Archives for February 2017

Posted: February 28, 2017

The Hagler Institute for Advanced Study at Texas A&M University regrets to announce the death of Dr. Karl Hedrick, a Faculty Fellow in the Class of 2015-16. Hedrick died on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, after a battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Carlyle. He was 72. No other details were…

Posted: February 28, 2017

Dr. Jim E. Morel, director of the Center for Large-Scale Scientific Simulations (CLASS) and professor of nuclear engineering at Texas A&M University, has been recognized as a recipient of the Gerald C. Pomraning Memorial Award. The award recognizes key contributions within the field of computati…

Posted: February 24, 2017

Nuclear waste is a reality, whether remnants of nuclear weapons or the byproducts of nuclear power plants. While we aren’t at risk of an attack from a giant radioactive lizard, nuclear waste can still pose threats to human health. Dr. Zachary Grasley, an associate professor in the Zachry Departme…

Posted: February 23, 2017

With mentorship and funding opportunities on the line, in addition to a chance to present at the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin next month, the stakes were higher than ever at the latest Aggies Invent. In a special one-day Aggies Invent, students had eight hours to create basic prototyp…

Posted: February 23, 2017

Texas A&M University alumnus Peter Maginot ‘09 is using some of the most powerful computing technology in the world to validate computer modeling computational tools to make sure they accurately reflect the physical phenomena in real-world experiments.  Computational methods research involves u…

Posted: February 22, 2017

M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Richard Miles (left), Dr. Thomas Overbye (center) and Dr. Zhijian “ZJ” Pei (right) Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Distinguished Research Professors. Pei’s appointment was effective Aug. 27, 2016, Over…

Posted: February 21, 2017

Bharat Mahajan, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the John V. Breakwell student award for travel to the 27th American Astronautical Society (AAS)/American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Space Flight Mechanics meeting he…

Posted: February 21, 2017

Last month, more than 200 volunteers, participants, coaches and parents attended the inaugural FIRST LEGO League qualifier at First Baptist Church in Bryan. Each year, an overarching theme is announced that teams must try and tackle – this year’s being "Animal Allies." Six teams from the event wil…

Posted: February 21, 2017

The Polymer Nanocomposites Laboratory at Texas A&M University, directed by Dr. Jaime Grunlan, is working with scientists at the Sandia National Laboratory to reduce or eliminate arc faults and corrosion in solar cells. Corrosion in photovoltaic cells, which convert light into electricity, can …

Posted: February 21, 2017

The work of two directors of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s (TEES) Turbomachinery Laboratory (Turbo Lab) and a research engineer has been recognized with a Best Paper Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Structures and Dynamics Committee. The paper was pre…

Posted: February 21, 2017

Dr. Eduardo Gildin from the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University is the recipient of one of the 2016-17 College of Engineering Faculty Awards. He has been named the Charles H. Barclay, Jr. ’45 Fellow. “Eduardo Gildin has established himself in the forefront o…

Posted: February 20, 2017

Students in the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University were recently announced as a semi-finalist team in the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE competition. The multi-national team, comprised of students and professors, is now one step closer in their pursuit of winning the global co…

Posted: February 17, 2017

Students from Texas A&M University’s IEEE Power and Energy Society, Power Electronics Society and Industry Applications Society joint chapters hosted the inaugural 2017 Texas Power and Energy Conference (TPEC) Feb. 9 and 10 on campus. The conference was the first one of its kind in the state of …

Posted: February 17, 2017

Three from the Texas A&M University College of Engineering have been appointed as University Distinguished Professors. The recipients are Dr. Kyle T. Alfriend, TEES Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering; Dr. M. Katherine Banks, professor and holder of the Ha…

Posted: February 17, 2017

Ali Pourghorban Saghati, a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, is among 12 elite graduate students from across the globe to have been named a recipient of IEEE’s Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) Graduate Fellowship. He…

Posted: February 17, 2017

Payman Dehghanian, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, is among 20 young scholars from across the globe who have been selected to attend the Next Generation of Research in Electric Power Systems seminar in April at Tsinghua University…

Posted: February 16, 2017

Dr. Daniele Mortari, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been invited to deliver a plenary lecture at the 57th Israel Annual Conference on Aerospace Sciences March 15-16, in Tel Aviv and Haifa, Israel.  The conference covers all areas of aerospace sc…

Posted: February 16, 2017

Dr. Kyle T. Alfriend, TEES Distinguished Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been appointed a University Distinguished Professor. The title, which is bestowed in perpetuity, is among the highest honors awarded to Texas A&M faculty members. For m…

Posted: February 15, 2017

After working for more than a decade on hover-capable drones no bigger than the palm of a hand, Dr. Moble Benedict and a team of researchers are studying the feasibility of scaling these concepts to larger unmanned aircraft (UAVs). Developing the next generation of UAVs requires revolutionary vehic…

Posted: February 15, 2017

Over 50 engineering students set out to make a difference in the lives of K-12 school children and teachers during the latest Aggies Invent, which tasked participants to create and develop solutions to problems many schools and classrooms face today. Aggies Invent, an intensive design experience …

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