Archives for 2011

Posted: October 20, 2011

Researchers and responders from The Texas A&M University System have received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create a visual “common ground” between operators and responders who use micro and small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for search and rescue. Following principle…

Posted: October 20, 2011

Former Congressman Lee H. Hamilton, who served as vice chairman on the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, known as the 9/11 Commission, is scheduled to speak about energy-related issues and the protection of the nation’s chemical infrastructure Tuesday, Oct. 25 as part …

Posted: October 14, 2011

The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University honored eight students with its Craig C. Brown Outstanding Senior Engineering Award during a banquet at Miramont Country Club in Bryan. Seniors Chibueze Amanchukwu, Oscar Carrasco-Zevallos, Diganto Choudhury, Haley Helweg, Nate Me…

Posted: October 14, 2011

Dr. B. Don Russell, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has been awarded the 2011 Attwood Associate Award by U. S. National Committee of the International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE). The award was presented at the CIGRE annual meeting in D…

Posted: October 13, 2011

A professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University was among 14 Principal Investigators whose research teams received a total of $156 million from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) for their “cutting-edge resear…

Posted: October 7, 2011

Ramy Ahmed, a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, won a Best Paper/Presentation award at the 2011 Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Technon Conference. Ahmed and advisor Dr. Sebastian Hoyos won for their paper, "A 384-MHz Con…

Posted: October 6, 2011

Andres Mejia, Serdar Ozturk, Rafael Callejas Tovar and James Winkler, graduate students in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, have been named recipients of department fellowships. Mejia, who is advised by Associate Professor Zhengdong Cheng, has been …

Posted: October 3, 2011

Leo D. Durbin, professor emeritus in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named recipient of the Donald P. Eckman Education Award by the International Society of Automation (ISA). Durbin is receiving the prestigious award for his outstanding co…

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…

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