Archives for 2012

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…

Posted: April 13, 2012

Dr. Le Xie, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). The Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards provide seed money for…

Posted: April 13, 2012

Dr. Jiang Hu, an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, served as the general chair for the premier conference on the physical design of VLSI circuits and systems, the 21st ACM International Symposium on Physical Design (ISPD) in Nap…

Posted: April 13, 2012

The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University and Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, honored four outstanding alumni April 12 at a private banquet at the Miramont Country Club in Bryan, Texas. Tom Cogan ’77, Frosty Gilliam Jr. ’80, Dr. G.P. “Bud” P…

Posted: April 13, 2012

Dr. Amy Epps Martin, a professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists (AAPT) Board of Directors Award of Recognition during its annual meeting in Austin. Epps Martin also began her term as one of two …

Posted: April 13, 2012

The Tommy E. Lohman Gas Engineering Laboratory in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering has received a grant from the college's Differential Tuition fund to upgrade the lab to fully support PETE 325, Petroleum Production Systems. In addition to existing single-station orifice plate…

Posted: April 13, 2012

Texas A&M University aerospace engineering Ph.D. candidate Shriram Jagannathan won first place in the university's Immersive Visualization Center's sixth annual competition. Students from a range of disciplines presented work ranging from virtual reality games to turbulent flows. Students creat…

Posted: April 6, 2012

Chinwe Ekenna, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has been awarded a 2012-2013 Faculty for the Future Fellowship from the Schlumberger Foundation. The Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future fellowships are awarded to women academics in science and enginee…

Posted: April 6, 2012

A poster by three graduate students in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering tied for first place in the Engineering and Architecture division of Texas A&M University's Student Research Week 2012 poster competition. The poster, "Development of Experimental and Numerical Methods for Modelin…

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