Recent Funding

MAE faculty research funding in the past twelve months (this page is under continuous development; the list below is not comprehensive and may not include the funding awards of all the faculty members in the department at this time)

Dr. Hyeongjun Park received funding from Sandia to develop guidance and control algorithms for hypersonic vehicles base on nonlinear model predictive control approaches.

Dr. Liang Sun received NSF I-Corps funding to develop tethered drone technology.

Dr. Sarada Kuravi received funding from USBR for designing an enhanced solar still for water purification. Dr. Pei Xu (CE), Dr. Young Ho Park, Dr. Krishna Kota, and Dr. Huiyao Wang (CE) are the other PIs.

Dr. Hyeongjun Park received funding from NSF for a collaborative research project to design and build three 3U-CubeSats for observing the sun’s nanoflares.

Dr. Liang Sun received an NSF grant as one of the Co-PIs for the advancement of smart grid research at NMSU. Dr. Enrico Pontelli (Computer Science) is the PI.

Dr. Abdessattar Abdelkefi received funding from Sandia for the nonlinear modeling and uncertainty quantification of pipelines conveying fluid.

Dr. Abdessattar Abdelkefi received funding from LANL for the integration of reduced-order models and macro-scale continuum approaches for gyroscopes applications.

Dr. Vimal Chaitanya received funding from LANL to strengthen the LANL-NMSU research collaboration and coordination.

Dr. Abdessattar Abdelkefi received USBR funding for the topic of portable wind turbines for potable water through electrodialysis treatment. Dr. Reza Foudazi (CHME) and Dr. Samah Ben Ayed (ET) are the Co-PIs.

Dr. Abdessattar Abdelkefi received funding from NSF to organize a US-Africa Forum on Nanotechnology in South Africa.

Dr. Andreas Gross received funding from Universal Technology Corporation for a project on improving the thrust-to-weight ratio of a JetCat gas turbine engine.

Dr. Andreas Gross received funding from AFOSR for conducting a numerical investigation of the wake effect for high-lift low-pressure turbulent flows.

Dr. Vimal Chaitanya received funding from LANL for research and education activities with LANL.

Dr. Igor Sevostianov received a NIH RISE grant as one of the PIs. Dr. Lakshmi Reddi and Dr. Michele Nishiguchi are the other PIs on this interdisciplinary grant.

Dr. Andreas Gross is funded by AFRL to numerically investigate the turbulent junction flows.

Dr. Hyeongjun Park, along with NMSU NanoSat Lab, received funding from Northrop Grumman to develop two CubeSats (1U & 3U) for testing satellite alignment technology. Dr. Steve Stochaj (EE) is the PI.

Dr. Krishna Kota and Dr. Hyeongjun Park are among the Co-PIs from NMSU on a NASA-funded grant for the study of a virtual telescope for x-ray observations. Dr. Steve Stochaj (EE) is the NMSU PI.