Archives for June 2011

Posted: June 28, 2011

A joint research initiative between Texas A&M University and The Pennsylvania State University aimed at designing antibodies for novel cancer treatments using computer algorithms to guide the creation of new proteins has been awarded more than a half-million dollars by the National Science Found…

Posted: June 24, 2011

Vikram Sekar, a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded third place in the student paper competition at the 2011 IEEE International Microwave Symposium organized by the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) in Balti…

Posted: June 24, 2011

George K. Hickox Jr., who holds two degrees from Texas A&M University, will begin serving on the Texas A&M Foundation Board of Trustees on July 1. The Texas A&M Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization that raises money to support academics and student leadership programs at …

Posted: June 24, 2011

The Department of Biomedical Engineering has announced the recipients of its 2011-12 undergraduate scholarships. These scholarships, which are awarded on an annual and competitive basis, are given to upper-level biomedical engineering students who have a minimum cumulative GPR of 3.25.“We had an ex…

Posted: June 24, 2011

Alex Abraham, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, was recently awarded a fellowship to attend an NSF short course in Houston. The course, “Cancer Nanotechnology: Analysis, imaging, and treatment over multiple scales,” was held June 7-9 at the Methodist Hospital Research Ins…

Posted: June 24, 2011

Dr. César O. Malavé, associate dean of engineering and a professor at Texas A&M University, has been appointed interim head of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Malavé joined the Texas A&M industrial engineering department as an assistant professor in August 1987. His cu…

Posted: June 23, 2011

Mohamed Noureldin, a graduate student in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded the Eastman Chemical Engineering Graduate Fellowship from the Eastman Chemical Group. Noureldin, who completed his undergraduate degree at the University of W…

Posted: June 22, 2011

Dr. David Staack, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF established the CAREER program to support junior fa…

Posted: June 20, 2011

Viet Pham, a graduate student in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named one of two winners of the 2011 Sustainable Engineering Forum Best Student Paper Award, presented by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). The paper fo…

Posted: June 17, 2011

A professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University participated in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering symposium (JAFOE). Dr. Le Xie, assistant professor, was one of the "nation's brightest young engineers"…

Posted: June 17, 2011

Dr. Ronnie Ward, senior lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected a Fulbright Senior Scholar to do research on international software development teams during the 2011-2012 academic year, according to the United States Department of…

Posted: June 17, 2011

Faculty, students and a fewstudents from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering raked in the honors at the Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Research Conference held in Reno, Nev., in May.Professor Sila Çetinkaya and he former student Xingchu Liu won the Scheduling and Logistics…

Posted: June 17, 2011

To continue building a legacy for Kelli M. Flanagan, Texas A&M Class of 2006, her family and friends request contributions to an endowed Texas A&M memorial scholarship. Flanagan, an Andarko Petroleum Corp. engineer and the daughter of Bruce and Judy Flanagan of Kingwood, died in a January 20…

Posted: June 16, 2011

International oil recovery expert Paul B. Crawford was a Renaissance man: innovative engineer, celebrated educator and visionary civic leader. For more than 50 years, his life furthered technology, touched students and enhanced communities. This fall a new dimension of his legacy will begin at Texa…

Posted: June 16, 2011

Dr. Juergen Hahn, associate professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University has been named associate editor for Automatica, the flagship journal of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC). Automatica publishes papers on original theore…

Posted: June 14, 2011

A Texas A&M University research initiative that converts agricultural wastes into biofuels and high-quality animal feeds has received a $2.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The three-year grant will provide funding to the biomass research program run by Dr. Mark Holtzapp…

Posted: June 10, 2011

Joseph H. Snow '42, a former student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named the recipient of the Dr. George H. Bahder Memorial Award from the Insulated Conductors Committee (ICC) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).…

Posted: June 10, 2011

Three Texas A&M Engineering students have begun summer internships in Washington, D.C., through the university's Public Policy Internship Program. Among the 15 total interns are engineering students Amy Aldrich, a senior electrical engineering major with minors in Arabic studies and mathematics…