Archives for 2016

Posted: September 14, 2016

A few decades ago, harnessing the power of the ocean’s wind and hydrokinetic energy seemed impossible. In August, the nation’s first offshore wind farm was established in Rhode Island and it is estimated it will produce up to 30 megawatts (MW) of energy, enough to power a small town.  Researchers a…

Posted: September 14, 2016

Dr. S.P. Bhattacharyya, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was appointed adjunct professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan. As honorary adjunct professor, Bhattacharyya,…

Posted: September 13, 2016

Texas A&M University, Chevron and Austin Community College (ACC) have announced the formation of the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC, an innovative co-enrollment partnership developed to address the state’s growing need for engineers. Qualified students will be admitted to the T…

Posted: September 12, 2016

The Master of Industrial Distribution (MID) program at Texas A&M University hosted its annual Residency Week Aug. 8-12 in College Station, Texas. This year, 120 professionals attended, making it one of the program’s largest classes to date. Residency Week is filled with intensive learning focu…

Posted: September 9, 2016

Texas A&M University alumnus Dr. Nolan E. Hertel ’73 was awarded the 2016 Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award by the Health Physics Society (HPS) to recognize his contributions to the scientific field of radiation safety and for his accomplishments regarding the practice and advancement o…

Posted: September 9, 2016

Dr. Robert Skelton, a Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Distinguished Research Professor, helped design control systems for SKYLAB, NASA’s first space station. Now, he hopes to design the next one. Skelton’s office in the Bright Building on the Texas A&M University campus is l…

Posted: September 9, 2016

Dallas Little, senior research fellow at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, gave the C.L. Monismith Lecture at the Geo-Chicago conference August 17. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Geo-Institute (G-I) is one of the eight specialty ASCE institutes. Geotechnical engineering is …

Posted: September 9, 2016

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday helped unveil a new mode of transportation and applauded the partnership of university research and industry investment that made it possible. Abbott was joined by Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp in rolling out the autonomous Freight Shuttle Sy…

Posted: September 8, 2016

The Petroleum Ventures Program has kicked off its inaugural semester with 25 petroleum engineering students, several finance students and a 23-member advisory board. The interdisciplinary partnership between the business and engineering schools at Texas A&M University started with a $12 million…

Posted: September 8, 2016

Aggies Invent director Rodney Boehm spends his days developing programs for engineering students and working to cultivate their skillsets. This summer he worked with students in a new capacity as a Texas A&M University Fish Camp namesake. Fish Camp is a Texas A&M tradition where incoming …

Posted: September 8, 2016

Dr. Moble Benedict, assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received a five-year, $750,000 grant from the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and NASA that will allow him to study the upward scalability of revolutionary vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) con…

Posted: September 8, 2016

Dr. Suman Chakravorty, associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Dr. Dylan Shell, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, have received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct research which…

Posted: September 7, 2016

Two researchers from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University have received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that will allow them to look at the interface between microgrids and power electronics. Dr. Le Xie’s (left) and Dr. Prasad Enjeti’…

Posted: September 7, 2016

Payman Dehghanian, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded the 2016 Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) Higher Standards Scholarship, was awarded a scholarship by the Association of Energy Engineers Fou…

Posted: September 7, 2016

A senior capstone design team from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University took its design to the next level, earning a spot as one of the top teams in the United States in the Go Green in the City global business case challenge. The sixth annual Go Green i…

Posted: September 7, 2016

Katherine M. Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, recently announced new administrative appointments for Dr. Cindy Lawley, Dr. Vikram Kinra, Dr. Mark Weichold and Dr. Sunay Palsole.  Lawley has been appointed assistant vice chancellor for academic and outreach programs and assistant agen…

Posted: September 6, 2016

Children look up to the sky and dream about space and the mystery of the unknown compels everyone at some point. For most people, however, the wonder fades. Jaskirat Batra, a graduate student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University has found a way to combin…

Posted: September 6, 2016

Refrigeration and cooling account for more than 17 percent of electricity consumption worldwide. However, the fundamentals of the vapor compression cycle that are used for most refrigeration applications have changed little since they were developed in the mid-19th century. As the global dependence …

Posted: September 6, 2016

This past summer, two professors in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University participated in programs to help teachers and two-year college faculty learn more about general and automated manufacturing. Drs. Wayne Hung and Shen-Jen “Tony” Hsieh…

Posted: September 5, 2016

According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, two of every 100 Americans have an artificial joint where the ends of bones are removed or resurfaced and replaced with plastic, ceramic or metals. Titanium and ceramics such as alumina [aluminum oxide] and zirconia [zirconium oxide] account …

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