Sofia Gomez

  • Program Year: 1
  • Academic Institution: University of Texas at El Paso
  • Field of Study: Mechanical Engineering
  • Academic Advisor: Yirong Lin
  • Practicum(s): Practicum Not Yet Completed
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso, 2021

Publications

Posters and presentations:
- Gomez SG, Munoz JA, Rodriguez A, Kumar V. Inspecting clusters of oil utilizing inner-structural analysis through non-destructive CT imaging techniques for carbon sequestration. Poster orally presented at: COURI symposium at the University of Texas at El Paso; 2019 April; El Paso, Texas.
- Gomez SG, Munoz JA. Phonon Density of States of Iron Alloys via the Cluster Expansion Method. Poster orally presented at: Virtual COURI symposium at the University of Texas at El Paso; 2020 July; El Paso, Texas.
- Gomez SG, Khamala B, Munoz JA. Phonon thermodynamics of rare-earth-iron Laves phases below and above the Curie temperature. Poster orally presented at: APS March Meeting; 2021 March; Virtual
- Gomez SG, Khamala B, Munoz JA. Phonon thermodynamics of rare-earth-iron Laves phases below and above the Curie temperature. Poster orally presented at: Virtual COURI symposium at the University of Texas at El Paso; 2021 May; El Paso, Texas.
- Gomez SG, Meraz V, Arteaga V, De La Rocha A, Smidt T, Tang YH, Munoz JA, de Jong W. Optimization of machine learning models for molecular dynamics simulations. Poster orally presented at: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; 2021 August; Virtual
- Munoz JA, De la Rocha A, Arteaga V, Meraz V, Gomez SG, Tang YH, de Jong W. Finite-temperature lattice dynamics from graph kernel machine learning interatomic potentials. Oral Presentation (abstract accepted) at TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition; 2022 March; Anaheim, California

Awards

Graduate Fellowships/Scholarships
-DOE NNSA SSGF Fellow (current)
-NSF GRFP Awardee (declined)
-HITEC Foundation Scholarship, 2022
-Doctoral Excellence Fellowship, 2021
-Patricia and Jonathan Rogers Scholarship, 2021

Undergraduate Scholarships
-ASME Petroleum Division Scholarship, 2020
-Mentored Experiences in Research, Inquiry, and Creativity, for Undergraduate Scholars Scholarship, 2020
-DOE NNSA 1st Place TOP Honor Minority Serving Institute Partnership Program Scholarship, 2020
-NSF travel grant to Jefferson Lab A.I. Conference, 2020
-ASME/SHPE Scholarship, 2019
-IGTI Gas & Turbomachinery Scholarship, 2019

Undergraduate Honors
-Superior performance award for undergraduate studies, 2021
-Magna Cum Laude, High Honors, 2021
-Engineering Honorable Mention at COURI Symposium, 2020
-Dean's List, The University of Texas at El Paso, 2017-2021