Archives for 2012

Posted: May 11, 2012

Mechanical engineering sophomore John Mayo’s work has been highlighted in Ceramic Tech Today, the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) blog and will be on the cover of the July issue of the ACerS Bulletin. Mayo was in Dr. Terry Creasy’s MEEN 360 Materials and Manufacturing Selection in Design class whe…

Posted: May 11, 2012

Dr. Dimitris C. Lagoudas has been appointed senior associate dean for research, associate vice chancellor for engineering research and interim deputy director of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of Texas A&M Engineering announced r…

Posted: May 10, 2012

The Texas A&M Interface Ecology Lab introduced the latest generation of the high fidelity ZeroTouch Sensor for multitouch and free-air interaction at the interactivity exhibition of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2012) in Austin. The Interface Ecology Lab i…

Posted: May 4, 2012

Three groups of students from Texas A&M University's Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering have been recognized by the Fluor Corp. for their designs of a gas processing plant. Ryan Mathews, Cristina Muko, Randy Nelson, Stephen Reddin and Amber Trull are members of the team awarded…

Posted: May 4, 2012

Dr. K.R. Rajagopal, Distinguished Professor, Regents Professor and the Forsyth Chair in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the Honoris Causa (D.Sc.) from Charles University in Prague, as well as the University of Pretoria and the University of Isai. I…

Posted: May 4, 2012

A new collaboration for the Dwight Look College of Engineering brought 300 high-achieving students from all over Texas to Texas A&M University for a daylong competition. The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering is a non-profit organization that provides high-achieving K-12 students with…

Posted: May 3, 2012

The National Science Foundation has awarded three-year graduate fellowships to several Texas A&M University engineering students. Students annually receive up to $10,500 for tuition and fees to the school of their choice, plus a $30,000 stipend for living expenses. The NSF Graduate Fellowships …

Posted: May 2, 2012

Two students from the Department of Aerospace Engineering won first place in their divisions in the 2012 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Region IV Student Paper Conference in April at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. James Henrickson won first place in the graduate di…

Posted: May 2, 2012

Tony Akl, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, was awarded the 17th Annual George W. Kunze Prize during a ceremony sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies April 24.(Pictured: Tony Akl, center, accepts Kunze award from Dr. Karen Butler-Purry, associate provost for gradua…

Posted: May 2, 2012

Sigma Gamma Tau, the national aerospace engineering honor society, has awarded Texas A&M senior Steven Anderson with the 2012 Southwest Region Award. This prestigious award honors Anderson as being one of the top seven outstanding Aerospace Engineering seniors in the United States, based upon h…

Posted: May 2, 2012

Arash Shadravan, a master's degree student in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, won second place in the 2012 American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE) student poster presentations. The contest was held during the AADE Fluids Technical Conference and Exhibition April 10-1…

Posted: May 2, 2012

Three Aggie petroleum engineering students placed in the Society of Petroleum Engineering Gulf Coast Region Student Paper Contest April 21 at Lou­isiana State University. Manuel Cossio placed first in the Master of Science division and will represent Texas A&M at the International Student Paper…

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…

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