Archives for November 2012

Posted: November 30, 2012

Two faculty members from the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University are part of a team led by The Boeing Co. that has been awarded $1.2 million from NASA. Dr. Rodney Bowersox (left) and Dr. Edward White will receive $590,000 to use the Oran W. Nicks Low-Speed Wind Tunnel fo…

Posted: November 30, 2012

A Science paper on which Dr. Jaime Grunlan and his graduate student Greg Moriarty were co-authors has made the list of most-cited papers in chemistry. The paper, "Two-dimensional nanosheets produced by liquid exfoliation of layered materials” (Science331, 568, 2011), was the fourth most-cited paper…

Posted: November 30, 2012

Dr. Dan Hill, Noble Chair and interim head of the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been invited to testify in Washington, D.C., today (Nov. 30). Hill was invited to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives' Science, Space and Technology subco…

Posted: November 30, 2012

Pictured: Associate Professor Melissa Grunlan (right) and graduate student Raymond Fei examine a self-cleaning membrane specimen. An implantable sensor that allows diabetics to more effectively monitor their blood-sugar levels is a step closer to reality, thanks to a researcher at Texas A&M U…

Posted: November 30, 2012

The Texas A&M section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) was recognized with two awards at the society's national SWE12 conference in Houston Nov. 8-10. The Texas A&M chapter received the first-place Communications Award and the Outstanding Collegiate Section Gold Award. A group o…

Posted: November 30, 2012

Graduate student Dae-Hyun Choi and assistant professor Dr. Le Xie from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University received the Best Paper Award at the Third IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm) in Tainan City, Taiwan. (Pict…

Posted: November 29, 2012

Dr. Erchin Serpedin, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Serpedin was cited "for contributions to synchronization of communication systems." Serpedi…

Posted: November 29, 2012

Pictured from left: Naehyuck Chang, ACM/SIGDA representative; Yan, Lai and Li, Texas A&M; and Donatella Sciuto, IEEE CEDA president.   Dr. Peng Li, an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University. has won the prestigious IEEE/ACM Wi…

Posted: November 29, 2012

Dr. Laszlo Kish, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the honorary doctorate title from the University of Szeged in Hungary. Kish was conferred the Doctor Honoris Causa during a November ceremony at the University of Szege…

Posted: November 19, 2012

A partnership between Texas A&M and two Central Texas food banks has proven profitable for the food banks — and also benefits Texas school children. Dr. Malini Natarajarathinam, assistant professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution, helped the Capital Area …

Posted: November 16, 2012

Kensen Shi, a senior at A&M Consolidated High School and a visiting student member of Texas A&M University's Parasol Lab in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, is the individual winner of the Region Two Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology. The contest was hel…

Posted: November 16, 2012

The Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University will hold its 20th Buchanan Lecture Nov. 30 at the College Station Hilton at 2 p.m. in Ballrooms 1 and 2.  The 2012 Buchanan Lecturer is Dr. Allen Marr, president and CEO of Geocomp Corp. Marr’s lecture will be, “Active Risk Man…

Posted: November 9, 2012

Texas A&M Racing, the racing division of the Texas A&M Society of Automotive Engineers student chapter, placed eighth overall in the Grassroots Motorsports Magazine $2012 Competition. More than 40 other competitors from around the country participated in the contest in Gainesville, Fl.…

Posted: November 9, 2012

Criticality safety expert Michaele C. "Mikey" Brady-Rapp '81 from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been appointed a member of the U.S. Department of Energy's Criticality Safety Support Group (CSSG).  Brady-Rapp earned bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in nuclear engineering fro…

Posted: November 9, 2012

The Society of Petroleum Engineers has honored three Texas A&M engineering faculty members for their editorial efforts. Dr. Ding Zhu, Dr. Dan Hill and Dr. Duane McVay were recognized at the society's Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in October in San Antonio. Zhu received an award fo…

Posted: November 9, 2012

Elsevier has named its “Top 25 Hottest Articles in Engineering” based on most downloads at a journal and a subject level. The winner, at the very top after more than 10 years, is “The General Finite Element Method,” written by Dr. Theofanis Strouboulis from the Department of Aerospace Engineering a…

Posted: November 9, 2012

A Texas A&M University National Energy Opinion Poll shows that most Americans are in favor of policies supporting the development of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency, but not if it means increasing the price of gasoline. According to the national survey, conducted by the Institute…

Posted: November 2, 2012

Dr. Jorge M. Seminario, holder of the Fox Professorship and a professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, was recognized at the 2012 HENAAC Conference, powered by Great Minds in STEM. Seminario was recognized for outstanding technical achievement in academia. He was cited fo…

Posted: November 2, 2012

A recent research article cowritten by Dr. Dimitris Lagoudas (pictured left) and Dr. Darren Hartl from the Department of Aerospace Engineering was recently featured as the cover article in the journal Smart Materials and Structures, which is the leading journal for the active materials and adaptive …

Posted: November 2, 2012

Three graduate students in the Department of Nuclear Engineering have received fellowships through the U.S. Department of Energy. Josh Hansel, William Sames and Charles Stratton received the three-year fellowships through the DOE's Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP). Hansel is studying multi…

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