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  1. New Mexico State UniversityCollege of Engineering

  2. NMSU

  3. Science and Engineeringin New Mexico • New Mexico is a high-tech state, hosting research and development organizations that include: • Los Alamos National Laboratory • Sandia National Laboratories • Air Force Research Laboratory • White Sands Missile Range • University of New Mexico • New Mexico Tech • Spaceport America • New Mexico State University Spaceport America

  4. NMSU Profile • Land-grant institution established in 1888 • Engineering established in 1890 • Research expenditures for FY 2011: $155 million • Enrollment: 14,495 Undergraduate, 3,529 Graduate • Designated a NASA Space Grant College • Ranked by the Carnegie Foundation as Research University with high research activity institution • Listed among America’s Best Colleges by Forbes Magazine

  5. NMSU Profile • Ranked 30th nationally in all R&D expenditures among colleges and universities without medical school (2009 NSF) • Ranked 17th nationally in federal engineering R&D expenditures (NSF) among all colleges and universities • Hispanic-serving institution with main campusminority enrollment more than 49 percent • 86 undergraduate majors, 53 master’s programs, 21 doctoral programs • Colleges: Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences,Business, Education, Engineering, Extended Learning, Health and Social Services, Honors

  6. College of Engineering Academics • Academic Departments • Chemical Engineering • Civil Engineering • Electrical and Computer Engineering • Engineering Physics (Arts and Sciences) • Engineering Technology and Surveying Engineering • Industrial Engineering • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering • Degree Areas • BS: 14 disciplines • MS: 7 disciplines • Ph.D.: 6 disciplines

  7. College of EngineeringDegrees Offered Aerospace Engineering (BS, MS, Ph.D.) Chemical Engineering (BS, MS, Ph.D.) Civil Engineering (BS, MS, Ph.D.) Electrical and Computer Engineering (BS, MS, Ph.D.) Engineering Physics (BS) Engineering Technology (BS-emphasis in civil, electronics and computer, information, or mechanical) Environmental Engineering (MS) Industrial Engineering (BS, MS, Ph.D.) Information and Communication Technology (BICT) Mechanical Engineering (BS, MS, Ph.D.) Surveying Engineering (BS)

  8. Academics • Sole provider in New Mexico of BS degrees in: • Aerospace Engineering • Engineering Physics • Engineering Technology (four disciplines) • Industrial Engineering • Information and Communication Technology • Surveying Engineering • Sole provider Aerospace Engineering MS, Ph.D. • Broadening Participation, Lead Institution: • Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation • Reaching the Pinnacle – people with disabilities

  9. Student Population

  10. Student Population Diversity

  11. Research Summary

  12. Research continued

  13. Key Research Areas • Aerospace • Materials monitoring systems, biomimetrics, structural computer simulation, nanosatellites, unmanned aerial vehicles, and robotics • Energy • Fuel-cell technology, renewable resources, electric power systems engineering, smart-grid and micro-grids • Information Sciences • Wireless networking, remote sensing, sensor networks, target recognition, speech processing, space communications, and antenna design

  14. Key Research Areas • Transportation • Bridge and highway safety, evaluation methods, design, and materials performance, structural health monitoring of infrastructure • Water • Technology development for advanced water quality and quantity analysis

  15. Engineering New Mexico Resource Network • Professional Development • Delivery of professional development programs to ensure a technically skilled workforce that remains adaptable, innovative and relevant to the needs of the state. • Business Assistance • Delivery of technical support and relevant resources to industry, government agencies and non-governmental organizations. • K-16 STEM Outreach • Delivery of learning programs for K-12 students that support educational attainment in STEM career fields. Engineering technology students designed and built a portable demonstration solar water pump.

  16. Advancing New Mexico’s Economy

  17. Professional Development • EUMP Professional Engineer Refresher Course • Climate Station Training • Weather and Climate Short Course • Bridge Inspection Training • Bridge Inspection Refresher • Quality Concrete School • PLTW Teacher Training • SWTDI Photovoltaic/National Electric Codes Training • MTEC Training • IEE Pollution Prevention Training • Wells, Pumps, Etc. • FPGA Nano-Board Workshop • Re-Energize the Americas Conference NMSU has presented the Quality Concrete School for nearly 50 years.

  18. Business Assistance • Pollution Prevention Assessments • Energy Efficiency Assessments • Renewable Energy Deployment Assistance • Manufacturing Proof of Concept and Prototype Development Assistance • Advanced Engineering and Technology Assistance • Innovation and Entrepreneurial Partnerships with New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership, NMSU Arrowhead Center, and others The engineering technology department has developed a series of videos about alternative energy technologies.

  19. K-16 STEM Outreach • NM Project Lead the Way • NM Pre-Freshman Engineering Program • NM BEST Robotics: Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology Robotics • NM Alliance for Minority Participation • Reaching the Pinnacle (students with disabilities) • IEE Pollution Prevention, Energy Efficiency and Water Education Programs • WERC Environmental Design Contest Students have been learning about engineering through the PREP program since 1997.

  20. Manufacturing Technology and Engineering Center Faculty and staff: 1 faculty and 8 staff Specialty Areas: Mechanical and manufacturing engineering, product design and development, prototyping, machining and fabrication, training, Project Lead the Way administration Student Involvement: 3 student employees Annual Research Expenditure: $300K Primary Funding Agencies: New Mexico Research and Public Service Project, New Mexico Chile Association, Private Sector

  21. Southwest Technology Development Institute Full-time Staff: 5 Specialty Areas: Photovoltaic (PV, solar electricity) system design and engineering, PV system field test and evaluation, data collection, engineering performance and economic analyses. Development and outreach of solar codes and standards. Design and development of laboratory-grade monitoring instrumentation. Student Involvement: 3 undergraduate employees, capstone mentor for two graduate students Annual Research Dollars: $1.7 M Primary Funding Agencies: U.S. Department of Energy, Sandia National Laboratories, several major investor-owned utilities, private industry.

  22. Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Research Center Full-time Staff: 19 Specialty Areas: Radiochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, and In-Vivo Bioassay Services. Mission/Community Involvement: Perform environmental monitoring of people, air, water (ground water and drinking water), soil, and sediments in and around the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant looking for actinides and other specific elements/compounds. Annual Research Dollars: $3.2 M Primary Funding Agencies: U.S. Department of Energy, Los AlamosNational Laboratories, URS Corp.

  23. Institute for Energy and the Environment • Full-time Staff: 12 • Specialty Areas: Advanced water treatment, alternative energy, biofuel, environmental • Student Involvement: (summer ‘12) 4 MS, 7 Ph.D. chemical engineering students involved in research. Fall ‘12, anticipate adding 3-4 MS students. • Annual Research Dollars: $2.3 M • Primary Funding Agencies: Bureau of Reclamation, Office of Naval Research, National Energy Technology Laboratory-DOE, Intel, Freeport-McMoRan, U.S. EPA, Shaw Environmental, State of New Mexico, and Winrock

  24. End of Formal Presentation The remaining slides provide information on: Research Focal Areas and Department Profiles

  25. Bridges, Structures, and Infrastructure • Bridge Research • Inspection: US, Korea, China • Safe Load Testing • Health Monitoring • Monitoring Defective Components • Smart Bridges • Concrete Shrinkage and Control • Nonlinear Ultrasonic Testing • Close-range Photogrammetry • Evaluation of structures • Safety/security of infrastructure

  26. Power Systems • Involved in all aspects of electric power systems, including economics, management societal aspects of power engineering • Control and management of networks through distributed intelligence • Development of prototype renewable-energy-based micro grid electric distribution system in partnership with electric utility • Development and demonstration of innovative energy-related technologies with potential to reduce dependence on fossil fuel energy • Electric Utility Management Program • 1 of 10 university-based power engineering programs in the U.S. • Graduates 15 BS,10 MS/PhD annually • State-of-the-art electric transmission simulation laboratory

  27. Aerospace Research • SNL: Reduced-Order Modeling of Shear Layers • NASA: Simulation Study of A 6-DOF Cable-Robot based EVA Training System • DOD: Flapping Wing Aerodynamics and Control • NASA: Simulating reduced gravity in space flight training using an exoskeleton • NASA: Structural Health Monitoring and Self-Healing of Aerospace Structures

  28. Suborbital Space • Planning and support for launching unmanned, high-altitude research balloons up to 60 million cubic feet and weighing as much as 8,000 lbs. from sites all over the world • Received the Robert H. Goddard Award for Exceptional Achievement in Engineering • CRDA between NMSU and FAA for Unmanned Aircraft System Flight Test Center, allowing safe operation in national airspace • Research and development for diverse UAS applications

  29. Bioengineering and Biomedical Research • Development of an Adaptive Reduced-Gravity Simulator for Aerospace and Biomechanics Research (funded by NSF for $1.68 million) for neural rehabilitation and physiotherapy of people with walking impairment and human motion capture for sports analysis • Human-body dynamics modeling and characterization • Human dynamics database and computer animation • 3D human motion analysis and performance optimization

  30. Algal Biofuels for Aviation • Production of jet quality biofuels from algae in a “drop-in fuel” application • Conduct of long-term testing in aero engines • Identification of issues related to combustion, materials compatibility and heat transfer • Feedback of information to alleviate problems from the feedstock and processing conditions

  31. Advanced Materials Research • Advanced materials for sustainable energy and clean water, including: • Synthesis of nanostructured adsorbents for hydrogen storage • Synthesis of carbon nanotube membranes for water treatment and smart sensors • Synthesis, processing and microstructural characterization of nanostructured materials: • Thin-film characterization, especially spectrometric ellipsometry and x-ray techniques • Modification of magnetic properties: • Correlated-electron systems, permanent magnets, superconductors, and nanostructured magnets

  32. Chemical Engineering at NMSU Faculty: 9 Specialty Areas: advanced materials, renewable energy and clean water, biomedical engineering, separations, modeling and simulation Nuclear Energy Minor Enrollment (fall 2011): 145 BS, 14 MS, 13 Ph.D. Degrees Granted (2011-12): 16 BS, 2 MS Major Employers: ExxonMobil, ChevronPhillips, Dow Chemical, Western Refining, APS, Intel Annual Research Expenditure: $877 K Primary Funding Agencies: National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Defense

  33. Civil Engineering at NMSU Faculty: 14 Specialty Areas: Structures, geotechnical, water resources, environmental Enrollment (fall 2011): 282 BS, 43 MS, 24 Ph.D. Degrees (2011-12): 30 BS, 19 MS, 2 Ph.D. Major Employers: NM Dept. of Transportation, Sandia National Baker Concrete Construction, Bohannan-Houston, Centex Corp., Chavez-Grieves Consulting Engineers Inc. Annual Research Expenditure: $1.9 M Primary Funding Agencies: NM Department of Transportation, LosAlamos National Laboratory, U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Sandia National Laboratories, National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Agriculture

  34. Electrical and Computer Engineering at NMSU • Faculty: 21 • Specialty Areas: Computer engineering, signals and systems, power and control, photonics and electromagnetics • Enrollment (fall 2011): 301 BS, 86 MS, 52 Ph.D. • Degrees Granted (2011-12): 29 BS, 30 MS, 2 Ph.D. • Major Employers: PSL, NASA (White Sands, Johnson Space Center), SNL, El Paso Electric Company, PNM, Raytheon, General Dynamics • Annual Research Expenditure: $2.1 million • Primary Funding Agencies: Army High-Performance Computing Research Center, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, U.S. Department of Energy, NASA, National Science Foundation, Sandia National Laboratories

  35. Engineering Technology and Surveying Engineering at NMSU Faculty: 13 Specialty Areas: computer networking, manufacturing, transportation and structures, water resources, thermo science, VHDL and Altera systems design, renewable energy and digital systems, database systems and programming, data analysis Enrollment (fall 2011): 537 BS Degrees Granted (2011-12): 69 BS Major Employers: Dept. of Transportation, LANL, Smith Engineering, Meridian Engineering, PSL, Procter & Gamble, Halliburton, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Harris, Lockheed Martin, El Paso Electric, Hewlett Packard Annual Research Expenditure: $342 K Primary Funding Agencies: NM Space Grant Consortium, NM Dept. of Transportation, NASA, Proctor & Gamble

  36. Industrial Engineering at NMSU Faculty: 6 Specialty Areas: Operations research-transportation, scheduling, data mining, statistical modeling; Manufacturing; Systems Engineering- heath care, military and national security; Engineering Management and Enterprise Development Enrollment (fall 2011): BS 63, MS 107, Ph.D. 25 Degrees Granted (2011-12): BS 6, MS 37, Ph.D. 1 Major Employers: Ethicon, Intel, Proctor &Gamble, Nestlé, Boeing, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, General Motors Annual Research Expenditure: $32 K Primary Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

  37. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at NMSU • Faculty: 18 • Specialty Areas: Non-linear dynamics, micromechanics of materials, bio-inspired fluid mechanics, gas kinetics, spaceflight dynamics, orbital mechanics, robotics • Enrollment: 705 BS, 30 MS, 21 Ph.D. • Degrees Granted (2011-12): 105 BS, 12 MS, 2 Ph.D. • Major Employers: Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, Cummins, Arizona Public Service, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Procter & Gamble, Intel, Caterpillar • Annual Research Expenditure: $1.3 M • Primary Funding Agencies: National Science Foundation, NASA, LANL, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Energy, Army Research Laboratory, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Air Force Research Laboratory