant
BS Mechanical Engineering, UNM 2020
Contact
Email: emmanuelayo@unm.edu or emmanuel.ayorinde@gmail.com
Cell: 682-234-1838
Research Interest
Structures, Non-destructive Testing, MicroControllers, Megatronics


Shuang YangShuang
PhD Computer Science, UNM 2020
MS Computer Science, UNM 2014
BS Computer Science, BUAA 2010
Contact
Email: yangs@unm.edu
Research Interests
Augmented Reality, High Performance Computing

 


Alex Kaltenbachalex
BS Mechanical Engineering, UNM 2024
Contact
akaltenbach@unm.edu
Research Interests
Automated Intermodal Transport Infrastructure, Applications of Blockchain Networks, Low-Cost Sensors

 


Casey Elizondo
Major: Computer EngineeringCasey
Minor: Military Science
Class of 2022
Contact
celizondo5@unm.edu
Research Interests
Renewable Energy, Networks & Signals, Robotics

 


James Fenimorejames_smi
Major: Computer Engineering
Minor: Military Science
Class of 2024
Contact
jdfenimore@unm.edu
Research Interests
Cybersecurity

 


Lucas ZhouLucasZhou
UNM Undergraduate Research Assistant
Contact
lfzhou@unm.edu
Research Interests
Computer Engineering

 


Maria del Pilar (Pily) Rodriguezpily
Design Engineer, ESCA Consultants
B.A. Environmental Planning and Design, UNM 2014
B.S. Civil Engineering, UNM 2019
Contact
rodriguez.mdelpilar@gmail.com
pr@escaconsultants.com
Research Interests
Structural health monitoring, railroad and structural design

 


Rafael Cardona HuertaRAFAEL
Site Civil Engineer on the Riyadh metro Project, FCC. 2019
MS Civil Engineering, University of Castilla-La Mancha. 2019
BS Civil Engineering, University of Castilla-La Mancha. 2017
Contact
rafacardonahuerta@hotmail.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rafael-cardona-huerta-25868214b
Research Interests
Structural Health Monitoring, Low-cost Smart Sensors, Structure and Bridge Design


Xiang XuXIANG
MS Bridge Engineering, Yangzhou University, 2020
BS Bridge Engineering, Hebei University of Engineering, 2018
Contact
Email: xxiang@unm.edu
Research Interests
Structure Health Monitoring, Earthquake Engineering, Smart Damping Devices, Wireless smart sensor networks


Zeyu Wu, PhDM
SMILab Affiliate
PhD, Water Structure Engineering, Zhengzhou University, 2012
MS, Mechanical Engineering, Zhengzhou University , 2004
BS, Civil Engineering, Zhengzhou University of Technology, 2000
Contact
Phone- (505) 218-4691;
Email– 13598437507@163.com
Research Interests
Structure vibration control; Complex structure design


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
aozdagli@unm.edu


photoCan Zhu
College of Civil Science and Engineering
SMILab Visiting Scholar from Yangzhou University in P. R. China
Contact
canzhu@unm.edu

 


Philipp WeingärtnerIMG_Philipp
SMILab Exchange Scholar
MS, Civil Engineering, University of the German Armed Forces, Munich
Contact
philipp.weingaertner@unibw.de

 


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
paulward.pw@gmail.com


Noel Mollinedo IMG_2697
AmeriCorps VISTA for STEAM New Mexico
BFA University of New Mexico
Contact
nmollinedo@unm.edu

 


Piyush Garg
Graduate Student and Project Assistant, MSpI
PGD, Integrated VLSI and Embedded System Design, CDAC-Mumbai, 2011
BE, Electronics and Telecommunication, University of Mumbai, 2010
Contact
pgarg@unm.edu

 


Ian BenjaminMe
BS student in Mechanical Engineering at UNM
Contact
benjaminian@unm.edu

 


Sharon Chihyu Shen Sharon
Undergraduate Visiting Scholar in Computer Science, UNM
BS, Electrical Engineering at National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan)
Contact
cyushen@unm.edu

 

 


Ben NarushofBEN
BS Civil Engineering, UNM 2020
Contact
bnarushof@unm.edu
Research Interests
Transportation Engineering

 


Soamiya Afroz ChavezSChavez_Photo
BS Civil Engineering, UNM 2020
BS Architectural Technology, City University of New York 2010
Contact
Email: somie182@unm.edu
Research interests
Augmented Reality in structural analysis

 


Brian Bleckbrianclear
BS, Computer Science, UNM
BA, Architecture UNM, BA Economics UNM
J.D. Law (Washington & Lee University School of Law)
Contact
bbleck@unm.edu


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
BS, Civil Engineering, Shijiazhuang Tiedao University(STU), 2006
Contact
Email- liubideng@cidp.edu.cn


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
Contact
gxy@cidp.edu.cn


Travis TaylorTRAVIS
MS student in Electrical Engineering, Systems and Controls emphasis, UNM
BE in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Alabama, 2016
Contact
twtaylor@unm.edu

 


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


Jose A. Gomez Romero-Salazarj
Graduate Research Assistant (MS)
BS, Industrial Engineering, Carlos III University of Madrid (Spain), 2015
Contact
Email- jalbertogomez@unm.edu

 


Sam Biggsff
Undergrad Research Assistant (BSCE)
BS Civil Engineering, UNM
Contact
Email- sbiggs01@unm.edu

 


Parya Nickbeenp
MS Civil Engineering, UNM
BS Industrial Engineering, Iran 2011
Contact
Email- pnickbeen@unm.edu

 


Michael E Schuh 20171031_181114
Graduate Research Assistant (MS)
Mechanical Engineering, UNM
Contact
mschuh2@unm.edu

 


Desirae Lujan, P.E.Roya
BS, Civil Engineering, Minor in Mathematics, New Mexico State University 2002
MS, Civil Engineering, UNM 2019
Contact
desirae.lujan@lacnm.us

 


Tony Lampert
MEng Civil Engineering, UNM 2019

 

High School Alumni


Aldo Morellialdoaldo
UNM SMILab High School Research Assistant, Bosque School
Contact
aldo.morelli777@gmail.com
Research Interests
Augmented Reality, Operational Calculus

 


Nehan Tarefdernehan 2
SMILab High School Research Assistant
Contact
nehantarefder@gmail.com
Research Interests
Augmented Reality, Robotics, Cybersecurity

 


Malak Elbazmalak
SMILab High School Research Assistant
Contact
malak.elbaz@menaulschool.net
Research Interests
Augmented Reality & Game Development

 


Angel Mancerapicture for Angel
UNM SMILab High School Intern, Colegio Integral El Avila
Experience
Received rising star mention at Stanford’s Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes course on the area of civil engineering. Also attended classes on Steel Design and Construction at UNM
Contact
Phone number: +58 424 2010543
Email: angel.mancera@elavila.org
Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Finance


Emmanuel Rivas20161112_223527-1
UNM SMILAB High School Intern
Computer Engineering, Nanotechnology

 


Juliet SturgeScreen shot 2017-10-17 at 12.04.53 PM
UNM SMILAB High School Intern, Sandia High School
Sustainable Energy, Smart Sensors, Earthquake Engineering, and Robotics

 


Selene Diaz Martinez Screen shot 2017-10-17 at 12.04.53 PM
UNM SMILAB High School Intern, Menaul High School
Smart Sensing, Biomedical Engineering

 


Brian BishopIMG_7339
UNM SMILAB High School Intern
Prospective major in Mechanical or Civil Engineering

 

 


Erik I. MorenoErik Moreno
UNM SMILAB High School Intern, School of Dreams Academy
Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and Architecture, UNM

 

 


Clayton BlissIMG_0341
UNM SMILAB High School Intern, St. Pius X High School
Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University