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NMSU civil engineers receive national award for railroad testing research

Date: 09/29/2020 Writer: Linda Fresques, 575-646-7416, lfresque@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University Civil Engineering Assistant Professor Ehsan Dehghan-Niri and Ph.D. candidate Sina Zamen received a 2020 fellowship from the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing. The fellowship award was based on their proposal, “Evaluation of Rolling Contact Fatigue cracks on railheads using nonlinear ultrasound in phase-space domain.” The…
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NMSU civil engineering graduate student awarded prestigious ADSC scholarship

Peter Zelkowski was awarded the 2020-2021 ADSC’s Johnie Stephens Memorial Scholarship. Zelkowski is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Civil Engineering at NMSU, mentored by Dr. Paola Bandini. His doctoral research is sponsored by the Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBBG) to develop a deep foundation system with bio-inspired features that enhance the…
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Sina Zamen and Dr. Ehsan Dehghan-Niri receive ASNT Fellowship

Sina Zamen, Ph.D. Candidate, and Ehsan Dehghan-Niri, Civil Engineering Assistant Professor, were recently awarded one of five $20,000 fellowships from the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT). Their fellowship proposal, titled “Evaluation of Rolling Contact Fatigue (RCF) cracks on railheads using nonlinear ultrasound in phase-space domain,” will investigate the use of modern ultrasound testing and…
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Research Spotlight: Professor Zohrab Samani

New Mexico State University Department of Civil Engineering Professor Zohrab Samani‘s paper entitled “Three Simple Flumes for Flow Measurement in Open Channels” published in 2017 has been downloaded 6,294 times as of today (June 23, 2020)! In addition to winning the 2019 best paper award in ASCE’s Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Samani’s paper is…
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NMSU inks agreement with ExxonMobil to conduct produced water research

Date: 06/15/2020 Writer: Tiffany Acosta, 575-646-3929, tfrank@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University and ExxonMobil have signed an agreement that will create a collaboration to coordinate research involving produced water projects and provide educational opportunities for students. “This is a wonderful opportunity for NMSU to collaborate with ExxonMobil to leverage the expertise of both academia and industry to…
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NMSU environmental engineers examine new method for wastewater treatment, reuse

DATE: 03/03/2019 WRITER: Linda Fresques, 575-646-7416, lfresque@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Pei Xu, pxu@nmsu.edu A team of New Mexico State University graduate students and Environmental Engineering professors Nirmala Khandan and Pei Xu are developing a novel water treatment process that could render municipal wastewater into drinking water and at the same time produce algal biomass for biofuel and fertilizer.  From left:…
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