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EMRTC Director: Richard D. Jimenez, Ph.D., P.E.

Dr. Jimenez joined New Mexico Tech in February 2015 as the Director Designate of the Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center. His career, which began in 1976, has involved military spacecraft development, launch and orbital performance evaluations, critical infrastructure protection, technology applications responsive to U.S.-Mexico border health and security issues, nuclear and conventional weapons research and effects, technology transfer, and program development and management. Dr. Jimenez was the owner and operator of an engineering / R&D business for nearly 20 years. Richard was born in Los Angeles, California and his wife Peggy, a mid-school teacher, is from Espanola, New Mexico. Peggy and Richard have been blessed with two children Briana Marie and Richard Louis and more recently with a fine son-in-law David Broshious. Dr. Jimenez holds the BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering and the PhD degree in nuclear engineering.