Archives for August 2013

Posted: August 30, 2013

Mustafa Akbulut, Assistant Professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded the DARPA Young Faculty Award 2013. Akbulut received the DARPA Young Faculty Award for his proposal, Next-Generation Soldiers Involving Dispersion of Soft Ligand Fu…

Posted: August 30, 2013

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, August 22, 2013 –The Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center’s research in developing new technologies aimed to prevent and mitigate industrial disasters, recently received five new grants, furthering the Center’s mission of "making safety second nature.” The National Scienc…

Posted: August 30, 2013

Dr. M. Sam Mannan, a world-renowned expert on safety in the chemical processing industry, will give several talks in China, South Korea and San Francisco this fall. Mannan will give the talk, "Dust Explosion Research Development," at the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) Asia-Pacific Confer…

Posted: August 30, 2013

It could be said that Reid Joseph, the student body president (SBP) at Texas A&M University for 2013-14, has always been an Aggie. In fact, when the senior industrial distribution major was born in Dallas, the music playing in the delivery room was the Aggie War Hymn. Although he graduated fro…

Posted: August 30, 2013

Manish Bansal, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, won first place in a poster competition at the Mixed Integer Programming (MIP) Workshop in July. The workshop, held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and was sponsored by the Wisconsin Institute for Discov…

Posted: August 30, 2013

The Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University will be hosting a special screening of Pandora’s Promise, a groundbreaking documentary on nuclear power. The screening, which is open to the public, will take place Friday, Sept. 6, at 2:30 p.m. in Rudder Auditorium. Doors will open a…

Posted: August 30, 2013

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Wayne Hung the Charlotte and Walter Buchanan Faculty Fellow in Engineering Technology. Hung is an associate professor in the Engineering Technology Program in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial D…

Posted: August 30, 2013

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Devesh Ranjan the Morris E. Foster Faculty Fellow in Mechanical Engineering in recognition of his many accomplishments and future potential. Ranjan is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineerin…

Posted: August 30, 2013

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Bimal Nepal the Corrie and Jim Furber '64 Faculty Fellow. Nepal is an assistant professor in the Industrial Distribution Program in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution. Nepal earned …

Posted: August 29, 2013

Dr. S.P. Bhattacharyya, a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received a Professor Visitante Especial (PVE) award from the Brazilian Research Council. Bhattacharyya, the Robert M. Kennedy Professor in Electrical Engineering, received the award ba…

Posted: August 29, 2013

More than 1,000 students flooded the Zachry Engineering Center lobby Aug. 21 for Engineering New Student Welcome. The event was hosted by Dwight Look College of Engineering as a part of Gig ’Em week, a Texas A&M University event to welcome students to campus. Incoming freshmen and transfer s…

Posted: August 23, 2013

The Nuclear Engineering Department at Texas A&M University sponsored 18 undergraduate students on a series of visits to nuclear facilities in New Mexico May 20-24. While the main focus of the trip was for the students to experience Sandia National Labs, hosted by former student Dr. Steve Rottle…

Posted: August 23, 2013

This past summer, Texas A&M nuclear engineering undergraduate students were presented with an extraordinary opportunity to spend 17 days in China studying alongside students from Harbin Engineering University (HEU). The summer school had 16 TAMU and 20 HEU students and faculty participate. It wa…

Posted: August 23, 2013

Last week, 16 graduate and four undergraduate students participated in the commencement ceremonies on August 16 at 2 p.m. The department would like to congratulate the following graduates on their immense achievement:  Doctor of Philosophy: Sangjoon Ahn Shaoyong Feng, (Health Physics Emphasis) …

Posted: August 23, 2013

Engineers from NASA’s Johnson Space Center will be collaborating with students in the Electronic Systems Engineering Technology (ESET) Program at Texas A&M University to develop space-qualified hardware systems. NASA is looking to expand the capabilities of its Modular Integrated Stackable Layer…

Posted: August 22, 2013

Dr. Greg Chamitoff, NASA astronaut, will be joining the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University as a Professor of Engineering Practice. Chamitoff will lead in the development of a new Human Space/Robotic Systems and Operations curriculum within the department. As we continue…

Posted: August 22, 2013

Zhengdong Cheng, associate professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded a grant from NASA for his research in nanoplate technology. Cheng’s proposal, “Liquid Crystals of Nanoplates,” was submitted in response to NASA’s Research Announce…

Posted: August 21, 2013

The Master of Industrial Distribution (MID) Program conducted its yearly Residency Week Aug. 4-9, hosting a total of 96 professionals. The incoming cohort (Class of 2015) had an enrollment of 58, the largest cohort since the founding of the program in 2001. The Master of Industrial Distribution …

Posted: August 20, 2013

Aggie astronuat Mike Fossum, a 1980 mechanical engineering graduate, will speak to incoming freshmen and transfer students in the Dwight Look College of Engineering tomorrow (Aug. 21). Fossum is  speaking as a part of the Engineering New Student Welcome. His presentation will be at 5:15 p.m. in R…

Posted: August 16, 2013

Dr. Vijay Singh, professor and Caroline & William N. Lehrer Distinguished Chair in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named a recipient of the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers Environmental and Wate…

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