Category Archives: Faculty News

NMSU College of Engineering highlights faculty research successes

Faculty researchers from the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University notched several research-related accomplishments during the 2019 fiscal year (July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019), setting the stage for even more successful years to come.

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NMSU researchers, EBID develop metrics for water-resource management, sustainability

Researchers from New Mexico State University, working in collaboration with the Elephant Butte Irrigation District, have determined that groundwater resilience can be quantified on a basin scale and have developed metrics to support integrated water-resource management and sustainability.

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NMSU engineering professor helps organize international forum in South Africa

Before the fall 2019 semester at New Mexico State University began, Abdessattar Abdelkefi, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, traveled almost 10,000 miles to discuss solutions to global challenges with students and researchers at the U.S.-Africa Forum on Nanotechnology Convergence for Sustainable Energy, Water and Environment.

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NMSU, partners awarded $100 million to tackle water challenges

New Mexico State University’s College of Engineering is part of a team that was awarded a U.S. Department of Energy five-year, $100 million grant to create the Energy-Water Desalination Hub to address water security issues. As a member of the National Alliance for Water Innovation team, Pei Xu, the PESCO Endowed Professor and Ward Family Endowed Interdisciplinary Chair in Civil Engineering, is leading NMSU’s effort in the consortium that includes Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory and National Energy Technology Laboratory along with 19 founding university partners and 10 founding industry partners.

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Electrical engineer’s research focused on making the power grid more reliable

Olga Lavrova, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at New Mexico State University, is working to find ways to upgrade our aging power grid and deliver electricity more reliably. Her goal is to develop devices that work with renewable sources of energy and weather minor disruptions as well as more catastrophic events, such as hurricanes.

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Faculty, staff members honored during NMSU fall convocation ceremony

New Mexico State University honored its faculty and staff at the 2019 fall convocation ceremony Aug. 20 at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall. Every fall and spring convocation is held to celebrate the start of a new semester.

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NMSU program intends to place women, minorities in science and engineering careers

Over the past two years, the New Mexico State University College of Engineering has been developing a program to increase the graduation rates of underrepresented minorities, particularly minority women, and place them into science and engineering careers.

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Tau Beta Pi Names McDonald Mentor Honoree

Knoxville, TN — Tau Beta Pi, The Engineering Honor Society, has named its 14th McDonald Mentor. The award celebrates excellence in mentoring and advising among Tau Beta Pi educators and engineers who consistently support the personal and professional development of their students and colleagues.

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Engineering professor awarded over $300k NSF grant for advanced water treatment

With limited water resources posing a challenge for citizens around the globe, Reza Foudazi, a chemical and materials engineering assistant professor at New Mexico State University, is working on a project involving new methods for advanced water treatment. He has received a three-year, nearly $315,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for his project, “Stimuli-responsive membranes from mesophase templating.”

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NMSU engineer using smartphone sensing to identify falls risk

A New Mexico State University engineer is exploring one of the fastest emerging fields as a means to predict and prevent a pervasive problem. Phillip De Leon, associate dean of research for the College of Engineering and professor of electrical and computer engineering, and recently graduated doctoral student Matthew Martinez are using artificial intelligence and deep learning to help predict a person’s risk of falling.

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