Archives for May 2014

Posted: August 4, 2014

Ramiro "Ram" Martinez '50 has signed an endowment agreement for the Betty Martinez Excellence Fund for Nuclear Engineering. This endowment funds scholarships benefiting students of the Department of Nuclear Engineering. "I always seemed to be in the right place at the right time, and so I am fort…

Posted: May 30, 2014

Dr. Marvin Adams, HTRI Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Director of the Institute for National Security Education and Research at Texas A&M University, accepted membership to the Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC). The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) formed CISA…

Posted: May 30, 2014

Project members (left to right): Mark McGinley, James Guzek, Junjing Zhang, Dr. Ding Zhu, Timothy Jansen, Paola Perez, Kathryn Briggs, and Dr. Dan Hill. Members not shown: Anton Kamenov (graduated) and Dante Guerra. In 2012, RPSEA, the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America, funded a p…

Posted: May 30, 2014

Hieu Truong, a graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. in the Department of Mechanical Engineering was recently awarded the prestigious NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF). Hieu is the president of Vietnamese International Student Association (VISA TAMU) and vice president of SAMPE Texas A&a…

Posted: May 30, 2014

The Gulf Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Institute (GNEII) at Khalifa University's Abu Dhabi campus commemorated the conclusion of the fourth year of the program with a two-day symposium on nuclear safety, security, and safeguards May 18-19. The event concluded with a graduation ceremony for this year…

Posted: May 29, 2014

Dr. David E. Claridge, Director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s (TEES) Energy Systems Laboratory and the Leland Jordan Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University has joined the Board of Directors of the Continental Automated Buildings Association. "The add…

Posted: May 29, 2014

John Horn, a graduate student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected as a graduate scholar at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Through the Livermore Graduate Scholar Program, Horn will become an official employee of Lawrence Livermor…

Posted: May 29, 2014

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering and director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), recognized Staff Award winners during the 2014 Faculty and Staff Awards banquet. Banks presented seven Staff Excellence Awards, a New Employee Award, a Key Contri…

Posted: May 29, 2014

The inaugural Engineering Genesis Award for Multidisciplinary Research was presented to three Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) researchers and their research teams during the TEES Inaugural Advisory Board meeting held May 29. The award, which is presented to TEES researchers who …

Posted: May 28, 2014

The Thomas and Joan Read Center for Distribution Research and Education, part of the Industrial Distribution Program at Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), recently offered short courses in El Salvador and Panama. A two-day short course, Customer Str…

Posted: May 28, 2014

Dr. Jodie Lutkenhaus, assistant professor and the William and Ruth Neely Faculty Fellow in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded the 2014 KANEKA Junior Faculty Scholarship for her excellence in research. The President of Kaneka Americas H…

Posted: May 28, 2014

Dr. Thomas K. Ferris, assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, gave a talk at the Houston Human Factors and Ergonomics Society’s seminar held recently at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center in the George Bush Presidential Library. The title of Ferris’ tal…

Posted: May 27, 2014

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Luca Quadrifoglio the E.B. Snead ’25 Career Development Professor I in the Dwight Look College of Engineering. The endowed professorship appointment is effective June 1. Quadrifoglio, who joined the faculty at Texas …

Posted: May 27, 2014

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Reza Langari holder of the J.R. Thompson Department Head Chair in Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution. The endowed chair appointment is effective June 1. Langari was appointed head of the Department of…

Posted: May 27, 2014

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Yunlong Zhang the E.B. Snead ’25 Career Development Professor II in the Dwight Look College of Engineering. The endowed professorship is effective June 1. Zhang is an associate professor and the assistant department …

Posted: May 27, 2014

The Department of Mechanical Engineering welcomes the students selected to be part of the Texas Center for Undergraduate Research in Energy Propulsion, a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program at Texas A&M University. The students were selected on a competitive basis from a list o…

Posted: May 22, 2014

Andrew Johnson, associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, has been selected as a member of the College Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE) for the 2014-2017 term. CICMHE connects academic researchers and industry partners to identify and execut…

Posted: May 22, 2014

Henderson (far right) along with the other Student Paper Contest winners. Carter Henderson, a junior Texas A&M University petroleum engineering student, obtained third place in the Student Paper Contest held at the Fifth Annual East Meets West International Student Petroleum Congress and Care…

Posted: May 21, 2014

Clayton Mulvihill, a graduate student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering has been awarded the Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Clayton is advised by Dr. Eric Petersen, and performs research in the area of combustion, specifically studying chemical kin…

Posted: May 21, 2014

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Mark Burris holder of the Herbert D. Kelleher Professorship in the Dwight Look College of Engineering. The endowed professorship appointment is effective June 1. Burris, who is a professor in the Zachry Department of…

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