Archives for September 2011

Posted: September 16, 2011

The Engineering Program of The Texas A&M University System (Texas A&M Engineering) announced Sept. 15 that it has joined the EDGE® Innovation Network, a collaborative, open-environment initiative enabling industry and academia, with government input, to work together to enhance the delivery …

Posted: September 14, 2011

Kelly L. and William D. “Bill” Von Gonten of Houston have endowed their fourth gift at Texas A&M University – this time a scholarship for high-achieving petroleum engineering students. The couple’s $120,000 gift through the Texas A&M Foundation creates the Kelly and Bill Von Gonten ’87 Scho…

Posted: September 12, 2011

Jodie Lutkenhaus, assistant professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's 17th Annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) Symposium. As one of a select number of part…

Posted: September 9, 2011

Renowned scholar Dr. P.R. Kumar has joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University this fall. Kumar is a professor and holds the College of Engineering Chair in Computer Engineering. "We are extremely excited to have an internationally known scholar of Dr.…

Posted: September 9, 2011

Dr. Richard Malak, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the 2011 Robert E. Fulton Best Paper Award at a recent conference of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Malak and his former graduate student Robert Parker won …

Posted: September 9, 2011

Dr. Robert S. Balog Jr., assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the 2011 Rutgers Distinguished Engineer Award for his pioneering work in developing efficient and effective electrical energy conversion methods for use in the …

Posted: September 9, 2011

Dr. Haiyan Wang will join a group of the nation’s brightest young engineers who were selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 17th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (FOE) symposium. The group of engineers ages 30 to 45, who are performing exceptional engineering resea…

Posted: September 9, 2011

Dr. James Caverlee, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has been named a Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) 2011-2012 Montague-CTE Scholar. The Montague-CTE Scholar program, named after its founding donor, Kenneth Montague '37, honors early-career excellence…

Posted: September 9, 2011

Dr. Timothy J. Jacobs (pictured on the left) and Dr. Cris Schwartz, assistant professors in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, have been invited to participate in the National Academy of Engineering's Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium Nov. 13-16 at the N…

Posted: September 9, 2011

Dr. William Saric, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been appointed to the George Eppright '26 Chair in Engineering. Saric directs the Flight Research Laboratory as well as the AFOSR/NASA National Center for Hypersonic Research in La…

Posted: September 2, 2011

Faculty members in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering have been appointed to endowed positions. Department Head John. M. Niedzwecki has been appointed holder of the Wofford Cain Senior Chair in Offshore Technology. He came to Texas A&M more than 30 years ago as an assistant professor. I…

Posted: September 2, 2011

Students from the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University participated in an exchange program with students from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur this summer. This is the second year Texas A&M and IIT Kanpur have facilitated the exchange program. Three …

Posted: September 2, 2011

Dr. Xing Cheng, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the Young Faculty Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Cheng received his DARPA award for his proposal, “Surface-Phonon-Polariton-Enh…

Posted: September 2, 2011

Texas A&M University researchers in the College of Geosciences and the Dwight Look College of Engineering are the lead investigators in a $14.4 million project that will investigate the transport and eventual fate of petroleum fluids that have erupted at depth, such as those that resulted from t…

Posted: September 2, 2011

More than 140 undergraduate engineering students from institutions across the nation participated in one of eight summer research programs in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University from May 31 to Aug. 5. Participants spent 10 weeks collaborating with faculty and gradua…

Posted: September 2, 2011

Dr. N.K. Anand, acting vice chancellor and interim dean for engineering, has appointed Dr. Robin Autenrieth interim associate dean for academic affairs. Autenrieth has served as associate dean for graduate programs since 2008. Under her guidance, Anand said, graduate student selectivity and recruit…

Posted: September 2, 2011

Dr. N.K. Anand has been appointed interim dean of the Dwight Look College of Engineering, acting vice chancellor for engineering of The Texas A&M University System, and acting director of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES). He will serve in these roles until the new dean, vice chan…

Posted: September 1, 2011

Dr. Jorge Alvarado, associate professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution, recently received a project from the Department of Defense (DoD) to develop and deploy a new generation of heat transfer fluids (HTF) in key military installations. As part of the two-ye…

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