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Dr. Krishna Kota to speak at Sigma XI “Science Café – via Zoom Tuesday, July 20 at 5:30pm

“Science CafĂ© – Changing the Way Liquids Boil on Surfaces” online with the Museum of Nature & Science and Sigma Xi The Museum of Nature & Science and Sigma Xi present “Science CafĂ© – Changing the Way Liquids Boil on Surfaces” with guest speaker Krishna Kota, Ph.D. Dr. Kota joins us via Zoom Tuesday, July…
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Smart Robot Bed prototype earns recognition for NMSU engineering team

By Linda Fresques, 575-646-7416, lfresque@nmsu.edu, Jun 16, 2021 A team of New Mexico State University engineering students have won accolades for their design and prototype of the Smart Robot Bed, a device that can assist elderly and bedridden people regain some sense of independence as well as caregivers. Led by Electrical Engineering Associate Professor Wei…
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Faculty Focus: Abdessattar Abdelkefi, College of Engineering

By engr_media | Published 05/05/2021 Abdessattar Abdelkefi, mechanical and aerospace engineering associate professor, received the Westhafer Award, NMSU’s highest award for research at the spring 2021 convocation. From a recent study by Stanford University, he has earned the distinction of being among the top 2 percent of scientists worldwide, in all research disciplines and over…
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New Patent Issued to Dr. Krishna Kota

Surface modification of metals and alloys to alter wetting properties, Inventor: Krishna Kota, US 10,907,258. Dr. Krishna Kota has been awarded a new patent that describes an approach for dramatically changing the wetting properties of metal and metal alloy surfaces. Most materials can be classified as either wetting or non-wetting to liquids. For example, water…
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Funding Research Opportunity for MS Students and Graduating Seniors

Date: May 18, 2021 Position: Funded Research Opportunity for MS Students and Graduating Seniors Term: Fall 2021 The Renewable Energy and Thermal Systems (REThermS) Laboratory is seeking one graduate (MS thesis) research assistant to work on a federally funded project at the intersection of energy and water. Energy-water nexus is an area of national importance…
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NASA Office of STEM Engagement released the NASA Fellowship Activity 2021

NASA Office of STEM Engagement released the NASA Fellowship Activity 2021     Call for Proposals — NASA Fellowship Activity 2021 This National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), titled NASA Fellowship Activity 2021 is seeking student-authored and independently conceived graduate research proposals responding to a NASA Research Opportunity listed in…
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Senior Exit Interviews sent to Graduating Seniors

Senior exit interviews have been sent out to graduating seniors in an e-mail from Dr. Shu dated April 17, 2021.  We encourage all graduating seniors to complete the survey to provide us with valuable insight about Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering programs and to let us know your next steps as you leave NMSU. If you…
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Graduate Seminar Series – Dr. Karen E. Willcox, University of Texas at Austin

“Predictive Digital Twins and the Data-driven Future of Computational Science” By: Dr. Karen E. Willcox Director, Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences Associate Vice President Research, Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Texas at Austin, External Professor, Santa Fe Institute   ABSTRACT: A digital twin is an evolving virtual model that…
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PHD Student Wanted for full-time GRA

PHD Student Wanted for full-time GRA (Funded by the National Science Foundation) PI: Dr. Jay Frankel, Department Head and R. Myers Endowed Professor Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department Title of NSF Grant: New Paradigms for Inverse Heat Conduction Problems: Creative analysis and experiments utilizing advanced technologies Seeking full-time Ph.D. Student— Highly Competitive Stipend, Tuition, Medical…
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Graduate Seminar Series – Dr. Michael W. Renfro, University of Kentucky

“Local Extinction in Gas Turbine Engines and Edge Flame Propagation” By: Dr. Michael W. Renfro Tennessee Valley Authority Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky   ABSTRACT: In gas turbine engine augmentors, flames are stabilized in high speed flows using bluff body flame holders. The limiting conditions for flame stability are impacted…
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