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NMSU faculty to present research and inventions at Innovate NM’s Technology Showcase

Release Date: 01 Apr 2022
NMSU faculty to present research and inventions at Innovate NM’s Technology Showcase

New Mexico State University faculty will showcase their inventions and their commercial uses – from bio-inspired engineering and blockchains to bovine respiratory tests –on Tuesday, March 1, at Innovate NM’s Technology Showcase, a free virtual collaboration that’s open to the public.

Innovate NM highlights research and technology opportunities, startup companies, and economic development resources from the leading research institutions throughout the state. Representatives and researchers from several major research institutions in New Mexico, including NMSU, the University of New Mexico, Air Force Research Lab, Los Alamos National Lab, Sandia National Labs, NASA-White Sands test facility and New Mexico Tech will participate in the showcase.

“NMSU’s Arrowhead Center is invested in the patent protection of our faculty and enabling commercialization of their work in ways that are beneficial to society,” said Patricia M. Knighten, Arrowhead Center director of innovation commercialization. “Our faculty are bringing a diversity of real-world solutions that can generate profit to further fund research and development. Events like Innovate NM give them a chance to get feedback and garner interest from investors and others in the industry.” 

Innovate NM’s Virtual Technology Showcase runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There are three separate NMSU presentations. Faculty who will present include: 

  • 10:15 a.m.: Roopa Viswanath, NMSU computer science Ph.D. candidate and assistant professor, will present ReTRACe (Revocable and Traceable Blockchain Rewrites), an efficient framework for transaction-level blockchain rewrites with the capability of revocation of the authorized entities as needed to meet privacy regulations. 
  • 11:15 a.m.: Paola Bandini, Wells-Hatch Professor of Civil Engineering in the Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics, will discuss the Bioinspired Deep Foundation and Anchorage System, a technology that applies biological strategies of various organisms, like earthworms and razor clams, and the Bio-inspired Radially Expansive Pile. 
  • 1:45 p.m.: Craig Gifford, NMSU Extension beef cattle specialist, will discuss the Bovine Respiratory Test, which has identified factors that are predictive of animals that are predisposed to severe cases of respiratory disease. This test may be applicable to other species, including humans.

To register for the free event, go to

For more information on how NMSU faculty can commercialize their research, contact Knighten at 505-918-5974 or email

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