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Dr. Brewer featured in CoEngr news

NMSU professor finding ways to remove organic pollutants in water

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Summer 2017 Internship Opportunities at JHU Applied Physics Laboratory

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Brewer receives $395,332 from NASA for NDMA adsorption research

The evaluation of low-level N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in water has become a recent concern for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Many states including New Mexico and California have reported NDMA contamination in drinking water. Activated carbon created from pecan shells may provide a new alternative to UV photolysis for the treatment of NDMA-contaminated water. The aim of…
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NASA Pathways Internship Employment Program (IEP)

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Elective course on x-ray diffraction

CHME students involved in materials studies (graduate or undergraduate) should consider how x-ray diffraction (XRD) might be used in their research.  XRD relies on the dual wave/particle nature of X-rays to obtain information about the structure of crystalline materials. A primary use of the technique is the identification and characterization of compounds based on their diffraction pattern….
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Brewer funded by NASA to recover water and nutrients from biomass

Dr. Catherine Brewer and co-PI Dr. Kenneth Carroll (Plant & Env. Sci.) have been funded by the NASA John F. Kennedy Space Center Technology Advancing Partnerships for a project entitled, “Waste Processing with Pyrolysis to Recover Water and Nutrients.”  The project has a total budget of $65,170. Abstract Manned spaceflight outside of low-Earth orbit will…
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Manz funded by NMSGC

Dr. Thomas Manz has been funded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and New Mexico Space Grant Consortium (NMSGC) in the amount of $15,000 to execute a project entitled, “Ordered Electronic Phase on Capacitor Plates for Electromagnetic Shielding and Inductance Applications.”

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Rockstraw/Brewer funded by NASA

Dr. Rockstraw and Dr. Brewer have been funded $149,678 by NASA White Sands Test Facility (WSTF) to conduct a study entitled, “Measurement of n-nitrosidimethylamine (NDMA) adsorption isotherms on activated carbon.”  The goal of the effort is to demonstrate the viability of using locally-derived activated carbon to adsorb N-nitrosodimethylamine thus potentially replacing the costly UV portion…
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Joshua Gomez funded by NM Space Grant

CHME student Joshua Gomez has been funded by the New Mexico Space Grant Consortium to perform a research project to develop and optimize algae derived activated charcoal as an adsorbent to be applied in the space Environmental Control and Life Support System.  Mr. Gomez will work directly with Ph D student Meng Zhou in the…
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Fronczek (BSCHE 2007) trains astronauts/cosmonauts

Joe Fronczek trained the Expedition 40 Crew over the course of the last 2+ years on environmental and life support systems, thermal systems, and emergency response. The crew launched in March 2014 for a 6-month mission to the International Space Station. Show with Joe (2nd from left) are Russian Mission Specialist Oleg Artemyev (left), US…
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