Archives for January 2013

Posted: January 31, 2013

Texas A&M University mechanical engineering researchers led by Dr. Xinghang Zhang have discovered radiation-tolerant nanotwinned metals that could provide an important step forward for the design of materials for the next generation of nuclear reactors. The paper, "Removal of stacking-fault tet…

Posted: January 31, 2013

"I am an Aggie petroleum engineer." Six simple words printed in Aggie maroon and proudly displayed on a baseball cap in an office on the second floor of the Wisenbaker Engineering Research Center on the Texas A&M University campus. That may not sound extraordinary to some but anyone who knows …

Posted: January 31, 2013

Dr. Yue Kuo, the Dow Chemical Professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has fabricated a new type of LED capable of producing a wide spectrum light while operating for long periods of time at atmospheric conditions. Thomas Edison invented the fi…

Posted: January 31, 2013

(Photo of Dr. Jaime Grunlan) Researchers at Texas A&M University have for the first time made a completely organic nanobrick wall that does not allow gas to pass through it. Dr. Jaime Grunlan, an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and his research group replaced t…

Posted: January 24, 2013

Texas A&M's Student Engineers' Council (SEC) will hold its annual Spring Career Fair Tuesday (Jan. 29) at Reed Arena on campus. 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 fall career fair…

Posted: January 24, 2013

Dr. Nicole Zacharia, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Materials Science and Engineering Program at Texas A&M University, has received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for her proposal…

Posted: January 24, 2013

Mechanical engineering assistant professor Dr. Devesh Ranjan has been awarded the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for his five-year project, “Transition, Turbulence and Mixing in Shock-Accelerated Variable Density Flows at Extreme Conditions.”  Th…

Posted: January 23, 2013

The design of objects requiring a battery is often limited because batteries are usually flat or cylindrical in shape. But what if the power supply could be any shape, or be part of the object’s structure, or better yet, be the object itself. Thanks to a recent grant awarded to Assistant Professor …

Posted: January 23, 2013

Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp today (Jan. 23) announced plans for Texas A&M University to grow engineering enrollment to 25,000 students by 2025.  The 25 by 25 initiative was developed in response to the critical need to increase the engineering workforce of the state an…

Posted: January 18, 2013

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) student chapter at Texas A&M University will host the 2013 SPE Student Summit at Shell's Woodcreek Facility in Houston Feb. 6-8. The event, “The Art of Facing Unconventional Challenges,” will focus on the critical thinking and innovative solutions associ…

Posted: January 18, 2013

A research project led by Dr. Richard J. Malak Jr., an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been featured in the January 2013 issue of ASEE Prism, the magazine of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). The article, "Folding Frontier," focuses on origa…

Posted: January 18, 2013

Dr. Robert Balog, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was a guest speaker on a local radio show to discuss solar power. Balog was interviewed Jan. 9 by Allise Burris and Jenn Atkins for their eco-friendly environmental talk show, Rethink…

Posted: January 18, 2013

Dr. Haiyan Wang, an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, and several co-authors have had their paper published in Nature’s Scientific Report. The paper, “Direct observation of Lomer-Cottrell Locks during strain hardening in nanocr…

Posted: January 17, 2013

Dr. Devesh Ranjan, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, is one of 40 scientists and engineers who will receive approximately $15 million in grants from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research through its Young Investigator Research Program (AFOSR-YIP). The grant was …

Posted: January 16, 2013

Dr. Guofei Gu, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received an award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) through its Young Investigator Research Program (YIP). Gu was selected for his proposal, "Go Ahead of …

Posted: January 11, 2013

In the realm of aerospace engineering, the name John Junkins is one of notoriety. From the rank of distinguished professor and regents professor at Texas A&M University to being a member of the National Academy of Engineering, Junkins’ reputation precedes him. The kicker is that Junkins, who al…

Posted: January 11, 2013

Dr. Hanspeter Schaub and Dr. John Junkins have been named recipients of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Martin Summerfield Book Award for their textbook, Analytical Mechanics of Space Systems, 2nd Edition. Schaub is a graduate of the Department of Aerospace Engineering …

Posted: January 11, 2013

Manoj Prasad, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M has received the Texas A&M University 2012-2013 Dissertation Fellowship from the Office of Graduate Studies. The dissertation fellowship will last from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. It is designed to suppo…

Posted: January 11, 2013

Dr. Shuguang (Robert) Cui from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University recently won the prestigious 2012 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Signal Processing Society (SPS) Best Paper Award. The award honors the authors of a journal pap…

Posted: January 11, 2013

Celal Erbay (left), a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, won the Best Poster Award at a premier bioelectrochemical systems meeting. Erbay, a graduate student under the advisement of Dr. Arum Han in the department, won the Best Post…

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