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MAE wins three mini-grants from the College of Engineering

For the year 2019, MAE faculty members have won three College of Engineering mini-grant awards. The faculty members involved are Drs. Igor Sevostianov, Fangjun Shu, Sarada Kuravi, Andreas Gross, and Krishna Kota. Click here to learn more about the mini-grant program.

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Gabe Garcia and Young Ho Park win College of Engineering Awards

Dr. Gabe Garcia and Dr. Young Ho Park were honored at the College of Engineering Spring 2019 Convocation. Dr. Garcia is the recipient of the 2019 College of Engineering Synergy One-College Faculty Award. This award recognizes a faculty member who represents the college as a single entity through services and attitudes. The awardee inspires other people…
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Abdessattar Abdelkefi and Hyeongjun Park are honored by MAEA

At the Spring 2019 meeting, Dr. Abdessattar Abdelkefi was recognized as the 2019 Outstanding Research Professor by the MAE Academy for his excellent research contributions based on the publication record and research funding. The Academy also recognized Dr. Hyeongjun Park for his outstanding undergraduate and graduate teaching contributions to the department based on the excellent…
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Mini Baja team broke the record!

Our students have raised $11,685 through the SAE Mini Baja support campaign, which is 116% of the goal. With 210 donors this time, it also broke the all-time donor record for a ‘Make A Statement’ campaign. Please visit this link for more information and a video about this campaign.

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MAE Doctoral Student Daniel Wentzel is the Alumni Association Outstanding Graduating Graduate Student

The doctoral level recipient for the Alumni Association Outstanding Graduating Graduate Student is MAE’s Daniel Wentzel. Congratulations, Dr. Wentzel! At NMSU, Daniel worked in the area of micromechanics of materials including fibers and composites under the supervision of Dr. Igor Sevostianov. He is currently a Flight Systems Test Engineer at NASA.

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MAE loses Dr. Ed Conley

Dr. Ed Conley passed away on June 28, 2018 after prolonged illness. He was with MAE for 30 years and significantly contributed to its teaching, research, and service missions. He was the students’ favorite professor and taught classes at all levels, including the popular Mechanical Design class. It was not unusual for him to be contacted…
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Dr. Choo retires after 33 years with MAE

Dr. Vincent Choo retired this summer, after 33 years of service at NMSU. He graduated with a B.Sc. from Nottingham University, UK and with a Ph.D. from Liverpool University, UK in 1982. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Imperial College, London and as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Washington, Seattle…
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An exciting summer …

An exciting, busy, and productive summer for the MAE faculty… While some faculty members are busy preparing for their Fall teaching assignments, several others are away pursuing research activities this summer. Dr. Andreas Gross is spending time at AFRL in Dayton, OH, as a summer faculty fallow. At the University of Toronto, Dr. Shashikanth Banavara…
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MAE student Samantha Ceballes will receive NSF Graduate research Fellowship

MAE Ph.D. student, Samantha Ceballes, has received the 2018 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program award. Well done, Samantha! She was the Highest Honors Graduate for the College of Engineering at the fall commencement ceremony, completing her study with a 4.0 GPA. Dr. Abdelkefi is her research adviser. Read the full story here.

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MAE student won two best presentation awards

MAE Ph.D. student Samantha Ceballes received two ‘best presentation’ awards. Congratulations, Samantha! Dr. Abdelkefi is her advisor. The titles of the presentations are: Ceballes, S. and Abdelkefi, A., Performance improvement and sensitivity of carbon nanotube-based sensors for medical applications, New Mexico Academy of Science Research Symposium, November 4th, 2017, invited. (2nd best presentation award) Ceballes, S….
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