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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NMSU Civil Engineering alumna receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Priscyla Marquez, NMSU Civil Engineering alumna, was awarded the 2020 Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP) from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Marquez graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering last May and began her graduate studies in environmental engineering at the University of Texas at Austin this semester.  At NMSU, Marquez was an undergraduate…
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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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Congratulations to the Spring 2020 Graduating Class!

The Department of Civil Engineering wishes to congratulate the Spring 2020 Class. The virtual Sociedad de Ingenieros and Order of the Engineer ceremony took place on Friday, May 15, 2020, and a virtual department celebration followed. At the department celebration, students shared their favorite memories and plans with each other, faculty, staff, and their families. …
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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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Alum Karen Perez joins Freese and Nichols

SUBMISSION BY: Mallory Wendel, (214)796-2597, mallory@cookseypr.com Karen Perez has joined the Freese and Nichols team in El Paso and will spearhead the firm’s water, wastewater and stormwater expansion efforts throughout the metropolitan area. Karen has built a strong reputation in West Texas and Southern New Mexico over the last two decades working with several municipalities and public…
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Alfredo Zendejas Rodriguez completes Occupational Health Internship

Alfredo Zendejas Rodriguez is a graduate student in the Civil Engineering Department working on his Master of Science in Environmental Engineering. During this past summer, he was awarded an internship at The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Occupational Health Internship Program (OHIP) in the city of Los Angeles. He was examining health and safety…
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Graduate Students and Advisor Present Research at International Conferences

Himali Delanka-Pedige and Srimali Munasnghe-Arachchige, graduate students, travelled with Dr. N. Khandan to Singapore and Malaysia to present their research outcomes. The trio attended and presented at the Singapore International Water Week– Water Convention held July 8-12, 2018. They also presented at the 2nd International Conference on Advances in Biotechnology hosted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,…
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