Appendix B – Faculty Vitae

Paul K. Andersen

Education – degree, discipline, institution, year

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of California-Berkeley (1987)
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Brigham Young University (1981)

Academic experience – institution, rank, title (chair, coordinator, etc. if appropriate), when (ex. 2002-2007), full time or part time

  • New Mexico State University, Associate Professor (1997 to present)
  • New Mexico State University, Institute for Energy & the Environment, Executive Director (2015–2016)
  • Purdue University, Assistant/Associate Professor (1987–1997)
  • Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Materials and Molecular Research Division, Berkeley, CA Graduate research assistant. (January 1982 to December 1987).

Non-academic experience – company or entity, title, brief description of position, when (ex. 2008-2012), full time or part time

  • Bechtel Petroleum, Slurry Pipeline Group, San Francisco, CA (Summer 1980; June 1981 to January 1982).

Certifications or professional registrations

  • None

Current membership in professional organizations

  • None

Honors and awards

  • None

Service activities (within and outside of the institution)

  • NMSU Faculty Senate
  • Provost’s General Education Task Force
  • CHME PhD Qualifying Examination Coordinator

Briefly list the most important publications and presentations from the past five years – title, co-authors if any, where published and/or presented, date of publication or presentation

  • K. Andersen (2018). Electric Power: Energy Sources, Power Plants, and Electrical Grids. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press (under contract).
  • K. Andersen, M. G. Scarbrough, and J. P. Andersen (2018). Essential C, 2nd ed. Cary, NC: Oxford University Press (in preparation).
  • Xu, L. Fei, E. Fu, Q. Lin, B. Yuan, J. Hill, S. Deng, P. K. Andersen, Y. Wang, and H. M. Luo. (2013). “A general polymer-assisted solution approach to grow transition metal oxide nanostructures directly on nickel foam as anodes for Li-ion batteries.” Journal of Power Engineering, 242, 604­–609.
  • Xu, R. Yi, B. Yuan, Q. Lin, L. Fei, S. Deng, P. K. Andersen, D. Wang, and H. M. Luo. (2012) “High Capacity MoO2/Graphite Oxide Composite Anode for Lithium-Ion Batteries,” Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 3(3), 309–314.
  • H. Munson-McGee, A. Mannarswamy, and P. K. Andersen (2011). “D-optimal Designs for Sorption Kinetics Experiments: Slabs,” Journal of Food Engineering, 104(3), 461­–466.
  • H. Munson-McGee, A. Mannarswamy, and P. K. Andersen (2011). “D-optimal Designs for Sorption Kinetics Experiments: Cylinders,” Journal of Food Engineering, 104(2), 202­–207.
  • H. Munson-McGee, A. Mannarswamy, and P. K. Andersen (2010). “Designing Experiments to Differentiate between Adsorption Isotherms using T-optimal Designs,” Journal of Food Engineering, 101(4), 386–393.
  • Mannarswamy, S. H. Munson-McGee, and P. K. Andersen (2010). “D-optimal Designs for the Cross Viscosity Models Applied to Guar Gum Mixtures,” Journal of Food Engineering, 97(3), 403–409.
  • Mannarswamy, S. H. Munson-McGee, R. Steiner, and P. K. Andersen (2009). “D-optimal Experimental Designs for Freundlich and Langmuir Adsorption Isotherms.” Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, 97, 2, 146–151.

Briefly list the most recent professional development activities

  • NMSU Teaching Academy, Evidence-Based Instructional Practices (July–August 2017)
  • NMSU Teaching Academy, Excel at teaching (April 2017)
  • NMSU OGC, Principal Investigator Training (April 2017)
  • NMSU OCIP: Creating Whiteboard Videos (March 2017)
  • NMSU Annual Compliance Training (November 2016)
  • NMSU Laboratory Safety Refresher (October 20016)
  • NMSU Basic Radiation Safety (August 2016).

Catherine E. Brewer

Education – degree, discipline, institution, year

  • Ph.D., Iowa State University, Chemical Engineering and Biorenewable Resources & Technology (2012)
  • B.S., Chemistry, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Indiana (2007)

Academic experience – institution, rank, title (chair, coordinator, etc. if appropriate), when (ex. 2002-2007), full time or part time

  • New Mexico State University, Assistant Professor, 2013-present, full time
  • Rice University, Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2012-2013, full time
  • Iowa State University, Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, 2007-2012, part time
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2006-2007, part time

Non-academic experience – company or entity, title, brief description of position, when (ex. 2008-2012), full time or part time

  • n.a.

Certifications or professional registrations

  • n.a.

Current membership in professional organizations

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • American Society of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineers
  • International Biochar Initiative

Honors and awards

  • ISU Graduate College Teaching Excellence Award, 2012
  • ISU Bioeconomy Institute George Washington Carver Award, 2011
  • AIChE Forest & Bioproduct Division Student/Postdoc Research Travel Award, 2011
  • ISU James R. Katzer Graduate Research in Energy Fellowship, 2011-2012
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2008-2011
  • ISU Plant Sciences Institute Graduate Research Fellowship, 2007-2008, 2011-2012

Service activities (within and outside of the institution)

  • Journal Peer Reviewer for Biomass & Bioenergy, Bioresource Technology, Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, Bioenergy Research, and several others
  • Proposal Review Panelist and Ad Hoc Reviewer for the National Science Foundation and the USDA, 2013-present
  • Undergraduate Research Scholar Selection Committee, NM Alliance for Minority Participation, New Mexico State University, 2015-present
  • Outreach Session Leader and Volunteer, Expanding Your Horizons (for Middle School Girls), New Mexico State University, 2014-present
  • Library Faculty Liaison, Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering, New Mexico State University 2016-present
  • Faculty Advisor, Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Organization, New Mexico State University, 2013-present
  • Editorial Board Member, The Biochar Journal, 2014-2015

Briefly list the most important publications and presentations from the past five years – title, co-authors if any, where published and/or presented, date of publication or presentation

  • Wang, K., Zheng, Y., Zhu, X., Brewer, C.E., Brown, R.C. (2017) Ex-situ catalytic pyrolysis of wastewater sewage sludge—a micro-pyrolysis study, Bioresource Technology, in press, DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2017.02.015.
  • Cheng, F., Brewer, C.E. (2017) Producing jet fuels from biomass lignin: potential pathways to alkyl-benzenes and cycloalkanes, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 72, 673-722, DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2017.01.030.
  • Brewer, C.E., Hall, E.T., Schmidt-Rohr, K., Laird, D.A., Brown, R.C., Zygourakis, K. (2016) Temperature and reaction atmosphere effects on properties of corn stover biochar, Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, in press, DOI: 10.1002/ep.12503.
  • Zhang, Y., Idowu, O.J., Brewer, C.E. (2016) Using agricultural residue biochar to improve soil quality of desert soils, Agriculture, 6 (1), 10, DOI: 10.3390/agriculture6010010.
  • Brewer, C.E., Chuang, V.J., Masiello, C.A., Gonnermann, H., Gao, X., Dugan, B., Driver, L.E., Panzacchi, P., Zygourakis, K., Davies, C. (2014) New approaches to measuring biochar density and porosity, Biomass & Bioenergy, 66, 176-185.
  • Headlee, W.L., Brewer, C.E., Hall, R.B., (2014) Biochar as a substitute for vermiculite in potting mix for hybrid poplar, Bioenergy Research, 7 (1), 120-131.
  • Masiello, C.A., Dugan, B., Brewer, C.E., et al. (2015) Chapter 19. Biochar effects on soil hydrology. In: J. Lehmann, S. Joseph (Eds.), Biochar for Environmental Management: Science and Technology, 2nd ed: Routledge, pp. 543-562.
  • Jamieson, M., Lamm, M.H., Brewer, C.E., et al. (2017). Flipping Engineering. In: R. Perkins, L. Santos Green, J. Banas (Eds.), The Flipped College Classroom: Conceptualized and Reconceptualized, 1st ed.: Springer International, pp. 125-147.
  • Cheng, F., Brewer, C. E., et al., Optimized Hydrothermal Liquefaction for High- and Low-Lipid Algae, TCS 2016: Symposium on Thermal and Catalytic Sciences for Biofuels and Biobased Products, RTI International, Chapel Hill, NC, November 2, 2016.
  • Brewer, C. E., et al., Pyrolysis of Solid Waste on Spacecraft for Water Recovery and Biochar, TCS 2016: Symposium on Thermal and Catalytic Sciences for Biofuels and Biobased Products, RTI International, Chapel Hill, NC, November 2, 2016.
  • Brewer, C.E., Idowu, O. J., Biochars in the Desert Southwest: Challenges and Opportunities, Biochar 2016: The Synergy of Science and Industry: Biochar’s Connection to Ecology, Soil, Food, and Energy, US Biochar Initiative, Corvalis, OR, August 24, 2016.
  • Brewer, C.E., Biomass Thermochemical Processing for Water and Energy Sustainability, Water and Energy Innovation for Food Security and Environmental Sustainability Workshop, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China, June 2, 2016.
  • Brewer, C.E., Idowu, O.J., Biochar, 2016 New Mexico Organic Farming Conference, Albuquerque, NM, February 19, 2016.
  • Freeh, J., Amidei, D., Rockstraw, D. A., Brewer, C. E., Generating Perchlorate and N-Nitrosodimethylamine Isotherms Using Pecan Shell Activated Carbons, 13th Annual International Workshop on Environment and Alternative Energy, European Space Agency, Madrid, Spain, November 11, 2015.

Briefly list the most recent professional development activities

  • National Science Foundation Innovation Corps, July-August 2016
  • Publish & Flourish and Team Mentoring Program, Teaching Academy, New Mexico State University, 2013-2015

Reza Foudazi

Education – degree, discipline, institution, year

  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Cape Peninsula University of Technology (2010)
  • M.Sc. Polymer Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology (2004)
  • B.Sc. Polymer Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology (2002)

Academic experience – institution, rank, title (chair, coordinator, etc. if appropriate), when (ex. 2002-2007), full time or part time

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, New Mexico State University, New Mexico (August 2013 – date). Full time
  • Visiting Faculty, The University of Minnesota Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), Minnesota (June 2016 – August 2016). Full time
  • Research Associate, Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio (June 2011 – August 2013). Full time
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Material Science and Technology group, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa (Jan. 2010 – May 2011). Full time

Non-academic experience – company or entity, title, brief description of position, when (ex. 2008-2012), full time or part time

  • n.a.

Certifications or professional registrations

  • n.a.

Current membership in professional organizations

  • Society of Rheology, SoR (2010 – present)
  • American Chemical Society, ACS (2012 – present)
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers, AIChE (2013 – present)
  • Iranian Society of Rheology (2015 – present)
  • North American Membrane Society (2015 – present)
  • Royal Society of Chemistry, UK (2016 – present)

Honors and awards

  • University Research Council, Early Career Award, New Mexico State University (2016)
  • Recognized in the Mentoring Excellence program of New Mexico State University (2016)
  • PPG Award for Applied Polymer Excellence (2012)

Service activities (within and outside of the institution)

  • Member of the team participated in Making Academic Change Happen (MACH) workshop for implementing ENG 100 course for freshmen (2014)
  • Organizer of Graduate Weekly Seminar at Chemical Engineering Department of NMSU (2014 – 2015)
  • Adviser of local high school students for research experience (2014 – 2015)
  • Academic Adviser of Iranian Students Organization (ISO) at NMSU (2014 – 2015)
  • Academic Adviser of National Society of Professional Engineers at NMSU (2015 – 2016)
  • Member of Founding Board of Iranian Society of Rheology (2015 – present)
  • Introduced a session on rheometry (introduction to rheological tests) in CHME 324L (2016 – present)
  • Developed and taught “Introduction to Rheology and Viscoelasticity” workshop, NMSU RISE (Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement) to the Postdoctorate Program (2016)
  • Reviewer for journals such as Journal of Rheology, Rheologica Acta, Energy & Fuels, Carbon, Polymer, Soft Matter and proposals of funding agencies such as NASA, USDA, and NSF

Briefly list the most important publications and presentations from the past five years – title, co-authors if any, where published and/or presented, date of publication or presentation

  • C. Kuang, S. Qavi, R. Foudazi, “Double-stage phase separation in dynamically asymmetric ternary polymer blends”, RSC Advances 6, 92104-92114, 2016.
  • N. Khazeni, R. Foudazi, A. Ghassemi, “Zn(NH3)(CO3) inorganic helical framework for selective separation of carbon dioxide”, Chemical Engineering Journal 304, 369-375, 2016.
  • A. Ghorbani, A. Ghassemi, P.K. Andersen, R. Foudazi, “A Prediction Model of Mass Transfer through an Electrodialysis Cell”, Desalination and Water Treatment 57, 22290-22303, 2016.
  • R. Zowada, R. Foudazi, “Poly(high internal phase emulsions) as supersorbent hydrogels”, 252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, August 21-25, 2016, Philadelphia, PA.\
  • R. Zowada, A. Malakian, R. Foudazi, “Arsenic Removal from Water by Porous Polymers”, 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting, Poster Presentation, November 8-13, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • A. Malakian, R. Zowada, R. Foudazi, “High Internal Phase Emulsion Templating As a Potential Method for Producing Ultrafiltration Membranes”, 2015 North American Membrane Society Meeting, Poster Presentation, May 30 – June 3, 2015, Boston, MA.
  • S. Qavi, C. Kuang, R. Foudazi, “Mesophase Templated Porous Polymers As Ultrafiltration Membranes”, 2015 North American Membrane Society Meeting, Poster Presentation, May 30 – June 3, 2015, Boston, MA.
  • R. Foudazi, C. Bezik, D. Feke, S. Rowan, I. Manas-Zloczower, “Method for the Production of High Internal Phase Emulsion Foams”, US Patent 2015/0353699 A1. Dec. 10, 2015.
  • J. Khademzadeh Yeganeh, F. Goharpey, E. Moghimi, G. Petekidis, R. Foudazi, “Manipulating the kinetics and mechanism of phase separation in dynamically asymmetric LCST blends by nanoparticles”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 17, 27446-27461 (2015).
  • R. Foudazi, S. Qavi, I. Masalova, A.Ya. Malkin, “Physical chemistry of highly concentrated emulsions”, Advances in Colloid and Interface Science 220, 78-91, 2015.
  • G. Pircheraghi, R. Foudazi, I. Manas-Zloczower, “Characterization of carbon nanotube dispersion and filler network formation in melted polyol for nanocomposite materials”, Powder Technology 276, 222-231, 2015.
  • J. Khademzadeh Yeganeh, F. Goharpey, E. Moghimi, G. Petekidis, R. Foudazi, “Controlling the kinetics of viscoelastic phase separation through self-assembly of spherical nanoparticles or block copolymers”, Soft Matter 10, 9270-9280, 2014.
  • J. Khademzadeh Yeganeh, F. Goharpey, R. Foudazi, “Anomalous Phase Separation Behavior in Dynamically Asymmetric LCST Polymer Blends”, RSC Advances 4, 12809-12825, 2014.
  • E. Moghimi, F. Goharpey, R. Foudazi, “Role of Droplet Bridging on the Stability of Particle Containing Immiscible Polymer Blends”, Rheologica Acta 53(2), 165-180, 2014.

Briefly list the most recent professional development activities

  • University of Minnesota MRSEC Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (2016)
  • The Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP): Let’s Talk Online Teaching, NMSU Teaching Academy (2016)
  • QEM/NSF Career Workshop, Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network (March 2015)
  • Creating Your FLiP Course Abroad, NMSU Teaching academy (2014)
  • Making Academic Change Happen (MACH), Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (2014)
  • i>Clicker Training, NMSU Teaching academy (2014)
  • Flipping the Classroom with Just-in-Time Teaching, NMSU Teaching Academy (2014)

Jessica P. Houston

Education – degree, discipline, institution, year

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University (2005)
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, New Mexico State University (2000)

Academic experience – institution, rank, title (chair, coordinator, etc. if appropriate), when (ex. 2002-2007), full time or part time

  • Associate Professor, Chemical & Materials Engineering, May 2015 – Present
  • Associate Professor, Molecular Biology, Aug 2009 – Present
  • Associate Department Head Chemical & Materials Engineering, August 2012 – May 2014
  • Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, Aug 2009 – May 2014

Non-academic experience – company or entity, title, brief description of position, when (ex. 2008-2012), full time or part time

  • Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory, May 2006 – Aug 2009

Certifications or professional registrations

  • n.a.

Current membership in professional organizations

  • International Society for the Advancement of Cytometry
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Optical Society of America

Honors and awards

  • 2017 Synergy-One Award Faculty Award, NMSU College of Engineering
  • 2015 Best Paper Award for 2014 Cytometry Part A, John Wiley and Sons,
  • 2014 College of Engineering Foreman Award: Assistant Professor Level, NMSU
  • 2014 1st Place Poster Presentation, University Research Council Annual Fair, NMSU
  • 2014 1st Place Poster Presentation, NIH NCI PACHE Investigators’ Workshop
  • 2014 New Mexico State University University Research Council Early Career Award
  • 2014 Scholar Award; the International Society for the Advancement of Cytometry
  • 2012 NSF CAREER Award, Division of Biological Infrastructure
  • 2011 Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, NMSU Hispanic Faculty & Staff Caucus
  • 2011 Research Achievement Award, NMSU Office of the Vice President for Research
  • 2010 Dean’s Recognition Award, New Mexico State University College of Engineering
  • 2009 Sony Young Faculty Scholarship Award
  • 2008 President’s Award for Excellence Finalist, ISAC CYTO 2008 Congress
  • 2008 Best Poster Award, Bioscience Capability Review Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • 2006 Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • 2005 Oral Presentation Award, Baylor College of Medicine Breast Center Retreat
  • 2005 First Place Poster, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting
  • 2004 Travel Award, Society of Molecular Imaging Meeting
  • 2004 Outstanding Poster Award, Gordon Conference on Lasers in Medicine and Biology

Service activities (within and outside of the institution)

  • Aggie Innovation Space Faculty Advisory Committee Member 2013 – present
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
    • Session Chair and Organizing Committee Division 15 D/E , 2016-present
    • NMSU Faculty Advisor, 2010- 2015
  • Annual Research Course in Flow Cytometry; presenter, instructor, laboratory host 2009 – present
  • Biomedical Engineering Society · Faculty advisor, 2015 – present
  • Biomedical Grants Club Participant 2014 – present
  • Cytometry Part A, Associate Editorial Board Member, 2017 – present
  • Engineering Club Mentor/Organizer Las Cruces Academy, 2015 – present
  • International Society for the Advancement of Cytometry  
    • Council Member, 2014 – 2018
    • Chair, Scientific Communications Committee 2014 – present
    • Scholar 2014 – present
    • Member, Awards Committee, 2013 – 2015  
    • Member, ISAC Marylou Ingram Scholars Committee 2016 – present
    • Member, CYTO Planning Committee 2014 – present
    • Member, CYTO Organization Committee 2014 – present
  • Optical Society of America
    • Member, CLEO Planning Committee
  • MAES · Faculty advisor, 2015 – present
  • Mentor, NIH NMSU Bridges Program 2014 – present
  • Mentor, NIH MARC Program 2016 – present
  • Mentor, ADVANCE Team Mentoring, NMSU Teaching Academy 2015 – present
  • Mentor, NMSU Teaching Academy Teaching Portfolios Workshop 2013, 2017
  • National Institutes of Health;
    • Study Section Member, IMST-12, -15, R15,  2011 – present
    • Mentor, Biomedical Research Support-Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (MBRS-RISE) 2010- 2017
    • Coordinator for RISE Workshop(s) 2010 – 2017
  • National Science Foundation
    • Review Panel Member 2011 – present
    • Mentor, Alliance for Minority Participation, NMSU 2010 – 2015
  • Referee, Journal of Biomedical Optics, Optics Express, Scientific Reports, Journal of Biomedical Optics Express, Applied Optics, Sensors, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Methods and Applications in Fluorescence, Department of Energy Office of Science; Journal of Undergraduate Research, AAPS PharmSciTech, Advanced Healthcare Materials

Briefly list the most important publications and presentations from the past five years – title, co-authors if any, where published and/or presented, date of publication or presentation

  • J. P. Houston and M. Naivar U.S. SN 14/072,521: Methods of measuring fluorescence lifetime with a flow cytometer,”  U.S. Patent,  Awarded 2017 via Group Art Unit 1777
  • J. Sambrano, Y. Smagley, A. Chigaev, L. A. Sklar, and J. P. Houston, “Using FRET to quantify changes in integrin structures in human leukocytes induced by chemoattractants with multi-frequency flow cytometry,” Proc. SPIE 10062, Optical Interactions with Tissue and Cells XXVIII, 100620X, February 15, 2017.
  • Z. Yang, J. Houston, B. Rutherford, R. McDonald, “Development of far-red and ultraviolet digital frequency-domain flow cytometry systems,” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 2017, Volume: 23, Issue: 0 doi: 10.1109/JSTQE.2017.2649463
  • W. Li, K. D. Houston, and J. P. Houston, “Shifts in the fluorescence lifetime of EGFP during bacterial phagocytosis measured by phase-sensitive flow cytometry,”  Sci Rep., 2017, Jan 16;7:40341. doi: 10.1038/srep40341.
  • Z. Yang, D. M. Shcherbakova, V. Verkhusha, and J. P. Houston, “Time-resolved flow cytometry for lifetime measurements of near-infrared fluorescent proteins,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA Technical Digest, 2016, (Optical Society of America, 2016), paper SW4G.1.
  • R. Cao,  Jenkins P, Peria W, Sands B, Naivar M, Brent R, and J. P. Houston, “Phasor plotting with frequency-domain flow cytometry,” Opt Express. 2016, Jun 27;24(13):14596-607. doi: 10.1364/OE.24.014596.
  • E. Dahal, J. Curtiss, D. Subedi, G. Chen, J. P. Houston, and S. Smirnov, “Evaluation of the Catalytic Activity and Cytotoxicity of Palladium Nanocubes,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7 (18), pp 9364–9371.
  • P. Jenkins, M. Naivar, and J. P. Houston, “Toward the measurement of multiple fluorescence lifetimes in flow cytometry: maximizing multi-harmonic content from cells and microspheres,” Journal of Biophotonics, 2015, Nov;8(11-12):908-17. doi: 10.1002/jbio.201400115.
  • B. Sands, P. Jenkins, B. J. Peria, M. Naivar, J. P. Houston, and R. Brent, “Measuring and sorting cell populations expressing isospectral fluorescent proteins with different fluorescence lifetimes,” PLoS One,  2014, 9(10):e109940. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0109940.
  • R. Cao, M. Naivar, M. Wilder, and J. P. Houston, “Expanding the potential of standard flow cytometry by extracting fluorescence lifetimes from cytometric pulse shifts.,” Cytometry A. 2014, Dec;85(12):999-1010. doi: 10.1002/cyto.a.22574. **selected for the 2014 Best Paper Award
  • W. Li, G. Vacca, and J. P. Houston, “Fluorescence lifetime excitation cytometry by kinetic dithering,” Electrophoresis, 2014 Mar 25. doi: 10.1002/elps.201300618.
  • A. Gohar, R. Cao, P. Jenkins, W. Li, J.P. Houston, and K. D. Houston, “Subcellular localization-dependent changes in EGFP fluorescence lifetime measured by time-resolved flow cytometry,” Biomedical Optics Express, 2013, 4(8):1390-1400.
  • R. Cao, V. Pankayatselvan, and J. P. Houston, “Cytometric sorting based on the fluorescence lifetime of spectrally overlapping signals,” Optics Express, 2013, 21(12): 14816-14831.

Briefly list the most recent professional development activities

  • Teaching and Learning STEM, NMSU Teaching Academy, 01/13/2017 – 03/15/2017
  • “Just Teaching, Scholarly Teaching and Education Research. Where do you want to be, and how do you get there?”, NMSU Teaching Academy 01/24/2017
  • STEM Women’s Book Club, 01/01/2016 – 12/31/2016
  • “Teaching in NMSU’s First Technology-Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) Classroom” NMSU Teaching Academy, 10/06/2015 – 10/27/2015
  • STEM Women’s Book Club, 01/01/2015 – 12/31/2015
  • “Mentoring in the professoriate: Experiences of a mentor and protégé”, NMSU Teaching Academy 09/21/2015
  • “Using Adobe Connect in Canvas” NMSU Teaching Academy 08/27/2015
  • “Campus Climate for Underrepresented Faculty Members” NMSU Teaching Academy 03/20/2015
  • “Working the Student Retention Puzzle” NMSU Teaching Academy 03/02/2015
  • STEM Women’s Book Club, NMSU Teaching Academy 01/01/2014 – 12/31/2014
  • ADVANCE Mentoring NMSU Teaching Academy 03/10/2014
  • “Peer Coaching for Classroom Educators” NMSU Teaching Academy 02/11/2014
  • “Flipping the Classroom with Just-in-time teaching” NMSU Teaching Academy 01/31/2014

Umakanta Jena

Education – degree, discipline, institution, year

  • Ph.D., University of Georgia, Biological and Agricultural Engineering (2011)
  • M. Tech., Agricultural Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (2002)
  • B. Tech., Agricultural Engineering, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (2001)

Academic experience – institution, rank, title (chair, coordinator, etc. if appropriate), when (ex. 2002-2007), full time or part time

  • New Mexico State University, Assistant Professor, August 2016-present, full time
  • Lincoln University of Missouri, Assistant Professor, Jan 2016-July 2016, full time
  • Desert Research Institute, Assistant Research Professor, Nov 2013-Jan 2016, full time
  • Desert Research Institute, Postdoctoral Fellow, Oct 2012-Oct 2013, full time
  • University of Georgia, Postdoctoral Research Associate, May 2011-Sept 2012, full time
  • University of Georgia, Graduate Research Assistant, August 2006-April 2011, part time
  • Sardar Patel Renewable Energy Research Institute, Sept 2003-July 2006, full time

Non-academic experience – company or entity, title, brief description of position, when (ex. 2008-2012), full time or part time

  • The Energy Resources Institute, Research Intern, May 2002-Dec 2002, part time

Certifications or professional registrations

  • n.a.

Current membership in professional organizations

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • American Society of Biological and Agricultural Engineers
  • Institute of Biological Engineering
  • Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers

Honors and awards

  • Nell J. Redfield Foundation Fellow  in Renewable Energy in Nevada, 2012
  • Grant H. Flint International Scholarship Award by the Solid Waste Association of North America, 2009
  • Excellence in Sustainable Development Research and Study, Air & Waste Management Association, 2009
  • Best Poster Awards-Graduate Students’ Research, University of Georgia-Bioenergy Systems Research Initiative Annual Retreat 2010
  • Best Oral Presentation, Graduate Students and Postdoctorals in Sciences’ Annual Research Symposium of the University of Georgia, 2009
  • Brahm Verma Award for the Academic and Leadership Excellence (honorable mention), University of Georgia, 2009
  • Emerging Leaders Award, University of Georgia, 2008
  • Travel Awards from the Department of Energy, Air & Waste Management Association, and UGA graduate school 2008-2014
  • Program Development Opportunity Seed Fund from the International Arid Lands Consortium, 2014

Service activities (within and outside of the institution)

  • Journal Peer Reviewer for Algal Research, Applied Energy, ASABE Transactions, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, Chemosphere, Bioresource Technology, Biofuels, Energy & Environmental Science, Energies, Bioenergy Research, and several others
  • Proposal Review Panelist and Ad Hoc Reviewer for the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy, US. Department of Agriculture and, Portugal Science Foundation 2012-present
  • Undergraduate Research Scholar Selection Committee, NM Alliance for Minority Participation, New Mexico State University, 2017-present
  • Associate Editor and Specialty Editor, Frontiers in Energy Research journal

Briefly list the most important publications and presentations from the past five years – title, co-authors if any, where published and/or presented, date of publication or presentation

  • Jena, U., S.K. Hoekman (2017) Recent Advancements in Algae-to-Biofuels Research -Novel Growth Technologies and Conversion Methods, Edited by U. Jena and S.K. Hoekman, Frontiers in Energy Research 5:2
  • Leelah, S., A. Mudhoo, U. Jena, Schmidt, J. E. (2017) Insights into green biotechnology for sustainable bioethanol production from lignocellulosic biomass, In of the International Conference on Energy, Environment and Climate 2017, Mauritius, July 5-7, 2017
  • Costanzo, W., R.N. Hilten, U. Jena, K.C. Das, J.R. Kastner (2016) Effect of low temperature hydrothermal liquefaction on catalytic hydrodenitrogenation of algae biocrude and model macromolecules, Algal Research, 13: 53-68
  • Jena, U., A. McCurdy, Hailey Summers, S. Kent Hoekman, L. Seefeldt, J. Quinn, Co-solvent hydrothermal liquefaction of oleaginous yeast biomass. Oral presentation at the 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 12-18, 2016
  • Mallick, K., U. Jena, F. Cheng, F., S.H., C.E. Brewer, N. Nirmalakhandan, Different Parameters Controlling the Biocrude Yield in Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Microalgae. 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 12-18, 2016
  • Ekefre D., A. Mahapatra; M. Latimore, Jr, A. Williams, U. Jena, D. Bellmer, Evaluation of Three Varieties of Sweet Sorghum Feedstocks for Bioethanol Production, Oral presentation at the 2016 ASABE Annual International Meeting Orlando, FL, July 17-20, 2016
  • Jena, U., A. McCurdy, R. Ledbetter, H. Summers, Rhesa Ledbetter A, Warren, L. Seefeldt, S.K. Hoekman, J. Quinn (2015) Oleaginous yeast platform for producing biofuels via co-Solvent hydrothermal liquefaction. Biotechnology for Biofuels, 8:167
  • Costanzo, W., U. Jena, R.N. Hilten, K.C. Das, J.R. Kastner (2015) Evaluation of low temperature hydrothermal liquefaction of algae for low nitrogen biocrude generation and nutrient recycling, Algal Research, 12: 377-387
  • Summers, H.M., R. Ledbetter, A.M. McCurdy, L., Seefeldt, U. Jena, S.K. Hoekman, J.C. Quinn (2015). Techno-economic feasibility and life cycle assessment of dairy effluent to biofuel via hydrothermal liquefaction, Bioresource Technology, 196: 431-440
  • Hoekman, S.K., U. Jena, Broch, A (2015) Hydrothermal carbonization of algal feedstocks and fuels produced thereby. U.S. Patent US2015/0361371 A1
  • Díaz-Vázquez, L., M., A. Rojas-Pérez, I. Robles, Fuentes-Caraballo, U. Jena, K.C. Das. (2015) Demineralization of macro algae biomass Sargassum spp.: Towards a selective Thermochemical Liquefaction process for fuel and chemicals production. Frontiers in Energy Research, 3(6):1-11
  • Jena, U., D. Ekefre, A.K. Mahapatra, S.K. Hoekman, Recovery of Energy-dense Hydrochar and Sugars from Sweet Sorghum Bagasse, oral presentation at the 2015 Annual AIChE Meeting, Salt lake City, UT, November 8-13, 2015
  • Jena, U., W. Costanzo, J.R. Kastner, K.C. Das, S. K. Hoekman. Multi-step Hydrothermal Processing of Algae for Biocrude Production. Oral presentation at the 2015 Algal Biomass Summit, Washington D.C., Sept 29-Oct 2, 2015 
  • Broch, A. U. Jena, S.K. Hoekman (2014) Analysis of solid and aqueous phase products from hydrothermal carbonization of whole and lipid-extracted algae. Energies, 7(1): 62-79
  • N. S. Bolan, R. Thangarajan, B. Seshadri, U. Jena, K.C. Das, H. Wang and R. Naidu (2013) Landfills as a biorefinery to produce biomass and capture biogas. Bioresource Technology, 135 (2013): 578-587
  • Jena, U., K.C. Das and J.R. Kastner (2012) Comparison of the effects of Na2CO3, Ca3(PO4)2, and NiO catalysts on the thermochemical liquefaction of microalga Spirulina Platensis. Applied Energy, 98(2012): 368-375

Briefly list the most recent professional development activities

  • Scholarly Writing Retreat Summer, Teaching Academy, New Mexico State University, 2017
  • Online Course Improvement Program-Summer Institute I, Teaching Academy, New Mexico State University, 2017
  • Publish & Flourish: Become a Prolific Scholar, Teaching Academy, New Mexico State University, 2016
  • Proposal Development Workshops, Office of Research Development, New Mexico State University, 2016-2017

Hongmei Luo

Education – degree, discipline, institution, year

  • Ph. D., Chemical Engineering, Tulane University (2006)
  • M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China (1995)
  • B.S., Chemistry, Fuyang Normal University, China (1992)

Academic experience – institution, rank, title (chair, coordinator, etc. if appropriate), when (ex. 2002-2007), full time or part time

  • Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, NMSU, 08/2014 – Present, full time
  • Graduate program coordinator, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, NMSU, 02/2010 – Present, part time
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, NMSU, 08/2009 – 08/2014, full time
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 06/2006 – 08/2009, full time

Non-academic experience – company or entity, title, brief description of position, when (ex. 2008-2012), full time or part time

  • n.a.

Certifications or professional registrations

  • n.a.

Current membership in professional organizations

  • International Association of Advanced Materials
  • American Chemical Society
  • Electrochemical Society
  • Materials Research Society

Honors and awards

  • 2016 Robert L. Westhafer Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activity, NMSU
  • 2016 Distinguished Career Award from University Research Council for Exceptional Achievements in Creative Scholarly Activity, NMSU
  • 2016 Nanoscience Research Leader Award, Publishing Division of Cognizure
  • 2015 Advisor for the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad, China Scholarship Council, for Gen Chen’s Ph.D study at NMSU
  • 2015 Outstanding Reviewer for the Journal of Power Sources, Elsevier, Netherlands
  • 2015 Bromilow Award for Research Excellence, NMSU College of Engineering
  • 2014 Bromilow Award for Teaching Excellence, NMSU College of Engineering
  • 2014 Ed and Harold Foreman Faculty Excellent Award, NMSU College of Engineering
  • 2012 the Early Career Award from University Research Council for Exceptional Achievements in Creative Scholarly Activity, NMSU
  • 2009 Research Accomplishment Award, Superconductivity Technology Center, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • 2008 Research Accomplishment Award, Superconductivity Technology Center, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Service activities (within and outside of the institution)

  • University Research Council member, NMSU (2014 – 2016)
  • The Engineering Physics Committee member (2014 – present)
  • College GA Allocation Committee member (2016 – 2017)
  • College Publication Committee member  (2017)
  • College Award Committee member (2017)
  • Journal Peer Reviewer for Environmental Science & Technology, Advanced Materials, Angew Chemie, JACS, ACS Nano, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, J. Power Sources, Nanoscale, Adv. Functional Mater.; Nano Energy and several others, 2006 – present
  • Proposal Review Panelist for the National Science Foundation, 2009 – present
  • Faculty Advisor, Electrochemical Society Student Chapter, 2015 – present
  • Editorial Board Member, Applied Materials Today, The Scientific Pages of Nanotechnology, Chemical Engineering
  • Guest Editor, J. Nanomaterials, J. Nanotechnology, 2011 – 2017

Briefly list the most important publications and presentations from the past five years – title, co-authors if any, where published and/or presented, date of publication or presentation

  • Gen Chen, Litao Yan, Hongmei Luo, Shaojun Guo, Nanoscale Engineering of Heterostructured Anode Materials for Boosting Lithium Ion Storage, Adv. Mater. 28, 7580-7602 (2016)
  • G. Chen, S. Wang, R. Yi, L. Tan, H. Li, M. Zhou, L. Yan, Y. Jiang, S. Tan, D. Wang, S. Deng, X. Meng, H. M. Luo, Facile synthesis of hierarchical MoS2-carbon microspheres as robust anode for lithium ion battery, J. Mater. Chem. A 4, 9653-9660 (2016)
  • L. Yan, G. Chen, S. Sarker, S. Richins, H. Wang, W. Xu, X. Rui, H. M. Luo, Ultrafine Nb2O5 Nanocrystal Coating on Reduced Graphene Oxide as Anode Material for High Performance Sodium Ion Battery, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 8, 22213-22219 (2016)
  • Litao Yan, Xianhong Rui, Gen Chen, Weichuan Xu, Guifu Zou, Hongmei Luo, Recent advances in nanostructured Nb-based oxides for energy storage, Nanoscale 8, 8443-8465 (2016)
  • L. Yan, G. Chen, S. Tan, M. Zhou, G. Zou, S. Deng, S. Smirnov, H. M. Luo, Titanium Oxynitride Nanoparticles Anchored on Carbon Nanotubes as Energy Storage Materials,         ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 7, 24212-24217 (2015).
  • Q. Lin, N. S. Makarov, W-k. Koh, K. A. Velizhanin, C. M. Cirloganu, H. M. Luo, V. I. Klimov, J. M. Pietryga, The design and synthesis of heterostructured quantum dots with dual emission in the visible and infrared, ACS Nano  9 (1), 539-547 (2015).
  • G. Chen, M. Zhou, J. Catanach, T. Liaw, L. Fei, S. Deng, H. M. Luo, Solvothermal route based in situ carbonization to Fe3O4@C as anode material for lithium ion battery,             Nano Energy 8, 126-132 (2014).
  • C. M. Cirloganu, L. A. Padilha, Q. Lin, N. Makarov, K. Velizhanin, H. M. Luo, I. Robel, J. M. Pietryga, V. I. Klimov, Enhanced carrier multiplication in engineered quasi-type-II quantum dots, Nature Commun. 5, 4148 (2014).
  • G. Chen, F. Chen, X. H. Liu, W. Ma, H. M. Luo, J. Li, R. Z. Ma, G. Z. Qiu, Hollow spherical rare-earth-doped yttrium oxysulfate: a novel structure for upconversion, Nano Research, 7, 1093 (2014).
  • L. Fei, Y. Xu, X. Wu, G. Chen, Y. Li, B. Li, S. Deng, S. Smirnov, H. Y. Fan, H. M. Luo, Instant gelation synthesis of 3D porous MoS2@C nanocomposites for lithium ion batteries, Nanoscale, 6, 3664-3669 (2014).
  • L. Fei, Y. Xu, X. F. Wu, Y. Li, P. Xie, S. Deng, S. Smirnov, H. M. Luo, SBA-15 confined synthesis of TiNb2O7 nanoparticles for lithium-ion battery, Nanoscale 5, 11102-11107 (2013).
  • Y. Li, Matthias A. Trujillo, E. Fu, B. Patterson, L. Fei, Y. Xu, S. Deng, S. Smirnov, H. M. Luo, Bismuth oxide: a new lithium-ion battery anode,  J. Mater. Chem. A, 1, 12123-12127 (2013).

Briefly list the most recent professional development activities

  • Pathway toward Degree Completion, monthly, NMSU graduate school (2014 – present)
  • Promotion to Full Professor Spring Workshop, Teaching Academy, 2017
  • The Quiz tool in Canvas, Teaching Academy, 2016
  • Writing to Learn Mini-Grant Recipients: A Panel, Teaching Academy, 2016
  • 10 Ways to Manager Your Time, Teaching Academy, 2015
  • WordPress for Administrators, 2014

Thomas A. Manz

Education – degree, discipline, institution, year

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Purdue University (2009)
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, Purdue University (1998)
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, The University of Toledo (1994)

Academic experience – institution, rank, title (chair, coordinator, etc. if appropriate), when (ex. 2002-2007), full time or part time

  • Assistant Professor, Chemical & Materials Engineering, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, Aug 2012 – present (full time)
  • Temporary research scientist (post-doc), Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, Sept 2008 – July 2012 (full time)

Non-academic experience – company or entity, title, brief description of position, when (ex. 2008-2012), full time or part time

  • Wal-Mart Stores, photo lab manager, West Lafayette, IN, 2000 – 2002 (full time)
  • Photonics, clean room and quality control worker for plasma display manufacturing, Toledo, OH, 1992 – 1993 (part time)

Certifications or professional registrations

  • none

Current membership in professional organizations

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Materials Research Society
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Physical Society

Honors and awards

  • NSF CAREER Award (2016 – 2021)
  • University Research Council, Early Career Faculty Award, NMSU, 2016

Service activities (within and outside of the institution)

  • University Research Council member, NMSU (2017 – present)
  • Reviewer for computational chemistry and catalysis journals, proposals, and conference presentations

Briefly list the most important publications and presentations from the past five years – title, co-authors if any, where published and/or presented, date of publication or presentation

Briefly list the most recent professional development activities

  • Teaching is Acting (Part 1), NMSU Teaching Academy, 02/17/2017
  • Critical Pedagogy as a Teaching Approach, NMSU Teaching Academy, 03/09/2016
  • Unintended Consequences: Formative Assessment as a Tool for Student Learning, NMSU Teaching Academy, 03/08/2016
  • WordPress for Administrators, NMSU Teaching Academy, 05/14/2014
  • Publish & Flourish, NMSU Teaching Academy, 04/04/2013
  • Team Mentoring for Faculty, NMSU Teaching Academy, 12/03/2012

Martha C. Mitchell

Education – degree, discipline, institution, year

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota-Minneapolis (1996)
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1989)

Academic experience – institution, rank, title (chair, coordinator, etc. if appropriate), when (ex. 2002-2007), full time or part time

  • Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering; New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM. Fall 2007 – present (full-time)
  • Diversity Director, NSF Engineering Research Center for Bio-Mediated and Bio-Inspired Geotechnics , August 1, 2015-Dec. 31, 2016 (part-time)
  • Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering; New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM February 2012 – August 2015 (full-time)
  • Academic Department Head, Department of Chemical Engineering; New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM May 2005 – January 2012 (full-time)
  • Interim Academic Department Head, Department of Chemical Engineering; New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM August 2004 – April 2005 (full-time)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering; New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM. Fall 2002 – Fall 2007 (full-time)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering; New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM. Fall 1996 – Fall 2002 (full-time)
  • Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN, 1/95—3/96 (part-time)

Non-academic experience – company or entity, title, brief description of position, when (ex. 2008-2012), full time or part time

  • Visiting Summer Faculty, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM. Summer 2001 (full-time)
  • Visiting Professional, Exxon Research and Engineering, Annandale, NJ. Summer 1997 (part-time)

Certifications or professional registrations

  • Professional Engineer, NM#15571

Current membership in professional organizations

  • American Association of University Women
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • Society of Women Engineers

Honors and awards

  • Outstanding Mentor Award, New Mexico State University Teaching Academy
  • Robert Davis Professorship

Service activities (within and outside of the institution)

  • National Science Foundation, Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) Committee of Visitors (2013 and 2016)
  • Engineering Research Council Board of Directors, American Society of Engineering Educators (2014-2015)
  • National Society of Professional Engineers, Professional Engineers in Higher Education Interest Group Executive Board, Southwestern Region Representative, (2012-2015)
  • New Mexico Society of Professional Engineers Board of Directors, Education Director (2012-2015)
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers Education and Accreditation Committee (2015-present)
  • Chair, Advancing Leaders Committee, NMSU Teaching Academy (2014-present)
  • Compliance Committee, NMSU, (2014-2015)
  • National Alliance for Broader Impacts (NABI) summit planning committee member (2015)
  • Intellectual Property Advisory Committee, NMSU (2012-present)
  • New Mexico Consortium Board member (2012-2016)
  • Council of Deans of Research (CADRe), NMSU (2012-2016)
  • Building the Vision Strategic Planning Committee, NMSU (2012-2013)
  • National Academy of Sciences workshop participant, “Key Challenges in the Implementation of Convergence,” 2013.
  • Advisor for the NMSU local section of the Society for Women in Engineering. 2010-present

Briefly list the most important publications and presentations from the past five years – title, co-authors if any, where published and/or presented, date of publication or presentation

  • Flores, L. Y., Navarro, R. L., Lee, H. S., Addae, D. A., Gonzalez, R., Luna, L. L., Jacquez, R., Cooper, S., & Mitchell, M., “Academic satisfaction among Latino/a and White men and women engineering students,” (2014) Journal of Counseling Psychology , 61(1), doi: 10.1037/a0034577.
  • Mitchell, M.C. (2015) “Funding Opportunities from Federal Agencies,” American Society for Engineering Education Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, June 14-17.
  • Mitchell, M.C., and Jacquez, R. (2015) “New Mexico State University Broadening Participation Activities,” National Alliance for Broader Impacts Summit, Madison, WI, May 30-June 1.

Briefly list the most recent professional development activities

  • Just Teaching, Scholarly Teaching and Education Research. Where do you want to be, and how do you get there? (2017)
  • Department Heads as Advocates for Women, LGBT Faculty and Faculty of Color at NMSU (2016)
  • How Learning Works: Translating learning research to teaching practice (2016)
  • The Flipped Classroom: Successful Practices and Common Pitfalls (2016)
  • Reflections from the Student Success Navigators: What Faculty and Administrators Need to Know (2016)
  • Using Adobe Connect in Canvas (2016)
  • The Quiz Tool in Canvas (2016)
  • Using the Canvas Gradebook (2016)
  • Canvas Home Pages (2016)
  • Dealing with Student Incivility (2015)
  • Mentoring in the professoriate: Experiences of a mentor and protégé (2015)
  • Assignments in Canvas (2015)
  • Book Discussion Group: Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High Tuesday Section (2015)
  • Diversifying the Faculty of NMSU
  • 10 Ways to Manage Your Time (2015)
  • Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High (2015)
  • The Art of Listening (2015)
  • Terms of Engagement: Understanding and Promoting Student Engagement in Today’s College Classroom (2014)

David A. Rockstraw

Education – degree, discipline, institution, year

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Oklahoma University (1989)
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Purdue University (1986)

Academic experience – institution, rank, title (chair, coordinator, etc. if appropriate), when (ex. 2002-2007), full time or part time

  • Robert Davis Distinguished Professor, Sept 2013 – Present
  • Academic Department Head Chemical & Materials Engineering, July 2012 – Present
  • Distinguished Achievement Professor Chemical & Materials Engineering, Aug 2012 – Present
  • Professor, Chemical & Materials Engineering, Aug 2004 – Aug 2012
  • Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering, May 1998 – Aug 2004
  • Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, Aug 1995 – May 1998

Non-academic experience – company or entity, title, brief description of position, when (ex. 2008-2012), full time or part time

  • E. .I. DuPont de Nemours Co., Inc. / Conoco, Inc., Ponca City, OK; Research Engineer – Corporate Process Development, full time Aug 1990 – July 1995 
  • Ethyl Corporation, Orangeburg, SC; Sr. R&D Engineer, Research & Development, full time Sept 1989 – July 1990
  • Kraft, Inc., Glenview, IL; Engineer I,  R & D Division, full time May 1986 – Aug 1986

Certifications or professional registrations

  • Professional Engineer, NM license 14253

Current membership in professional organizations

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Honors and awards

  • Frank Bromilow Award for Teaching Excellence, 2016
  • NMSU Roush Teaching Award, 2014
  • NMSU Environmental Health & Safety “Friend of Safety” Award, 2014
  • Robert Davis Distinguished Professorship, 2013
  • NMSU Distinguished Achievement Professor Award, 2012
  • Ed and Harold Foreman Engineering Education Excellence Award, 2012
  • National Society of Professional Engineers, Professional Engineers in Higher Education
  • Engineering Education Excellence Award, 2009
  • E-Council Outstanding Engineering Professor Award, 2008
  • AspenTech® Educational Innovation Award, 2004
  • Outstanding Faculty Member, voted by the 2001 CH E graduating class
  • Research Grand Prize, American Academy Environmental Engineers, 1998
  • Level II DuPont Safety Sentinel Award, 1995.
  • DuPont Partnering Recognition for Suva® HFC development: 1992, 1991

Service activities (within and outside of the institution)

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ Fellows Council, 2016-present
  • National Society of Professional Engineers  
    • Board of Directors (Interest Groups representative), 2013 – 2015
    • House of Delegates (PEHE representative), 2012 – 2014  
    • Education Foundation Trustee, 2013 – 2015  
    • Licensure and Qualifications to Practice Committee, 2013 – 2015 
    • Legislative & Government Affairs Committee, 2014 – 2015 
    • Chair, Professional Engineers in Higher Education (PEHE) Interest Group, 2010-11  
    • Immediate Past Chair, PEHE Interest Group, 2011-12  
    • Chair-elect, PEHE Interest Group, 2009-10  
    • SW Region Vice Chair, Professional Engineers in Higher Education (PEHE), 2008-09
  • New Mexico Society of Professional Engineers
    • Faculty Advisor to the NSPE@NMSU Student Chapter, 2010-2015 
    • Governor of Educational Practice (2000-2010)
  • Biomedical Engineering Society, Faculty advisor, 2014-2015
  • Mesilla Valley Preservation, Inc. (mvpres.org)
    • Board of Directors, 2010 – present
    • Treasurer; 2010 – 2013  
  • Town of Mesilla, Planning, Zoning, & Historical Appropriateness Commission; 2009 – 2011 
  • Las Cruces Inline Hockey Association; Founder and Director; 2000 – 2007

Briefly list the most important publications and presentations from the past five years – title, co-authors if any, where published and/or presented, date of publication or presentation

  • Corrected rate law for sulfite oxidation mechanism with ethanol-inhibition, D. A. Rockstraw, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 51(35), p. 11587 (2012).
  • Panel: What You Need to Know about Being an Expert Witness (invited panelist), Chemical Engineering & the Law Forum, American Institute of Chemical Engineers National Meeting, November 14, 2016, San Francisco, CA.
  • Generating Perchlorate and N-Nitrosodimethylamine Isotherms Using Pecan Shell Activated Carbons; J. Freeh, J. Rodriguez, D. A. Rockstraw, C. E. Brewer, American Institute of Chemical Engineers National Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, November, 11, 2015.
  • Remediating Salt Attack in Adobe and Earthen Structures; E. Liefeld, D. A. Rockstraw, G. Henry, Earth USA 2015 Conference, Santa Fe, NM Oct. 2-4, 2015.

Briefly list the most recent professional development activities

  • Improve Your Students’ Learning by Teaching Them Effective Learning Strategies, NMSU Teaching Academy, 10/18/2016
  • Active Learning: what is it, how do you implement it and why would you want to? NMSU Teaching Academy, 08/29/2016
  • Department Head Summer Forum: Leading During Budget Cuts and Organizational Change, NMSU Teaching Academy, 07/26/2016
  • WordPress: Using GravityForms, NMSU Training Central, 06/16/2014
  • Managing Narcissists, Blamers, Drama Queens and more…, NMSU Teaching Academy, 03/13/2014
  • WordPress for Administrators, NMSU Training Central, 02/04/2014
  • Flipping the Classroom with Just-in-Time Teaching, NMSU Teaching Academy, 01/31/2014
  • ADVANCE Advancing Leaders Program – Cohort Member, NMSU Teaching Academy, 2013

Meng Zhou

Education – degree, discipline, institution, year

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, New Mexico State University (2016)
  • MS .,  Physics, Tulane University (2006)             
  • BS.,  Material Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China (1994)

Academic experience – institution, rank, title (chair, coordinator, etc. if appropriate), when (ex. 2002-2007), full time or part time

  • Assistant Professor & Lab Manager, Department of  Chemical and Materials Engineering, NMSU, 2017 – present, full time
  • Research staff, Los Alamos National laboratory, 2009 – 2011, full time

Non-academic experience – company or entity, title, brief description of position, when (ex. 2008-2012), full time or part time

  • Lab Manager, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, NMSU, 2011 – present, full time\
  • Engineer, Carbon Nanotube Technology Inc., Los Alamos 2006 – 2008

Certifications or professional registrations

  • none

Current membership in professional organizations

  • none

Honors and awards

  • Synergy Staff Leadership Award, College of Engineering, NMSU, 2017
  • Honorable graduate student, NMSU, 2016

Service activities (within and outside of the institution)

  • Editor of Scientific Journal “Chemical Engineering” 
  • Journal Peer Reveiwer for J. of Materials Chemistry A, Materials Science and Engineering B, J. of Power Source, International J. of Environmental Pollution

Briefly list the most important publications and presentations from the past five years – title, co-authors if any, where published and/or presented, date of publication or presentation

  • M. Zhou, J. Gomez, B. Li, Y.-B. Jiang, S. Deng, Oil tea shell derived porous carbon with an extremely large specific surface area and modification with MnO2 for high-performance supercapacitor electrodes, Appl. Mater. Today, 7, 47-54 (2017).
  • M. Zhou, J. Catanach, J. Gomez, S. Richins, S. Deng, Effects of nanoporous carbon derived from microalgae and its CoO composite on capacitance, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 9(5), 4362-4373 (2017).
  • M. Zhou, Y. Li, Il. Jeon, Q. Yi, X. Zhu, X. Tang, H. Wang, L. Fei, S. Deng, Y. Sun, Y. Matsuo, H. M. Luo, G. Zou, Magnetoresistance in self-assembled epitaxial composite La0.67Ca0.33MnO3:NiO and La0.67Ca0.33MnO3:Co3O4films via polymer-assisted deposition, Scientific Reports 6, 26390 (2016).
  • M. Zhou, L. Fei, S. Deng, G. Zou, H. M. Luo, Superconducting nitride films prepared by polymer-assisted deposition, Science Advances Today, (Invited Featured Article), 1, 25222 (2015).
  • G. Chen, M. Zhou, J. Catanach, T. Liaw, L. Fei, S. Deng, H. M. Luo, Solvothermal route based in situ carbonization to Fe3O4@C as anode materials for lithium ion battery,  Nano Energy 8, 126 (2014).

Briefly list the most recent professional development activities

  • The Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP): Quality Matters, NMSU Teaching Academy (2017)