Archives for November 2013

Posted: November 26, 2013

Dr. Nancy M. Amato and Dr. Perla Beatriz Balbuena are among the seven Texas A&M University faculty members recognized as 2013 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in recognition of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or i…

Posted: November 25, 2013

NASA astronaut and member of the Academy of Distinguished Graduates in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mike Fossum, enthralled the students of the Department of Mechanical Engineering with his captivating lecture on his space missions and projects at NASA, along with an inspirational talk …

Posted: November 25, 2013

Dr. Anastasia Muliana, associate professor and Gulf Oil/Thomas A. Dietz Career Development Professor II in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M, co-edited a recently released book, "Smart Composites: Mechanics and Design" by CRC Press, with Dr. Rani Elhajjar and Dr. Valeria La S…

Posted: November 22, 2013

"Nanofins: Science and Applications,” a book co-written by Dr. Debjyoti Banerjee with Dr. Navdeep Singh, was recently published by Springer. Banerjee is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, and Dr. Navdeep Singh is one of his former Ph.D. s…

Posted: November 22, 2013

Dr. Dimitris C. Lagoudas has been named a 2014 Fellow by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). The distinction of Fellow is conferred upon those members of the Institute who have made notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences, or technology of aeronautics or a…

Posted: November 21, 2013

(Photo of students in the Department of Nuclear Engineering test a livestock radiation portal monitor they developed with collaborators from the animal science department.) As we sit down to our Thanksgiving dinners next week, we probably won't be thinking about radiation. While most of us do no…

Posted: November 21, 2013

The Aerospace Vehicle Systems Institute (AVSI) has executed a memorandum of understanding with the Aerospace Valley Association in Toulouse, France that will greatly enhance its presence within the European aerospace community. AVSI is a Texas A&M Engineering Experimentation Station (TEES) cente…

Posted: November 21, 2013

Dr. Jeffrey E. Froyd, TEES research professor, presented a webinar, “Developing a 5-7 Year Career Plan,” Nov. 15 as part of the IEEE Global Early Career Faculty Development Virtual Mini-Conference series. Approximately 340 faculty members and future faculty members from around the world were logged …

Posted: November 21, 2013

The college of engineering participated in the weeklong celebration (Nov. 11-15), National Distance Learning Week, sponsored by the United States Distance Learning Association. The celebration included at least one event each day to bring attention to the current distance education programs within t…

Posted: November 20, 2013

Researchers from The Texas A&M University System participated in the Eng-Life Workshop Nov. 15 in the Emerging Technologies Building on campus. The workshop, "At The Interface of Engineering and Life Sciences," was hosted by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Dwight…

Posted: November 19, 2013

Pictured at the signing ceremony are (left to right) Associate Professor Yucel Akkutlu, TEES Director and Vice Chancellor and Dean of Engineering Dr. M. Katherine Banks, Senior Technical Advisor Dr. Skip Porter, Bill Von Gonten, Dr. Lee Raymond, John Raymond, Petroleum Engineering Department Head …

Posted: November 15, 2013

Texas A&M student Carlos Lopez, who is pursuing his Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, was recently awarded the highly prestigious NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Graduate Fellowship. Carlos is awarded $40,000 in research grant, tuition offset and stipend, and will be funded from Se…

Posted: November 14, 2013

Manish Bansal, Ph.D. student in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, won the second-place award at the 2013 INFORMS Interactive Poster Presentation Competition that was part of the INFORMS Conference in Minneapolis Oct. 6-9. For his second-place award, Bansal received a check for…

Posted: November 14, 2013

Recently a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University gave an invited talk at the 4th Annual Alternative Energy Symposium at Rutgers University. Dr. Robert Balog, assistant professor in the department, gave a technical talk to an audience of acade…

Posted: November 13, 2013

Houston-area leaders from industry, academia, government and other sectors came together yesterday in a robust discussion on the future of the nation’s engineering enterprise. The National Engineering Forum event, in partnership with John Sharp, chancellor of The Texas A&M University System, …

Posted: November 12, 2013

Dr. Dezhen Song was awarded an NSF grant for searching for transient targets in physical space. His research project is entitled, "Robotic Search of Transient Objects." The grant is funded through the NSF Division of Information & Intelligent Systems for three years beginning Fall 2013. Dr. Song…

Posted: November 11, 2013

Dr. Daniel McAdams and two of his students, PhD candidate Shraddha Sangelkar and MS student Nicholas Cowen win the 2012 Design Studies  Award,  presented to the best paper published in the prestigious journal, Design Studies, for their paper titled ‘User Activity – Product Function Association Based…

Posted: November 8, 2013

Victoria Ehlinger, a senior chemical engineering student at Texas A&M University, recently received two awards for her research efforts in converting shale gas to methanol. Ehlinger placed first for Outstanding Oral Presentation by an Undergraduate Student, at the 3rd International Conference o…

Posted: November 8, 2013

Dr. Dan Hill, Noble Chair and head of the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, testified Nov. 5 before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Oversight hearing, “Fugitive Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas Operations.” Hill's testimony …

Posted: November 8, 2013

Dr. Yongheng Huang (pictured on the left), associate professor in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the prestigious Rudolfs Industrial Waste Management Medal from the Water Environment Federation (WEF), an international not-for-profit tec…

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