• March 22, 2019. Our student, John Pantuso, has been recently awarded a New Mexico Space Grant Undergraduate Research Fellowship to study runaway electron acceleration in lightning and laboratory discharges. John is currently scheduled to present his first results in the New Mexico Tech Student Research Symposium, taking place April 10-11, 2019.
  • January 19, 2019. Our student, Sophia Salazar, is attending the APS Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics in Logan, UT. She is representing NMT at the conference as the only participation from our institution, and presenting her research in lightning physics.


  • December 1, 2018. Out team has been awarded a Research Infrastructure Development Award from the NM NASA EPSCoR office to unravel the energetic and chemical impacts of lightning in the Earth's atmosphere.
  • May 11, 2018. Our paper on wave-particle interactions in the Earth's radiation belts has just been published on GRL. This is our first paper at NMT.
  • January 2, 2018. I'm starting today as an Assistant Professor of Physics at New Mexico Tech. I'll also be teaching PHYS 122 – General Physics II this Spring. The textbook for this course is free and it can be downloaded here: https://openstax.org/details/books/university-physics-volume-2