Research Centers

ReNUWIt: The Urban Water ERC
Re-NUWIt is a multi-institution research center whose goal is to change the ways in which we manage urban water. Our vision is of safe, sustainable urban water infrastructures enabled by technological advances in natural and engineered systems and informed by a deeper understanding of institutional frameworks.

Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring & Research Center

Internal-Dosimetry-300x234The Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring & Research Center is a division of the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University. This 26,000 ft2 radiochemistry facility 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 involving Homeland Security particularly those involving radiation dispersal devices (RDDs or dirty bombs).  CEMRC has partnered with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Sandia National Laboratory (SNL), and Nuclear waste Partnership, LLC (NWP) to create a unique facility with programs that include: environmental monitoring of almost any radiological and inorganic constituent; actinide chemistry and repository science particularly concerning the environmental behavior of Pu, Am, U and Np; dirty bomb mitigation research and training particularly for 137Cs and 60Co, head space gas and volatile organic compound (VOC) analyses; in vivo and in vitro bioassay, whole body dosimetry, military small arms range clean-up, evaluation and design of innovative treatment technologies, and soil, water, air and waste characterization.

Institute for Energy and the Environment

lab1-26-300x200The Institute for Energy & the Environment (IEE) at New Mexico State University is a multidisciplinary organization that coordinates research, education, and industry to develop comprehensive solutions for environmental, energy, and water challenges in the southwestern United States and worldwide.  IEE is a research center that operates under the Chemical and Materials Engineering Department.

IEE’s major objectives include:

  • developing, promoting, transferring, and commercializing renewable energy technologies;
  • advancing education, training, outreach, and research in the fields of environment, energy, water, and food security; and
  • researching advanced electrical power delivery, public policy, materials sciences, alternative resources, and environmental security to meet increasing global energy needs.

IEE also encompasses WERC, a consortium of New Mexican educational and research organizations. Through collaborative partnerships, WERC focuses on environmental education and technology development.

Southwest Technology Development Institute
The SWTDI is a non-profit, university-based organization that provides applied research and development services to private and public sector clients. SWTDI was established in 1977 as the New Mexico Solar Energy Institute, and has active research programs in energy and related systems.   SWTDI provides training and contract engineering services for systems analysis, hardware development and evaluation, and feasibility studies, and computer modeling, and informational kiosks. SWTDI performs contract engineering for a wide variety of private and public sector clients, including research organizations, utility companies, and local, state, and federal government agencies. Ever changing and developing as needs for research and outreach change, in 2011 SWTDI became part of the Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Manufacturing Technology and Engineering Center (M-TEC)

M-TEC 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 (NMAMP)

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).

Center for Space Telemetering and Telecommunications Systems

NMSU was designated as a Telemetering Center of Excellence by the International Foundation for Telemetering to conduct the study of telemetry systems, advanced communications, advanced modulation, coding, data transport and equalization techniques.

Electric Utility Management Program (EUMP)
EUMP mission is to educate system engineers who understand the engineering aspects of Electrical Power Systems, as well as the economics, management and societal aspects of the power engineering profession.