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3D Printing of Plastics

Description: In this project, different conditions will be used to 3D print a typical shape. The mechanical properties of the 3D printed samples will be measured to find an optimum condition for 3D printing. Completion Objectives: Learn how to design a shape in NX 3D print different shapes Understand the basics of mechanical properties measurement…
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Interaction of polymer and lithium in polymer electrolytes for energy storage

Description: Classical electrolytes consists of salts such as LiPF6 and solvents with high dielectric constants such as ethylene carbonate. Polymer electrolytes are considered as an alternative class of electrolytes since they are typically safer than classical electrolytes, and have the potential to be multifunctional. In addition, the polymer conformation changes in the presence of electrolyte,…
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Membrane Filtration for the Isolation of Valuable Components from the Aqueous Stream of Steam Exploded Citrus Processing Waste

Description: About 95% of the oranges produced in US are used for processing into juice. Citrus processing waste (CPW) is what remains from the fruit after it has been processed into juice. CPW is made up of the peel, rag, juice sacs and seeds. Approximately 44% of the orange fruit mass wet consists of CPW….
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Foudazi receives best poster award at 2017 CINT Annual Meeting

Dr. Reza Foudazi presented the research of his Ph D student Sahar Qavi at the 2017 Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies and was presented with the “best poster award” of the event. The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies is guided for electron microscopy techniques towards exploring difficult systems and their controlling mechanisms to develop a better understanding of…
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Exploration of particulate and granular mass transport using LAMMPS

Description: The student will be researching the capabilities of modelling granular flow profiles using the Large-scale Atomic/Molecular Massively Parallel Simulator (LAMMPS). LAMMPS is a Sandia Laboratory-developed molecular modelling program that is able to model solid-state materials, soft matter, and coarse-grained systems. Completion Objectives: By the end of the semester, the student will be able to:…
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Fabrication of Polyethersulfone Membranes

Description: Ultrafiltration membranes are commercially made through non-solvent induced phase separation (NIPS). In this method, a polymer solution is cast as a film and immersed in a non-solvent, which results in formation of a porous polymer with nanometer size pores. The obtained porous film can separate solid particles, proteins, and macromolecules from water. Completion Objectives:…
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Dr. Foudazi featured in the Las Cruces Sun-News

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Aaron Lindsay continues to make the news at NMSU

NMSU engineer’s hard work earns big reward

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Misciblity of poly(ethylene oxide) and acrylate polymers

Description: The miscibility of poly(ethylene oxide) and different acrylate polymers will be studied experimentally and theoretically. Completion Objectives: Modify an existing ESP on polymer blends for this research Determine acrylate polymers that are miscible with poly(ethylene oxide) Predict the phase behavior of acrylate polymers and poly(ethylene oxide) with Flory-Huggins theory and compressible regular solution theory…
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Safe Handling of Lead Iodide

Description: The student will review potential hazards of PbI2 and how it can be handled safely for thin film production. Completion Objectives: Critical review of existing Experimental Safety Procedure Revising the Experimental Safety Procedure Faculty Advisor: Foudazi Required Competencies Safety training Student Researcher: Gabrielle Kral Work Products:

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