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MAE Assistant Professor to Significantly Increase Solar Stills’ Output

By Hamid M. Rad, Sr. Proposal Development Specialist, RAS As the global population grows and temperatures rise, the demand for freshwater increases. The 2012 Intelligence Community Assessment on Global Water Security warned about the lack of adequate drinking water becoming a destabilizing factor by 2040 in countries with insufficient technical ability to solve their water…
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Research at a Glance, April Grant Awards

Dr. Igor Sevostianov (Principal Investigator), Elba Serrano (Co-Principal Investigator), and Marat Talipov (Co-Principal Investigator) have received funding from The National Science Foundation for research in Multiscale Modeling and Biomechanical Analysis of Animal Cells. Award Amount: $655,254   Award Period: Start 7/1/2020 End 6/30/2023    Dr. Andreas Gross has received a sub-award from the University of Arizona. …
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NMSU College of Engineering makes personal protective equipment for area medical workers

DATE: 04/09/2020 WRITER: Vladimir Avina, 575-646-7234, vlad23@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Gabe Garcia, 575-646-7749, gabegarc@nmsu.edu The Aggie Innovation Space at New Mexico State University’s College of Engineering has been in high gear in recent days, as students and staff work to produce face shields for healthcare workers. The effort is the result of conversations between Las Cruces Mayor…
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Research at a Glance, March Grant Awards

Dr. Sarada Kuravi (Principal Investigator), P. Xu, K. Kota, H. Wang, Y. Park (Co-Principal Investigators) have received funding from the US Bureau of Reclamation for research in Enhanced Solar Desalination using Innovative Approaches for Concentrate Treatment and Energy Recovery. Award Amount: $150,000 Duration: 18 months   Dr. Liang Sun (Principal Investigator), H. Cao (Co-Principal Investigator)…
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MAE welcomes new Department Head

Professor Jay Frankel has started as the new Department Head of MAE. He is also the Robert Myers Endowed Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Dr. Frankel began his career at the University of Tennessee (UT) in 1993 as an associate professor in the then Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. During his tenure at…
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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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A 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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