Recent Funding

MAE faculty research funding in the previous twelve months

Dr. Abdessattar Abdelkefi obtained funding from LANL for a project on the comparative study and lifetime of energy harvesters for various sizes and environmental conditions.

Dr. Hyeongjun Park received funding from NMSGC to develop collision avoidance guidance and control algorithms for NASA Ames Astrobee robots operating in the International Space Station. 

Dr. Abdessattar Abdelkefi received funding from Emerging Technology Ventures, Inc. for carrying out research on drag reduction, stability, and optimization of encasing rotary wing drone.

Dr. Andreas Gross received funding from Army Research Office to study dynamic stall.

Dr. Abdessattar Abdelkefi received funding from Army Research Lab for conceptual design and aerodynamic analysis of multi-rotor unmanned air vehicles for atmospheric sampling.

Dr. Abdessattar Abdelkefi received funding from New Mexico Consortium, Inc. for full field imaging and modeling of non-linear dynamical systems.

Dr. Vimal Chaitanya received funding from NSEC & LANL to develop energy materials research and education collaboration with LANL.

Dr. Ruey-Hung Chen won a grant from NSF for the study of evaporation, micro-explosion, and combustion of nanofluid fuel droplets.

Dr. Andreas Gross received funding from AFRL to numerically investigate turbulent junction flows.

Dr. Borys Drach, along with a team from the University of New Hampshire, won a grant from NSF to study the intrinsic residual stresses in 3D woven composites. Dr. Igor Tsukrov (University of New Hampshire) is the PI.  

Dr. Vimal Chaitanya received funding for promoting LANL-NMSU research collaboration and coordination.

Dr. Sarada Kuravi received funding from NMSGC for the study of a high energy density hydrogen storage system for space applications.

New awards

Dr. Krishna Kota and Dr. Hyeongjun Park are among the Co-PIs from NMSU on a NASA-funded grant for the study of a virtual telescope for x-ray observations. Dr. Steve Stochaj (EE) is the NMSU PI.

Dr. Krishna Kota received funding from AFRL for developing cooling solutions for directed energy weapons.

Dr. Abdessattar Abdelkefi, Dr. Samah Ben Ayed (ET), and Dr. Reza Foudazi (CHME) received USBR funding for their laboratory project on the study of portable wind turbines for potable water through electrodialysis treatment.

Dr. Krishna Kota and Dr. Sarada Kuravi received EAGER funding from NSF to study the boiling heat transfer of water on binary surfaces.