Archives for May 2017

Posted: May 16, 2017

As demonstrated over the weekend with the global WannaCry "ransomware" cyberattack, which infected 300,000 machines in 150 countries, threats to cybersecurity have reached a crisis stage. The global cost of cybercrime continues to increase and is estimated to reach $6 trillion by 2021, according to …

Posted: May 15, 2017

Advanced reactor technologies have generated interest for their potential to reduce fossil fuel emissions, improve energy efficiency and cut down on nuclear waste. Researchers with the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University have provided new insights into the workings of an ad…

Posted: May 15, 2017

Reece Goldsberry, undergraduate research assistant in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, recently received the Best Undergraduate Poster Award from the National Association of Corrosion Engineers International (NACE). This research project was essentially focused on evaluating the…

Posted: May 15, 2017

The Texas A&M College of Engineering at Texas A&M University honored Department of Mechanical Engineering former student Jimmy Williams with an Outstanding Alumni Award on April 20. Williams, who serves as executive director and Distinguished Service Professor of the Engineering and Technol…

Posted: May 15, 2017

Dr. Yassin A. Hassan, department head of the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University and the Sallie & Don Davis '61 Professor in Nuclear Engineering, has been awarded the 2017 James N. Landis Medal by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in recognition of his…

Posted: May 12, 2017

It’s a material world, and an extremely versatile one at that, considering its most basic building blocks — atoms — can be connected together to form different structures that retain the same composition. Diamond and graphite, for example, are but two of the many polymorphs of carbon, meaning that …

Posted: May 12, 2017

When she arrived on campus in 2012, Alyssa Michalke’s goals for her time at Texas A&M University were modest enough. One, she wanted a challenge. Two, she wanted to distinguish herself in some way from her more than 60,000 peers. How she went from a culture-shocked freshman in a lecture hall la…

Posted: May 12, 2017

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University recognized current students, faculty, staff and alumni at the 2017 Spring Honors and Awards Banquet. Dr. Mark Lawley, department head, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Research Professor and deputy di…

Posted: May 11, 2017

Electronic devices have been constantly decreasing in size and increasing in speed and efficiency, from miniaturized personal computers to pocket-sized cell phones. Researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University have discovered a class of two-dimension…

Posted: May 10, 2017

Emre Arslan, a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named the recipient of the Best Poster award at the 44th annual meeting of the Texas Genetics Society at the George Bush Library. Arslan received this recognition for his poster…

Posted: May 10, 2017

M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering at Texas A&M University, has appointed Dr. Mark Lawley head of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. The appointment of Lawley, who has been serving as interim head of the department, is effective June 1. Lawley is a Te…

Posted: May 10, 2017

Seven petroleum engineering students at Texas A&M University will claim more than just a bachelor’s degree when they walk across the stage in May. John Freeman, Brandon Gowisnock, Patrick Griffin, Jireh Groenow, Alden Mutchnik, Mary Claire Pollard and Michael Sliva have all earned a Petroleum …

Posted: May 9, 2017

Dhananjay Khanna, a senior in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named chief justice of the Texas A&M Student Government Association (SGA) Judicial Court. Similar to the Supreme Court of the United States, the SGA is appointed one chief justi…

Posted: May 9, 2017

Dr. Shankar Bhattacharyya, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named the recipient of the Kenneth L. Clinton Award for his contribution to the Brazil Study Abroad Program in electrical and computer engineering. This award is given to fa…

Posted: May 9, 2017

Tao Zhao, a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named recipient of the Best Student Paper Award at the 2017 International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc and Wireless Networks (WiOpt). Zhao received this …

Posted: May 9, 2017

Payman Dehghanian, a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded the 2017 Montgomery Award at the Graduate and Professional Student Council Banquet in May. Recipients were selected for this competitive honor based on significant …

Posted: May 9, 2017

Education comes full circle for former civil engineering student Christopher M. Barton ’79. Barton, senior vice president of business development at Wood Group’s offshore business unit, returned to campus in April to speak to students in the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M Universit…

Posted: May 8, 2017

We all lose our balance sometimes; we slip, we fall, we get back up. But for some, life is a balance beam, and merely walking around poses great risks of tripping, slipping or falling. Dr. Pilwon Hur, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has…

Posted: May 8, 2017

Three engineering student teams took the top spots in the 2017 Raymond Ideas Challenge competition hosted by the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship at the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. The Raymond Ideas Challenge is an annual competition that challenges students to exp…

Posted: May 8, 2017

Dr. Abhishek Jain, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been awarded the Texas A&M University iSITE grant. The grant will enable Jain and his students to study the commercial potential of their proposed innovations in “organs-on-chip” technology. The “organs-o…

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