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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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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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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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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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