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Design of Automation for Seidel Brewery

Description: Automation presents great opportunities for improving efficiency and design within the beer industry, even at the micro- or craft scales. Some examples include small-scale, automated grain-transfer systems and automated brew kettles with volume and heat sensors. Innovations for these processes decreases the amount of labor to perform monitoring (watching the kettle) and repeated tasks…
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Identification of ASBC analytical method capabilities across NMSU

Description: Student will become knowledgable of the many methods of analysis maintained by the American Society of Brewing Chemists, and determine to what extent NMSU is capable of performing each, including identifying capital resources and expertise needed of those methods for which there is no or partial capability at NMSU. Completion Objectives: A list of…
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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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Mathematical model of salt migration and coving phenomena in an adobe wall

Description: Establish the conservation equations and boundary conditions needed to solve for the transient movement of salts from the soil into an adobe wall upwards from grade.  This project will build on work performed by Dr. Rockstraw with others in Mesilla Valley Preservation, Inc.  Completion Objectives: The complete set of conservation equations and boundary conditions relevant to…
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Rockstraw and Wade recognized with Bromilow Award

Engineers recognized with Bromilow Awards

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Rockstraw named Fellow of AICHE

Less than 3% of the AICHE membership achieve this level. https://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11638/nmsu-chemical-materials-engineering-department-head-earns-fellow-recognition

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NMSU CHME productivity at top of peer departments

In the fall of 2014, Kelsey Lee was seeking an activity for which she could receive an hour of academic credit.  The CHME Department engaged Ms. Lee in a CHME 498 research activity to mine data about research productivity from the Web of Science.    The study below is the result of her efforts.  Ms. Lee’s…
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Shawabkeh (Ph D 1998), Al-Matar (Ph D 2002) and Rockstraw funded by KACST

Dr. Reyed Shawabkeh (Ph D 1998), Dr. AliKhalaf Mah’d Al-Matar (Ph D 2002) and their former Ph D advisor Dr. Rockstraw have been funded by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) for a study entitled, “Development of selective catalyst for conversion of CO2 to formic acid” in the amount of SAR 1,816,000 ($484,163).  Shawabkeh will serve as the…
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Rockstraw/Brewer funded by NASA

Dr. Rockstraw and Dr. Brewer have been funded $149,678 by NASA White Sands Test Facility (WSTF) to conduct a study entitled, “Measurement of n-nitrosidimethylamine (NDMA) adsorption isotherms on activated carbon.”  The goal of the effort is to demonstrate the viability of using locally-derived activated carbon to adsorb N-nitrosodimethylamine thus potentially replacing the costly UV portion…
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Rockstraw honored with EH&S “Friend of Safety” award

CHME Department head honored with EH&S “Friend of Safety” award

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