Category Archives: CHME News

CHME mourns the loss of Qianglu Lin (MSCHE 2010, Ph D 2014)

Dr. Qianglu Lin (MSCHE 2010, Ph D 2014) passed away on June 7, 2017 in Denver.  Dr. Lin joined CHME in August 2009, received his MS degree in December 2010, and his PHD degree in December 2014. Dr. Lin worked at Los Alamos National Lab.   CHME is enriched because Dr. Lin spent time here. We…
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NMSBrew visits Denver

Dr. Rockstraw is spending the week spreading the word about NMSBrew in CHME at NMSU.  His visits with the industry are compliments of Brian Taylor (Anton-Paar rep from whom NMSBrew is purchasing an alcolyzer) and Christian Henderickson (NMSU alum 1997) and his Sherman & Howard colleague, Adrian “Jay” Leonard IV (who is one program leads for,…
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Dr. Brewer to receive University Research Council Early Career Award

Congratulations are in order for Dr. Catherine Brewer, who will receive the Early Career Award for the 17th Annual University Research Council for Exceptional Achievements in Creative Scholarly Activity.  This award includes a $2,000 check that will be presented at the Fall Convocation.  Dr. Brewer joins Drs Hongmei Luo, Jessica Houston, Reza Foudazi, and Thomas…
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Schutte receives 2017 Spring Lab Manager’s Safety Award

Ph D student John Schutte was selected by Meng Zhou to be recognized with the 2017 Spring Lab Manager’s Safety Award.  This award is given to that grad student who best demonstrates the desired attitude and approach to safety in the laboratory.  John Schutte is seen as collaborative and helpful to others in addressing safety,…
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Jett Hall 04/27/2017… Day 1 after signing Certificate of Occupancy

Today I had the privilege of hosting the NMSU Foundation Board of Directors on a tour of the CHME side of Jett Hall on the day the Certificate of Occupancy was signed.  For those who spent time here, be ready to not recognize the place. The new CHME Research Labs: The CHME main office: Around…
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ChEGSO named 2017 Student Organization of the Year

The Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Organization (ChEGSO) has been awarded “Student Organization of the Year” for 2017. It is awarded by the Office of Dean of Student Affairs at NMSU to the organization which demonstrates true excellence among peers with the NMSU campus community.  It is for the first time that ChEGSO has been presented with this award…
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PG&E promotes Melvin J. Christopher to VP position

http://www.pgecurrents.com/2017/04/20/pge-appoints-new-vice-presidents-in-business-finance-gas-operations/ PG&E promotes NMSU chemical engineering alum to VP position

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CHME is “Preparing Future Faculty” five years in a row, Jiuling Yu selected for 2017-2018

The Graduate Council Fellowship selection committee has awarded Jiuling Yu a Preparing Future Faculty Graduate Assistantship for academic year 2017-2018. This is one of the highest merit awards of the Graduate School.  Jiuling is the fifth consecutive CHME graduate student to receive this award.  Others who have been honored with this recognition include: 2016-2017: Qavi Sahar 2015-2016: John…
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AICHE represents NMSU at 2017 AIChE Rocky Mountain Regional Conference

The Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering was represented by 7 members at the AIChE Regional Conference in North Dakota, and brought back some more hardware for the department! The team took 3rd place in the ChemE Jeopardy Competition, an accomplishment last achieved in 2015. The Chem-E-Car team was unable to compete because necessary chemicals were not delivered…
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Dr. Luo named Luke Barry Shires Professor of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Hongmei Luo has been selected to hold the title of “Luke Barry Shires Professor in Chemical & Materials Engineering.” This professorship was endowed by the estate of Luke Barry Shires, the first Chemical Engineering professor on the NMSU campus (see link below for some details about Shires’ history). Dr. Luo joined the CHME faculty in…
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