Alumni

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.

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

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, 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. Dale

Naomi Sasso Kessler
Kelsey Lynn Miller,
with Astrophysics Option
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
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