Archives for 2017

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…

Posted: May 8, 2017

Research led by Dr. Frank Shipman and Dr. Catherine Marshall in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University was highlighted on the May cover of Communications of the ACM, which is the flagship publication of the Association for Computing Machinery. As more and mor…

Posted: May 5, 2017

The Estimation, Decision and Planning Lab in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University won a 2017 TechConnect National Innovation Award for the newly developed technology “A Method for Highly Accurate Long-Term Localization and Navigation Using On-Board Sensors.” This inno…

Posted: May 5, 2017

Two students in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University won awards at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Region IV Student Conference held April 28-30 at the University of Houston. Kanika Gakhar and Carolyn Walther both work in the Advanced Vert…

Posted: May 4, 2017

For the 5th annual Engineering Project Showcase, the work of more than 1,000 students was represented on April 29 in the Hall of Champions at Texas A&M University’s Kyle Field.  The Engineering Project Showcase provides students an opportunity to demonstrate and display their engineering projec…

Posted: May 4, 2017

Texas A&M University at Qatar graduated its largest class ever 4 May in a ceremony at the Qatar National Convention Centre. About 110 students received their bachelor’s degrees in chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and petroleum engineering during the branch …

Posted: May 3, 2017

Dr. Sonia J. Garcia, senior director for Access and Inclusion in Engineering Academic and Student Affairs (EASA) at Texas A&M University, has been recognized as the 2017 recipient of the Dr. Robert M. Gates Inspiration Award at the Regents’ Scholars Spring Banquet by the Scholarships & Finan…

Posted: May 3, 2017

Students and faculty in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University presented a preliminary risk assessment to Fatma Yimaz, supervisor for probabilistic risk assessment at the South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company (STP). Their assessment determined the level of risk the…

Posted: May 1, 2017

Dr. Mathew Kuttolamadom, assistant professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution (ETID) and in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded a $360,000, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to cr…

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