NMSU Postdoc Association

The New Mexico State University Postdoc Association (PDA) originated by Postdocs for Postdocs. The PDA hosts professional development and social opportunities for Postdoctoral Researchers and their supervisors. Browse this site to meet our Postdocs, learn about our events, and to check out additional resources. Contact Maryanne Long (long2@nmsu.edu), Postdoc Representative, for questions about our website. 

Faculty Fellow

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Abdessattar Abdelkefi
College of Engineering

NMSU Postdocs

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Maryanne Long

PDA Representative

Department: SOAR Evaluation and Policy Center

Supervisor: Dr. Rachel Boren


Richard Ortiz

PDA Representative

Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry

Supervisor: Dr. Christopher A. Baker


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Reza Eslami

Department: New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute

Supervisor: Alexander G. Fernald



Cynthia Wise

Department: Borderlands & Ethnic Studies

Supervisor: Dulcinea Lara

Md Shariful Islam

Md Shariful Islam

Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry

Supervisor: Dr. Erik Yukl

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Arvind Kumar

Department: Mathematical Sciences

Supervisor: Louiza Fouli

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Chatura Kuruppu

Department: Physics

Supervisor: Prof. Stephen Pate-Morales

Abu Saleh Md Tayeen 

Abu Saleh Md Tayeen

Department: Computer Science

Supervisor: Dr. Satyajayant Misra

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Hui Yang

Department: Plant & Environmental Sciences

Supervisor: Manoj Shukla

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Mohammed Omer

Department: Extension Plant Sciences

Supervisor: Dr. John Idowu

Charles Miller 

Charles Miller

Department: Astronomy

Supervisor: Jason Jackiewicz

Yang Hu

Yang Hu

Department: Mathematical Sciences

Supervisor: Prasit Bhattacharya

Pramod Acharya 

Pramod Acharya

Department: Agricultural Experimentation Station (Clovis)

Supervisor: Rajan Ghimire

Himali Delanka-Pedige

 Himali Delanka-Pedige 

Department: Civil engineering

Supervisor: Dr. Pei Xu

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Jingyu Dai

Department: Plant and Environmental Sciences

Supervisor: Niall Hanan

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Guru Yadahalli

Department: Plant and Environment Science

Supervisor: Dr Sangu Angadi

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Ruth Torres Castillo

Department: Innovative Media Research and Extension

Supervisor: Barbara Chamberlin

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Luci Lu

Department: Jornada Experimental Range

Supervisor: Brandon Bestelmeyer



Upcoming Events

Post docs are invited to Meet and Greet our Faculty Fellow on Monday, April 29 at 3:30 pm in O’Donnell Hall room 301. Richard Ortiz and Maryanne Long will also share their experiences at the recent National Postdoc Association conference. A calendar invite has been sent to post docs' NMSU email address. Contact Maryanne (long2@nmsu.edu) with any questions. 

Past Events

On Wednesday, March 27,  Drs. Barbara Chamberlin and Matheus Cezarotto from the Department of Innovative Media Research & Extension offered a Zoom workshop, “Creating an Individual Development Plan (IDP).” Watch the recording here.

Thank you to the postdocs who participated in the 3 Minute Lightning Talks during the February 2024 Research and Creativity Week. Review the full program here and congratulations to the winners:
First Place Winner William Bahureksa, Presentation Title: From A to PFAS: Forever Chemicals Around Us
Second Place Winner Kimberly Cervantes, Presentation Title: Nuts About Microbes: Investigating the Pecan Microbiome
Third Place Winner Jessica Martin, Presentation Title: Studies of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) in its Endemic, Transition, and Outbreak Regions in Mexico

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