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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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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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Caitlynn Roy named 2017 Outstanding Graduating Senior from College of Engineering

Caitlynn Roy has been named recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Graduating Senior from the NMSU College of Engineering.  Ms. Roy will receive a double major in both Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering this May. After graduation, Ms. Roy will be traveling to Papua New Guinea (PNG) this June to work with New Tribes Mission and serve the people…
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Jessica Miller selected to represent as 2017 Outstanding CHME Graduate

Jessica Miller has been selected by the CHME faculty to represent the department as nominee for Spring 2017 Outstanding College of Engineering Graduate.  There were five nominees in total that also included Cody Cockreham, Lupita Marquez, Alexandra Valdez, Daniel White.  All five nominees received votes from the faculty.   Jessica hold a 3.96/4.0 GPA and has been active in all…
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Rockstraw/Martinez to study 3D-printed mechanoluminescent materials under LANL contract

Undergraduate CHME senior Matthew Martinez will work with Dr. David Rockstraw on a $40,000 contract issued by Los Alamos National Laboratory to study 3D-printed mechanoluminescent materials.  Mechanoluminescence refers to the emission of light resulting from any mechanical action (such as ultrasound) on a solid.. Martinez and Rockstraw will develop a methodology and proof of concept to…
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NMSU team takes 1st in MAES Decathlon

The NMSU team that included Andrea Salazar (CHME Senior), Brenda Lara (CHME Freshmen), Lizeth Medrano (CHME Junior), Jessica Gonzalez (C E) and Miguel Juarez (C E) took first place in the Latinos in Science and Engineering (MAES) Decathlon held in Anaheim, CA over the period of October 5-9, 2016. The (MAES) Decathlon is a fast-paced competition featuring 10 unique challenges spread out over…
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Ph D candidate Sambrano funded by NIH

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12163/nmsu-chemical-engineering-student-receives-national-institutes-of-health-grant NMSU chemical engineering student receives National Institutes of Health grant Date: 10/07/2016  Writer: Billy Huntsman, 575-646-2913, wthv8420@nmsu.edu A graduate student in New Mexico State University’s Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering recently received a prestigious research grant from the National Institutes of Health, which only three other NMSU students have received since 1996. New Mexico…
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AICHE recognized as Outstanding Student Chapter by National Office

The NMSU student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE) was once again named an “outstanding” chapter by the national office.  This recognition is given annually to chapters that “show an exceptional level of participation, enthusiasm, program quality, professionalism, and involvement in the university and community.” This is the NMSU Chapter’s fourth such…
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Au nominated to participate in 2016 REUS

During summer 2016, CHME senior Jesus Au and Dr. Reza Foudazi were accepted as a student/faculty team to participate at the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) at The University of Minnesota (UMN).  Mr. Au and Dr. Foudazi not only had the opportunity to work at UMN (whose chemical engineering…
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Brewer receives $395,332 from NASA for NDMA adsorption research

The evaluation of low-level N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in water has become a recent concern for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Many states including New Mexico and California have reported NDMA contamination in drinking water. Activated carbon created from pecan shells may provide a new alternative to UV photolysis for the treatment of NDMA-contaminated water. The aim of…
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