Archives for September 2015

Posted: September 22, 2015

One hundred ninety two members of the sophomore class officially joined the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University this fall, boasting the highest number of female undergraduates to date. The students were welcomed at a reception hosted by Dr. M. Nazmul Karim…

Posted: September 22, 2015

The College of Engineering at Texas A&M University has announced the establishment of the Department of Ocean Engineering, a department that combines two existing programs within Texas A&M University — one on the campus in College Station, Texas, and one on the marine-oriented campus in Galv…

Posted: September 16, 2015

Six faculty members in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University have received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF) program to speed up the development and application of high t…

Posted: September 16, 2015

Dr. Nick Duffield, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) Sigmetrics. Sigmetrics is the special interest group of ACM that is concerned with computer sys…

Posted: September 16, 2015

Texas A&M Engineering students Sheril Loke, Wei Kian Yeap and Alwin Ng received a pair of awards at the 2015 Fifth Annual ASEE Student Design & Manufacturing competition held recently.   The team's poster, "Fuel From Food (F3): the Sustainable Energy Source," earned third place overall as w…

Posted: September 15, 2015

The global Phase Change Materials (PCM) market was estimated at $300 million in 2009, and is anticipated to grow to $1.5 billion by 2019. Next generation vehicles and aircrafts will depend on PCMs to absorb heat and regulate the temperature of high-power electronics operating in a discontinuous puls…

Posted: September 14, 2015

Engineering students from Texas A&M University’s Mechanical Engineering Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) recently analyzed the facility that houses the Lufkin Daily News to assess its current energy usage. From the preliminary electric bill analysis the team found an estimated $5,600 in yearly…

Posted: September 14, 2015

Plastic is not just pliable and recyclable; research is proving that polymers can be incredibly powerful.  Dr. Jodie Lutkenhaus, associate professor and William and Ruth Neely Faculty Fellow in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, was recently awarded over $300,000 by the De…

Posted: September 11, 2015

The Mechanical Engineering Leadership Council (MELC) at Texas A&M University, recently held its 2015 fall kick-off event. The annual event is an opportunity for students to network with company representatives and meet with faculty members including Dr. Andreas Polycarpou, mechanical engineering…

Posted: September 11, 2015

The State of Texas has appropriated billions of dollars over the next biennium to address the state’s aging transportation infrastructure. Recognizing the need for better solutions to meet this challenge, the Texas Legislature appropriated $5 million for debt service for a joint venture between two …

Posted: September 11, 2015

Dr. William C. Schneider, Zachry Professor of Engineering Practice, and Dr. Ozden O. Ochoa, TEES Research Professor, received a patent for their Tri-Hull Dirigible Airship. Both Schneider and Ochoa are professors in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. The dirigible…

Posted: September 11, 2015

Dr. Mladen Kezunovic, the Eugene E. Webb Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was invited to serve on the review panel of the Physical Measurement Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Kezunovic, director …

Posted: September 11, 2015

Jonathan Ponniah and Dr. P. R. Kumar, from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, and co-author Yih-Chun Hu, have published a monograph on designing secure protocols with provable security guarantees for wireless ad-hoc networks infiltrated with adversaria…

Posted: September 11, 2015

Dr. Christodoulos Floudas, Erle Nye ’59 Chair Professor for Engineering Excellence in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University and director of the Texas A&M Energy Institute, was named a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher for the second year in a row…

Posted: September 10, 2015

The International Space Station (ISS) will soon be printing a 3-D design created by Stellarponics, a student team that placed first in the most recent Aggies Invent competition. The winning team created an innovative hydroponic system to allow fruits and vegetables to be grown more efficiently and s…

Posted: September 9, 2015

Dr. John Niedzwecki, Cain '13 Senior Chair in Offshore Technology and Regents Professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named an associate editor of Marine Structures, a journal published by Elsevier in association with the International Ship and Offsho…

Posted: September 9, 2015

Dr. Robin Murphy, Raytheon professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, delivered a TED talk to the 2015 TEDWomen conference. Murphy’s talk focused around her research in robotics and disaster informatics. As the director of the Texas A&M Engineer…

Posted: September 9, 2015

Texas A&M Engineering ranked eighth among engineering schools at public institutions offering a doctorate, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of the country’s undergraduate universities and programs. The Dwight Look College of Engineering maintained its ranking of 15t…

Posted: September 8, 2015

Eda Aydogan, Ph.D. student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the 2015 Distinguished Student Award from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). She is currently a graduate student intern at LANL and will pursue her Ph.D. research at LANL until…

Posted: September 8, 2015

Dr. Timothy Jacobs and Dr. Victor Ugaz, professors in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University, were both honored with University Professorships for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence (UPUTE). Jacobs is the Steve Brauer, Jr. ’02 Faculty Fellow and undergraduate program dire…

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