Archives for July 2017

Posted: August 9, 2017

Dr. Ali Mostafavi, assistant professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded an Early-Career Research Fellowship from the National Academies’ Gulf Research Program (GRP). The Early-Career Research Fellowship recognizes professionals at the critical p…

Posted: July 31, 2017

Dr. Alexei Poludnenko, associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, along with a team of collaborators from the University of Colorado and Stanford University, received the 2017 Distinguished Paper Award in the Turbulent Flames colloquium from The Combustion Institute at the 36th …

Posted: July 28, 2017

There are many methods and algorithms currently available that can secure data, and while they may seem practically unbreakable, one can never be too sure about cybersecurity. Dr. Laszlo Kish, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, is founder…

Posted: July 28, 2017

Dr. Kumar Ankit, formerly a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been appointed assistant professor at Arizona State University. “As a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering,…

Posted: July 27, 2017

One of the passions of Dr. Patrick Shamberger is making a difference in the learning process of 21st century engineering students. Within 18 months, Shamberger led a team of faculty members that established a new undergraduate minor and developed curriculum for a new Bachelor of Science degree. He a…

Posted: July 27, 2017

It’s not unheard of for new college students to feel like they are walking alone into an unfamiliar environment with an overwhelming pressure to succeed. Engineering student Hunter Hakala was no stranger to these feelings as he entered his freshman year, but thanks to his experiences with Texas A&am…

Posted: July 26, 2017

High-speed winds during a thunderstorm may cause trees around an electric grid to crash into the distribution system feeders causing an outage in that area. Currently, most utility companies diminish such accidents by scheduling regular tree-trimming operations. This effort is costly and is based …

Posted: July 26, 2017

Researchers from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University are spearheading the development of an interdisciplinary soft matter research user facility. The facility will help users conduct research to improve multifunctional polymer-based materials that are used…

Posted: July 26, 2017

The inner workings of the human brain have always been a subject of great interest. Unfortunately, it is fairly difficult to view brain structures or intricate tissues due to the fact that the skull is not transparent by design. The reality is that light scattering is the major obstacle for deep pen…

Posted: July 26, 2017

Many students partake in summer internships, study abroad trips or various other experiential learning opportunities offered by the Texas A&M University College of Engineering. An interdisciplinary team of students have combined nearly all of the categories of opportunities into one experience: …

Posted: July 26, 2017

AZZ Inc. has established two fellowships in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University. The AZZ Inc. Faculty Fellowship in Materials Science and Engineering and the AZZ Inc. Graduate Fellowship in Materials Science and Engineering will provide funds to support fa…

Posted: July 25, 2017

Awarded to graduate students whose service has positively impacted the larger graduate student body at Texas A&M University, the Montgomery Award recognizes the recipient’s excellent academics, scholarship and service beyond the classroom. Jaskirat Batra, a graduate student in the Department …

Posted: July 25, 2017

A paper “Aeroelastic Analysis for Highly Flexible Flapping Wing in Hover,” authored by Xuan Yang (first author), Aswathi Sudhir, Atanu Halder and Dr. Moble Benedict, won the best paper award in the “Modeling and Simulation” session at the 2017 American Helicopter Society Annual Forum. Yang, a third…

Posted: July 25, 2017

Payman Dehghanian, a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, recently received a scholarship from AACE International (formerly the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering) for demonstrating outstanding academic success. He wi…

Posted: July 21, 2017

The Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center held the inaugural GenCyber Teach the Teachers camp June 19-23. The GenCyber program sponsors summer camps across the nation designed for elementary, middle and high school teachers that focus on engaging learners with sound cybersecurity principles and teachin…

Posted: July 20, 2017

A significant amount of U.S. domestic oil production comes from shale. Extracting oil and gas from these unconventional reservoirs normally requires drilling horizontal wells and using hydraulic fracturing techniques. Yet predicting the full effect of these techniques is still uncertain because the …

Posted: July 20, 2017

Dr. Daniele Mortari, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected as a corresponding member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). Founded in 1960, the IAA is an independent international community of leading experts committed to exp…

Posted: July 20, 2017

Jorge Mijares, a graduate student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the Best Paper Award at the Machinery Failure Prevention Tech 2017 (MFPT) Conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Mijares’ paper “Detection of Lubrication Starvation in Ball Bearings …

Posted: July 19, 2017

From aerospace and defense to digital dentistry and medical devices, 3-D printed parts are used in a variety of industries. Currently, 3-D printed parts are very fragile and traditionally used in the prototyping phase of materials or as a toy for display. A doctoral student in the Department of Ma…

Posted: July 18, 2017

Ask any 10-year-old what they want to be when they grow up, and chances are “an astronaut” is likely near the top of their list. For Michayal Mathew, a junior in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, that dream never faded with time. Spending much of his childhood in L…

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