Virtual New Mexico AMP Student Research Conference brings statewide audience

Date: 11/20/2020 Writer: Jeanne Garland , 575-646-7801, garland@nmsu.edu Approximately 225 attendees were present for the 2020 Virtual New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation Student Research Conference. New Mexico State University hosted the event that included university and community college students and faculty; high school juniors, seniors; and advisers from Upward Bound and the New Mexico Math, Engineering,…
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NMSU professor studies Madagascan lemur to revolutionize non-destructive testing methods

DATE: 11/12/2020 WRITER: Vladimir Avina, 575-646-7234, vlad23@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Ehsan Dehghan-Niri, 575-646-3514, niri@nmsu.edu Deep in the rainforests of Madagascar lives an endangered lemur whose unique evolution is paving the way to improve non-destructive testing on aging infrastructure and composite materials. Ehsan Dehghan-Niri, assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at New Mexico State University, is studying…
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Distinguished NMSU Engineering alumnus publishes autobiography

NMSU engineering alumnus Richard Leza, native New Mexican and leading venture capitalist, has written an autobiography which has been published and released on Amazon.com. Leza is a civil engineering graduate and is an ardent supporter of NMSU and the College of Engineering. He is emeriti director of the New Mexico State University Foundation Board and…
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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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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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