Mostafazadeh-Fard to partake in NSF Innovation Corps

Saman Mostafazadeh-Fard, graduate student in the Civil Engineering Department at New Mexico State University, completed successfully the NMSU Arrowhead’s LAUNCH entrepreneurship program as a finalist this spring and has been accepted into NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) and Aggie I-Corps tech entrepreneurship training programs. The National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps program prepares scientists and engineers to…
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ReNUWIt Project featured by Las Cruces Sun-News

“The exciting future of wastewater”, featuring ReNUWIt research was published by Las Cruces Sun-News in Sunday print edition and online. The article discusses the “big implications are resulting from what looks like a small algae research project” at the Jacob A. Hands Wastewater Treatment Facility in Las Cruces. Starting two years ago in laboratory test tubes, Dr. Khandan‘s  ReNUWIt project is…
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Dr. Xu recognized for USGS Project

Dr. Pei Xu (Associate Professor, Environmental Engineering) was recognized for her USGS 104b project on treating produced water while generating electricity.  This project was selected by the National Institute for Water Resources (NIWR) to be included in their Annual Report and also reported to Congress. Dr. Xu’s project was one of only two projects selected…
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ReNUWIt Team honored with University Research Council Achievement Award

The ReNUWit team of Dr. Nirmala Khandan, Dr. Pei Xu, and Dr. Salim Bawazir has been selected as the recipients of the Team Award for the Seventeenth Annual University Research Council Awards for Exceptional Achievements in Creative Scholarly Activity. This team has authored over 60 ISI publications during the 6-year ReNUWIt period. The team’s lifetime publications have impressive impact…
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NMSU Civil Engineering Team Wins at the 27th Annual International Environmental Design Contest

After a seven-year hiatus, NMSU student team with faculty advisor Dr. Pei Xu competed in the 27th International Environmental Design Contest Sunday, April 2, to Wednesday, April 5, in Las Cruces. This design contest gives students the opportunity to present their innovative designs to real-world problems. The contest is a unique event that brings industry,…
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Dr. Bandini selected for Wells-Hatch Professorship

Dr. Paola Bandini (Associate Professor, Civil Engineering) was selected as the Wells-Hatch Family Endowed Professor of Civil Engineering.  The endowed professorship was made possible through the generosity of a gift from Mr. William C. Wells, Jr., an alum from the NMSU College of Engineering and also the son of Mr. Cramar Wells, a 1934 graduate…
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Dr. Khandan Awarded Foreman Endowed Chair

Dr. Nirmala Khandan (Professor, Civil Engineering) was renewed as the Ed and Harold Foreman Endowed Chair in Civil Engineering for a second 5-year term.  The endowed chair was made possible through the generosity of a gift from Dr. Edgar (Ed) F. Foreman and Mr. Harold “Chub” Foreman. The Foreman brothers both earned Bachelor of Science degrees…
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Alum Mark Fountain selected as a Top Young Professional in the Southwest

Mr. Mark Fountain (BSCE, 2002) was selected as one of the Top Young Professionals in the Southwest by Engineering News Record (ENR) for 2017.  Professionals are judged based on industry experience and education; career and industry leadership; and community service and involvement.  Mr. Fountain is an Associate at HDR in Phoenix, Arizona and he was…
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Jelena Karapetrovic Rises to the Challenge with her Research

Ms. Jelena Karapetrovic (PhD Candidate, Transportation) won second place in the Traffic Control Device Challenge (TCDC) sponsored by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Standing Committee of Traffic Control Devices and American Traffic Safety Association (ATSSA).  This was the first Traffic Control Device Challenge, organized by Dr. Paul Carlson, Texas A&M. The objective of the challenge…
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Dr. Xu earns Frank Bromilow Engineering Research Excellence Award

Dr. Pei Xu was selected as recipient of the 2017 Frank Bromilow Engineering Research Excellence Award. Dr. Xu has developed a strong track record of outstanding research and scholarly activities; Google Scholar shows her papers have been cited by over 4000 publications. She is actively involved in student mentoring, advising graduate students and conducting research in…
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