Several projects have been created by the Reality Augmented Virtual Environment (RAVE) Lab, in collaboration with scientists, graduate students, and undergraduate students, as part of the National Science Foundation’s Scalable Nanomanufacturing for Integrated Systems Project (NSF SNM-IS #1635334) Sustainable Energy Pathways Through Education & Technology Project (NSF SEPTET #1231046).

Director

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Dr. Nick V. Flor

Nick V. Flor is an Associate Professor of Information Systems, Film & Digital Media at the University of New Mexico. He holds a PhD & Masters in Cognitive Science and a Bachelors in Computer Science all from the University of California San Diego. Prior to UNM, he was a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University’s Graduate School of Industrial Administration. Before academia Dr. Flor worked ten years in industry as a software engineer and project leader at Hewlett Packard San Diego.

 


Scientists (NSF SNM and SEPTET)

Dr. Sang Eon Han

Dr. Sang Eon Han is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering in UNM. He earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and his M.S. & B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Seoul National University. He was a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in MIT. His current research is focused on optical and optoelectronic nanomaterials for efficient energy usage. He is a recipient of NSF Career Award in 2016; UNM Science and Technology Corporation Innovation Award in 2016; Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award in 2013; and fellowship from the Samsung Lee Kun Hee Scholarship Foundation 2003-2007.

Dr. Sang M. Han

Dr. Sang M. Han is a Professor in the Departments of Chemical & Nuclear Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of New Mexico (UNM). He earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara and his B.S. in Chemical Engineering with Honors from the University of California at Berkeley. His current research topics that are germane to the solar cells include (1) thin film processing and nanoscale surface corrugation for enhanced light trapping for photovoltaic devices; (2) technology development for energy harvesting in urban areas; (3) metal matrix composite development for high-efficiency multijunction solar cells; and (4) heteroepitaxial films on Si for photovoltaic, electronic, and sensor applications.

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Dr. Olga Lavrova

Dr. Olga Lavrova is a Faculty Advisor for Team ASUNM. She is an Assistant Professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of New Mexico. Her research interests include photovoltaics and nano-scale semiconductor structures for photovoltaic applications, as well as Smart Grid and emerging energy generation, distribution and storage technologies. Dr. Olga Lavrova is also the founder and faculty advisor for UNM’s Solar Car team. She also pioneered collaboration between the ECE Department and School of Architecture at UNM, which lead to two “Solar House” competitions.

 

 


Current Students

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Adrienne Neef

Adrienne is an undergraduate at the University of New Mexico majoring in Interdisciplinary Film and Media production. As a Technical Specialist at the RAVE lab, Adrienne’s responsibilities include 3D modeling, animating, rigging, and texturing for 360 videos and video games.

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Kim Huynh

Kim is an undergraduate in Computer Science at the University of New Mexico. At The RAVE lab she works as a Game Designer on projects such as the Virtual Energy World.

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Mason Knight

Mason is a student at the University of New Mexico and is currently pursuing a BBA in Business Administration with a focus in management information systems and a minor in classical history. Mason is the 2D concept artist for all RAVE lab projects.

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Megan Hayden

Megan Hayden is undergraduate at The University of New Mexico with a concentration in Finance and a Minor in economics. Megan’s responsibilities at the RAVE lab include producing videos to promote STEM research, creating graphics/posters, producing music, participating in competitions, and conducting research.

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Melinda Mesibov

Melinda is an undergraduate in business administration at The University of New Mexico with concentrations in marketing and organizational leadership and a minor in psychology. At the RAVE Lab Melinda oversees promotional and marketing efforts, such as videos, research presentations, infographics, social media, and video games.

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Nicole Jaramillo-Martinez

Nicole is an undergraduate of Business Administration at the University of New Mexico. Her degree concentration is in Marketing while her Minor is in Spanish. As Social Media Manager, she is in charge of promoting RAVE lab projects via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, and other social media platforms.


Previous Students

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Alan Seciwa

Alan Seciwa has graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in MS ISA and a focus on cyber security. Alan was the 3D programmer responsible for creating landscapes and other objects.

Bjorn Swenson

Bjorn Swenson

Bjørn Swenson has graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Computer Science. At the RAVE Lab he worked as a  general programmer. His interests include game development, big data, and networking. In his spare time, you might find him working on games, playing piano, or studying Russian.

Brady Rigg

Brady Rigg

Brady has graduated from the University of New Mexico from the Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media Program. At the RAVE Lab, he was responsible for character modeling.

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Ceagan Lino

Ceagan studied Technical and Professional writing at the University of New Mexico. As a Copyright for the RAVE lab his responsibilities included; editing design documents, creating flowcharts, and the integration of sustainable practices into entertainment media produced by the RAVE lab.

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Colin Valek

Colin Valek has graduated from the University of New Mexico, where he studied Fine Arts in the Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media program. He has interned at Sony Pictures Imageworks and several other local visual effects and production companies. At the RAVE Lab, he was a Project Assistant and Lead Artist.

Evan Slagle

Evan received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media Program with a concentration on production. He was responsible for modeling and animation for RAVE Lab.

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Gabrielle Richardson

Gabby is an undergraduate at the University of New Mexico with a major in international studies and a minor In economics. At the RAVE lab Gabby worked as a Video Technician and Research Assistant.

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Haile Shannon

Haile Shannon was an MBA candidate at the Anderson School of Management with a dual-concentration in Information Systems and Information Assurance. He holds a Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in both Accounting and Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media. Haile served as project lead at the RAVE Lab, developing 3D characters, non-organic models, & animations. His responsibilities included project lead, 3D/2D modeling & animation, and concept art.

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Jaclyn Huchel

Jaclyn Huchel was a Senior in the Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media Program. Her responsibilities included concept art, 3D character design, and 2D game art.

Jeannette Arroyo

Jeannette Arroyo

Jeannette Arroyo has graduated from the University of New Mexico from the Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media program. She was responsible for artwork for RAVE Lab.

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Jennifer Lake

Jennifer Lake was an MBA candidate at the Anderson School of Management with a dual concentration in Management Information Systems & Entrepreneurship. Her BBA is in Marketing. At the RAVE Lab, she was a project assistant.

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Jerrick Morsey

Jerrick Morsey graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Management Information Systems. He has worked  for the Center for Academic Program Support as their web designer and was nominated for student employee of the year for 2012-2013.

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Keara Sweeney

Keara Sweeney is an undergraduate business student at the University of New Mexico. She filmed and edited videos at The RAVE Lab to promote students in STEM.

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Meghana Dasigi

Meghana Dasigi has graduated with a masters degree in Computer Science at the University of New Mexico. At the RAVE Lab, programmed many improvements to the Virtual Energy World and the Energy Surge System. She enjoyed working with computers and space in her work at The RAVE Lab. She also liked developing games and exploring the latest technologies, like augmented and virtual reality.

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Mi Zhou

Mi Zhou was a graduate student working on broadband infrared absorbers that could be used in urban settings to harness stray energy. Imagine a portable device, such as a mobile phone, that scavenges any and all sources of stray energy in the busy urban settings to power itself. She used both self-assembly-based and lithography-based approaches to fabricate infrared absorbers. Her work involved a range of materials assembly, epitaxial growth, micro/nanofabrication, and materials/device characterization.

Mia Casesa

Mia Casesa

Mia Casesa is a senior in the Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media program with minors in Studio Art and Arts Management. At the RAVE Lab, Mia was an illustrator, graphic designer and concept artist.

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Monica Merker

Monica Merker was an MBA candidate at the Anderson School of Management with a dual concentration in Marketing and International Management. She was awarded the Black Trust Academic Scholarship through Anderson for her academic accomplishments. She was a Graduate Assistant and Project Assistant under Professor Nick V. Flor. She also worked as a Procurement Technical Assistant for the University of New Mexico Purchasing Department.

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Nataani Tome

Nataani Tome has graduated with bachelors degree from the IFDM program at the University of New Mexico. At the RAVE Lab, he composed music for games and videos.

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Roland Hentz

Roland is a current undergraduate student at the University of New Mexico who majors in Management Information Systems and minors in Mathematics. At The RAVE lab, Roland was the coder responsible for managing the RAVE lab website and the RAVE lab’s SHADE house application.

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RuthAnn Tibbetts

RuthAnn Tibbetts was an MBA candidate at the Anderson School of Management with a dual concentration in Marketing and Operations Management. She holds a BBA with concentrations in Marketing and Human Resource Management. At the RAVE Lab, she was a Research Assistant.

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Ryan Sishc

Ryan is an undergraduate at the University of New Mexico and is currently pursuing a double major in Creative Writing and History. As a Copyright at the RAVE Lab his responsibilities included drafting/editing documents and designing creative content for media.

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Rodrigo graduated from the University of New Mexico with an MBA in Management of Technology. Rodrigo was the producer at the RAVE lab, and was responsible for researching, 3D modeling, animating, and project management.

 

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Sarah Gonzalez

Sarah Gonzalez has graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering with a focus on Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media, and a minor in music. She has won the following awards: HENAAC Scholar (2012-2013), ECE Outstanding Junior (2011-2012), and was a National Merit Finalist in 2008. Her responsibilities included immersive media hardware & software development and music design and production.

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Sarun Atiganyanun

Sarun Atiganyanun was a graduate student working on fabrication and modeling of semiconductor photonic lattice structures based on colloidal self-assembly and epitaxial semiconductor growth. Light manipulation is becoming increasingly more important for photovoltaic as well as optoelectronic devices, and he was working to fabricate photonic lattice structures that would spectrally tune the light for semiconductor absorbers and emitters. He complemented his experimental work with fundamental physics modeling.

Sophia Baldonado

Sophia Baldonado

Sophia has graduated from the Anderson School of Management, with concentrations in management in Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media. At the RAVE Lab, she was a project producer, web developer for RAVE Lab, as well as a freelance web designer and graphic designer. She was a Rick Johnson Scholar and enjoys traveling, concerts, video games, and sewing. Since graduating, Sophia has relocated to Seattle where she is doing an intensive software development program called Ada Developers Academy. She is also very involved with her local indie game development community.

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Sruthi Manne

Sruthi Manne has graduated from the University of New Mexico with her MBA with a concentration in Management Information Systems. At the RAVE Lab, she was responsible for information apps and research for RAVE Lab, as well as maintaining the website.

Stephanie Galliart

Stephanie Galliart

Stephanie Galliart has graduated from the University of New Mexico from Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media program. At the RAVE Lab, she was responsible for artwork and game design.

Thomas Gallegos

Thomas Gallegos

Thomas Gallegos has graduated from the University of New Mexico, where he was in the Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media program. He was responsible for 2D and 3D animations for the RAVE Lab.

Timothy VanOsdell

Timothy VanOsdell

Timothy VanOsdell was a 2D and 3D animator pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media. He produced animations for the RAVE Lab and was very passionate about his work. His work included animations concerning renewable energy resources. Promoting new ideas and inventions via animation is something he is passionate about. During his free time, Tim can be found riding his skateboard at the park or crafting armor for the next comic convention.

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Quinn Palmer

Quinn Palmer is currently finishing up a BBA in Management Information Systems and Entrepreneurial studies with a minor in Sustainability Studies at the University of New Mexico. At The RAVE Lab Quinn worked as a Game Developer on projects such as the Fallout 4 mod Saving Soville.