The Chemical Engineering Department at NMT is among the fastest growing departments.
A degree in chemical engineering is a highly flexible and adaptable education. Graduates
work in virtually every field and command the highest wages.
The chemical engineering program at New Mexico Tech is accredited by the engineering
accreditation commission of ABET.
Congratulations Brandon McReynolds! Brandon has been selected as New Mexico Tech's 2022 Engineering Student of the Year!
Chris Walkling (B.S., Chemical Engineering, 2020) was recently featured in an article on biofuel development in the Fall 2021 Naval
Aviation News - read a copy of the article at: https://www.nmt.edu/dvancement/docs/Unlikely_Fuel_Source_Makes_Waves.pdf. Walkling's a member of a research team developing a hybrid biological/chemical process
that uses bacteria found in seawater to generate a "platform" chemical, which can
then be converted into jet, diesel, gasoline or even missile fuel.
Department organized the first successful Virtual Alumni Meeting on May, 21 (2020).
Aubrey Hands received Outstanding Student of the Year Award (2020) from the Department.
William Hale won the NMT Cramer award(2020 graduating batch)
Aubrey Hands, Dominic Filonowich, Chris Walking and Alan Tirado received the Department Service Award (2020).
Aubrey Hands has been selected as the Outstanding EngineeringStudent Award (2020) by Professional Engineers at New Mexico Tech.
Two Chemical Engineering Students (Aubrey Hands and Dominic Filonowich) won the 1st
place and 3rd place for the poster competion in theFood, Pharmaceutical, and Biotechnology III Division and the Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division, respectively, at the National AIChE Student Conference 2019, Orlando. Congratulations to both of them!
William R. Hale, Aubrey Hands and Mia Navarro from Chemical Engineering Department are Tau Beta Pi Scholarship(2019-2020) Award Winners.
Margaret House won the NMT Brown award (2019 graduating batch).
Veronica Espinoza and Alan Tirado from the Chemical Engineering Department were selected
as the Macey Scholars for the 2019-2020 school year.
Alan Tirado also won Student Appreciation Award (2019).
Alan Tirado and Meghan Hill received the Department Service Award (2019).
Meghan Hill and Jayla Irvin (joint winner) received the Outstanding Studentof The Year award (2019).
Dr. Leclerc received the AIChE 2018-2019 Distinguished Faulty Award (2019).
Margaret House has been selected as the Outstanding EngineeringStudent (2019) by Professional Engineers at New Mexico Tech.
Dr. S. Chowdhury has published a research article Nanoscale (2020). This article is on ultrafast relaxation dynamics in bimetallic plasmonic
Dr. P. Choudhury has received research funding from the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) on additive manufacturing science.
Dr. P. Choudhury's group has published a research article in J. Phys. Chem. C (2020). This work is on screening single metal-atom catalysts for methane to methanol
conversion process at mild conditions.
Dr. Tartis's group has published a research article in Nanotheranostics (2020). This work is on phospholipid prodrug conjugates of insoluble chemotherapeutic
agents for ultrasound targeted drug delivery.
Dr. Tartis recieved the DURIP award from ONR for the project on "Opto-acoustic Imaging for Cavitation Detection in blast-induced
Traumatic Brain Injury".
Dr. S. Chowdhury has been awarded ACS-PRF grant for three years. Dr. P. Choudhury is an earlier recipient of the same grant.
Dr. S. Chowdhury's group has published a research article in Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells (2019). This work is on Titanium nitride nanoparticles for the efficient photocatalysis of
bicarbonate into formate production.
Another article is published from Dr. P. Choudhury's lab in Applied Materials Today(2019).
Dr. P. Choudhury's group has published a research article in ACS Catalysis (2019). This work on newly improved perovskite oxides materials, bifunctional oxygen electrocatalysts for oxygen evolution/reduction
reactions, have major implications to energy conversion devices such as fuel cells
and rechargeable metal-air batteries.