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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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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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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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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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