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UNM to break ground on PAIS center March 20

It’s a simple idea that many say will revolutionize the way research is conducted at The University of New Mexico: Build a facility to house classrooms, offices and laboratory space for scientists from across campus, not just from a single department.

Engineering professor wins Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award

Mehran Tehrani, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at The University of New Mexico, has been awarded the 2018 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award.

School of Engineering hosts National Lab Day

The University of New Mexico School of Engineering is hosting a day dedicated to Department of Energy national laboratories from around the country.

Officials from the New Mexico national laboratories, Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory will be in attendance, as well as representatives from the remaining 11 of 17 Department of Energy national laboratories around the country, said Edl Schamiloglu, associate dean for research in the School of Engineering.

UNM researchers tackle next gen power devices

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow. What happens when technology demands something we have yet to achieve? Researchers from The University of New Mexico have teamed up with Sandia National Laboratories to address this very question that faces next generation power electronic devices.

Power electronic devices enable us to use different forms of electricity (e.g., alternating current or direct current) and can be found everywhere from powering up the latest gadgets to powering a remote community. With the growth of high power applications, such as electric vehicles, renewable energy, and aerospace, there is an increasing demand to make quality power electronic devices that operate at high efficiencies in a compact space.

ECE faculty NSF CAREER Award to increase wireless reliability

Chaos is never a good thing, whether it involves a messy room or messy waveforms. It is the latter that is the chief focus of a University of New Mexico researcher.
Zhen Peng, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for a project titled “Physics-Oriented Statistical Wave Analysis Integrating Order and Chaos.” The $500,000 award began Feb. 15 and ends Jan. 31, 2023.

Mafi named director of Center for High Technology Materials

After a competitive nationwide search, Arash Mafi, associate professor of physics and astronomy, has been named director of the Center for High Technology Materials (CHTM), The University of New Mexico’s hub for photonics and nanotechnology.

Prior to the competitive search, Mafi had served as interim director of CHTM during 2016-2017. His appointment as director was effective Feb. 1, 2018.

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