Below is a list of alumni associated with the New Mexico Tech Physics Department. Please contact the department or a faculty member for status about NM Tech alum. |

### 2018

**Doctor of Philosophy**

**Samuel J. Collopy,** advisor: Ivan Avramidi

**Tina Guth,** advisor: Michelle Creech-Eakman

**Gareth C. Jones, **advisor: Chris Carilli (NRAO)

**Ryen C. Lapham**, advisor: Lisa Young

**Virginie A. Montes**, advisor: Peter Hofner

**Master of Science in Physics**

**Brandon Gray**, advisor: Paul Arendt

**Jose M. Martinez-Claros**, advisor: Richard Sonnenfeld

**Bachelor of Science in Physics**

**Thomas L. Dearing**, double major with Electrical Engineering, minors in Optical Science and Mathematics

**Marcos M. Flores**, double major with Mathematics

**K. Ryder Fox**, with Atmospheric Physics option

**Sebastian Hendrickx-Rodriguez**, double major with Mathematics

**Kathryn Jones**, minor in Explosives Engineering

**Anthony J. Lenox**, with Computer Science option, minor in Mathematics

**Samuel C. Montgomery**, with Astrophysics option, minors in Earth Science and Mathematics

**Joseph J. Peterman III**, double major with Mathematics

**Thomas J. Rood**

**Keith A. Salazar**, with Astrophysics option

**Isaac P. Williams**, with Astrophysics option, minor in Mathematics

### 2017

*Doctor of Philosophy*

**Richard G. Cosentino**, advisor: Raul Morales-Juberias

**Viviana A. Rosero Rueda**, advisor: Peter Hofner

**Stipo Sentic**, advisor: Sharon Sessions

*Master of Science in Physics*

**Miguel A. Bernardez**, advisor: David Raymond

**Brandon Gray**, advisor: Paul Arendt

**Perianne E. Johnson**, advisor: Raul Morales-Juberias

**James E. Price, III**, advisor: Peter Hofner

*Bachelor of Science in Physics*

**Justin D. Acker**

**Kelsae L. Adame**, Minor in Mathematics

**Sydney J. Andrews,** with Astrophysics Option

**Matthias T. Banet**, Minors in Materials Engineering and Mathematics

**Benjamin P. Burnett**, Minor in Mathematics, with Computer Science Option

**Jared P. Canright**, Minor in Optical Science and Engineering

**Malia K. Chevalier**, Minor in Mathematics

**Travis Crockett**

**Charles E. Dugger, **Minor in Mathematics

**Anthony T. Giljum, III**

**Jesse Hanowell**, with Astrophysics Option

**Anthony J. Lenox**, Minor in Mathematics, with Computer Science Option

**Hung H. V. Nguyen**

**Rebecca M. Proni**, Minor in Mathematics

**Weckiai A. Rannila,** with Astrophysics Option

**Nicole J. Romanoski**, with Astrophysics Option

**James P. Riker**

**Andres A. Salas**, double Major with Mathematics

**Samuel E. Schlenker**

**Ty E. Stovall**, Minor in Explosives Engineering

### 2016

*Doctor of Philosophy*

**Crystal N. Anderson,** advisor: David Meier

**Michael J. Herman,** advisor: David Raymond

**Jeff Lapierre**, advisor: Richard Sonnenfeld

*Bachelor of Science in Physics*

**Alex R. Attanasio**, Concentration in Astrophysics, Double Major in Physics and Mathematics

**Bahvik P. Bhakta**, Minor in Mathematics

**Michael C. Chavez**, Double Major in Physics and Mathematics

**Adriana G. Gabaldon**, Minor in Mathematics

**Charlotte E. Hausman**, Concentration in Astrophysics

**Clayton L. Jarratt**, Minors in Mathematics and Chemistry

**Daniel P. Jensen**

**Perianne E. Johnson**, Concentration in Astrophysics, Minor in Mathematics

**Brandon M. Medina**, Concentration in Astrophysics, Double Major in Physics and Mathematics

**Ayla J. Murphy**, Concentration in Astrophysics, Double Major in Physics and Mathematics

**Timothy E. E. Olszanski**

**David J. Schodt**, Minor in Electrical Engineering, Double Major in Physics and Mathematics

### 2015

*Doctor of Philosophy*

**Kristina Nyland**, advisor: Lisa Young

**Phillip Cigan**, advisor: Lisa Young

**Heather Bloemhard**, advisor: Michelle Creech-Eakman

*Master of Science in Physics*

**Virginie A. Montes**, advisor: Peter Hofner

**Mallory D. White**, advisor: Michelle Creech-Eakman

**Julia Tilles**, specialty in instrumentation, advisor: Paul Krehbiel

*Bachelor of Science in Physics*

**Zachery Aranda**

**Christopher Barnes**

**Miguel Bernardez**, Minor in Mathematics

**Austin DeHart**, Minor in Mathematics

**Paige E. Hansen**, Minor in Mathematics, with Astrophysics Option

**Jameson R. Hetrick**, Minor in Mathematics, with Astrophysics Option

**Bryce E. A. McKenzie**

**Nathaniel J. Miller**

**Zachary L. Nelson**, Minor in Mathematics

**Thomas A. Peoples**

**Veronica L. Pierce**, Minor in Mathematics, with Astrophysics Option

**Nicholas R. Pincus**

**James E. Price, III**, with Astrophysics Option

**Moniara R. Romero**, Double Major with Mathematics

**Luis A. Torres**, Minor in Mathematics

**Janek N. Turk**, Minors in Aerospace Engineering and Mathematics, with Computer Science Option

**Shannon N. Tunney, **Double Major with Biology

### 2014

*Doctor of Philosophy*

**Tyler M. McCracken**, advisor: Michelle Creech-Eakman

**Saska Gjorgievska**, advisor: Dave Raymond

**Joshua R. Marvil**, advisor: Jean Eilek and Frazier Owen

**Jon Jedediah Rembold,** advisor: Dave Westpfahl and Eileen Ryan

**Mike Stock**, advisor: Paul Krehbiel

*Master of Science in Physics*

**Tina Guth**, advisor: Michelle Creech-Eakman

**John W. Russell**, with Minor in Mathematical Analysis, advisor: Paul Arendt

**Keith A. Morris**, with Specialty in Instrumentation, advisor: Ken Eack

*Bachelor of Science in Physics*

**Ryan M. Ashton**, Minors in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics

**Caitlin E. Guenther**, with Astrophysics Option

**Zachary D. Lawrence,** Minor in Mathematics, with Computer Science Option

**Isabel L. McCoy**, Minor in Mathematics, with Atmospheric Physics Option

**Kelsey E. Meyer**

**Matthew T. Napolitano**

**Christina Y. Nevarez**, with Atmospheric Physics Option

**Ethan J. Risley**, Minor in Mathematics, with Astrophysics Option

**Sam P. Rochelle**, Minor in Earth Science

**Stephen K. Sanders**

**Bethany C. Sutherland**, with Atmospheric Physics Option

**Angelica Vargas**, Minor in Mathematics, with Astrophysics Option

### 2013

*Doctor of Philosophy*

**Sonja A. Behnke**, advisor: Ron Thomas

*Master of Science in Physics*

**Christina M. Henning**, advisor: Peter Hofner

**Alexandra N. Luts**, advisor: Dave Meier

**Alisa V. Shtromberg **with Specialty in Instrumentation, advisor: Michelle Creech-Eakman

**Jacob J. Trueblood **with Specialty in Instrumentation, advisor: Ken Eack

**Tristan M. Wolfe**, advisor: Michelle Creech-Eakman

*Bachelor of Science in Physics*

**Andrew T. Arrasmith**

**Sayre Christenson** Minor in Mathematics

**Shane X. Coffing**

**Frederick R. Hanson** Minor in Hispanic Studies

**Leah Lindsey **with Atmospheric Physics Option

**William M. Pickett**

### 2012

*Doctor of Philosophy*

**Luke M. Schmidt**, advisor: Dave Westpfahl **
Jason C. Speights**, advisor: Dave Westpfahl

*Master of Science in Physics*

**Phillip Johnathan Cigan**, advisor: Lisa Young

*Bachelor of Science in Physics*

** Benjamin Jerome Buckman** with Astrophysics Option

Nathaniel V. DaleNathaniel V. Dale

**Naomi Sasso Kessler**

Kelsey Lynn Miller,with Astrophysics Option

Kelsey Lynn Miller,

**Eric Carl Peterson****Xavier Carlos Quintana****Robert Henry Rayas****Amber Marie Schedlbauer,**Minors in Biology and Mathematics

**William Villanueva,**Minor in Mathematics

### 2011

*Doctor of Philosophy*

**Abhirup Datta**, advisor: Jean Eilek

**Harald Edens**, advisor: Paul Krehbiel

**Danielle Lucero**, advisor: Lisa Young

*Master of Science in Physics*

**Jorge Cisneros**, advisor: David Raymond

**David Herceg**, advisor: Ken Minschwaner

*Bachelor of Science in Physics*

**Daniel Breen **

**Andrea Gallegos** with Astrophysics Option

**Kyle Jaffa**

**Patrick Leahy**

**Daniel Rodeheffer** with Astrophysics Option

**Sarah Stanley**

**Genevieve Vaive** with Astrophysics Option

### 2010

*Doctor of Philosophy*

**Urvashi Rao-Venkata**, advisor: Jean Eilek

*Master of Science in Physics*

**William Oxford**, advisor: David Westpfahl

*Bachelor of Science in Physics*

**Victor Alvidrez**

**Leandra Boucheron** – Status (2012): Doctoral student at UCSD Physics

**Frederik Davies** – Status (2015): Postdoc at MPIA

**Jared Duffy**

**James Faulkner**

**Brent Howe**

**Phillip Jenks**

**Michael Johnson** – Status (2012): Instrumentation engineer at IRIS/PASSCAL

**Daniel McCoy** – Status (2015): Doctoral student at UW Atmospheric Physics

**Alejandro Meneses**

**Stephanie Moats**

**Anna Nuckolls**

**Laura Oliveira**

**Eleni Peterson Schnell**

**Alaric Sessions**

**Sarah Stanley**

**Jacob Trueblood**

### 2009

*Doctor of Philosophy*

**Guglielmo Fucci**, advisor: Ivan Avramidi, Mathematical Physics, Non-Perturbative Aspects of Quantum Electrodynamics and Investigations in Matrix Gravity

**Gaopeng Lu**, advisor: William Winn, Atmospheric Physics, Analysis of Charge Transfer in Intracloud Lightning using a Time-Dependent Multi-Dipole Model – Status (2012) Post-doc at Duke University

*Master of Science in Physics*

**Jessica Elias**, advisor: Michelle Creech-Eakman, Astrophysics

**Evan Jordan**, advisor: Peter Hofner, Astrophysics

**Marc LaBelle**, advisor: Dave Westpfahl, Astrophysics & Instrumentation

**Jason Speights**, advisor: Dave Westpfahl, Astrophysics

**Parnchai (PC) Sawaengphokhai**, advisor: Ken Minschwaner, Atmospheric Physics

**Jared Crossley**, advisor: Timothy Hankins, Astrophysics

**Ruth Juarez**, advisor: Eileen Ryan and Dave Westpfahl, Astrophysics

*Bachelor of Science in Physics*

**Erica Block, **with Astrophysics Option

**Nicholas McCarthy**

**Krista McCord, **with Astrophysics Option

**Dan Bonin, **with Atmospheric Physics Option

**Jayson Lee Barr, **with Atmospheric Physics Option, Minor in Mathematics

**Justin Lee Goza**, Minor in Mathematics

**Richard Allen Lindsay**, Minor in Mathematics

**Roy Eugene Murray, IV**

**Martin Rudolph**, Minors in Mechanical Engineering & Mathematics

**John Walsh Russell** – Status (2015): Doctoral student at University of Hawaii

**David Jordan Wooten**

**Sean Alexander Sullivan, **with Astrophysics Option

**Michael J. Herman, **with Atmospheric Physics Option – Status (2015) Doctoral student at NMT Physics

### 2008

*Doctor of Philosophy*

**Esteban Araya**, advisor: Peter Hofner, Astrophysics, From Established to Potentially New Probes of Massive Star Formation

*Master of Science in Physics*

**Samuel Collopy, **advisor: David Westpfahl

**Will Walden Newman**, advisor: Richard Sonnenfeld

*Bachelor of Science in Physics*

**Luana C. Howes Berger, **with Astrophysics Option

**Amanda Cathleen Clements**

**Bryan Paul Dannowitz, **with Computer Science Option, Minor in Mathematics

**JoAnna G. Johnston**, Minors in Mathematics and Earth Science

**Alexandra Nicole Luts**, Minor in Mathematics

### 2007

*Doctor of Philosophy*

**James Anderson**, advisor: Jean Eilek, Emission Mechanisms in Low-Luminosity Active Galactic Nuclei

**Jeremiah Harlin**, advisor: Paul Krehbiel, Using the Lightning Mapping Array to Study Radiation Patterns of Lightning – Status (2012): Technical Staff at Los Alamos Lab

*Master of Science in Physics*

**Michael Collier, **advisor: Jean Eilek

**Joseph Dunbar, **advisor: David Westpfahl

**Emily Fryer, **advisor: David Westpfahl, Variable stars (s-Cepheids)

**Mala Mateen, **advisor: Peter Hofner, A SO Survey of Massive Star Forming Regions

*Bachelor of Science in Physics*

**Maranda Bean**, Minor in Mathematics

**David Bizzozero, **with Astrophysics Option, Minor in Mathematics

**David Cady**, Posthumous

**Justin Erwin, **with Computer Science Option

**Shawnn Evans**, Minor in Mathematics and Philosophy

**Paul Festler, **with Astrophysics Option

**Andrew Grieco
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**Diana Grijalva,**with Astrophysics Option, Minor in Mathematics

**Josh Hanson**, Minor in Mathematics

**David Herceg,**with Atmospheric Option, Minor in Mathematics

**Abel Jauregui**, Minor in Optical Science and Engineering

**Evan Jordan,**with Astrophysics Option

**Jason Kooi**, Minor in History

**Pablo Laight**, Minor in Mathematics

**Scott Montgomery,**with Astrophyics Option and Mathematics

**Jalpa Patel,**with Astrophysics Option, Minor in Mathematics

**Nick Patterson**, Physics and Mathematics – Status (2012): Doctoral student at U. Mich. Physics

**Elizabeth Puetz**

**Jacob Searcy**

**Clayton Sneider**

### 2006

*Doctor of Philosophy*

**Catherine Clewett**, advisor: William Winn and Tanja Pietras, 129Xe Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies of Carbon Nanotubes

**Dale Conwell**, advisor: David Westpfahl, Energy Deposition, Spectral Effects, and Neutron Multiplicity of an Electron Driven Nuclear Assembly

**Zeljka Fuchs**, advisor: David Raymond, Large-Scale Modes of the Tropical Atmosphere

*Master of Science in Physics*

**John Battles**, advisor: Richard Sonnenfeld, A Balloon Borne Instrument for Measuring Rapid Electric Vector Changes in Thunderstorms

*Bachelor of Science in Physics*

**Brady Anspaugh**, Minor in Electrical Engineering

**Kareem Dabbagh**, Minor in Mathematics

**Quinten Jamieson**

**Daniel Kiphart**, Minors in Biology and Mathematics

**Theodore McCormack**

**Eric Plum**

**Parnchai (PC) Sawaengphokhai**, Minor in Mathematics

**Jason Speights, **with Astrophysics Option

**Colleen Villanova**, Minor in Mathematics

**William Walden-Newman**, Minor in Mathematics

### 2005

*Doctor of Philosophy*

**Timothy D. Hamlin**, advisor: Paul Krehbiel, New Mexico Tech Lightning Mapping Array

**Tomislav Markovic**, advisor: Jean Eilek, Dynamics of Thermal and Non-Thermal Components of ICM

**Denis Oesch**, advisor: David Westpfahl, Imaging a Laser Guide Star with Thermal and Coating Variations in the Primary Mirror

*Master of Science in Physics*

**James Caruthers, **advisor: David Westpfahl, Time Evolution of the Fractal Dimension of Turbulent Flows

**Craig Miller**, advisor: David Westpfahl, Reynolds Number Dependence of the Fractal Dimension of Turbulent Plumes

*Bachelor of Science in Physics*

**Andrew Claussen**, Minor in History

**Samuel Collopy**

**Justin Dressel**

**Brett Edwards**, with Astrophysics Option

**Ruth Juarez**

**John Kistler**, with Astrophysics Option

**Donald McKinney**, with Astrophysics Option

**Timothy Mickey**

**Brian Mong**, Minor in Psychology – Status (2012): Post-doc at Gran Sasso neutrino observatory

**Kyle Ramos**, Minor in Electrical Engineering

**Leo Rodriguez**, Minor in Mathematics

**Adam Searle**, Double Major in Mathematics

**Alisa Shtromberg**, with Astrophysics Option, Minor in Mathematics

**Greg Spitz**, Minor in Mathematics

**Lacey Stewart **

**Michael Stock,** with Atmospheric Option

**Gregory Valentino**