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X-Ray Diffractometer

The XRD supports NMSU researchers in the latest materials analysis techniques.

CURRL has three laboratories:

MICS-Microscopic Imaging Core Suite, MMAS-MOLB Molecular Analysis Services, and XRD-X-Ray Diffractometer


Huiyao Wang, Ph.D.

Director, Core University Research Resources Laboratory (CURRL),

945 College Drive, MSC 3CURRL,

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003

Telephone: 575-646-3283, Email: huiyao@nmsu.edu, Web site http://currl.research.nmsu.edu


  • 1995-1998: PhD in Condensed Matter Physics, Lanzhou University, China.

  • 1990-1993: MS in Semiconductor Physics and Devices, Lanzhou University, China

  • 1983-1987: BS degree in Physics, Lanzhou University, China


2016-present: Director, CURRL, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

2013-2016: Research Associate Professor, New Mexico State University

2006-2012: Research Associate, Colorado School of Mines 

2005-2006: Research Associate, Colorado State University

2003-2004: Research Associate, University of Pittsburgh

2000-2002: Research Associate, University of Montpellier II, France

1998-2000: Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

1993-1998: Assistant professor, Lanzhou Jiaotong University, Lanzhou  

1987-1993: Lecturer, Lanzhou Jiaotong University, Lanzhou           


  • H. Wang, P. Xu, L, Lin, H. Luo. “Enhanced Photocatalytic Water Treatment and Disinfection Reactors Using Fibers Coated With Nanocomposite Films”. Provisional patent 2015

Synergistic Activities

  • Reviewer for Fuel
  • Reviewer for Applied Catalysis
  • Reviewer for Materials Research
  • Reviewer for Current Analytical Chemistry
  • Reviewer for Journal of Nanostructure in Chemistry
  • Reviewer for Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry
  • Reviewer for Book “Nanocomposites in Wastewater Treatment” edited by Ajay Kumar Mishra, Pan Stanford Publishing, 2015
  • Proposal review panelist for Chinese National Nature Science Foundation
  • Natural Science Second Place Award, China Department of Education, on “Design and study of oxide photocatalysts and their electronic property”. 2012


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XRD Contact Information

Physical Address
X-Ray Diffractometer Lab
Gardiner Hall, Room 254
New Mexico State University
1255 N. Horseshoe Drive
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

Mailing Address:
CURRL X-Ray Diffractometer Lab
New Mexico State University
MSC 3CURRL P O Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001