Archives for January 2015

Posted: March 27, 2015

The Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Association (ChEGSA) presented the 2015 Texas A&M University Chemical Engineering Research Symposium March 13 at the campus’ Memorial Student Center in College Station, Texas.   The symposium showcased the graduate-level research of the department and…

Posted: February 3, 2015

The Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering welcomes Dr. Phanourios Tamamis, assistant professor. Tamamis’ research includes computational methods in the area of protein structure prediction and de novo protein design. He leads his research group in developing novel frameworks, for among …

Posted: January 30, 2015

Dr. Frank Shipman, professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected as a 2015 Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Center Fellow. This award recognizes outstanding individual initiative and performance in support of the TEE…

Posted: January 30, 2015

The Zachry Department of Civil Engineering’s American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Steel Bridge team competed in the Texas-Mexico Regional Steel Bridge Competition on Jan. 16-17 in Austin, Texas. The team placed third overall out of 16 teams. The team was first in the stiffness category and s…

Posted: January 30, 2015

Twenty-one faculty of the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering reflect on their participation in the 2014 AIChE Annual Meeting in Atlanta. Professors chaired/co-chaired 17 sessions, presented 58 papers and 14 posters. Several faculty members also received awards and held other leader…

Posted: January 30, 2015

Eppright Professor Lawrence Rauchwerger was selected as a Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Senior Faculty Fellow. Faculty selected as TEES Fellows for a third year receive the Senior Faculty designation. The principal purpose of the senior award is to recognize long-term outstandi…

Posted: January 29, 2015

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering at Texas A&M University, was presented the 2014 ESE Distinguished Alumna Award by the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Michael Aitken, chair of the department, presented …

Posted: January 29, 2015

Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup, a TEES Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, won the 2015 AITO Dahl-Nygaard Senior Prize for the design, implementation and evolution of the C++ programming language. This prize is considered the mos…

Posted: January 29, 2015

The 2015 Richard Tapia Conference will be held on Feb. 18-21 in Boston. This year’s conference theme is Diversity at Scale. Dr. Dilma Da Silva, head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, and Dr. Jack Dongarra, research professor and TIAS Fellow, are amo…

Posted: January 28, 2015

Seven nationally and internationally prominent scholars, including four who will be part of the Dwight Look College of Engineering, will be inducted Friday (Jan. 30) as Faculty Fellows of the Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Study (TIAS). The scholars come from other top U.S. univers…

Posted: January 28, 2015

Dr. Yossef Elabd, professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has developed two fuel cell vehicle platforms for both present day enhancements and future innovation.  Electrochemical energy and polymer research unite in new ways to deliver best-c…

Posted: January 28, 2015

Reinette and Jack Miller of Houston have created the Reinette and Jack E. Miller ’74 Excellence Fund with their gift to the Texas A&M Foundation. Distributions from the $50,000 endowment will be used to support the Department of Mechanical Engineering within the Dwight Look College of Engineeri…

Posted: January 27, 2015

Dr. Arul Jayaraman, a professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). AIMBE membership is limited to the top two percent of the country’s most accompli…

Posted: January 27, 2015

Computer science graduate Aaron Lindsey was selected as a finalist for the 2015 Computing Research Association's (CRA) Outstanding Undergraduate Male Researcher Award. Lindsey is one of four finalists from Ph.D.-granting institutions in North America. The CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher awa…

Posted: January 26, 2015

“Close your eyes and imagine you are living 200 years from now. Get up in the morning and you are not allowed to touch fossil fuels,” is the contemplative daydream of Dr. Rakesh Agrawal, distinguished professor of chemical engineering at Purdue University, master inventor and revolutionary thinker w…

Posted: January 23, 2015

Dr. Alaa Elwany, assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, along with Dr. Ibrahim Karaman and Dr. Raymundo Arroyave from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering was awarded a $500,000 Early Stage Innovations (ESI) Research Gr…

Posted: January 23, 2015

The Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University welcomes three new faculty members for the spring semester of 2015. Sara Abedi, assistant professor, joined the department in January. She obtained her Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Southern Califor…

Posted: January 22, 2015

The Student Engineers’ Council (SEC) at Texas A&M University is hosting its 2015 Spring Career Fair on Tuesday and Wednesday (Jan. 27 and 28) at Reed Arena. The fair, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, is the premier recruiting event for the Dwight Look College of Engineering.  The care…

Posted: January 22, 2015

Texas A&M University at Qatar co-hosted the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) Middle East-Mediterranean Materials Congress on Energy and Infrastructure Systems earlier this month at the Ritz Carlton Hotel Doha. The conference is co-organized and sponsored by Qatar University, Qatar…

Posted: January 22, 2015

Dr. Christine Cunningham will present “Engineering EiE®: The Research Behind an Exemplary Elementary Engineering Curriculum,” at the Institute for Engineering Education and Innovation’s (IEEI) Distinguished Lecture Series on Jan. 29 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in room 3002 of the Engineering Technology Buil…

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