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M S student Kapil Nichani interns in Germany

Kapil Nichani received the excellent opportunity to travel to Germany during the summer of 2017. He spent the summer in Dresden and Berlin doing research in systems and computational biology at QuoData GmbH. He was awarded this internship and a travel scholarship to work there from May to August 2017. At QuoData, he worked and…
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CHME enrollment rebounds in 2017

The return to Jett Hall has generated excitement in and about Chemical & Materials Engineering, particularly with regards to enrollment.  A record 204 undergraduates are registered as CHME majors on the fall 2017 census date (9/1/17), 47% of which are women.  This includes a large freshman class of 67 students. Retention among the cohort of…
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Dr. Brewer receives University Research Council Early Career Award

Congratulations are in order for Dr. Catherine Brewer, who received 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 was presented at the Fall Convocation.  Dr. Brewer joins Drs Hongmei Luo, Jessica Houston, Reza Foudazi, and Thomas Manz (as…
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CHME Zoe Elliott named to ALL USA/PTK Academic Team

Zoe Elliott, a transfer student from the New Mexico State University Alamogordo, graduated with an associate’s degree in general engineering and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering on the New Mexico State University main campus. Elliott was selected for the All USA/PTK Academic team, which chooses two community college students from each…
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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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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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