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FY 17 NM WRRI Student Water Research Grant Program

Call for Student Grant Proposals Deadline: September 12, 2016 by 5:00 p.m. FY 17 NM WRRI Student Water Research Grant Program Students enrolled full-time in a four-year degree college program at a New Mexico educational institution are eligible for water-related research grants of up to $6,000. Projects will start October 1, 2016. For more information…
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Ph D student Fattaneh Naderi Behdani awarded AAUW fellowship

IEE Student Wins International Fellowship

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Brewer and Foudazi receive $224,243 from WRRI

Dr. Catherine Brewer has been funded by the Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) for her proposal entitled, “Biochar for Desalination Concentrate Management.”  Total funding provided for this project is $74,377. Alternative Waters Problem: Disposal of concentrate from brackish water desalination is limited by concerns of salt leaching into and contaminating surface and ground waters. These concerns, and…
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CHME team wins Startup Weekend competition

The Brine Solution team composed of all CHME students (Ph.D students Ali Amiri & Sahar Qavi and Freshman David Vessel & Trevan Humphrey) under supervision of Ali Amiri were awarded the first place in Startup Weekend Las Cruces 2015. Their proposal was focused on ” An efficient and green technique to use the discharged brine from…
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Kwonit Mallick defends thesis

Kwonit Mallick successfully defended his thesis entitled, “Empirical Models for the Performance and Power Consumption of a PVRO Desalination System.”  Mr. Mallick is shown with his thesis advisor, Dr. Abbas Ghassemi, and committee member Dr. Reza Foudazi. Mr. Mallick prepared the following a poem by which we will forever recall this historic moment: “Remember remember,…
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CHME Junior Joshua Gomez places in NM AMP Conference poster session

CHME Junior Joshua Gomez received 3rd place recognition for his work, “Development of Iron Loaded Algae Derived Carbon for Arsenite Removal from Water” which he co-authored with CHME Ph D candidate Meng Zhou and CHME Professor Shuguang Deng.

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Water research of Sahar Qavi funded by WRRI

5 cents is still a lot: New generation of anti-bacterial absorbents based on functionalized cellulose aerogels for water treatment in rural areas Sahar Qavi, PhD student in CHME, makes an anti-bacterial nano-crystalline cellulose (NCC) aerogel that can be used as absorbent for water treatment. All the materials used in this study are eco-friendly and provide…
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Joshua Gomez performs Research, Design, and Training to provide Palomas residents with cleaner water

Puerto Palomas, Chihuahua, Mexico is a small town of a population just under 5,000 located just south of Columbus, New Mexico. The water supplies of both Palomas and Columbus are drawn from the same aquifer, and therefore have similar arsenic and fluoride contamination levels.  Columbus installed a reverse osmosis system that provides clean water to all of…
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