President – Ashok Ghosh

Looking forward to going new places with the association!

Vice President – Lois Fuller

Treasurer – Walter Gerstle

Walter Gerstle is Professor Emeritus of civil engineering at the University of New Mexico with an emphasis in structural engineering and structural mechanics. Gerstle has been active in researching the computational modeling of fracture of composite structures. He is a licensed professional engineer. He has worked for many years as a structural consultant, and has spent summers and sabbaticals performing research at NASA, Sandia National Laboratories, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Oak Ridge National Laboratories. He is the Engineer of Record on many UniRAC, Inc. and Array Technologies, Inc. facilities and products and has provided engineering expertise for both companies in the early development of their now successful business models for the solar energy sector. Gerstle is past president of the New Mexico Section of ASCE, past president of NMSPE, and he is currently Secretary of the NM Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors. He is now CTO of CSolPower LLC, .

Secretary – Athena Christodoulou

Athena Christodoulou is a technology entrepreneur and leader. She has been launching new companies in various industries since 2007. As such, she has designed and built out a cafe, spec home, clean tech consultation, and online app, Udorami. While completing her 2nd masters at UNM she led a team of engineers and MBA student to win the UNM 2012 Technology Business Plan Competition and was the initial Project Manager for the UNM/ASU Solar Decathlon team. She has been active in the clean energy world as president of the NM Solar Energy Association and new technology business consultant. She brings integrity, fresh innovation, outstanding analysis ability, and strategy to her team. Whatever group she leads thrives, be it non-profit or for profit. She says “Together, we will make it happen.” She adheres to the triple bottom line business model: People, Planet, Profit.

Dave Thomas


Tom Solomon


Leila Salim


Elena Kayak


Greg Crabtree


Sarah Selfried


Lora Vassar


Stefi Weisburd


Troy McGee


Natasha Phelps


Jane Stewart


David Mueller


Intern – Isaac Flores

 Isaac is a recent graduate from New Mexico Tech getting a B.S in mechanical engineering. During his time he has helped model and fabricate a payload to test how feasible vibration sensors would be for structural health. His hobbies include the classical guitar and hiking in the Sandia mountains

Intern – Gabriel Maestas

Gabriel is a mechanical engineer, recently graduated from Colorado School of Mines. He is from Albuquerque originally and will be pursuing a Master’s Degree at New Mexico Tech. He will be studying Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Solid Mechanics. Outside of school, he likes going outdoors to go offroading, camping, fishing, and hunting. He is always working on personal projects related to those hobbies, and at any given time he is working on multiple designs.


Intern – Seth Sisneros

Seth is currently studying Mechanical Engineering at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. 


Intern – Dana Figueroa