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Biofuels Research

The Fabian Garcia Science Center houses NMSU's algal biofuel production facility, which includes a 4000-liter Solix BioSystems photobioreactor and four smaller algae raceways.

Research at NMU

Two Geological Sciences students making x-ray fluorescence glass beads where rock powders are melted at 2000*C in preparation for major element analyses at NMSU.

2008 Recipients of Interdisciplinary Research Grants

  • Producing Biodiesel: Enviromental Conditions that Favor Lipid Production in Nanochloropsis and Minimize Undesired Organisms
    PI: Dr. Wiebke Boeing (College of Agriculture and Home Economics, Department of Fishery and Wildlife Sciences)
    Email: wboeing@nmsu.edu
    Phone: (575) 646-1707
  • Uranium Removal from Drinking Water by Adsorption in Natural Zeolite
    PI: Dr. Shuguang Deng (College of Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering)
    Email: sdeng@nmsu.edu
    Phone: (575)646-4346
  • Development of Novel Antiviral Therapies for Flavivirus Infection
    Dr. Kathryn Hanley (College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology)
    Email: khanley@nmsu.edu
    Phone: (575)646-4553
  • A Comparative Study of Natural and Synthetic Iron Oxides and Their Remediative Effectiveness
    PI: Dr. Michael Johnson (College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Chemistry)
    Email: Johnson@nmsu.edu
    Phone: (575) 646-3627
  • Survey for Avian Influenza A Virus from Wild Birds in Waters of the Rio Grande Flyway
    Dr. Geoffrey Smith (College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology)
    Email: gsmith@nmsu.edu
    Phone: (575) 646-6080
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Physical Address
Vice President for Research
Anderson Hall
New Mexico State University
1050 Stewart St.
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8002

Mailing Address:
Vice President for Research
New Mexico State University
MSC 3RES P O Box 30002
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8002