Archives for April 2016

Posted: April 14, 2016

Students from the Advanced Vertical Flight Laboratory (AVFL) in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University won first and second place at the 2016 AIAA Region IV Student Conference. Students from 13 different schools took part in the competition. Carl Runco, a graduate stude…

Posted: April 14, 2016

Carl Runco, a graduate student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named the international winner of the American Helicopter Society’s (AHS) 2016 Robert L. Lichten award competition for his paper, “Development and Flight Testing of a Meso-Scale Cyclocopter.” R…

Posted: April 14, 2016

Dr. Diego Donzis, associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded the 2016 McElmurry Teaching Excellence Award at the Aerospace Engineering Annual Awards banquet held April 1. The McElmurry award is presented annually by the senior class to a …

Posted: April 13, 2016

Researchers in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University are working to make life easier through research that is revolutionizing society. The long awaited day of 3-D printed replacement body parts may be just around the corner; along with the day of producing…

Posted: April 13, 2016

Dr. Glen Williams passed away on Sunday, April 3. He was 77 years old. Williams received his bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. in civil engineering from Texas A&M University. He had many contributions to Texas A&M University, one of which was co-founding the computer science program. His teach…

Posted: April 13, 2016

Dr. Jenn-Tai Liang, professor and holder of the John E. & Deborah F. Bethancourt Endowed Professorship in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, was selected to receive the prestigious 2016 Improved Oil Recovery (IOR) Pioneer Award. Liang is one of fiv…

Posted: April 13, 2016

Dr. I-Hong Hou, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, received a research instrumentation award from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for his proposal, “Equipment for Research in Network and Systems.” The award is the result of…

Posted: April 13, 2016

Timothy Brown, doctoral student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship. The five-year fellowship will include a $34,000 annual stipend and a $12,000 cost-of education allowance.Br…

Posted: April 13, 2016

M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, recently announced the recipients of the 2016 Dean of Engineering Excellence Award. Two assistant professors, two associate professors and two full professors received the award. Each award winner will receive a monetary gift and recognit…

Posted: April 13, 2016

Six students from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University notched seven awards, including two first-place finishes, for their research presentations at the university’s annual Student Research Week (SRW) event.  Undergraduate students Sarah Chaudhri, Shannon Ingram, Zac…

Posted: April 13, 2016

Dr. Mladen Kezunovic, the Eugene E. Webb Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, served on a review panel of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, which was charged with assessing the scientific and technical work perform…

Posted: April 13, 2016

Approximately 700 students will participate in one of the largest nationwide events of its kind — the fourth annual Texas A&M University Engineering Project Showcase — on April 29 from noon to 4 p.m. in the Hall of Champions at Kyle Field. More than $10,000 in prizes and awards will be given thi…

Posted: April 13, 2016

A robot assistant lifeguard called EMILY is making waves by helping migrants cross the Mediterranean Sea safely. In the wake of unrest, over 500 refugees have drowned attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Turkey to Greece. Members from the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s (TEES) C…

Posted: April 13, 2016

Of the four recipients of the College of Engineering’s 2016 Instructional Faculty Teaching Awards, two are from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. Dr. Tillie McVay, senior lecturer, and Dr. John Haglund, lecturer, will each formally receive their awards at the …

Posted: April 12, 2016

The Texas A&M Energy Institute hosted a one-day conference on Monday, April 4, 2016, to create an opportunity for researchers across the state to share their research and educational developments in the field. Texas Optimization Day, made possible by sponsorships, provided a chance for research…

Posted: April 12, 2016

Dr. John Niedzwecki, Cain '13 Senior Chair in Offshore Technology and Regents Professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering and the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University, was invited to join the international advisory board for the Collaborative Innovation Center for …

Posted: April 12, 2016

Three professors in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University presented aspects of their research at Texas Optimization Day, held recently at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. Dr. Jianer Chen, presented his talk, “Dealing with 4-Variables by Resoluti…

Posted: April 8, 2016

The 2016 Texas A&M Robotics Workshop, held recently, hosted an array of distinguished speakers from institutions around the world, whose research is rooted in robotics. The 12 researchers who presented at the workshop are area chairs for the 2016 Robotics Science and Systems Conference (RSS), w…

Posted: April 7, 2016

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s Turbomachinery Laboratory’s first Asia Turbomachinery and Pump Symposium (ATPS) was recently featured in an article in International Turbomachinery. The article highlights the success of the symposium, while outlining the challenges the ATPS faced,…

Posted: April 7, 2016

Dr. Kyle T. Alfriend, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive the 2016 Texas A&M University Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award for research. Given since 1995, this award recognizes those individua…

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