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Mauricio Aristizabal Cano

PhD. Engineering, Universidad EAFIT, Colombia, 2020.
MSc. Engineering, Universidad EAFIT, Colombia, 2014.
BSc. Mechanical Engineering, Universidad EAFIT, Colombia, 2012. 

Ph.D. Students


Juan David Navarro

PhD. Engineering, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 2023

MSc. Engineering, Universidad EAFIT, Medellin, Colombia, 2019

BSc. Mechanical Engineering, Universidad EAFIT, Medellin, Colombia, 2015


M.S. Students


David Berard (co-advised: Prof. Lyle Hood)


David Berard graduated Summa Cum Laude with his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at UTSA in the spring of 2018. He completed his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree in Spring 2020.  



Colten Rodriguez

Colten Rodriguez graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering in May 2019.   Colten is affiliated with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) and has worked in the field of Accident Reconstruction Principals and Technology since 2013.  Colten plans on continuing his education in a Ph.D. program where he can further investigate Accident Reconstruction Principals and Technology. 


Drishya Dahal (co-advised: Prof. Brendy Rincon)

Drishya is an international student from Nepal. He got his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics from UTSA in May 2020. After graduation, he wants to use his engineering education in product development, the automotive/aerospace industries, or robotics.


James White (co-advised: Prof. Lyle Hood)

B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2017 (Concentration: Biomechanics)
James has a keen interest in new product development within the medical device industry. After graduation, he plans on either returning to industry to work as a Mechanical R&D Engineer or continuing his education in a Ph.D. program.

Undergraduate Students


Elizabeth Lopez


Mauricio Bailey


Joshua Salas


Roy Vallejo


Ethan Flores


Hayden Bilbo

Hayden is a third year undergraduate student in Mechanical Engineering at UTSA. His research interest includes materials and aerospace engineering.



Joshua Gale


Joshua Gale is completed his undergraduate in Biomedical Engineering student at UTSA in spring 2020. He is passionate about biomaterials, 3D-printing, drug delivery, and regenerative medicine. Currently, Joshua is working as the project lead on developing an integrated bandage for chronic wounds. He has a strong work ethic and is always ready to brainstorm new and innovative ideas for every problem that he encounters.



Jens R Knudsen III


Mechanical engineering major in his 3rd year of study.

Military veteran with 13 years of experience in precision test equipment calibration and maintenance.

Passionate about engineering and it's applications to space exploration.



Vittorio Ferrari

Vittorio Ferrari is an undergraduate student in mechanical engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is an International student from Verona, Italy. Vittorio's interests are manufacturing and materials engineering and their applications in the precision machinery field. 


Alex Mendoza (Fall 2019-Summer 2020)

Alex Mendoza is an undergraduate student majoring in Mechanical Engineering at UTSA. His main interest is Automotive Manufacturing. After graduating, Alex Alex plans to either get his MBA or Masters in Mechanical Engineering.



Walter Billard (Spring-Fall 2019)

Walter is an undergraduate Mechanical Engineering student at UTSA. He is passionate about design, mechanics, and 3D-printing.


Graduate Students who Participated in Research


Brandon Oran Perez (Master Student, Fall 2019)

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, UTSA, 2019
Brandon is passionate about research on aerospace applications that deal with materials and thermal applications.

Visiting Scholars


Maria Jose Londoño 


Franco Garces (Fall 2022)

Franco is an undergraduate student majoring in Mechanical Engineering at Universidad EAFIT (Medellin, Colombia). His interests are materials science and the motorsport world. After graduating, he wants to continue his studies with a Ph.D.


Juan Camilo Velasquez (Spring-Summer 2020)

Juan Camilo Velasquez is a fifth-year undergraduate student of Mechanical Engineering at Universidad EAFIT in Medellin, Colombia. His main interest are Aerospace Engineering, and Materials Science.



Juan Carrasco (Summer 2021)

Juan is an undergraduate student at Northeast Lakeview College, co-enrolled at Texas A&M University through the Chevron Engineering Academy. His objective is to obtain a B.S in either Computer Science & Engineering or Aerospace Engineering.


Lyann Serrano (Summer 2020)


Lyann is a second-year undergraduate student majoring in Mathematics at Northeast Lakeview, transferring to UTSA to pursue a Masters Degree in Mathematics and (possibly) minor in Computer Science. She has a deep interest in computing and proving/disproving mathematical theories.

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