Archives for November 2014

Posted: December 11, 2014

Faculty and students of the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering attended the 2014 AIChE Annual Meeting in Atlanta. Dr. M. Nazmul Karim, holder of the T. Michael O'Connor Chair II, department head and professor of chemical engineering, hosted guests at a department banquet during the No…

Posted: November 26, 2014

Dr. Nancy M. Amato, Unocal Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and senior director of honors programs in the Dwight Look College of Engineering, has taken on two important leadership roles with the Computing Research Association (CRA). In July, Amato began a three-yea…

Posted: November 25, 2014

The Center for Exascale Radiation Transport (CERT) at Texas A&M University is one of six centers of excellence funded by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) under the Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program (PSAAP-II). CERT, led by Texas A&M with participation from the U…

Posted: November 24, 2014

Two Ph.D. students in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering received awards through the Southwest Region University Transportation Center (SWUTC). Brad Brimley was the recipient of the Dr. Robert Herman Award for the Most Outstanding Student. Brimley is working on his Ph.D. in civil engineerin…

Posted: November 21, 2014

The Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University announces the opening of two full-time faculty positions at the assistant professor level in the areas of geotechnical engineering and transportation engineering, respectively. Both positions have an anticipated start date of fal…

Posted: November 21, 2014

Dr. Ralph Lynde Disney Jr., professor emeritus of industrial engineering at Texas A&M University, died on Nov. 11. Born in 1928 in Baltimore, Disney joined the faculty at Texas A&M in 1988 and was considered a world leader in queueing theory, a branch of applied probability and stochastic p…

Posted: November 20, 2014

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) recently honored four members of the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University with SPE international awards during the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition held 27-31 Oct. in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The intern…

Posted: November 20, 2014

Dr. Valerie Taylor, senior associate dean for academic affairs and Royce E. Wisenbaker Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, is featured in the recently funded Kickstarter project, Notable Women in Computing playing card deck. The project was started to spread the history …

Posted: November 20, 2014

Many people are familiar with the natural compound known as propane, used often as fuel, but less is discussed about propylene (or propene), with which propane is closely tied. The central focus of the research team led by Dr. Hae-Kwon Jeong, associate professor of chemical engineering, is an optim…

Posted: November 19, 2014

The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University honored five students with its Craig C. Brown Outstanding Senior Engineering Award during a banquet Nov. 13 at the Memorial Student Center on the Texas A&M campus. Seniors Laura Bolling, Matthew Giglio, Eric Gil, Lauren Lauher a…

Posted: November 18, 2014

Internal bleeding is a leading cause of death on the battlefield, but a new, injectable material developed by a team of researchers from Texas A&M University, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology could buy wounded soldiers the time they need to survive by preventing b…

Posted: November 18, 2014

The Texas A&M University System Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (TAMUS LSAMP) program has received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for another five years. TAMUS LSAMP is a partnership between Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi an…

Posted: November 18, 2014

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s Center for Robotic-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR), with funding from the Center for Emergency Informatics and the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service’s (TEEX) Product Development Center, recently held two days of robotics workshops sp…

Posted: November 14, 2014

Optical trapping and manipulation of light-absorbing particles. The particle is visible as bright spot localized in the focal area of the singular beam   A research team that includes physicists from Texas A&M University at Qatar has taken the “fiction” out of “science fiction.” Laser physi…

Posted: November 13, 2014

The Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center drew record attendance at its 17th Annual International Symposium held Oct. 28-30 in College Station. More than 640 participants from industry and academia, including representatives from 31 countries, attended the symposium, which serves as the conduit …

Posted: November 12, 2014

Qatar will rely on strong leaders in engineering and science to address the nation’s future energy and environmental challenges, leading international experts said Sunday during the opening session of the Engineering Leaders Conference on Engineering Education. “Here in Qatar, one of the biggest ch…

Posted: November 12, 2014

France Cordova, director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), visited Texas A&M University, toured laboratories and visited with science, engineering, technology and math (STEM) thought leaders and students during her recent visit to Texas. “We are honored to host Dr. Cordova on campus and…

Posted: November 12, 2014

Tengteng Zhang, Yukun (Dexter) Gao and Dr. Duncan M. (Hank) Walker received the inaugural Best Poster Paper Award from the 45th IEEE International Test Conference (ITC) held in Seattle, Washington, on Oct. 21-23. The poster was entitled "Pattern Generation for Understanding Timing Sensitivity to Pow…

Posted: November 12, 2014

The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University held a groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 14 for the Engineering Education Complex (EEC), a $168 million facility to support the college's 25 by 25 initiative.  Speakers at the event included: Former student, Astronaut Michael E. Fossum ’…

Posted: November 12, 2014

Stephen A. Holditch, professor emeritus in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, was one of 12 Texas A&M former students who were recognized as Distinguished Alumni for their lifetimes of service. All 12 received the honor at the Association of Former …

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