Porous/Nanostructured Materials

Nanotechnology can be defined as the science, engineering, and integration of functional materials at the 1 to 100 nm scale. Due to the small dimensions of nanostructured materials, a novel set of properties are observed. Exploiting those new properties is the core of Nanotechnology.  Nanotechnology requires the interdisciplinary support of the materials scientists and engineers to develop approaches for the characterization, integration into large scale systems, and new theoretical frame work. Our research group is dedicated to the study and understanding of the factors that govern transport phenomena (e.g. heat, mass, electric-carrier transport) in nanostructured materials for energetics, biosensing, medical, and biosecurity applications. Please use the link below to find out our current projects in this exciting field.

Porous materials having well-defined pore structures and surface functionalities are widely used in many areas of applied science and engineering.  The most commonly investigated porous materials include zeolites, metal organic frameworks, porous carbons, transition metal oxides, nanotubes, layered materials, nitrides, metals, polymers, gels, fibers, ceramics, glasses, membranes, and thermoelectric materials. We study the fundamental aspects, synthesis, characterization, structural properties, and applications of novel micro, mesa-, nano- and macro-porous materials.

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Dr. Reza Foudazi
Associate Professor New Mexico State UniversityChemical and Materials Engineering

Office: JH 258
Phone: (575) 646-3691
email: rfoudazi@nmsu.edu

Educational Background:
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)


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Dr. Hongmei Luo
Associate Dean of Research in the College of Engineering and Luke Barry Shires Professor of Chemical Engineering

Office: JH 254
Phone: (575) 646-4204
email: hluo@nmsu.edu

Educational Background:
Ph. D.,  Chemical Engineering, Tulane University (2006)
B.S., Chemistry, Fuyang Normal University, China (1992)


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Dr. Thomas A. Manz
Associate Professor

Office: JH 150
Phone: (575) 646-2503

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