Archives for 2017

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…

Posted: February 14, 2017

Texas A&M University’s Women in Engineering Program recently received funding to create the Clare Boothe Luce Scholars Program. The grant awards $250,000 to fund eight undergraduate students as they complete research within their respective departments. “The competitive grant was awarded to Tex…

Posted: February 13, 2017

For researchers building what could be the world’s smallest cyclocopter — a drone powered by two spinning paddle-
wheel-like cyclorotors — every gram counts. The edges of each of the craft’s eight rotor blades were made by hand-laying hair-thin carbon fiber strands preimpregnated with epoxy into a T…

Posted: February 13, 2017

Dr. Ankit Srivastava, assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was selected to receive the prestigious Doctoral New Investigator Grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund. The grant provides start-up funds of $110…

Posted: February 13, 2017

Youth from the Boys Scouts of America (BSA) are used to exploring the wilds of nature and going on adventures, but the Texas A&M University student section of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) is helping them discover a whole new kind of adventure with the nuclear science merit badge workshop. …

Posted: February 9, 2017

More than 20 Qatari high school students unleashed their inner inventors and entrepreneurs recently as part of Qatar Invents, a week-long academic enrichment workshop organized at Texas A&M University at Qatar and sponsored by Maersk Oil Qatar. Shelly Tornquist, director of PK-12 Engineering Ed…

Posted: February 8, 2017

A paper co-authored by Dr. Prasad Enjeti, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named the most highly cited research publication in Qatar over the last decade. Clarivate Analytics, formerly the Intellectual Property & Science busines…

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