Archives for January 2016

Posted: January 12, 2016

Across the world, more than 100 university teams are gearing up for the highly anticipated SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Design Weekend at Texas A&M University that will be held Jan. 29 and 30 on the Texas A&M campus. Among them is “TAMU Aerospace Hyperloop,” a team made up of 35 undergraduate and g…

Posted: January 12, 2016

The Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University recently hosted a two-week International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) interregional training course that familiarized participants with an understanding of the physics and technology behind water-cooled reactors. The course used a s…

Posted: January 11, 2016

M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. A. Daniel Hill holder of the Stephen A. Holditch ’69 Department Head Chair in Petroleum Engineering. The endowed chair appointment was effective Nov. 1, 2015. The appointment is in recognition of Hill’s exceptional recor…

Posted: January 11, 2016

Lynn and Bill Crane have established the Lynn ’84 and Bill Crane ’83 Chair within the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University. The Cranes' gift to establish the chair will be matched by the Texas A&M University President’s Office. The Cranes' gift, which will …

Posted: January 8, 2016

Space Micro announced that they have finalized an exclusive licensing agreement with Texas A&M University. This agreement marks the start of a new joint initiative to embed A&M's novel algorithms and software into the Space Micro radiation hardened star tracker product line.  Space Micro's …

Posted: January 7, 2016

Dr. M. Sam Mannan, director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s Mary Kay O’Conner Process Safety Center and Regents Professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named the first holder of the M.A. Naser Chair by Bangladesh Unive…

Posted: January 7, 2016

Dr. Tim Davis, professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his contributions to sparse matrix algorithms and software. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of mem…

Posted: January 7, 2016

Six current faculty members of Texas A&M University’s Dwight Look College of Engineering have been named Fellows of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Those receiving the prestigious honor include: Dr. Timothy Davis (computer science and engineering); Dr. Anthony Gui…

Posted: January 7, 2016

Mohammad Torki, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, won first place in the Doctoral-Mathematics poster category at The Texas A&M University System 12th Annual Pathways Student Research Symposium held at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi i…

Posted: January 6, 2016

Dr. P. R. Kumar, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, delivered the keynote speech during the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Real Time Systems Symposium (RTSS). During his speech, Kumar, holder of the College of En…

Posted: January 6, 2016

Three professors in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University were named Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Dr. Jiang Hu (left), Dr. Peng Li (center) and Dr. Xi Zhang (right) were named IEEE Fellows fo…

Posted: January 5, 2016

Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, TEES professor and head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his contributions to organic electronic materials in biotechnology and biomedicine. IEE…

Posted: January 5, 2016

Dr. Daniele Mortari, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named an IEEE Fellow. Mortari was recognized for his contributions to navigational aspects of space systems. The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a pe…

Posted: January 5, 2016

Dr. Daniele Mortari, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded the prestigious 2015 Dirk Brouwer Award by the American Astronautical Society. The award was established to honor significant technical contributions to space flight mechanics and…

Posted: January 5, 2016

The Texas A&M University chapter of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) recently hosted a nuclear science merit badge workshop for local area troops of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Faculty from the Department of Nuclear Engineering, in conjunction with ANS volunteers, helped the scouts wor…

Posted: January 4, 2016

Two sixth-grade girls peer at the computer screen, scrolling up and down looking for clues to help them program their robot. It’s late afternoon at Cypress Grove Intermediate School in College Station, Texas, and the all-girls FIRST LEGO League (FLL) team is gearing up for a competition. Texas A&…

Posted: January 4, 2016

Dr. Srinivas Rao Vadali, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded the Mechanics and Control of Flight Award, the highest award given by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. This award, presented for an outstanding recent technic…

Posted: January 4, 2016

The sky is the limit for Ivan Delgado. The senior Carver High School student has been dreaming of becoming an astronaut since he was 11 years old. At 18, his dream is one step closer to becoming reality. Delgado is an intern at NASA’s Johnson Space Center — the only high school student on the payr…

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