Archives for 2017

Posted: December 14, 2017

In November, the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering was well represented at the annual American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Conference. In total, the department faculty presented more than 50 papers, and led or chaired more than 15 sessions. In addition, a total of 33 stu…

Posted: December 13, 2017

Dr. Raymundo Arróyave, Presidential Impact Fellow Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, is Chairing the Organizing Committee of the 2018 International Conference on Computer Coupling of Phase Diagrams and Thermochemistry (CALPHAD). Since 1973, …

Posted: December 13, 2017

Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) is the causative agent of the serious lung disease, tuberculosis, that is widespread throughout the world. About one-third of the human population is infected with tuberculosis, which takes at least six months of daily drug treatment to cure. Unfortunately, there is …

Posted: December 13, 2017

Dr. Mladen Kezunovic, Regents Professor and the Eugene E. Webb Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been appointed to serve on the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Advisory Committee (EAC). “The Energy Advisory Committee is critically…

Posted: December 12, 2017

Olga Eliseeva, a graduate student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, is serving as one of three student voices on the board of trustees for ASM International (ASMI). “The mission of ASMI is to connect material engineers from research, industry and gov…

Posted: December 12, 2017

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University will host its annual showcase on Feb. 12, 2018. The all-day event includes a career fair, student/company luncheon and other engagement opportunities among students, faculty and industry representatives. Biomedical engineering stud…

Posted: December 12, 2017

In search of ways to make life a little easier for a College Station resident, six mechanical engineering seniors at Texas A&M University devoted their senior capstone design project to improving and upgrading a wheelchair. The team’s goal was to develop a fully functioning mechanical chair, mos…

Posted: December 11, 2017

Vijay Rajanna, a doctoral student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University recently participated in and received several awards for his presentation during the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition held on campus in November. Rajanna received the first place …

Posted: December 8, 2017

Four students from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University participated in the Texas Space Grant Consortium (TSGC) NASA Design Challenge Showcase, held Nov.14 in Houston. The Aurora Aggies consisted of computer science seniors Walter Pospick, Alyssa Valdez, Nat…

Posted: December 7, 2017

An aircraft’s impact on the runway is likely the last thing to cross anyone’s mind when boarding a flight. The constant taking off and landing of aircraft throughout the day places stress on runway pavement, which needs to be in good condition to ensure the safety of the aircraft and its passengers.…

Posted: December 7, 2017

Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station and Marathon Oil Corporation have initiated an impressive research program to study advanced petroleum fluid flow processes and recovery techniques from unconventional resource plays in the U.S. The new research venture utilizes the work of professors fro…

Posted: December 7, 2017

Dr. Atlas Wang, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently selected as a university challenge winner for the Lenovo AI Innovation Challenge, and was invited to give a presentation at the Supercomputing Conference (SC), held Nov…

Posted: December 6, 2017

There is more to engineering than working in a lab and solving equations, and Jim Donnell, professor of practice in the Texas A&M University Department of Mechanical Engineering, is working to educate and broaden the horizons of engineering students through entrepreneurship. “I am so driven to u…

Posted: December 6, 2017

DENSO, one of the world’s largest automotive technology, systems and components suppliers, recently donated 30 Dedicated Short-Range Communication (DSRC), devices, worth approximately $30,000 to the Texas A&M University College of Engineering to assist their study of the interaction of autonomou…

Posted: December 5, 2017

The National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) has selected Dr. Homero Castaneda-Lopez, an associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, to receive the 2018 Herbert H. Uhlig Award. The award recognizes outstanding young educators in …

Posted: December 5, 2017

Dr. Alaa Elwany, assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named the recipient of 2017 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). This award is given to engineers age 35 or younger…

Posted: December 4, 2017

Our genes contain recipes to make proteins that build and regulate our bodies. Our genetic information is stored in our DNA. Genetic mutations occur when there is a permanent alteration, inherited or acquired, in the DNA sequence. The mutations may lead to protein malfunction often causing diseases …

Posted: December 4, 2017

Dr. Ankit Srivastava, an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was selected as one of the four Haythornthwaite Research Initiation Grant recipients by the executive committee of the Applied Mechanics Division (AMD) of the American Soc…

Posted: December 4, 2017

The student organization Professional Association for Industrial Distribution (PAID) recently hosted its annual career fair at Texas A&M University’s Hall of Champions. A record-breaking 80 companies from all over the world came to recruit students for those majoring in the industrial distributi…

Posted: December 4, 2017

Dr. Shankar Bhattacharyya has been invited to teach a course on engineering controls at the 2017 Global Initiative for Academic Networks (GIAN) in New Delhi, India. GIAN is a Government of India initiative that was developed to tap into the talent pool of scientists and entrepreneurs internationally…

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