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NMSU engineering professor receives Department of Energy grant

New Mexico State University Department of Civil Engineering Assistant Professor Ehsan Dehghan Niri has received a United States Department of Energy grant. This is a three-year award for $400,000 and is a collaboration with Arizona State University.

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$20 million NSF grant for SMART Grid Center builds on NMSU research

WRITER: Minerva Baumann The grant will expand this research to include scientists across the state. The National Science Foundation recently announced the five-year grant for New Mexico’s SMART Grid Center under its Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). The research program seeks to transform existing electricity distribution feeders into interconnected microgrids and will utilize…
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Office of Naval Research (ONR) Summer Faculty Research Program

The ONR Summer Faculty Research Program is accepting applications for 2019. ONR sponsors the Summer Faculty Research Program for U.S. citizens who hold teaching or research appointments at U.S. colleges and universities. This program provides an opportunity for faculty members to participate in research of mutual interest to the faculty member and professional peers at…
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NMSU engineers’ research focused on protecting government computer systems

At a time when security is a concern for everyone, it is a top priority for our government. A group of New Mexico State University engineering researchers is working with Sandia National Laboratories to ensure the integrated circuits they develop are protected by devising a scheme that will continuously monitor their operation. If abnormal behavior is detected, the NMSU security scheme will shut the circuit down before anything malicious occurs.

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NMSU custodian overcomes language barriers, earns engineering degree

DATE: 06/25/2018 WRITER: Tiffany Acosta, 575-646-3929, tfrank@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Oscar Murillo, 575-646-8079, aarmando@nmsu.edu Since 2005, Oscar Murillo has worked full-time at New Mexico State University. At the same time, he studied in the classroom and this spring, earned an NMSU bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. A custodian with the Facilities and Services department, Murillo has worked…
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First Western States Chemical Engineering Heads meeting successful

New Mexico State University Chemical and Materials Engineering Department Head David Rockstraw initiated and organized with the help of Abhaya Datye (UNM) the first Western States Chemical Engineering Department Heads meeting. The event was promoted and supported by the AICHE Fellows Council (on which Rockstraw serves). Ten department heads representing Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico,…
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Civil engineer developing methods to monitor aging infrastructure

Writer: Linda Fresques It was a national tragedy that inspired New Mexico State University Civil Engineering Assistant Professor Ehsan Dehghan-Niri to pursue a quest to make the world a safer place by means of his field of study in advanced nondestructive evaluation (NDE/NDT) and structural health monitoring (SHM). While he was an undergraduate student in…
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A river of research

Nagamany Nirmalakhandan, professor of civil engineering at New Mexico State University, was named as the first holder of the Ed and Harold Foreman Endowed Chair in Civil Engineering in 2011. In 2016, this prolific researcher and esteemed teacher received a renewal of that five-year honor, making him the only holder of the chair.

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NMSU civil engineer wins national leadership fellowship for water research

WRITER: Linda Fresques Environmental Engineering Associate Professor Pei Xu has been at New Mexico State University for just five years, but she is already earning accolades in the national arena for her research on the development of alternative water supplies. In late February, Xu was named an American Association for the Advancement of Science Alan…
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NMSU Chemical and Materials Engineering associate professor Jessica Houston has received a Fulbright Faculty Fellowship.

WRITER: Tiffany Acosta Jessica Houston, a New Mexico State University Chemical and Materials Engineering associate professor, has received a Fulbright Faculty Fellowship award. The United States Department of State-sponsored award will fund a trip to Japan. “Dr. Houston is well deserving of the Fulbright Faculty Fellowship,” said Lakshmi Reddi, College of Engineering dean. “She established…
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