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

“Science Café – 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 Café – 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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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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New solar-still technologies hold promise for increased efficiency, lower cost

DATE: 02/03/2021 WRITER: Linda Fresques, 575-646-7416, lfresque@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Sarada Kuravi, 575-646-1587, skuravii@nmsu.edu A team of engineering researchers at New Mexico State University are making headway toward developing technologies that will make the production of freshwater more efficient and cost effective through the use of solar stills. Their work could provide a viable solution for the…
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NMSU Receives NASA Early Stage Innovations Grant

Date: 02/09/2021 Writer: Tiffany Acosta, 575-646-3929, tfrank@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University was selected to receive a NASA Early Stage Innovations grant to conduct game-changing space technology research. NMSU’s proposal was one of 14 university-led research proposals chosen to receive up to $650,000 from NASA’s Space Technology Research Grants program for up to three years. Krishna…
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MAE students and faculty conduct important study on effectiveness of face masks

NMSU researchers find masks, distance important collaborative tools for COVID-19 protection Date: 01/20/2021 Writer: Tiffany Acosta, 575-646-3929, tfrank@nmsu.edu A team of researchers from the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University have published a study that tests the effectiveness of face masks in close human interactions. A team of researchers from New Mexico State…
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2021 Spring Convocation awards two MAE faculty members

Date: 01/19/2021 Writer: Carlos Andres Lopez, 575-646-1955, carlopez@nmsu.edu NMSU kicks off spring 2021 semester with virtual convocation For the first time in its 132-year history, New Mexico State University hosted an all-virtual convocation to kick off the start of a new semester.   NMSU’s Spring 2021 Convocation took place Jan. 19 on Zoom, featuring remarks…
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Dr. Krishna Kota receives Department of Defense DURIP grant

NMSU engineering professor receives Department of Defense DURIP grant Date: 10/19/2020 Writer: Tiffany Acosta, 575-646-3929, tfrank@nmsu.edu Krishna Kota, associate professor of thermal sciences and energy in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at New Mexico State University, has received a nearly $250,000 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) grant from the Air Force Office…
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NASA Invites NMSU Team to Submit Full Proposal for a University Leadership Initiative (ULI) Program

By Paulo Oemig, Director NM Space Grant Consortium/NM NASA EPSCoR NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) selected Dr. Liang Sun’s first step-A proposal, titled “Energy-Aware Autonomy for Safe and Sustainable Operation of Electric Aerial Vehicles,” for continuation onto a second step-B full proposal submission. This highly competitive two-step proposal research opportunity in aeronautics is part…
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Dr. Igor Sevostianov was selected for NASA EPSCoR Award

NASA EPSCoR Awards NMSU a Cooperative Agreement for Research and Development DATE: 08/03/2020 WRITER: Paulo Oemig, Director, NM NASA EPSCoR/NM Space Grant Consortium, Administrative Principal Investigator CONTACT: Dr. Igor Sevostianov, igor@nmsu.edu Dr. Igor Sevostianov, NMSU Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was selected for this NASA EPSCoR Research CAN funding. Dr. Sevostianov’s project, titled “Next Generation…
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