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CHME 2021 Spring Graduating Seniors receive Aggie hardhats

The tradition continues as CHME awarded its 2021 spring graduating class with ANSI-certified Aggie cowboy hard hats.  Class members are seen here on the utility stairs in the Jett Hall courtyard.

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Foudazi recognized for development of intellectual property

Dr. Reza Foudazi will receive the First Annual NMSU Intellectual Property Award, to be awarded by Arrowhead Center.  Dr. Foudazi will be honored in a virtual ceremony on Monday, April 26, 2021.   Read more: https://mailchi.mp/1d4861048ba2/news-release-foudazi-named-honoree-of-first-nmsu-intellectual-property-award?e=f202aef765 Register to attend here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nmsu-intellectual-property-award-virtual-reception-tickets-146953809801  

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Rockstraw to leave NMSU this fall

Dr. David A. Rockstraw has announced his intentions to retire from NMSU this September to pursue another career.  Rockstraw has spent 26 years at NMSU, serving as CHME Department Head for the past nine years.  Rockstraw will continue to execute an NSF grant through NMSU as an emeritus member of the faculty through the end…
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Foudazi to join Oklahoma University

Dr. Reza Foudazi has accepted a joint appointment at Oklahoma University between The Department of Chemical, Biological, and Materials Engineering and The Department of Petroleum and Geological Engineering, starting this fall.  Dr. Foudazi’s contributions to CHME have been immense and he will leave large shoes to fill.  Best of luck to Dr. Foudazi and his…
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Rockstraw receives NSF funding for HSCCC process design work

Dr. David A. Rockstraw, P.E. as a member of a research team that includes Gordon Jarvinen (UNLV), NMSU Alum and current CTO of Heavy Oil Solutions, Inc. Steve Yarbro (Ph D, 1996), and John Elling of Molten Salt Solutions, LLC. (and CEO of Santa Fe Quantum Solutions, GPER G-1 Development Group, and Acoustic Biosystems) have…
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Lusby (BSCHE 07) receives NASA Exceptional Engr Achievement Medal

Brian Lusby (BSCHE 2007) has been awarded the NASA Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal for his work on SpaceX Dragon.  Lusby developed an independent fluid dynamics model of the spacecraft propulsion feed system, validated with hot fire test data, to help certify the vehicle for the Demo-1 mission. This included ensuring the maximum design pressure was…
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Chevron supports ASCHE at NMSU-C with courses delivered from CHME

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Assessment of Program Educational Objectives

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Shawabkeh (Ph D 98) listed in top 2% of researchers worldwide

Reyad Shawabkeh (Ph D 98) has been found in the Mendeley Data listing of the top 2% of researchers around the world. John P. A. Ioannidis from Stanford University and co-authors provide this data through an update to the 2019 article, “A standardized citation metrics author database annotated for scientific field.” Dr. Shawabkeh performed his…
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CHMEs shine during Research and Creativity Week

Last week was the annual NMSU Research and Creativity Week (RCW), where students and faculty across NMSU put the products of their efforts on display for all to see. Seven CHME graduate students presented their work.  Three of them were recognized in awards given to the top ten.  Only one department had more students recognized…
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