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Elias Aguirre Contreras

Center for Astrophysics
Mechanical Engineer


Elias Aguirre Contreras is an engineer in the Center for Astrophysics (CfA) Central Engineering's Mechanical group. He joined the CfA in June 2022, coming from IDEMIA, Draper, Analog Devices, and a previous internship at the CfA with the Latino Initiative Program (LIP) under Dr. Edward Tong. He has worked in different fields applying engineering design processes across different industries through creation of products and improvement of processes. Currently, Elias is creating 3-D CAD models for MUSE & SSAXI instruments. He also is serving as a STEM Mentor for Seiji Yoshihara, who is currently an Engineering Intern under Dr. Tong's Submillimeter Array group.

Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering