Archives for September 2013

Posted: September 27, 2013

Recognizing the need for financial aid among college students, Jo Ann and William “Jerry” Caughlin have endowed a scholarship to assist electrical engineering undergraduates at Texas A&M University. “My wife and I know from experience what a little financial help can mean to a student,” Caughli…

Posted: September 27, 2013

Carlos Lopez, a master's student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Graduate Fellowship. Lopez will continue working on thermal aspects (such as safety and thermal management) of litiium-ion batteries as part ofthis awa…

Posted: September 27, 2013

Dr. Raymundo Arroyave, associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named co-recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Service Award from the Electronic, Magnetic and Photonic Materials Division (EMPMD) of the Minerals, Metals and Materia…

Posted: September 27, 2013

Dr. Ramanathan V. Guha, vice president of research at Google, presented the talk “Ideas that Shaped the Web,” Sept. 17 as part of the Dwight Look College of Engineering’s Dean’s Lecture Series. Guha, the man behind both the knowledge-graph and schema.org at Google, joined Google in 2005 and is curr…

Posted: September 26, 2013

Brittany Duncan, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was featured in the press release for the Congressional Unmanned Systems Caucus' Science and Technology Fair in Washington, D.C., Sept. 19. Pictured: An unmanned aerial vehicle from t…

Posted: September 26, 2013

Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup, University Distinguished Professor and College of Engineering Endowed Chair in Computer Science at Texas A&M University, had a new book published Sept. 19. "A Tour of C++," purchasable as a paperback or eBook, is a guide to the application of C++ for those who have some f…

Posted: September 26, 2013

Dr. Xingfu Wu, TEES associate research professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded a three year NSF grant, effective Aug. 1. He is the co-principal investigator with Dr. Faming Liang from the Texas A&M Department of Statistics on…

Posted: September 23, 2013

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, September 23, 2013 – A recent issue of ASC Macro Letters features research research cover images Assistant Professor Jodie Lutkenhaus and her post-doctoral researcher, Jared Mike of the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University. In this mo…

Posted: September 23, 2013

Dr. Sevan Goenezen has joined the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University as an assistant professor. Goenezen's research interests are in the areas of computational biomechanics and constitutive modeling of soft and hard tissues, non-linear finite element ana…

Posted: September 23, 2013

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Sept. 23, 2013 – Akhilesh Gaharwar, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, is the lead editor of a new biomedical textbook titled “Nanomaterials in Tissue Engineering: Fabrication and Applications.” The book, Gaharwar say…

Posted: September 23, 2013

Dr. Dara Childs has recently completed the book, "Turbomachinery Rotordynamics with Case Studies."   Childs is director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Turbomachinery Laboratory and Leland T. Jordan Chair Professor in the Department of of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A…

Posted: September 23, 2013

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Sept. 23, 2013 – Melissa Grunlan, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected secretary of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE), a division of the American Chemical Society. Grunlan, who complet…

Posted: September 20, 2013

The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University honored nine students with its Craig C. Brown Outstanding Senior Engineer Award during a banquet, Sept. 19 at the Memorial Student Center on the Texas A&M campus. Seniors David Chaar, Sean Chang, Ali El-Halwagi, Kate Fiorenzi, S…

Posted: September 20, 2013

Dr. Dylan Shell was awarded an NSF grant for algorithms for adaptive robotics sampling of sparse spatio-temporal fields for his research project, "Collaborative Research: Decision-Making on Uncertain Spatial-Temporal Fields: Modeling, Planning and Control with Applications to Adaptive Sampling." Th…

Posted: September 20, 2013

Three graduate students were honored at the Dwight Look College of Engineering Outstanding Engineering Student Awards banquet Sept. 19 at the Memorial Student Center on the Texas A&M University campus. The Outstanding Graduate Student award recognizes master’s and doctoral students who have dem…

Posted: September 19, 2013

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Eric Petersen holder of the Nelson-Jackson Professorship. The endowed professorship appointment was effective Sept. 1. Petersen is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His research interests inclu…

Posted: September 19, 2013

The Gulf Integrated Spill Research (GISR) Consortium, led by Texas A&M University faculty and funded by the BP/Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI), just concluded its site visit by the GoMRI Research Board following a successful first year of research.  GISR is a $14.4 million consortium…

Posted: September 13, 2013

Dr. John Killough, the Michael and Heidi Gatens Development Professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, will receive this year's Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award from the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). The Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award recognizes o…

Posted: September 13, 2013

Dr. Hisham Nasr-El-Din, holder of the John Edgar Holt Chair in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, will receive the Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty from the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). Nasr-El-Din joined the Texas A&M faculty in 2007…

Posted: September 13, 2013

Dr. Maria Barrufet, professor and Baker Hughes Endowed Chair, will be recognized as Distinguished Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). She will be recognized at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 in New Orleans. Distinguished Membership in SPE is l…

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