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NMSU civil engineering named to new transportation consortium to address regional transportation needs

New Mexico State University’s Civil Engineering Department will join a new consortium of universities led by Louisiana State University that has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to establish a regional transportation research center.

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NMSU CHME productivity at top of peer departments

Writer: David Rockstraw In the fall of 2014, chemical and materials engineering major Kelsey Lee was seeking an activity for which she could receive an hour of academic credit. The Chemical and Materials Engineering Department engaged Lee in a CHME 498 research activity to mine data about research productivity from the Web of Science. Lee’s…
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NMSU professor finding ways to remove organic pollutants in water

An assistant professor in NMSU’s Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering recently received a $373,000 grant from NASA and a $50,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for research to remove pollutants from groundwater using local waste materials.

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International scholars trek to NMSU to work with engineering professor

Igor Sevostianov, mechanical engineering professor in NMSU’s College of Engineering, is leading the micromechanics group that currently hosts four international scholars. The visitors are Andrea Sorzia from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in Italy, Stanislav Krasnitsky from St. Petersburg Technical University in Russia, Omid Noori from Shahid Beheshti University in Iran and Fengjuan Chen from the University of Lorraine in France.

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NMSU Arrowhead Center to host Department of Defense funding opportunity event in Albuquerque

The New Mexico Federal and State Technology Partnership Program, housed at New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center, will host a Small Business Innovation Research Department of Defense Navy topics event next month in Albuquerque.

The event will take place from 7:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 6 at STC.UNM, 801 University Blvd. SE in Albuquerque. This event is free, and tickets are available at https://navysbirtopics_abq.eventbrite.com. Refreshments will be provided.

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NMSU professor designs energy harvester to power pacemakers

About 200,000 Americans have pacemakers implanted each year, and a College of Engineering professor at New Mexico State University is working on a mechanism to increase the longevity of the devices. Abdessattar Abdelkefi, mechanical and aerospace engineering assistant professor, is leading a project that designs broadband low-frequency piezoelectric energy harvesters to help power pacemakers.

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Chemical Engineering professor receives $340,000 grant

A professor in New Mexico State University’s Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering was recently awarded a National Science Foundation grant totaling more than $340,000 to continue his research into finding a renewable source of energy.

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Engineering college’s new research dean plans to focus on attracting outside funding

New Mexico State University’s College of Engineering has a new associate dean of research and doctoral studies.

Phillip De Leon, a professor in the Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NMSU, received two bachelor’s in electrical engineering and mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin and received his master’s and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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NMSU engineering students working to accelerate technology

Writer: Billy Huntsman A team of engineering students at New Mexico State University, working as Aggie Innovators, are actively engaged in promoting technology acceleration across campus. And it’s paying off, with projects receiving more than $367,000 in funding over the past five years. This accomplishment is, in large part, due to a partnership comprising the…
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NMSU College of Engineering receives National Science Foundation INCLUDES grant

WRITER: Tiffany Acosta, 575-646-3929, tfrank@nmsu.edu The New Mexico State University College of Engineering has been awarded a National Science Foundation INCLUDES grant. Steven Stochaj, professor in the Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is leading the project, “Enhancing the New Mexico STEM Pipeline-Design and Development Launch Pilot,” as principal investigator. Patricia Sullivan, associate dean…
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