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Electrocatalysts for oxygen evolution reaction and hydrogen evolution reaction

Description: The process of hydrogen fuel cells, solid oxide fuel cells, metal-air batteries and electrolyzers impose much less treat to the environment, but commercialization of such energy devices is limited because of the pricy noble metal catalysts. The rate-limiting reaction is the oxygen evolution reaction catalyzed by IrO2/RuO2. The catalysts are either unstable or display…
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Gibbs Ensemble Computer Simulations of Vapor Liquid Equilibrium of Hydrazine

Description: Hydrazine is a highly reactive liquid base. It is mainly used as a rocket propellant; other uses include but are not limited to, the production of spandex fibers, agricultural chemicals, nickel-plating, nuclear fuel reprocessing, production of plastics and in the removal of halogens from wastewater. Molecular modeling of hydrazine can be a safe and…
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Dr. Foudazi featured in the Las Cruces Sun-News

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MIT Summer Research Program

Daniel Martin (BSCHE 2011, Ph D at MIT in Biological Engineering, 2016) credits this program with helping him to get into MIT. MIT Summer Research Program

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National Nuclear Chemistry Summer Schools

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Houston & Houston funded again by Cowboys For Cancer Research

Kevin Houston (CHEM/BCHE) and Jessica Houston (CHME) have been funded $50,000 by Cowboys for Cancer Research (C4CR) in the 2016-2017 funding cycle for their continuing project, “Creating metabolic maps of individual cancer cells using high-throughput fluorescence decay kinetics.”

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Dr. Brewer featured in CoEngr news

NMSU professor finding ways to remove organic pollutants in water

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Rockstraw/Martinez to study 3D-printed mechanoluminescent materials under LANL contract

Undergraduate CHME senior Matthew Martinez will work with Dr. David Rockstraw on a $40,000 contract issued by Los Alamos National Laboratory to study 3D-printed mechanoluminescent materials.  Mechanoluminescence refers to the emission of light resulting from any mechanical action (such as ultrasound) on a solid.. Martinez and Rockstraw will develop a methodology and proof of concept to…
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Experimental Demonstration of the Viability of Flow Boiling in a Variable Gravity Environment

Description: Many space-/air-craft electronics require cooling and flow boiling is considered by the scientific community as a potential option for this application. However, the viability of flow boiling in variable gravity environments is not well established. In this project, undergraduate students will build a flow boiling loop and launch it in a variable gravity rocket….
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Salt migration rates in adobe brick exposed to boundary conditions of varying moisture and salinity

Description: Student will design an experimental protocol to measure salt mobility under various boundary conditions established at the block interfaces, then apply test methods developed by Mesilla Valley Preservation, Inc. and presented at EarthUSA to quantify the location of salts at various time intervals. Student will have access to some of the most knowledgable adobe…
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