Archives for September 2011

Posted: September 30, 2011

Texas A&M Engineering welcomed six new faculty members in Fall 2011. Dr. Zoya Heidari (far left) joined the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering as an assistant professor in 2011. She received a Ph.D. in petroleum engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. She previously …

Posted: September 30, 2011

Dr. Nancy M. Amato was appointed to the endowed Unocal Professorship in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. This endowed professorship is in recognition of Amato's excellent record of scholarly achievement and outstanding service. It is supported by a monetary gift f…

Posted: September 30, 2011

Researchers with the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M University have teamed up to study the lignocellulosic biofuel supply chain. An Heung Jo, Wilbert E. Wilhelm and Stephen W. Searcy have formulated a s…

Posted: September 30, 2011

Dr. José Manuel Cabrera Sixto, who obtained his master’s (1990) doctorate (1993) at Texas A&M in Biological and Agricultural Engineering, has been named president (rector general) of the University of Guanajuato, overseeing the development and administration of its five campuses in that state in…

Posted: September 30, 2011

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Texas A&M University $4.5 million over the next three years to research the aging of stored used nuclear fuel. The project, ““Fuel Aging in Storage and Transportation (FAST): Accelerated Characterization and Performance Assessment of the Used Nucl…

Posted: September 30, 2011

George Hickox ’80 (left), Janeen Judah ’81 (center) and Tim Leach ’82 (right) were inducted into the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering's Academy of Distinguished Graduates during the Fall Industry Board Dinner Sept. 15t.The academy was developed by the Industry Board as a means to rec…

Posted: September 30, 2011

The Drexel University School of Public Health recently welcomed Dr. Shannon Márquez as the new director for global and public health initiatives at the school Sept. 6. Márquez also serves as the School of Public Health’s interim associate dean for academic affairs and joins the faculty as an associ…

Posted: September 30, 2011

Dr. Margaret Katherine Banks, who currently serves as head of the School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University, has been named vice chancellor for engineering for The Texas A&M University System and dean of the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. Banks will als…

Posted: September 29, 2011

Dr. Wonmuk Hwang, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, and his former graduate student Krishnakumar M. Ravikumar, recently had their paper, “Role of Hydration Force in the Self-Assembly of Collagens and Amyloid Steric Zipper Filaments,” publish…

Posted: September 23, 2011

Dr. Jaime Grunlan, an associate professor and the Gulf Oil/Thomas A. Dietz Development Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received a three-year cooperative agreement from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that will provide $…

Posted: September 23, 2011

Suzanne Matthews, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has been awarded a dissertation fellowship by the Texas A&M University Office of Graduate Studies. The fellowship will last for nine months and is designed to help awardees focus on wrapping up their diss…

Posted: September 20, 2011

In memory of the contributions of Richard A. “Dick” Clark, a leading forecaster in the supply chain industry, Texas A&M Engineering today announced that Terra Technology has committed $100,000 for an industrial distribution scholarship at Texas A&M University. The gift, provided through the…

Posted: September 16, 2011

Dr. Xingfu Wu, TEES research scientist, and Dr. Valerie Taylor, the Royce E. Wisenbaker Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, won the Best Paper Award among 53 accepted papers in the 14th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science &a…

Posted: September 16, 2011

Dr. Andrew Chan, Dr. Jo Howze and Dr. Kumar Pandey, former faculty members in The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, have been named emeritus professors. The title "Emeritus" or "Emerita" is an honor that may be conferred upon retirement. The designation …

Posted: September 16, 2011

Dr. Jean Francois-Chamberland, an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, recently gave a presentation to the Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE), Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter. Chamberland gave a presentation, "Traffic Awareness and In…

Posted: September 16, 2011

Texas A&M University and the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) have received $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) to train the next generation of industrial energy efficiency experts. U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced more than $30 million for 24 universi…

Posted: September 16, 2011

Texas A&M Engineering ranked ninth among engineering schools at public institutions offering a doctorate, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of the country's undergraduate universities and programs. The rankings were released Sept. 13. The Department of Biological an…

Posted: September 16, 2011

Dr. Kristen Maitland, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, was recently promoted to senior membership in SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. Maitland was nominated for her achievements in the area of confocal microendoscopy. According to SPIE, seni…

Posted: September 16, 2011

Dr. Zachary Grasley, assistant professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, hasbeen invited to participate in the National Academy of Engineering's Frontiers of Engineering Education symposiumNov. 13-16 at the National Academies' Beckman Center in Irvine, Cali…

Posted: September 16, 2011

Biofuels may present a promising alternative to the nation’s existing fuel crisis, but before they can be widely adopted, a series of technological hurdles must be overcome in order to facilitate large-scale production, says Daniel Shantz, a chemical engineering professor at Texas A&M University…

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