Group Pictures

Current Members

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Principal Investigator

David Restrepo

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

david.restrepo@utsa.edu

 

Postdoc. Northwestern University, 2018.

Postdoc. Purdue University, 2017.

PhD. Engineering, Purdue University, 2015

MSc. Engineering, Universidad EAFIT, Medellin, Colombia, 2012

BSc. Mechanical Engineering, Universidad EAFIT, Medellin, Colombia, 2010

 

Postdocs

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Mauricio Aristizabal Cano 

Mauricio.AristizabalCano@utsa.edu

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

Ph.D. Students

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Juan David Navarro

juandavid.navarro@my.utsa.edu

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

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

 

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Juan Sebastián Rincón Tabares

juansebastian.rincontabares@my.utsa.edu

orcid.org/0000-0001-6798-4532

MSc. Engineering, Universidad Autónoma de Manizales, Manizales, Colombia, 2019

BSc. Mechanical Engineering, Universidad Autónoma de Manizales, Manizales, Colombia, 2015

 

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Juan Camilo Velasquez

juancamilo.velasquezgonzalez@my.utsa.edu

Juan Camilo Velasquez completed his undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering at Universidad EAFIT (Medellin, Colombia) in December 2020. His main interests are Aerospace Engineering and Materials Science.

 

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David Yamil Risk Mora

david.risk@my.utsa.edu

orcid.org/0000-0002-7004-408X

BSc. Mechanical Engineering, Universidad Autónoma de Manizales, Manizales, Colombia, 2021

 

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Daniela Posso (co-advised: Prof. Harry Millwater)

daniela.possohoyosl@utsa.edu

M.S. Students

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

drishya.dahal@my.utsa.edu

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.

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Meggan Wolanin (co-advised: Prof. Brendy Rincon)

meggan.wolanin@my.utsa.edu

Meggan completed her undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering at UTSA in spring 2020. 
Her research interests are materials and corrosion engineering and their applications to the aerospace field. 

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

james.white@my.utsa.edu

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.

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Colten Rodriguez

crodriguezjea@gmail.com

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. 

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William B. Beck

william.beck@utsa.edu

William got his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University in July of 2019. His current research interests are anything in the field of solid mechanics, and numerical methods, such as Finite Element Analysis

 

Undergraduate Students

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Roy Vallejo

roy.vallejo@my.utsa.edu

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Ethan Flores

ethan.flores@my.utsa.edu

Visiting Students

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Franco Garces

fgarcesz@eafit.edu.co

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.