Research Areas

Structural

Technically challenging and forever fascinating, NMSU’s Structural Engineering groups perform analysis, design, construction, and evaluation of buildings, bridges, and other structures to ensure public safety. These groups continue to push the boundaries of next generation materials, systems, and design.

Faculty

David Jauregui, Ph.D., P.E.

Craig Newtson, Ph.D.

Brad Weldon, Ph.D.

Tathagata Ray, Ph.D.

 


 

Geotechnical

Dealing with the design, analysis, and construction of foundations, slopes, retaining structures, pavements, excavations, tunneling, earth dams, earthworks, and other systems made of or supported by soil or rock, NMSU’s Geotechnical Engineering Research groups have been engaged in federally funded research studies and have received numerous awards and recognition.

Faculty

Paola Bandini, Ph.D., P.E.

Douglas Cortes, Ph.D.


 

Environmental

For over 30 years, the Civil Engineering Department has actively developed educational and research programs in various aspects of environmental engineering, to include sustainable engineering solutions for environmental problems to protect humans and our environment. Our groups focus on surface, groundwater, and wastewater treatment, quality analysis, and pollution control; solid and hazardous waste systems design; aquatic chemistry; environmental microbiology; and mass transfer of pollutants in engineered and natural systems.

Faculty

Nirmala Khandan, Ph.D., P.E.

Lambis Papelis, Ph.D.

Pei Xu, Ph.D.

 


 

Water Resources

NMSU’s Water Resources Groups have engaged with the design and management of hydraulic structures and water resource development both domestically and internationally.

Faculty

Zohrab Samani, Ph.D.

James King, Ph.D., P.E.

Salim Bawazir, Ph.D.

 


 

Transportation

Strengths, Facilities, Press Releases, Recognition, Themes

Faculty

Peter Martin, Ph.D.