Archives for 2017

Posted: February 23, 2017

The American Nuclear Society (ANS) Student Chapter at Texas A&M University organized and attended the Texas Nuclear Student Delegation (TNESD) on Feb. 12-14 in Austin, Texas. The trip was led by Texas A&M students and was established as a mirror initiative to the Nuclear Engineering Student…

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 …

Posted: February 15, 2017

Dr. Lawrence Rauchwerger, Eppright Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, served as program chair of the organizing committee for the 2017 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Programming Languages (SIGPLAN) Symposi…

Posted: February 15, 2017

The research of Dr. Wonmuk Hwang, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been featured on the February cover of the Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (CMBE) journal. Hwang and his colleagues were recognized for the research article, “In …

Posted: February 15, 2017

Dr. Daniel A. Jiménez, professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was elected program chair of the 2017 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA). HPCA offers attendees the op…

Posted: February 14, 2017

Dr. Nancy M. Amato, Unocal and Regents Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been honored with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) Distinguished Service Award. The IEEE RAS Dist…

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