The New Mexico Tech Board of Regents recently approved tenure and promotion for six faculty members. Faculty members receiving tenure and promotion from assistant professor to associate professor are:

Caitano da Silva, Ph.D.

Caitano da Silva, Ph.D.  – da Silva is an associate professor in the Department of Physics. He earned his master’s degree in space geophysics from Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (National Institute for Space Research) in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil; and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania.

Alex Gysi, Ph.D.

Alex Gysi, Ph.D.  – Gysi has a dual appointment as an economic geologist in the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources and as an associate professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science. He is the head of the Ore Deposits and Critical Minerals experimental laboratory (ODCM Lab) and research group in the bureau. He earned his M.Sc. in mineralogy and petrology at ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in  Switzerland, and his Ph.D. in geochemistry from the University of Iceland.

Kooktae Lee, Ph.D

Kooktae Lee, Ph.D.  – Lee is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.  He received a doctorate from Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

Ramyaa, Ph.D

Ramyaa, Ph.D. – Ramyaa is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. She earned a master of science degree in artificial intelligence and a master of science degree in computer science from the University of Georgia, and a Ph.D. in computer science from Indiana University.

Faculty members receiving a promotion from associate professor to full professor:

Anders Jorgensen, Ph.D

Anders Jorgensen, Ph.D. – Jorgensen is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering. He earned a Ph.D. in astronomy with a specialization in space physics from Boston University in Massachusetts.

Michaelann Tartis, Ph.D.

Michaelann Tartis, Ph.D. – Tartis is a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and is department chair. She earned a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the University of California, Davis.

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