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NMSU environmental engineers examine new method for wastewater treatment, reuse

A team of New Mexico State University graduate students and Environmental Engineering professors Nirmala Khandan and Pei Xu are developing a novel water treatment process that could render municipal wastewater into drinking water and at the same time produce algal biomass for biofuel and fertilizer.

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NMSU professors to speak on satellites and water at Farm and Ranch Museum

Fewer than 10 percent of the farms in the Mesilla Valley are reaching their full potential yield due to water inefficiency, said Zohrab Samani, Foreman Professor of water resources at New Mexico State University.

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NMSU, partners vying for $100 million hub to address water challenges

As a leader in water treatment research, the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University is a part of a team preparing a proposal for a new U.S. Department of Energy grant to create an Energy-Water Desalination Hub. The award for the hub will be approximately $100 million, $20 million per year for five years, with a five-year renewal possibility. 

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NMSU engineer adapts instrumentation for gas-giant planet research

A collaborative group of researchers in New Mexico and France have been peering into the night sky at Jupiter – through a solar telescope – to discover the origins of the Sun’s planetary system. New Mexico State University Electrical Engineering Professor David Voelz is retrofitting an instrument developed in France to detect and capture the data found with the Dunn Solar Telescope located at Sacramento Peak, Sunspot, New Mexico. 

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Engineering Technology student lounge dedicated to Dr. Jeff Beasley

WRITER: Vladimir Avina, 575-646-7234, vlad23@nmsu.edu On Monday, January 28, the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University held a ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate the Engineering Technology student lounge to Dr. Jeffrey Beasley and his family.  Beasley served NMSU for almost 40 years as a professional engineer, professor and department head in the College of Engineering….
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New CHSS interim dean at NMSU hopes to move college forward

After a nearly 25-year career in the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University, having served as a faculty member, department head and associate dean, Sonya Cooper stepped into a new role in January, taking the helm of the College of Health and Social Services.
Cooper has been named interim dean of CHSS, an appointment that became effective Jan. 7. Cooper will lead the college as the university searches for a permanent dean to succeed Donna Wagner, who retired in December.

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NMSU chemical and materials engineering takes course outside of the classroom

Chemical engineering classes offered by the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University are no longer limited to the seats in a classroom. David Rockstraw, department head and Robert Davis Distinguished Professor for the Chemical and Materials Engineering Department, has brought the classroom to the student. 

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NMSU honors one department, 14 faculty at 2019 Spring Convocation

New Mexico State University faculty and staff were welcomed back to campus Tuesday, Jan. 15, during the spring 2019 convocation ceremony at NMSU’s Atkins Recital Hall. Every fall and spring, convocation is held to honor excellence on campus.

Fourteen faculty and one department were honored during the ceremony.

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Civil engineer to evaluate effectiveness of water disinfection treatments

WRITER: Linda Fresques As in other arid and semiarid parts of the world, water is a precious commodity in the southwestern United States. New Mexico State University civil engineering Assistant Professor Yanyan Zhang is working to evaluate if commonly used disinfection processes are effective in keeping the water supply pathogen-free and safe. Zhang recently received…
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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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