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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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NMSU professor uses autonomous vehicles to teach interdisciplinary engineering

WRITER: Linda Fresques Liang Sun, an assistant professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department in the New Mexico State University College of Engineering, is bringing the interdisciplinary nature of real-world engineering to his students. Sun’s teaching, research and projects are focused on autonomous unmanned systems, such as drones and robots, which rely on a…
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Governor Appoints Chris Ortega Of White Rock To Northern New Mexico College Board Of Regents

Governor Appoints Chris Ortega Of White Rock To Northern New Mexico College Board Of Regents Submitted by Carol A. Clark on January 22, 2018 – 7:23am Chris Ortega of White Rock during a public meeting at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com EDUCATIONAL News: Gov. Susan Martinez has appointed Chris Ortega of White Rock…
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Krishna Kota honored at spring convocation

New Mexico State University faculty and staff were welcomed back to campus on Tuesday, Jan. 16, during the spring 2018 convocation ceremony at NMSU’s Atkins Recital Hall. Every fall and spring, convocation is held to honor excellence on campus. “This has been a good year for NMSU on a number of fronts – the size…
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NMSU electrical engineering professor studies acoustics

As an assistant professor in the Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New Mexico State University, Steven Sandoval is conducting research that could affect acoustics and signal processing.

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NMSU civil engineers design one-of-a-kind award-winning bridge

WRITER: Linda Fresques The two-lane bridge on NM 186 crossing the La Union Canal in Anthony, New Mexico, may not look any different than other bridges. Yet NM Bridge No. 9706, built this past spring is, in fact, a very unique structure that recently earned New Mexico State University civil engineering Associate Professor Brad Weldon…
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