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Nasser Khazeni awarded provisional patent for carbon dioxide capture technology

Ph.D. candidate Nasser Khazeni, an IEE graduate student, working with IEE Director Abbas Ghassemi, Jalal Rastegary, and Reza Foudazi, has developed an innovative carbon capture technology with significant commercial applications. The process uses a new zeolithic imidazolate framework, synthesized by Khazeni, which is 100 times more effective than similar structures at capturing carbon. More information: NMSU Article Las…
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Student Awarded IDA 2013 Channabasappa Memorial Scholarship

Chemical Engineering Ph.D. Student Awarded $10,000 Scholarship. Leila Karimi, a Ph.D. candidate who researches brackish water desalination at New Mexico State University’s Institute for Energy and the Environment (IEE), has been awarded the International Desalination Association’s (IDA) 2013 Channabasappa Memorial Scholarship. The $10,000 scholarship is designed to encourage engineers and scientists to pursue education in…
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Student Awarded Ivanhoe Foundation Fellowship

New Mexico State University master’s degree student awarded the Ivanhoe Foundation fellowship In recognition of his current research and potential for future contributions in the critical field of water research, Kwonit Mallick, currently pursuing a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering at NMSU, was awarded a $5,000 annual fellowship from the Ivanhoe Foundation. This amount will…
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Cal-Poly Students Succeed in 2013 Internship

The California Polytechnic-San Luis Obispo students Christopher Pittner and Yakov Suvorov finished their internship at NMSU August 30. However; the interns will not officially finish until September 19 when they present their findings to the U.S Bureau of Reclamation in Denver, CO. They will also be required to complete a report about their progress and experience…
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Senator Heinrich Visits IEE

Senator Martin Heinrich visited the Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility to present the Better Buildings Federal Award to the facility past July 12, 2013. During this visit, IEE faculty, staff and students had the opportunity to speak with the senator and present various programs. • Graduate students do part of their water treatment, alternative…
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2013 Design Contest a Success

WERC’s Environmental Design Contest is a unique event that brings together industry, government and academia in the search for improved environmental solutions. The event was successfully carried out for the 23rd time in 2013. During this competition, students were given the opportunity to choose a challenge from four different tasks related to different environmental issues….
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2013 Graduating Students, Staff

IEE students worked hard to accomplish their goals after May 2013 graduation. Baraka Lwoya graduated from chemical engineering with a minor in chemistry. He plans to pursue his PhD at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Lwoya was named outstanding graduate student by the International & Border Program, received a Fellowship from the IEE/WERC, where…
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IEE addresses water-energy nexus

The Institute for Energy and Environment (IEE) is addressing the water-energy nexus through its programs, which include programs for biofuel, desalination, and photovoltaics projects. IEE’s water supply augmentation program investigates the use of innovative ways to conserve and get water. IEE’s energy programs look for additional ways to provide for stationary and mobile uses of…
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Algae biofuel learning resource available

New Mexico State University’s Institute for Energy and the Environment is providing a free PowerPoint in PDF for download. The resource outlines why algae is likely to become a source of biofuel, its benefits to the environment, and the research needed before it can be used as a biofuel. Created by Jalal Rastegary, research scientist…
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Environmental design contest winners announced

Las Cruces, NM— Winners of the 22nd International Environmental Design Contest were announced last Wednesday at the Las Cruces Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. Twenty-two student teams representing 15 universities from across the U.S. attended the April 1-4 contest. Hosted by New Mexico State University’s Institute for Energy and the Environment (IEE), the contest awarded…
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