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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.
From air and water pollution to climate change, there’s no shortage of problems facing the environment. But future engineers are up to the challenge of solving them. More than 150 engineering students and faculty from universities nationwide met at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum to test prototypes they designed and built to solve tasks.
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.
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.
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.
New Mexico State University College of Engineering Dean Lakshmi N. Reddi will serve on a committee to provide high-level strategic dialogue and information exchange with U.S. Department of Defense research leaders over the next two years.
BHP says it has partnered with the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to work with local universities to find a sustainable way to both clean up legacy mining impacts and develop biomass to be used as feedstock for biofuels from these impacted lands and water.
Since its official opening in 2014, New Mexico State University’s Aggie Innovation Space has been an avenue for students to not only have access to state-of-the-art resources but also to cultivate innovation and entrepreneurship. Aggie Innovation Space, which is housed in the College of Engineering but open to all majors and the community, provides access to experienced mentors, new technologies, design software and tools.
Hugo Navarro Serrano knows the impact of studying abroad in the development of a person’s career. The Costa Rica native earned his master’s degree in civil engineering at New Mexico State University in 1993.
Now as the director of the Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica, he is working with NMSU’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences to create opportunities for both universities’ Extension education students.
New Mexico State University’s RISE to the Post doctorate program has generated nearly two decades of success in supporting underrepresented minority students to earn advanced degrees in biomedical fields. Building on that success, the National Institutes of Health has renewed NMSU’s grant for five more years with $3.6 million to expand the program in innovative ways by engaging NMSU students in integrated biology and engineering research.