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New Mexico State University - 2016

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Aerospace Engineering

Reduced gravity simulation device development for astronaut training and patient rehabilitation, aeroelasticity and flutter of high performance aircraft, reduc order modeling, nonlinear
dynamics, space weather, space propulsion, spacecraft attitude dynamics, control and estimation.

Chemical Engineering

Advanced materials, environmental engineering, modeling and simulation, bioengineerintg, energy, kinetics, activated carbon, fuel cells, absorption, cytometry, lithium-ion battery, photovoltaics, modeling, energy, water, environment

Civil Engineering

Bridge Evaluation Center
The Bridge Evaluation Center conducts testing, monitoring and evaluation of existing bridges and develops technology to assist in bridge inspection research.
The Engineering Research Center for Bio-Mediated and Bio-Inspired Geotechnics (CBBG) develops and implements into practice nature-inspired sustainable solutions to geotechnical engineering and infrastructure problems. Thrust area at NMSU is Infrastructure Construction.
Re-inventing the Nation's Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt) improves sustainability and resilience of ageing urban water infrastructure through validation of research at the testbed level. Thrust area at NMSU is Efficient Engineering Systems.

Computer Science

Software development and engineering, artificial intelligence, theoretical computer science, computer networks, databases and data mining, bioinformatics, assistive technologies, computer science education, human factors.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Analog and mixed-signal VLSI; Wireless communications, coding, communication theory, telemetry; Bioelectromagnetics, Microwave Engineering, Radar/Remote Sensing ; Power system analysis, optimization and control and electric utility regulation; Image Processing, Speech and Audio Processing, Pattern Recognition; Adaptive optics, imaging systems, electro-optical sensors, optical comunication; Micro-architectures, high-performance computing, wireless sensor networks; Control Systems, Soft Computing; Space Weather, Space Science.

Electromagnetics Laboratory
The Electromagnetics Laboratory is used for both teaching and research in electromagentic fields. Current research areas include antenna analysis and design, bioelectromagnetics, computational electromagnetics, electromagnetic interference and compatibility, electrophysiology modeling, parallel computing, radar system, radar-cross-section analysis, remote sensing and wireless system design.

R.L. Golden Particle Astrophysics Laboratory (PAL)
The New Mexico State University R. L. Golden Particle Astrophysics Lab (PAL) is dedicated to measuring and interpreting cosmic ray spectra in an effort to better understand the origin, structure, and workings of our universe. PAL also serves as the center of a large scientific collaboration including scientists from Italy, Germany, Sweden, Russia, France and India. The collaborators share knowledge and resources to accomplish their common research goals, For the past 20 years, giant helium-filled balloons have carried PAL's research instrument on 24-hour flights at the top of the earth's atmosphere. This method of research allows the collaboration to make scientific observations comparable to those possible using satellites, but at a small fraction of the cost.

Rio Grande Institute for Soft Computing (RioSoft)
The mission of RioSoft is to develop and facilitate the application of innovative soft computing technologies for modeling analysis, prototyping, manufacturing, testing and evaluation of dynamical processes and systems which have use in government and in industry.

The Electric Utility Management Program (EUMP)
The Electric Utility Management Program is supported by a large number of utilities in the Southwestern U.S, Students and faculty perform research on topics of interest to the members, This research ranges from electric power distribution technology, power system modeling and analysis, power system protection and applications of power electronics, In addition, faculty have funded research programs in renewable energy, electric energy storage, distributed generation, power surety and reliability, and energy delivery via microgrids. Major sponsors include El Paso Electric, Public Service of New Mexico, Arizona Public Service, Pacific Gas and Electric, USDOE, Sandia National Laboratories, and National Science Foundation.

Electro-Optics Research Laboratory (EORL) Research performed in the Electro-Optics Research Laboratory (EORL) focuses on free space optical communications, multispectral imaging with an acousto-optic tunable filter (AOTF), and polarimetric imaging, Plasmonics, Nanophotonics, Optical Biosensors, Optoelectronic Devices, and Planar Lightwave Integrated Circuits. Project sponsors include the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the National Science Foundation, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense, and the Gates Foundation.

Manuel Lujan Jr. Center for Space Telemetering & Telecommunications
The Center for Telemetering and Telecommunications hosts the Manual Lujan Jr. Space Tele-Engineering Program and the Frank Carden Chair for telemetry and telecommunications. Faculty and staff in the center focus on telecommunications, communication theory, digital signal processing, wireless communications and digital image processing. The center has several major research sponsors, including NASA, Sandia Laboratories, AFOSR, ONR, and the National Science Foundation.

Very Large Scale Integrated Laboratory (VLSI)
The VLSI Laboratory is involved in the design and analysis of analog and mixed-mode microelectronics. Current research areas include wearable integrated sensors, mobile computing devices for ubiquitous signal processing, low power asynchronous radios for biomedical applications, delta-sigma processing circuits, high-frequency analog VLSI design, digitally controlled analog VLSI signal processors, integrated power management, BiCMOS circuit design, and low-voltage, low-power CMOS and ViCMOS circuits. Research sponsors include the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Research Laboratories, NASA, Intel and Texas Instruments.

Advanced Speech and Audio Processing (ASAP) Laboratory
The Advanced Speech and Audio Processing (ASAP) Laboratory at New Mexico State University conducts research in the following areas: speech enhancement, robust speech recognition, speaker identification, and detection and classification of speech disorders. The speech lab contains state-of-the-art recording equipment, test and measurement equipment, digital audio workstations, and embedded DSP hardware and software development tools.

SMART Laboratory
SMART Laboratory is involved in teaching and student research in the area of Smart Grid, Renewables integration and intelligent control of Power Systems. Facilities include an Opal RT Real time simulator, Solar Array and Wind turbine/DFIG hardware simulator and a Battery storage system.

Southwest Technology Development Institute (SWTDI)
The Southwest Technology Development Institute is an autonomous unit in the Klipsh School specializing in systems research in renewable energy and the development of standards. SWTDI also provides training and inspection services. The facility provides employment and research opportunities to students.

Space Systems Laboratory
The Space Systems Laboratory supports the Nanosat and Cubesat programs. Facilities include a clean room and fabrication facilities for small satellites, receiving stations and related hardware.

Industrial Engineering

Operations research: deterministic and stochastic, manufacturing engineering: injection molding, process engineering, data modeling, engineering entrepreneurship.

Mechanical Engineering

Experimental fluid dynamics and fluid-structure interaction for general and biomimetic systems. Dynamics and controls, robotics and space applications. Micromechanics and solid mechanics. Mechanical and structural design. Nonlinear structural dynamics. Simulation, model validation.

Center for Dynamics, Robotics, and Controls.
Contact dynamics, reduced order modeling, robotics with space applications, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) dynamics and design.

Center for Fluid Structure Interaction and CFD
Fluid-structure interactions for flapping wing objects (experimental, theoretical, computational); computational fluids and acoustics, space propulsion; application to UAV propulsion.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Bridge Evaluation Center

The Bridge Evaluation Center conducts testing, monitoring and evaluation of existing bridges and develops technology to assist in bridge inspection research.

Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring & Research Center

CEMRC is a radiochemistry facility that includes environmental and general radiochemistry laboratories, a special plutonium-uranium lab, an in vivo bioassay facility, mobile laboratories, computing operations and offices. The facility can perform a wide range of environmental and radiochemistry work, characterization, monitoring, and feasibility studies in support of performance assessment, radiological and environmental training and education, subsurface flow and transport experiments, nuclear energy issues, and issues related to Homeland Security particularly those involving radiation dispersal devices (RDDs or dirty bombs).

Engineering Research Center

The Engineering Research Center supports the faculty and staff in building research programs of nationally recognized excellence. The center assists faculty and staff in their pursuit of research activities, management of their research, and ensure activities are in compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.

Institute for Energy and The Environment

The Institute for Energy and the Environment (IEE) is a multidisciplinary Center of Excellence in energy, water, environment, natural resource development and conservation, and human and environmental health. IEE has programmatic areas focusing on the development, deployment and commercialization of renewable and sustainable energy, water, and other natural resource technologies. For more information on IEE visit

Manufacturing Technology & Engineering Center

The center supports economic development in New Mexico by providing quality education, engineering, technical and other extension services to constituents both internal to NMSU as well as throughout the state.

New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation

The New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation (New Mexico AMP) is designed to increase the enrollment and graduation rate of historically underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Re-inventing the Nation's Urban Water Infrastructure

ReNUWIt improves sustainability and resilience of ageing urban water infrastructure through validation of research at the testbed level. Thrust area at NMSU is Efficient Engineering Systems.

Southwest Technology Development Institute

SWTDI's goal is to promote technology-based energy development nationally and internationally. SWTDI provides training and contract engineering services for systems analysis, hardware development and evaluation, feasibility studies, computer modeling, and informational kiosks. SWTDI partners with a wide variety of private and public sector clients, including research organizations, utility companies, and local, state, and federal government agencies.

Waste-Management Education & Research Consortium

WERC: A Consortium for Environmental Education and Technology Development

WERC's mission is to develop the human resources and technologies needed to address environmental issues. WERC has come to be widely recognized for its commitment to the nation's environment and natural resources. WERC's threefold program aims to achieve environmental excellence through education, public outreach and technology development and deployment. Its successes are many, with an active higher education program to support students pursuing environmentally related degrees, an outreach program that reaches thousands of children and hundreds of regional businesses and agencies, and a technology development effort that has resulted in a number of new environmental technologies. For more information on WERC, visit