Archives for April 2012

Posted: April 30, 2012

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, recognized 38 faculty members in the Dwight Look College of Engineering for their teaching, service and contributions to Texas A&M Engineering. "These award recipients are faculty members at all stages of their careers," Banks s…

Posted: April 27, 2012

Biomedical engineering student Landon Nash (right) was awarded the Sigma Xi interdisciplinary award and won first place during Student Research Week at Texas A&M University. His presentation, “Thermomechanical Characterization of Shape Memory Polymer Neurovascular Stents,” won first place among…

Posted: April 27, 2012

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Space Systems has successfully completed wind tunnel testing of a scale model of the Dream Chaser® orbital crew vehicle in the Oran W. Nicks Low Speed Wind Tunnel at Texas A&M University. Aerodynamic data generated from this testing, coupled with data from comput…

Posted: April 27, 2012

Charles W. Lively III, a computer engineering Ph.D. candidate in the Department ofComputer Science and Engineering, will join the National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS) division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Oak Ridge, Tenn., this September. Lively was recently awarded the p…

Posted: April 27, 2012

The May 2012 issue of Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics features Dr. Duncan Maitland’s shape memory polymer foams on the journal’s cover and publication of the article, “Ultra low density and highly crosslinked biocompatible shape memory polyurethane foams” (Singhal et al., May 2012…

Posted: April 27, 2012

Diego Gomez-Gualdron, a Ph.D. candidate in the Materials Science and Engineering program at Texas A&M University, has won a Silver Award from the Materials Research Society (MRS). The society announced the winners of the Graduate Student Awards April 11 during the 2012 MRS Spring Meeting in San…

Posted: April 27, 2012

Dr. Daniele Mortari, associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering atTexas A&M University, has been named a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Mortari earned the Dottore degree in Nuclear Engineering at the University "La Sapienza" of…

Posted: April 24, 2012

Juergen Hahn, associate professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named policy committee chair of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC). Hahn is the lone U.S. representative on the executive board of IFAC, which is co…

Posted: April 23, 2012

A thin polymer coating developed by materials engineers at Texas A&M University could keep cotton clothing and polyurethane-foam-based furniture from going up in flames. And the coating is environmentally friendly, too. Dr. Jaime Grunlan, an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical …

Posted: April 19, 2012

Brennan Bailey, a Ph.D. candidate in materials science and engineering, has received an award to attend the International Conference of Young Researchers (ICYRAM) in Singapore July 1-6. She will present her work, “Manipulating Properties of PEG-DA Hydrogels for Enhanced Tissue Engineering Outcome…

Posted: April 19, 2012

KAMU TV and Brazos Valley Magazine, a weekly community affairs show, will air an interview with biomedical engineering department head Dr. Gerard Coté April 26, 28 and 29, and May 5 and 6. Coté will discuss his work in optical sensors for in vitro and in vivo medical diagnosis and monitoring. Coté…

Posted: April 19, 2012

Dr. John Junkins speaks with radio's Science Fantastic host Dr. Michio Kaku on the increasing challenges posed by orbit debris, also known as space junk. The interview will air on 130 stations several times this weekend, beginning tomorrow (April 21) from 4 to 7 p.m CDT. The interview can be downl…

Posted: April 19, 2012

Dr. Karan Watson, Regents Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named a recipient of the Texas Tech University 2012 Distinguished Engineer Award. Watson currently is provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Texas…

Posted: April 19, 2012

Joshua Harris, an undergraduate student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded a 2012 NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Undergraduate Award under the NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program. From a competitive field of more than 200 applicants, approximatel…

Posted: April 19, 2012

Four research members of the Sketch Recognition Lab won the poster and oral competitions in Texas A&M's 15th annual Student Research Week (SRW) celebration held on-campus in Rudder Tower the week of March 19. Lab members honored were David Turner, a sophomore in computer engineering, who won fi…

Posted: April 19, 2012

Elham Khabiri, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, won first place in the graduate section for the subject area of Math, Statistics, Computer Science at the Student Research Week oral competitions. Texas A&M University's campus-wide 15th annual SRW celebration…

Posted: April 19, 2012

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Parasol Lab at Texas A&M University are holding the “Workshop on Quality Software: A Festschrift for Bjarne Stroustrup,” to honor and celebrate the career of Bjarne Stroustrup. The workshop is slated for April 27 and 28. Stroustrup, who…

Posted: April 19, 2012

A unique program in the Dwight Look College of Engineering is connecting former students in industry with high-achieving high school students interested in studying engineering at Texas A&M University. The E12 receptions bring together successful Aggie engineering graduates with Texas high scho…

Posted: April 16, 2012

Zhilei Chen, assistant professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named a recipient of the Young Investigator’s Research Program Award (YIP) by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). This award will support Chen’s  basic re…

Posted: April 16, 2012

James Havlock and Joshua Light, undergraduates in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, have been named recipients of the Buck Weirus Spirit Award by The Association of Former Students. The Buck Weirus Spirit Award, named for Richard "Buck" Weirus, a 1…

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