Schuler Laboratory - University of New Mexico


ANDREWSCHULER


Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
University of New Mexico


CE Capstone Course wins first place in national competition (2011). The Department Capstone Course (CE 497/499) taught by Dr. Schuler Fall 2010, received the Grand Prize for the "Engineering Award for Connecting Professional Practice and Education" by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). The award included a $25,000 cash prize for the Department. More information on the winning project can be found here.

Engineers Without Borders Bolivia. The UNM Engineers Without Borders group visited the Tsimane villages of Tacuaral and Campo Bello in June 2011, including Dr. Schuler and 10 other students and professionals, to assess drinking water needs and to build and train locals in the construction of point-of-use slow sand filters. We welcome the involvement of committed students and professionals, including financial support - please contact Dr. Schuler or visit the UNM EWB web page for more information. You can also see photos on flickr from the trip here, as well as a UNM Today article.

CE Capstone Course wins national award (2010). The Civil Engineering Department Capstone Course (CE 497/499), taught by Dr. Schuler Fall 2009, has been awarded an "Engineering Award for Connecting Professional Practice and Education" by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). This award recognizes engineering programs for engaging their students in collaborative projects with professional licensed engineers. The award includes a cash prize of $7500 for the Department. More information can be found here.

Job and research opportunities:
Undergraduate work-study students and research assistants: Undergraduate students with interests in water quality, microbiology, and/or mathematical modeling should contact Dr. Schuler about opportunities for working in the UNM Environmental Engineering Lab. Please be prepared to provide a brief description of your qualifications and interests. This is an excellent opportunity for motivated students to gain exposure to laboratory research and environmental analyses.

Postdoctoral associate on agent-based modeling: This position has been filled.

Is your wastewater treatment plant experiencing settling problems? Recent research in our laboratory has demonstrated that low bacterial density is an important factor in some systems - see our recent publications on density and sedimentation in Environmental Science and Technology, Water Research, and Water Environment Research. Please contact Dr. Schuler if you have a plant that you suspect is experiencing settling problems, and you'd like to send in a sample for a free density analysis.

Contact information

Andrew J. Schuler, Ph.D. (Andy Schuler)
Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico
MSC01 1070
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-0001

Packages can be sent to: 3020 Centennial Engineering Center

Office: 3052 Centennial Engineering Center
Phone: (505)277-4556
Fax: (505)277-1988
schuler@unm.edu