Author Archives: Krishna Kota

Dr. Armstrong won the Donald Roush Award

Dr. Terry Armstrong has won the 2019 Donald C. Roush Excellence in Teaching Award. Recipients for these award are selected from each of the six colleges (only one per college) of NMSU and based on the data collected from recent graduates, as well as recommendations from department heads and deans. Congratulations, Dr. Armstrong, for winning…
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Dr. Abdelkefi won the NMSU URC Early Career Award

Dr. Abdelkefi has been selected as a recipient of the Early Career Award for the Nineteenth Annual NMSU’s University Research Council (URC) Award for Exceptional Achievements in Creative Scholarly Activity. Congratulations, Dr. Abdelkefi! Dr. Abdelkefi joined MAE in Fall 2014 after completing his doctoral studies and a post-doctoral stint at Virginia Tech. He has published…
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MAE is part of a $5 million NSF grant

NSF has awarded $5 million to fund the second phase of the smart grid research project at NMSU. Dr. Liang Sun is one of the Co-PIs on this large multi-disciplinary research and education initiative. The first phase of this grant has resulted in the publication of 450 peer-reviewed papers by the team. This grant seeks…
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An year after receiving new NIH funding …

Last year, NIH has renewed NMSU’s RISE grant for five more years with $3.6 million to expand the program in new ways by engaging NMSU students in integrated biology and engineering research. Dr. Igor Sevostianov (pictured below) is one of the PIs on this grant. The other PIs are Dr. Michele Nishiguchi and Dr. Lakshmi…
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Abdessattar Abdelkefi organized a US-Africa Forum on Nanotechnology

Dr. Abdessattar Abdelkefi organized a US-Africa Forum on Nanotechnology during the Summer in South Africa. This conference was funded by NSF and about 20 US delegates were in attendance. Dr. Abdelkefi received around $100,000 from NSF as a PI for organizing this conference in collaboration with Dr. Mamadou Diallo (Co-PI) of The California Institute of…
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Hyeongjun Park will receive the Patricia Christmore Award

Dr. Hyeongjun Park will receive the 2018-2019 Patricia Christmore Faculty Teaching Award. This award recognizes and rewards junior faculty members for excellence in teaching. The award will be presented at the NMSU Fall Convocation on August 20, 2019. Congratulations, Dr. Park! Dr. Park started at NMSU in Spring 2018 after working as a postdoctoral fellow…
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MAE alumnus is selected as a Division Leader at LANL

Dr. Don Quintana has been selected as the Division Leader for Weapon Systems Division. Dr. Quintana was an MAE student and graduated with a BSME from NMSU. He received his MSME from Stanford University. He then earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Arizona. Until recently, Dr. Quintana has been the Division…
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Mini Baja and MAE students are going places

NMSU College of Engineering Mini Baja video was broadcast on the local PBS station last week. It will also be broadcasted during halftime at the NMSU football and basketball games. The team has many MAE students led by our own Ken Ruble. Below is the link to the promotional video shot by the KRWG TV station…
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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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