Archives for March 2015

Posted: March 11, 2015

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Duane McVay holder of the Albert B. Stevens Chair in Petroleum Engineering. The endowed professorship was effective March 1. McVay, is a professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, and is also …

Posted: March 11, 2015

Dr. Nick Duffield, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was chosen by the Google Faculty Research Awards Program as a recipient of financial support for his proposal, "Traffic Measurement from High-level Names in Software Defined Networking.…

Posted: March 10, 2015

Dr. John Junkins, Distinguished Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, delivered the plenary lecture at the 55th Israel Annual Conference on Aerospace Sciences at the Technion in Haifa, Israel, on Feb. 25, 2015. The lecture is named in honor of pioneering engineer/scientist …

Posted: March 10, 2015

Five graduate students from the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University attended the 37th Annual Conference on Guidance and Control in Breckenridge, Colorado in February.  During the conference, the students gave two poster presentations and three paper presentations, as wel…

Posted: March 9, 2015

Aashwin Mishra, a recent Ph.D. graduate of the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded second place in the annual poster competition at the 67th Meeting of the American Physical Society DFD held recently in San Francisco. The competition featured more than 70 se…

Posted: March 5, 2015

Dr. Robin Autenrieth, department head and A.P. and Florence Wiley Professor III, is pleased to announce the addition of three new faculty members, Dr. Xingmao “Samuel” Ma, Dr. Arash Noshadravan, and Les Pittman to the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering. Ma joined the department in January 201…

Posted: March 5, 2015

Dr. Ravi Iyer is the senior principal engineer, CTO, and director in New Business Initiatives (NBI) at Intel Corporation. He directs a team of 15-plus senior technologists incubating technologies and emerging new business opportunities in NBI. Iyer attended Texas A&M University for his bachelor…

Posted: March 5, 2015

Dr. Hong Liang, professor in Texas A&M University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, is garnering international media attention for her research involving robotic cockroaches. While it may sound like the stuff of nightmares, Liang and her team fit household cockroaches with miniature comput…

Posted: March 4, 2015

Dr. Nick Duffield, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was announced as specialty chief editor of the newly created journal Frontiers in ICT. Frontiers in ICT is an international, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed open-access journal that…

Posted: March 4, 2015

A workshop on big data was recently organized at Texas A&M University to foster connections across disciplines that intersect this area and help people to identify opportunities for collaboration. There are many researchers across Texas A&M whose current or emerging research falls under the…

Posted: March 4, 2015

Dr. M.M. Faruque Hasan, assistant professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, wants to capture the invisible. He wants to bury it deep in the earth. Miles below rock and bedrock, Hasan plans to sequester tons of carbon dioxide, keeping it from harm…

Posted: March 3, 2015

Alexandra Wisniewski ’10 and Michael Nance ’08 of Houston, Texas, have joined together to create the Alex Wisniewski ’10 and Michael Nance ’08 Endowed Scholarship. The endowment, created through the Texas A&M Foundation, will be used to provide one or more scholarships to full-time students in …

Posted: March 3, 2015

The Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University held its annual Professional Day recently. Practicing engineers and former students of the department from civil engineering companies across the state were in attendance to visit with students and give presentations on their e…

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