Archives for December 2016

Posted: December 21, 2016

Since its inception 30 years ago, Texas A&M University’s Industrial Assessment Center has educated more than 320 engineering students on how to successfully apply energy conservation techniques in real-world situations. The center provides no-cost studies of manufacturing plants within 150 miles…

Posted: December 20, 2016

The IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Scholarship Plus Scholar Award was presented to Texas A&M University electrical engineering undergraduates, Kevin Dwyer, Benjamin Jack, Donald Okoye and Arshad Zaman. The IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative recognizes highly-qualified electrical engineer…

Posted: December 20, 2016

Dr. Jodie Lutkenhaus, associate professor and holder of William and Ruth Neely Faculty Fellowship in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded the Van Ness Award from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The award is presented annually to acknowledge…

Posted: December 19, 2016

On Tuesday (Dec. 20), preschoolers from Texas A&M University’s Becky Gates Children’s Center will put on a holiday bake sale utilizing entrepreneurship principles taught by Texas A&M Associate Professor Dr. Malini Natarajarathinam. Natarajarathinam, from the Department of Engineering Techno…

Posted: December 19, 2016

Hard work and dedication has paid off for three electrical engineering students who received a cumulative total of $27,500 in award money for their innovative Wi-Fi hotspot designs. ViaSat, a satellite broadband company, held a semester-long Wi-Fi hotspot design competition with students in the Tex…

Posted: December 15, 2016

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named Texas A&M University’s Dr. John L. Junkins among its 175 NAI Fellows for 2016. Induction ceremonies are set for April 6, 2017, at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. Junkins is the founding director of the Texas A&…

Posted: December 15, 2016

In September, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the funding of six multi-year research projects to improve the understanding of methane hydrate system behaviors. Dr. Jihoon Kim, Dr. George Moridis, and Dr. Yucel Akkutlu Dr. Jihoon Kim, assistant professor in the Harold Vance Departme…

Posted: December 14, 2016

Dr. Alan Palazzolo, James J. Cain Professor I in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, Ph.D. candidate Xiaomeng Tong and former student Dr. Junho Suh won the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' (ASME) Journal of Tribology 2016 Best Paper Award. The team was pre…

Posted: December 14, 2016

Faculty and staff members of the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering were recognized for their contributions to the department at the department’s annual holiday party on Dec. 9. Recipients include: Zachry Excellence in Teaching Award: Dr. Anthony Cahill Birdwell Excellence in Teaching Award: …

Posted: December 14, 2016

Effective medical care depends on the availability of appropriate facilities and the proper application of technology, processes and training. More than 50 students from across the university joined together to design medical applications to improve that medical care at the most recent Aggies Inve…

Posted: December 14, 2016

Dr. Alaa Elwany, assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, is the principal investigator on a team that was recently awarded a $200,000 contract from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The contract is part of a $1 million grant from…

Posted: December 14, 2016

The Industry Advisory Council for the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University has established a contribution-based fund that directly supports faculty, students, and the mechanical engineering department (MEEN) as a whole. The Mechanical Engineering Advancement Fund was cre…

Posted: December 14, 2016

The Zachry Leadership Program has selected its second cohort of sophomore engineering students to complete the five-semester certificate program. The cohort is made up of 32 students who will begin program activities in January. The Zachry Leadership Program is a joint effort between the Texas A&am…

Posted: December 14, 2016

Meltem Apaydin, a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the best paper award from the 2016 International Conference on Intelligent Biology and Medicine (ICIBM 2016). Apaydin’s paper “Robust mutant strain design by pessimistic…

Posted: December 14, 2016

Bo Wang (left) and Dr. Zixiang Xiong (right), researchers in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the prestigious 2016 International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) best paper award. Xiong and Wang won the award for their paper “Adapti…

Posted: December 14, 2016

In the coming years, the United States’ electric power grid will undergo a transformation as wind and solar energy become more prevalent in helping to meet the nation’s energy requirements. The Grid-X initiative at Texas A&M University is addressing all these cutting edge challenges that hold t…

Posted: December 13, 2016

Dr. Bruce Gooch, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently asked to participate in a Pearson Education documentary series. The series showcases professors and those who have inspired them to pursue their dreams. Gooch current…

Posted: December 13, 2016

Students, faculty and staff from the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University attended the 2016 American Nuclear Society (ANS) Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo in Las Vegas. The theme of this year’s winter conference was the application of nuclear science and technolog…

Posted: December 13, 2016

Students from the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University took second place in the 2016 American Nuclear Society (ANS) National Design Competition during the 2016 American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo in Las Vegas. The four-person team collaborated…

Posted: December 12, 2016

Dr. Alaa Elwany, assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive the 2017 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). The award recognizes manufacturing engine…

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