Archives for August 2016

Posted: August 19, 2016

Individuals from the Texas A&M University College of Engineering recently completed a 10-week research for undergraduates (REU) program that was coordinated by the college of engineering and Penn State’s College of Engineering. The students and faculty members in the program spent five weeks at…

Posted: August 18, 2016

Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering is No. 2 on Best College Values’ ranking of the 50 Top Value Master’s in Engineering. The University of California, Berkeley was the only program to rank higher than Texas A&M. Georgia Institute of Technology (third), The University of Texas at …

Posted: August 17, 2016

Hannah Pearce, a biomedical engineering student at Texas A&M University, was selected to participate in the Amgen Foundation’s prestigious Amgen Scholars Program. Pearce spent 10 weeks this summer conducting hands-on, cutting edge research at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).  P…

Posted: August 16, 2016

M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Bjorn Birgisson a Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Distinguished Research Professor. The distinguished research professorship appointment was effective Aug. 15. Birgisson is a professor in the Zachry D…

Posted: August 16, 2016

M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe a Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Distinguished Research Professor. The distinguished research professorship appointment was effective Aug. 1. Rodriguez-Iturbe is a Distinguis…

Posted: August 15, 2016

Dr. Christodoulos A. “Chris” Floudas, director of the Texas A&M Energy Institute, passed away Sunday (Aug. 14) while on vacation with his family in Greece. Floudas, the Erle Nye '59 Chair Professor for Engineering Excellence in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&…

Posted: August 12, 2016

Long before she was preparing to defend her thesis on surface plasma nitriding of fuel cladding materials, Elizabeth Castanon joined a new organization her senior year at Palacios High School called Powerful Opportunities for Women Eager and Ready for Science, Engineering and Technology (POWER SET…

Posted: August 11, 2016

Metal additive manufacturing service bureaus are located in many regions over the world, but the Middle East is not one of them. Dr. Alaa Elwany, assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, jumped at the opportunity of a lifetime to partic…

Posted: August 10, 2016

Dr. Zhijian (ZJ) Pei has joined the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) as a professor and researcher.  Pei brings years of experience from working in industry, academia and government environments.…

Posted: August 10, 2016

A paper titled “System Identification of a Robotic Hummingbird,” authored by David Coleman and Dr. Moble Benedict, won the best paper award in the “Advanced Vertical Flight” session at the 2016 American Helicopter Society Annual Forum. Coleman, a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Aerosp…

Posted: August 10, 2016

Tony and Neera Bansal ’87 Talbert have established the Tony and Neera Basal ’87 Talbert Scholarship, which will be used to provide for one or more scholarships to full-time students in good standing who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at Texas A&M University. Neer…

Posted: August 10, 2016

Dr. Early and Noel Denison ’66 have established the Noel and Early Denison ’66 Scholarship in mechanical engineering. The scholarship will provide one or more scholarships to full-time students in good standing pursuing an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University.…

Posted: August 10, 2016

M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. B. Don Russell holder of a Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Distinguished Research Chair Professorship. The distinguished research chair appointment is effective Sept. 1. Russell is a Distinguished Pro…

Posted: August 9, 2016

Dr. Terry S. Creasy, associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been appointed to the editorial board of the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering Journal (SAMPE). Creasy begins his new role in the fall. Crea…

Posted: August 9, 2016

Taking the class out of the classroom is becoming increasingly popular among summer courses. Students in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University studied 2,017 miles from the usual classrooms this summer to learn about engineering economics and real-time contr…

Posted: August 8, 2016

Researchers in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University are studying memory limitations in high-workload environments, weather alerts for general aviation pilots and remote health monitoring to save the lives of veterans. Dr. Farzan Sasangohar, Dr. Thomas Ferr…

Posted: August 8, 2016

M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Krishna Narayanan holder of the Eric D. Rubin ’06 Professorship in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The endowed professorship was effective Aug. 1.  Narayanan is a professor in the Department of Ele…

Posted: August 5, 2016

Sungtae Shin, a doctoral student in Texas A&M University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been researching myoelectric interfacing, reading the electrical signals from muscles, as part of a project designed to create exoskeletons for physical rehabilitation purposes. In an important s…

Posted: August 4, 2016

Most of us have seen the “Not Enough Storage” message on our smart phone or tablet. Cloud computing services provide a way to alleviate this overwhelming need for space by letting programs store their data on remote servers instead of locally.  Cloud computing is just one example of distributed stor…

Posted: August 4, 2016

Jordan Evans (third from left) at the 2016 Nuclear Engineering Student Delegation (NESD) in Washington, D.C. All commercial nuclear reactors in the United States use water as a coolant, a technology that is more than 50 years old. New technologies are available, but necessary research and develop…

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