Archives for 2012

Posted: December 21, 2012

Dr. Jaime Grunlan's research into fire-resistant materials is featured in the November/December 2012 issue of Textile World magazine, a leading publication in the textiles industry. The article highlights Grunlan's development of a thin polymer coating that keeps fabric and polyurethane-foam-base…

Posted: December 21, 2012

Dr. Xi Zhang, an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received a multimillion-dollar grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Zhang -- who leads a team of three researchers from the University of Connecticut, the Univ…

Posted: December 21, 2012

Dr. Mladen Kezunovic, the Eugene E. Webb Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, received a prestigious award from the Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE). Kezunovic received the CIGRE Technical Committee Award, which is given based on t…

Posted: December 20, 2012

The role of research universities in nuclear science, energy and policy was the topic of a Texas A&M-sponsored panel and reception Dec. 11 in Washington, D.C., where panelists and speakers recognized the importance of higher education to ensuring the U.S. remains a global leader in nuclear resea…

Posted: December 20, 2012

Dr. Robin Murphy, a pioneer in the area of rescue robotics, spoke to the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) Dec. 11 in Tokyo. Murphy directs the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue in the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and is the Raythe…

Posted: December 14, 2012

Shamik Basu, a Ph.D. graduate student working under Dr. Amine Benzerga in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, won a best poster award at the ASME-IMECE 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in Houston in November. Basu’s area of research …

Posted: December 13, 2012

Pictured: Austin Riddle, Kathy Waskom, Helen Hastings, Kaye Matejka, Barbara Slusher and Tammy Persky, with Dr. M. Katherine Banks.   Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering and director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), recognized faculty and st…

Posted: December 13, 2012

Isabelle McDonough Bram of Maysville, Mo., recently gifted a $50,000 petroleum engineering scholarship at Texas A&M University. This gift will be funded through the Texas A&M Foundation to create the Captain Phil R. Rickey Memorial Scholarship in Petroleum Engineering.    Capt. Rickey spen…

Posted: December 13, 2012

Pictured: Senior mechanical engineering major Keele Venable discusses her team’s poster with AggiE-Challenge Project Showcase attendees     More than 100 undergraduate students from several engineering disciplines gathered in the Zachry Engineering Center Dec. 13 for the AggiE-Challenge Project…

Posted: December 13, 2012

Projects led by three Texas A&M petroleum engineering faculty researchers have received funding from the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA). Dr. Ding Zhu and Dr. Ahmad Ghassemi wrote two of the 15 proposals selected from among the 78 submitted. Dr. David Bur­nett entered …

Posted: December 10, 2012

You might not see bugs and bacteria on fresh fruit and vegetables, but they’re there. Texas A&M food engineers are experimenting with new technologies to eliminate these threats to keep our produce safe and healthy. Many Americans assume fruits and vegetables sold in supermarkets are safe, whol…

Posted: December 10, 2012

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Dan Hill head of the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University. Hill is holder of the Noble Chair and has been interim head of the petroleum engineering department since January 201…

Posted: December 10, 2012

Among the most effective ways for Texas A&M University to help build the educational pipeline in Texas is through outreach, which is especially critical in the high need STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math). One proponent of the outreach and recruitment model is Dr. Joseph Mo…

Posted: December 7, 2012

Local school children who are interested in mathematics and in indulging their passion for numbers in the company of like minds now have a new outlet, the Texas A&M University Math Circle. The increasingly popular weekly forum, hosted from 3 to 5 p.m. most Saturdays on the Texas A&M campus,…

Posted: December 7, 2012

Seven faculty members in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University have been recognized by the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) as TEES Select Young Faculty. The award recognizes outstanding young faculty members who have demonstrated their talents for re…

Posted: December 7, 2012

Yateendra Deshpande, a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, won a Best Presentation Award in the PM Machine Drives Track at the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) IECON 2012 conference in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.…

Posted: December 7, 2012

Jung Hwan Woo, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, won the Graduate Student Presentation Award at the Joint Fall 2012 Meeting of the Texas Sections of the American Physics Society, American Association of Physics Teachers and Zone 13 …

Posted: December 7, 2012

Two professors from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University were featured in an article refuting a new approach to vastly increase the carrying capacity of radio and light waves. The "twisted light" approach relies on what is called light's orbital angular …

Posted: December 7, 2012

Dr. Mladen Kezunovic, the Eugene E. Webb Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been invited to give lectures in several countries on his current research projects. Kezunovic, who also directs the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Stat…

Posted: December 6, 2012

Five faculty members in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University have been recognized by the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) as TEES Fellows. The TEES Fellow designation recognizes established faculty members with a history of continuous performance. TE…

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