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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.

2009 Recipients of Interdisciplinary Research Grants

  • Perceptual Audio Quality Evaluation by Direct Measurement of Human Brain Responses
    PI: Charles Creusere, Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering;
    Co-PI: Jim Kroger, Department of Psychology
  • A Systems Dynamics Approach to Modeling an Algal Biofuel Industry: A Techno-Economic Model
    PI: Luz-Elena Mimbela, Institute of Energy and Environment;
    Co-PI: Meghan Starbuck, Department of Economics
  • Designing an Effective .Real-Time. Methodology to Evaluate Circadian Rhythm in Cultured Breast Cell Lines
    PI: Rowland, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry;
    Co-PI: Desh Ranjan, Department of Computer Science
  • Automated Image Analysis of Calorimeter Data for Determination of Particle Identity and Energy
    PI: Steve Stochaj, Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering;
    Co-PIs: Laura Boucheron, Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering;
    Thomas Harrison, Department of Astronomy
  • Exploring SNPs in Mosquito Immune Genes That Are Associated with Malaria Susceptibility Using Generalized Logical Network Modeling Based Statistics 
    PI: John Xu, Department of Biology;
    Co-PI: Joe Song, Department of Computer Science


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New Mexico State University
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