Curtis O'Malley profile

Curtis O'Malley, PhD

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering


Education:

  • Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA Civil Engineering - B.S. 2005
  • Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA Architectural Engineering - B.S. 2005
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA Civil Engineering - M.S. 2007
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA Civil Engineering - Ph.D. 2011

 

Appointments:

  • New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, Socorro, NM
    • 2016-Present Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department
    • 2015-2016 Research Faculty, Mechanical Engineering Department
    • 2012-2016 Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department
  • Central New Mexico Community College, Albuquerque, NM
    • 2011-2013 Part-time Instructor
  • US Army Aberdeen Testing Center, Aberdeen, MD
    • 2003-2005 Engineering Intern

Calender:

TBD [Could include office hours, schedule, etc.]

 

Outreach:

My students and I organize and conduct K-12 STEM outreach events throughout New Mexico that represent the Mechanical Engineering department at New Mexico Tech, as well as New Mexico Tech as a whole.  We provide interactive demos that engage children and adults of all ages and provide information about the opportunities New Mexico Tech offers. Past events have included BBBS Discovery Festival, multiple New Mexico MESA events,  multiple ¡explora! events, and the AFRL Super Stem Saturday. 

 

Event Time Location

Da Vinci, The Genius Exhibit

 

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

 

New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

1801 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87104 

Recent Design Teams:

Spring 2018 New Mexico Tech Model Airplane Design

Goal

The team had been tasked with designing, building, and flying an airplane to match AIAA competition standards. 

Team Photo
AIAA Plane 2018
Leads

Raymond Searles

Delton Trotsky

Members

Christopher Anderson, Branden Baca, Will Benson, Michael Diswood, Nick Greenfield, Bryce Hart, Tyler Krill, Erica Moreno, Gibson Morgan, Fawn Siriwet

 

Spring 2018 New Mexico Tech Test System Shelter

Goal

The team had been tasked with designing a movable and collapsible vehicle test shelter, for Naval Air Warfare Center at China Lake.

Team Photo
 
Lead

Keith Sillivent

Members

Phillip Fasano, Zachary Rubin, Karl Trujillo, Dean Sieck, Christopher Montalvo, Kyle Vigil, Noah Edwards 

Previous Design Teams:

  • Sandia National Labs Modal Energy Team – Quantify energy dissipation in a bolted connection
  • Sandia National Labs Test Article Team - Collect transportation vibration measurements
  • Sandia National Labs Vibration Mechanism Team – Design and build a vibration test article
  • Wind Turbine Design Project – Design a turbine to generate electricity from an exhaust vent

 

Courses Taught:

  • MENG 110 & 110L - Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
  • ES 201 - Statics
  • ES 302 - Mechanics of Materials
  • MENG 421 & 421L - Finite Element Analysis & Design
  • MENG 451 - Machine Design

 

Research Areas:

  • Solid Mechanics
  • Mechanical System Design
  • Computational Model Validation
  • Vibration and Modal Testing

 

Awards:

  • NMT Student Government Association Faculty Award 2018
  • BBBS Discovery Festivial 2017 - WOW Factor Award, Most Inspirational Award
  • BBBS Discovery Festivial 2016 - Best in Show Award, Kids Choice Award

 

Publications: 

TBD