Archives for August 2015

Posted: August 31, 2015

Dr. Patrick Shamberger, assistant professor and undergraduate degree program director in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was selected to attend the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium. The two-and-a-hal…

Posted: August 31, 2015

Dr. Robin Murphy, Raytheon Professor, and her graduate students hosted a robot petting zoo for over 100 high school students in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University. The students came from across Texas to participate in the Women in Engineering IDEAS summer…

Posted: August 31, 2015

Brandon Martinez and Eli Zamora received second place for their research poster at the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium held at Texas A&M University. Their poster, titled “Toward Guiding Semi-Autonomous Vehicles” was about their research in motion planning. They worked with researchers…

Posted: August 30, 2015

Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, TEES professor and head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected for a Fulbright Specialists project at Universidad Nacional de Tucumán (UNT), Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Tecnología (FACET) in Argentina during the 2015 fall …

Posted: August 28, 2015

Dr. John Valasek, director of the Center for Autonomous Vehicles and Sensor Systems (CANVASS) and a professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, spoke recently at the “High-Throughput Plant Phenotyping and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Agriculture” workshop. The go…

Posted: August 26, 2015

A team of undergraduate students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University was among the top finalists in the 2015 Texas Instruments (TI) Innovation Challenge. The TI Innovation Challenge contest is designed to encourage engineering students to submit desi…

Posted: August 26, 2015

Dr. John Hurtado, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University and senior director for interdisciplinary engineering programs, has been selected by the Southeastern Conference (SEC) to participate in the SECU Academic Leadership Program (ALDP) for 2015-16. SECU i…

Posted: August 26, 2015

Payman Dehghanian, a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, is the recipient of the Best Ph.D. Student Award from the department. The award is presented to a student in the electrical and computer engineering department for “outstandin…

Posted: August 25, 2015

New technology that transforms a cell phone into a powerful, mobile microscope could significantly improve malaria diagnoses and treatment in developing countries that often lack the resources to address the life-threatening disease, says a Texas A&M University biomedical engineer who has create…

Posted: August 25, 2015

A smart device that translates sign language while being worn on the wrist could bridge the communications gap between the deaf and those who don’t know sign language, says a Texas A&M University biomedical engineering researcher who is developing the technology. The wearable technology combine…

Posted: August 25, 2015

The research of four faculty members in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University was featured in special edition publications of American Chemical Society and Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. The recent ACS virtual issue on carbon capture a…

Posted: August 24, 2015

Dr. Raymundo Arróyave, associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been appointed as associate editor of the Journal of Phase Equilibria and Diffusion. Arróyave begins his new role in the fall. “As the emphasis on accelerated development of materials has increase…

Posted: August 24, 2015

Akhilesh K Gaharwar, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named a 2015 Young Innovator of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (CMBE) by the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). Gaharwar is one of only 11 distinguished honorees thi…

Posted: August 24, 2015

Dr. Berna Hascakir, assistant professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named one of five recipients of the prestigious 2015 SPE Petroleum Engineering Innovative Teaching Award. This award recognizes excellence in commitment to academic r…

Posted: August 24, 2015

Dr. Jodie Lutkenhaus, the William and Ruth Neely Faculty Fellow and assistant professor of in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, is a member of a multidisciplinary team responsible for the design and deployment of a National Science Foundation Research…

Posted: August 20, 2015

Balakrishna Haridas Roozbeh Jafari Balakrishna Haridas, a biomedical engineer with 24 years of experience in development of products for minimally invasive laparoscopic and endovascular surgery, and Roozbeh Jafari, a biomedical engineer whose research focuses on wearable comput…

Posted: August 20, 2015

Texas A&M Engineering was ranked as one of the top 10 engineering programs worldwide by the Academic Ranking of World Universities compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. “Global rankings such as this are important because they put an international spotlight on the excellence of our faculty …

Posted: August 20, 2015

Matthew Aguirre, a senior in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, placed second at the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium Poster Session. He was among more than 100 undergraduate researchers from the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and …

Posted: August 19, 2015

“All disease begins in the gut. Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease,” said Hippocrates, an ancient Greek physician.   Of the many disciplines studied in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, biomedicine and biotechnology are areas represented by faculty researc…

Posted: August 19, 2015

Dr. Bimal Nepal, Dr. Monica Cortez and Dr. Michael Johnson have been awarded a $409,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) grant for their collaborative research in providing an adaptive learning environment for high school and community college students who are…

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