Category Archives: Faculty News

Two New Mexico Professors Recognized for Outstanding Mentorship

Two New Mexico professors have been selected for this year’s NM EPSCoR Mentor Award — Dr. Olga Lavrova and Dr. Ali Bidram. Nominated by their mentees, both recipients stand out for their exceptional efforts to build strong professional and interpersonal relationships with students; advance their mentees’ academic, research, and professional goals; and create inclusive environments for diverse students.

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NMSU students continue Nicaraguan water project from home

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, a project of nearly a year in the making to provide residents of Oyanca, Nicaragua with potable water continues from New Mexico State University, with hope of finishing the on-site work next summer. Engineering Technology Professor Kenny Stevens and a group of NMSU students are working to increase the amount of water that hydraulic ram pumps deliver for the community.

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NMSU inks agreement with ExxonMobil to conduct produced water research

New Mexico State University and ExxonMobil have signed an agreement that will create a collaboration to coordinate research involving produced water projects and provide educational opportunities for students.

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NMSU team earns second-place district finish in national Solar District Cup

A student team from New Mexico State University was awarded a second-place finish in the United States Department of Energy’s Solar District Cup Collegiate Design Competition April 27.

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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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