Archives for March 2011

Posted: March 31, 2011

Texas A&M hosted the Southwest Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) during Spring Break (March 14-18). Texas A&M University took first place in the competition. Second place went to a first-year team from Southern Methodist University, and third place went to University of T…

Posted: March 31, 2011

Dr. Kenneth R. Hall, professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering and deputy director of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), has accepted the positions of associate vice chancellor and associate director of TEES and associate dean for research and graduate studies …

Posted: March 28, 2011

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has named Dr. Wilbert Wilhelm a recipient of one of the 2011 SME International Honor Awards. Wilhelm is the Mike and Sugar Barnes Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University. He is being recognized with t…

Posted: March 25, 2011

Dr. N.K. Anand, executive associate dean of the Dwight Look College of Engineering and associate agency director for the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), will be inducted into the Kansas State University College of Engineering Hall of Fame April 30. Anand, who is the James and Ada Forsy…

Posted: March 24, 2011

With the threat of Botnets increasing, researchers in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University have devised a new method to detect their activity. A botnet, or robot network, is a term used to describe a collection of computers that have been compromised by …

Posted: March 22, 2011

Texas A&M University graduate and NASA astronaut Mike Fossum will return to space in May as part of the International Space Station Expeditions 28 and 29. Fossum, a 1980 Texas A&M mechanical engineering graduate, will serve as a flight engineer on Expedition 28 and as commander of Expeditio…

Posted: March 11, 2011

The members of the Computing Research Association (CRA) have re-elected Dr. Valerie E. Taylor for a three-year term to its Board of Directors. Taylor is head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Royce E. Wisenbaker Professor. She earned her M.S. in electrical engineering …

Posted: March 11, 2011

John Pappas has been named associate director of the Texas A&M Energy Engineering Institute (EEI), institute director Dr. Stephen A. Holditch announced recently. "John has a solid grasp on the issues involving energy supply, demand and distribution," said Holditch. "With John's leadership, I ex…

Posted: March 11, 2011

A publication by a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University has been listed as a Top 10 most-downloaded paper in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers's (IEEE) main publication database, IEEE Xplore. The paper, "Linearization T…

Posted: March 9, 2011

D. Wayne Klotz, P.E. '74, former president of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and a civil engineering graduate of Texas A&M, has been named Houston's 2011 Engineer of the Year. Klotz is president of Klotz Associates Inc., a full service civil engineering firm based in Houston. He…

Posted: March 9, 2011

Robots and researchers from Japan, the United States and the U.S. military converged on Disaster City® in College Station, Texas, March 8 to conduct two days of underground mine rescue and tunnel exploration experiments. Teams brought new types of ground robots, from miniature tank-like vehicles …

Posted: March 4, 2011

Carl L. Benner, a senior research engineer with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named "Top Reviewer in 2010" by the journal Electric Power System Research. "[This] is one of the highest ranked international journals in electric power," said D…

Posted: March 4, 2011

Texas A&M Engineering's Turbomachinery Laboratory presented the First Middle East Turbomachinery Symposium (METS) in Doha, Qatar, in Feburary. Turbomachinery Laboratory hosted more than 1,000 participants and guests from 35 countries at its first-ever Middle East Turbomachinery Symposium (MET…

Posted: March 1, 2011

Dr. G. Kemble Bennett, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Jaime C. Grunlan and Dr. Anastasia Muliana the Gulf Oil/Thomas A. Dietz Career Development Professors in Mechanical Engineering effective March 1. Grunlan is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical En…