Archives for 2012

Posted: July 20, 2012

A beryllium oxide (BeO) nuclear fuels research collaboration between Texas A&M University, the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), Purdue University and IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. has been selected to receive the Significant Contribution Award from the Materials Science and Technology Di…

Posted: July 19, 2012

Dr. Benjamin Wilhite, associate professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named to the editorial advisory board of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research (I&EC Res.).  He will serve a three-year term on the board, helping obt…

Posted: July 19, 2012

The dog days of summer can quickly transform a car’s interior into an oven, but imagine an automobile with high-tech windows that block out the heat, keeping its interior cool to the touch. Such a product might be a step closer to reality thanks to research by Jodie Lutkenhaus, a chemical engineer…

Posted: July 13, 2012

Dr. Walter Buchanan, head of the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University, assumed the presidency of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) June 13 at the conclusion of the society's annual conference."ASEE has a long past to be prou…

Posted: July 13, 2012

NASA’s Space Technology Program has selected 14 proposals on commercial reusable suborbital launch vehicles for development and demonstration. Each idea was innovative in its own way, and one of these 14 proposals, "Demonstration of Variable Radiator,” was that of Dr. Richard “Cable” Kurwitz, lectur…

Posted: July 13, 2012

Researchers in the Sketch Recognition Lab in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University will be honored at the 24th Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence (IAAI) in Toronto July 22-26. The researchers received the IAAI Innovation Award f…

Posted: July 13, 2012

Dr. Laszlo Kish, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was elected to receive the honorary doctorate title from the University of Szeged in Hungary. Kish will have the title of "Doctor Honoris Causa” conferred upon him during a November cere…

Posted: July 13, 2012

Dr. Rodney Bowersox, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, and Dr. Simon North from the Department of Chemistry have been awarded a grant from the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP). The award is a 12-month grant for $682,070 for their research, “Two-Plane V…

Posted: July 13, 2012

Dr. Randy Hoff of Dallas will endow a $25,000 industrial engineering scholarship at Texas A&M University. This generous gift will create theTrecie A. '96 and Dr. Randy D. Hoff '97 Endowed Scholarship in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, funded through the Texas A&M Found…

Posted: July 13, 2012

Nelda Cooper of Southlake, Texas, has gifted a $100,000 engineering scholarship at Texas A&M University. Cooper has used an IRA transfer for this scholarship gift, funded through the Texas A&M Foundation, to create the Joe L. and Nelda L. Cooper Scholarship in Engineering II in the Dwight L…

Posted: July 6, 2012

Dr. Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna (Texas A&M Department of Computer Science and Engineering, pictured), Dr. Beena Ahmed (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M at Qatar), and Dr. Eva Shipp (Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the  Texas A&M Health Science Ce…

Posted: July 6, 2012

Dr. Thomas A. Blasingame, professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering and holder of the Robert L. Whiting Professorship, has been selected to receive the Anthony F. Lucas Technical Leadership Gold Medal from the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).  The Lucas Medal is the hig…

Posted: July 6, 2012

Dr. Jerome Schubert, associate professor and the Larry A. Cress '76 Faculty Fellow in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, has been named a Distinguished Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). Schubert earned B.S., M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in Petroleum Engineering from…

Posted: July 6, 2012

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Costas N. Georghiades associate dean for research effective Aug. 1. Georghiades, currently head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and holder of the Delbert A. Whitaker Chair in Electrical Engin…

Posted: July 6, 2012

Two Texas A&M Engineering faculty members -- Dr. Arum Han (pictured on the left), associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Dr. Yong-Joe Kim, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering -- have received a grant from the U.S. Army Corp o…

Posted: July 6, 2012

Dr. Jonathan Rogers, assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, has been awarded the Army Research Office Young Investigator Award for his proposal, “State Estimation for Complex Dynamical Systems Using Belief Function Theory.” The three-year award with funding of $150,000 was …

Posted: July 2, 2012

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. César O. Malavé holder of the Mike and Sugar Barnes Department Head Chair in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Malavé was appointed head of the department in June after having served as interim he…

Posted: June 29, 2012

Dr. Robert Balog, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, offered a unique opportunity to a group of high school science teachers from A&M Consolidated High School: a chance to tour the solar installation at the Netum Steed Building on campus. The solar pro…

Posted: June 29, 2012

Brian Downey, a distance learning master's student in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, was select­ed to receive the 2012-2013 SPE Star Academic Fellowship for the Eastern North American Region. Downey is a member of SPE's New York and New England Pe­troleum Section, and said he …

Posted: June 29, 2012

Dr. Robert A. Wattenbarger, professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, will receive the 2012 Society of Petroleum Engineers Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award. The award recognizes outstanding achievements in or contributions to the advancement of petroleum engineering…

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