Archives for 2017

Posted: August 10, 2017

Arthur "Artie" McFerrin Jr. ’65 passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 8. McFerrin has been a longtime supporter of the chemical engineering department, which bears his name, and Texas A&M University as a whole. In 1975, after working for Shell and as an independent consultant, McFerrin decided to make a…

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: August 8, 2017

The research of Dr. Akhilesh Gaharwar, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been featured in Advanced Materials for his work in developing new methods to form synthetic gel-like environments for biomedical applications. The new method has …

Posted: August 8, 2017

One of the latest trends is to reduce wired communication and transfers by updating systems to wireless capabilities. Industries embracing this shift include energy, technology, subsea communication and aviation. Recently, Aerospace America dove into exactly what it would take to significantly redu…

Posted: August 3, 2017

Sixteen students from the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University participated in the 2017 Global Grand Challenges Summit held July 18-20 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. There were 150 abstracts submitted to the event and 86 teams from around the world were invited to…

Posted: August 3, 2017

Two proposals by researchers in the Texas A&M University College of Engineering received grants from the U.S. Department of Energy‘s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research (UCFER) program. UCFER is part of a six-year, $20 million proje…

Posted: August 2, 2017

Dr. Bonnie J. Dunbar, TEES Distinguished Research Professor, and three students from her Aerospace Human Systems Laboratory attended the 47th International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES 2017) in Charleston, South Carolina. ICES is the largest conference dedicated to human spaceflight sys…

Posted: August 2, 2017

Dr. Ramesh Talreja, Tenneco Professor of Engineering in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive the 2017 Outstanding Research Award in Composites from the American Society for Composites…

Posted: August 2, 2017

Dr. Robert E. Skelton, TEES Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the IFAC Fellow Award from the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) at the IFAC 2017 World Congress in Toulouse, France. The IFAC Fellows Awa…

Posted: August 1, 2017

Most of us take flying in an airplane for granted. We book our tickets, sit through the long check-in lines, and if we’re lucky, take off on time to our chosen destination. Day in and day out we do this without any regard to the age and health of the airplane we’re flying on. The airplanes that fly…

Posted: August 1, 2017

Most college students view an ideal summer as one spent on a sunbaked beach, but Texas A&M University nuclear engineering student Zachary Hardy is under a different kind of heat in New Mexico, working alongside a research team at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to try to validate a computa…

Posted: August 1, 2017

Dr. Osman Anderoglu ’10, a graduate of the materials science and engineering program at Texas A&M University, has become a faculty member in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of New Mexico. Anderoglu earned his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Bo…

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…

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