Archives for May 2015

Posted: May 29, 2015

Aggie engineering innovation was the theme of the day at the third annual Texas A&M Engineering Project Showcase, hosted by the Dwight Look College of Engineering. Students gathered May 1 in Reed Arena to demonstrate and display their projects, which highlighted how engineers can create solution…

Posted: May 28, 2015

Leadership is one of the core values of Texas A&M University and instilling the value in students is accomplished in various ways. The Dwight Look College of Engineering and Zachry Group are teaming together to give engineering students a notable opportunity to further develop their leadership …

Posted: May 28, 2015

Texas A&M University mechanical engineering and materials science and engineering researchers led by Dr. Xinghang Zhang have discovered superior radiation tolerance of Cu with nanovoids and nanotwins. Their paper, entitled “Damage tolerant nanotwinned metals with nanovoids under radiation enviro…

Posted: May 27, 2015

Life fuels life. Living matter, in all its nuance, creates energy for mankind that is a cut above the synthetic. In the form of biofuel, consumers are led back to the earth and sun for everyday solutions. Four distinct research groups of faculty members within the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemic…

Posted: May 27, 2015

Connor Aimone, a senior in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, won best thesis in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) category for the Texas A&M University Undergraduate Research Scholars Program. Aimone, who is minoring i…

Posted: May 27, 2015

Two Texas A&M AgriLife Research water resources experts have been chosen as laureates at the 15th World Water Congress, held in Edinburgh, Scotland, recently. Dr. Vijay Singh, distinguished professor with the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M University, h…

Posted: May 26, 2015

Dr. Yossef Elabd, professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, is a senior visiting fellow at the world’s oldest university, the University of Bologna, in Italy.  At the invitation of its Institute of Advanced Studies, Elabd will present an institu…

Posted: May 26, 2015

DOHA, Qatar — More than 20 teachers from 16 of Qatar’s secondary schools participated in the inaugural Engineering Leaders Institute for Excellence in Mathematics Education.  The five-day institute, organized by Texas A&M University at Qatar, was designed to enhance teaching techniques to dee…

Posted: May 26, 2015

Dr. Mark Holtzapple, professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was honored for patents he received in 2014, during the Patent and Innovation 2015 Awards Luncheon held May 8 at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. The chancellor and pres…

Posted: May 22, 2015

The Master of Industrial Distribution (MID) program recently graduated 51 professionals, marking the 13th and largest cohort of graduates from the program since its inception in 2001. The students were on the Texas A&M University campus to present their capstone projects to faculty, research sta…

Posted: May 21, 2015

Keith Krenek, a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF). NSF awarded the GRF to 2,000 individuals from among 16,500 applicants in 2015. Krenek is adv…

Posted: May 20, 2015

Two years ago undergraduate students in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University took on the challenge of designing, developing, delivering and supporting a unique embedded intelligence system capable of monitoring, controlling, recording and reporting experiments run in th…

Posted: May 20, 2015

Dr. Krzysztof A. Michalski, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has won the 2015 IEEE Antenna and Propagation Sergei A. Schelkunoff Transactions Prize Paper Award. Michalski won the award, which recognizes the best paper publishe…

Posted: May 19, 2015

Minhtuan Nguyen, a 2014 graduate of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently honored with the Outstanding Student Award by the Texas A&M Foundation Board of Trustees. Nguyen, who minored in petroleum engineering, was the third recipient of the award tha…

Posted: May 19, 2015

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Miroslav Begovic holder of the Caroline S. & Tommie Lohman ’59 Professorship in Engineering Education. The endowed professorship is effective for a term of three years. Begovic is the head of the Department of El…

Posted: May 19, 2015

Dr. Charles H. Bowman, a 1959 graduate of Texas A&M University and former head of the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, was one of 12 recipients of the 2015 Distinguished Alumnus Award. The award, presented by Texas A&M and The Association of Former Students, is the highest h…

Posted: May 14, 2015

Sixty undergraduate students from the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering will graduate from Texas A&M University Thursday, May 14, among which over 40 percent will walk the stage with honors.  Dr. M. Nazmul Karim, department head and T. Michael O'Connor Chair II, and Dr. Victor U…

Posted: May 13, 2015

The following Department of Mechanical Engineering faculty received patent awards at the Patent and Innovation 2015 Awards Luncheon, held May 8 at the Anneberg Presidential Conference Center:  Dara Childs, Ph.D.   Annular Seal for Non-Contact Sealing of Fluids in  Turbomachinery   Patent # 8,844,…

Posted: May 12, 2015

Dr. M. Nazmul Karim, head of the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University and holder of the T. Michael O'Connor Chair II, is participating in a recently funded initiative by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  The project is titled, "Biom…

Posted: May 12, 2015

Alejandro Azocar, an undergraduate student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the 2015 Ammon Andes National Award from Sigma Gamma Tau (SGT), the national aerospace engineering honor society. In addition, Azocar was awarded the National Science Foundatio…

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