Archives for 2012

Posted: September 7, 2012

Texas A&M's Student Engineers' Council (SEC) will hold its Annual Engineering Career Fair Tuesday and Wednesday (Sept. 11-12) at Reed Arena. The SEC Career Fair is the premier recruiting event for the Dwight Look College of Engineering and is planned, organized and staffed by the SEC. The caree…

Posted: September 7, 2012

Dr. Jaime Grunlan's research into fire-resistant materials is featured in the September 2012 issue of Smithsonian magazine. The article, "How Biomimicry is Inspiring Human Innovation," highlights Grunlan's development of a thin polymer coating that keeps cotton clothing and polyurethane-foam-based …

Posted: September 7, 2012

Faculty and students from the Department of Nuclear Engineering and researchers in the TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) participated in the Sixth International Nonproliferation Summer School, "Nuclear Technologies: Nonproliferation, Disarmament, and Peaceful Use of Nuclea…

Posted: September 7, 2012

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Wei Zhan the Charlotte and Walter Buchanan Faculty Fellow in Engineering Technology in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. Zhan is an associate professor in the Department of Engineeri…

Posted: September 7, 2012

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Michael Johnson the Corrie and Jim Furber '64 Faculty Fellow in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. Johnson is an assistant professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and In…

Posted: August 31, 2012

Dr. Gene Hawkins, associate professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, received a prestigious educator award from the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). (Pictured: Dr. Gene Hawkins, right, receives the Wilbur Smith Distinguished Transportation Edu…

Posted: August 31, 2012

Cheng Sun, a Ph.D. candidate in the Materials Science and Engineering Program at Texas A&M University, has received the Student Best Paper Contest Graduate Level First-Place Award from TMS, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society. Cheng received the award for his paper, “In situ evidence o…

Posted: August 31, 2012

Dr. Phillip Hemmer, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, and several co-authors recently had their paper published in the prestigious research publication Nature Communications. The paper, "Optical detection of a single rare-earth ion in …

Posted: August 31, 2012

Dr. Arum Han, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, received a $2 million award from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) office to lead a multidisciplinary team of investigato…

Posted: August 31, 2012

Dr. P.R. Kumar, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the prestigious Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Mobility of Systems (ACM SIGMOBILE) Outstanding Contribution Award. The Outstanding Contributi…

Posted: August 31, 2012

Dr. Bimal Nepal has been appointed associate editor for the Engineering Management Journal.  Nepal is an assistant professor in the Industrial Distribution Program in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution. He earned his Ph.D. in industrial engineering from Wayne State…

Posted: August 29, 2012

A research team at Texas A&M University led by Dr. Richard J. Malak Jr., an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, was recently awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant through the Emerging Frontiers of Research and Innovation (EFRI) program. The grant, which i…

Posted: August 17, 2012

Two professors in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University have received a grant from MathWorks to develop virtual labs for medical imaging courses. Drs. Jim Ji, associate professor in the department, and Rafaella Righetti, assistant professor, along with Dr…

Posted: August 16, 2012

The Board of Regents of the Texas A&M University System established the Texas Engineering Experiment Station’s (TEES) Center for Emergency Informatics (CEI) at its Aug. 3 meeting, recognizing the faculty effort in radically changing disaster response through advances in technology.  Thirty facu…

Posted: August 15, 2012

For people suffering from diabetes and other hormonal disorders, staying healthy means staying vigilant; effective treatment requires periodic and precise doses of drugs throughout the day. The constant upkeep can make for an inconvenient and stressful way of life, but managing these disorders coul…

Posted: August 15, 2012

Substantial risk remains for serious industrial incidents that could cost property and lives, but effectively integrating science and engineering principles into academia and industry can help mitigate and even prevent these incidents, according to a new publication released by the Mary Kay O’Connor…

Posted: August 15, 2012

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has announced that Dr. Andreas Polycarpou has been appointed head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. Polycarpou will hold the Meinhard J Kotzebue '14 Professorship in Mechanical Engineering when h…

Posted: August 10, 2012

Laura Hill, a food engineering Ph.D. student in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, was awarded first place in the Ph.D. category of the 2012 Boyd-Scott Graduate Research Award competition held at the 2012 Annual American Society of Biological and Agricultural Engineers (ASABE…

Posted: August 10, 2012

Delbert A. Whitaker of Dallas has teamed with Texas Instruments to provide an annual graduate student fellowship award in electrical and computer engineering for Texas A&M University. Whitaker has donated $350,000 to establish theDelbert A. Whitaker ’65 Analog Fellowship, which will be funded t…

Posted: August 10, 2012

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has announced that Dr. M. Nazmul Karim will be head of the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering effective Sept. 1, 2012. Karim will hold the Mike O'Connor Chair II. Karim comes to Texas A&M from Texas Tech University…

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