Sandeep Agnihotri
BALTIMORE, July 3, 2002 -- New Mexico Tech alumnus Sandeep Agnihotri recently was awarded first place in a student poster presentation competition at the 95th Annual Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) Conference, which was held last week in Baltimore, Md.

Agnihotri's award-winning poster presentation focused on the destruction of hazardous air pollutants by using non-thermal plasma technology--a research project that he conducted as part of his master of science thesis at New Mexico Tech, under the supervision of Tech environmental engineering professor Mark Cal.

A research paper on the same subject, which Agnihotri submitted to a student paper competition sponsored by the Lake Michigan chapter of A&WMA prior to the organization's national conference, also recently garnered him a first-place award.

Agnihotri graduated last year from New Mexico Tech with a master of science degree in environmental engineering. He currently is pursuing his doctorate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is now working on a novel concept of using carbon nanotechnology for energy and environmental applications.