Archives for July 2016

Posted: July 20, 2016

On March 11, 2011, Japan was rocked by an earthquake and tsunami that caused the shutdown of the Fukushima Daiichi plant’s active nuclear reactors, disabled all sources powering core cooling systems and caused three of the reactor cores to overheat. The resulting meltdowns caused the release of r…

Posted: July 19, 2016

Dr. Tiffani Williams, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded the 2016 Association of Former Students (AFS) Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching — College Level.  Since 1982, the AFS teaching award has been presented …

Posted: July 18, 2016

The Electronic Systems Engineering Technology (ESET) program at Texas A&M University will be offering two professional engineering workshops: Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt/Yellow Belt) and Bridge to Test (Session IV). These workshops are designed to help engineers develop a wide array of practical …

Posted: July 18, 2016

Dr. César O. Malavé has taken his post as dean of Texas A&M University at Qatar. Malavé was previously professor and head of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University and holder of the Sugar and Mike Barnes Department Head Chair. He was named to his new po…

Posted: July 15, 2016

Texas A&M University is the top beneficiary in a major new initiative announced recently by Gov. Greg Abbott that has resulted in attracting 10 distinguished researchers to the state. Five of the renowned faculty members recruited through the Governor’s University Research Initiative (GURI) will…

Posted: July 14, 2016

Prerna Jain is a go-getter. The graduate student in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University was recently selected for the Lawrence F. Guseman Award for her outstanding contributions to the success and prosperity of the Graduate and Professional Student Coun…

Posted: July 14, 2016

Oil spills can be catastrophic, impacting health, the ecosystem and the economy. The severity of an oil spill's impact depends on the amount and source of oil, what courses of action responders choose and the physical properties of the oil. Research at Texas A&M University has resulted in strong…

Posted: July 14, 2016

Dr. Karen Vierow, associate department head and associate professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been appointed by Dr. Ernest Moniz to serve on the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee (NEAC). Vierow will serve on the committee …

Posted: July 14, 2016

Texas A&M University nuclear engineering faculty and former students participated in and served as session leaders at the 2016 International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE24). ICONE24 is a global conference focused on nuclear reactor technology and features sessions and workshops benef…

Posted: July 13, 2016

Payman Dehghanian, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recognized recently for his academics and leadership. Dehghanian was selected as the top graduate student among all engineering disciplines in Texas and received the 2016 Jim…

Posted: July 13, 2016

Students and faculty from the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University recently attended the 2016 American Nuclear Society (ANS) annual meeting in New Orleans. The meeting focused on topics supporting nuclear power’s continued status as the leading supply of clean, carbon-free e…

Posted: July 12, 2016

Alexandra Heinimann, a junior undergraduate student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named a recipient of the 2016 Aerospace States Association (ASA) scholarship. Each year ASA presents two scholarships nationwide to students who are pursuing study in …

Posted: July 8, 2016

Study abroad programs allow students the unique opportunity to not only learn about a new culture, but be immersed in one. The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University offers a study abroad trip to India led by Dr. Rabi Mahapatra, professor and head of graduate admi…

Posted: July 8, 2016

A team of Texas A&M University engineering students spent its semester working to provide safer, cleaner drinking water for rural communities in Mexico. The students were paired with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Gonzalo Rio Arronte Foundation to improve water quality without creating co…

Posted: July 7, 2016

Mike McShane, professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected president of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Sensors Council.  As president, McShane will serve a two-year term followed by a four-year past-president servi…

Posted: July 6, 2016

Dr. Walter W. Buchanan, professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University, has been awarded the 2016 IEEE Educational Activities Board Meritorious Achievement Award in Accreditation Activities. Buchanan was recognized by the IEEE Education…

Posted: July 6, 2016

Dr. Waruna Kulatilaka, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for his research, “New Directions in Ultrashort-Pulse Laser Diagnostics: Towards Collision-Independent Detection of Chemical…

Posted: July 6, 2016

Dr. Eduardo Gildin, associate professor and the CJ Craft Faculty Fellow in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, recently taught the Petroleum Engineering Numerical Methods class (PETE 301) to 18 students in only three weeks, most of it while they were s…

Posted: June 23, 2016

Mark DeHart, a graduate of the Department of Nuclear Energy at Texas A&M University, has been recognized as an American Nuclear Society (ANS) Fellow. DeHart is the deputy director for reactor physics and modeling simulation at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and serves in the Reactor Physics Ana…

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