Archives for May 2016

Posted: May 10, 2016

The first cohort of Texas A&M University’s National Research Traineeship (NRT) program collaborated with national experts in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) during training at the  National Science Foundation’s inaugural NRT Annual Meeting at the University of Maryland in…

Posted: May 10, 2016

Dr. Jorge L. Alvarado, associate professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University, recently gave an invited lecture at the University of California, Riverside, on multiple droplet impingement dynamics.  During the lecture, Alvarado reveal…

Posted: May 10, 2016

Dr. Madhav Erraguntla and Dr. Mark Lawley, professors in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, were awarded a $1 million contract from the Defense Health Program in the U.S. Department of Defense. The researchers will work collaboratively with Knowledge …

Posted: May 10, 2016

Dr. Stephen W. Searcy, professor and department head in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected president of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). Searcy will begin a three-year term at the close of the…

Posted: May 10, 2016

Dr. Dallas Little, Snead Chair Professor and Regents Professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded the Carl L. Monismith Lecture on Pavement Engineering by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Geo-Institute. The lecture is awarded annuall…

Posted: May 10, 2016

Dr. Cable Kurwitz and undergraduate researchers Aldo Sosa, Juan Duran and Victor Ibarra, have completed a successful flight-test program aboard NASA’s reduced gravity aircraft of the demonstration of a variable heat rejection (DoVR) system. The experiment served as a demonstration of several fluid…

Posted: May 9, 2016

Dr. Scott Socolofsky, professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University and his colleagues at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, have published a new paper in Environmental Science & Technology, which was selected …

Posted: May 9, 2016

Dr. Zachary Grasley, associate professor and Peter C. Forster Faculty Fellow I in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was selected as a First Year Faculty Fellow in the Dwight Look College of Engineering. This new program was designed to attract the most talented…

Posted: May 9, 2016

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University was well-represented at the annual College of Engineering Project Showcase. Four teams and 30 students participated in the event, explaining their research and solutions to industry leaders. The 2016 Engineering projec…

Posted: May 9, 2016

Twelve Aggies, including three graduates of the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University, have been selected as the 2016 recipients of the highest honor bestowed upon a former student of Texas A&M University, the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Receiving the honor from the college of eng…

Posted: May 6, 2016

“We call it the ‘thrill of victory’ and the ‘agony of defeat,’” said Dr. Joseph Morgan, professor in the Department of Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University, as he observed his undergraduate students race the robotic cars they each built for a class project…

Posted: May 6, 2016

Rana Soltani and Amin Zeiaee, both second-year Ph.D. students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, are developing an intelligent rehabilitation device that will provide automated therapy to stroke patients to expedite their recovery. Sungtae Shin, a fifth-year Ph.…

Posted: May 5, 2016

ORYX GTL organized a ceremony on April 21 to recognize the research contributions of Dr. Nimir Elbashir (second from left), associate professor in the chemical and petroleum engineering programs and chair of the ORYX GTL Gas-to-Liquid Excellence Program, and Dr. Reza Tafreshi, associate professor …

Posted: May 5, 2016

Imagine a cake as large as a billionth of a meter or nanometer. You may end up with a disaster if the layers of frosting are too warm or not spread with precision. The precision, properties and fundamental structure of each layer of frosting would be difficult to measure, much less see or weigh. Th…

Posted: May 5, 2016

Dr. Pushkar Lele, assistant professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, is developing novel insights in cellular mechanics with bacteria to aid in the design of superior biomedical implants capable of resisting colonization by infectious bugs. …

Posted: May 5, 2016

More than 100 new engineers received their diplomas during Texas A&M University at Qatar’s annual commencement exercises held on the Education City campus on May 5. Eighty-nine Aggie engineers earned bachelor’s degrees in chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering an…

Posted: May 5, 2016

Dr. Bruce Wang and Dr. Ivan Damnjanovic, professors in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, took time to speak with the engineers of the future. Wang made a visit to a first grade class at Rock Prairie Elementary in College Station, Texas, and Damnjanovic visited t…

Posted: May 5, 2016

Smart Grids Big Data was the focus of the fourth annual Smart Grid Workshop held at Texas A&M University’s Memorial Student Center on April 28. Big data is characterized by its properties of volume, variety, velocity and veracity, and it is generated in many domains associated with power system…

Posted: May 5, 2016

Ahad Esmaeilian, Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded the Research Grant from Golden Key International Honor Society. Golden Key is an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities arou…

Posted: May 5, 2016

Two teams from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University received awards at the Texas A&M Engineering Project Showcase. The Dwight Look College of Engineering hosted the fourth-annual engineering project showcase April 29 in Hall of Champions. During the …

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