Archives for January 2018

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Posted: January 19, 2018

Aircraft with shapeshifting wings may seem like the stuff of movies, but with the use of shape memory alloys (SMAs), it may be a reality in the near future. Dr. Darren Hartl, associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, whose research is featured in Wir…

Posted: January 19, 2018

Dr. P.R. Kumar was elected Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE). He is among five foreign fellows elected this year. INAE is an autonomous institution with a membership comprising of the most distinguished engineers, engineer-scientists and technologists from all branches of e…

Posted: January 19, 2018

Dr. Merrideth Holub, senior academic advisor for the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution (ETID), knows that motivating kids to pursue STEM careers has to begin early in their education.   Based on this understanding, she recently hosted a campus visit for 120 fourth gra…

Posted: January 18, 2018

Jin Li, a graduate student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded the American Vacuum Society (AVS) – Applied Surface Science Division 1st Place Student Award. This honor is in recognition of his work focusing on the understanding of irra…

Posted: January 18, 2018

Dr. Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) research professor and professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University was selected to deliver the inaugural lecture of the newly convened Interdisciplinary Science Seminar Series at Wroc…

Posted: January 17, 2018

Dr. Matt Pharr, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received grant funds to benefit his research of lithium metal anodes in batteries. Pharr was one of four researchers awarded a $20,000 gift award by the Applied Mechanics Division of the …

Posted: January 17, 2018

Dr. Kelvin Xie has joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University as an  assistant professor. Xie comes to Texas A&M from Johns Hopkins University where he received his postdoctoral training. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Sydney, Australia, i…

Posted: January 17, 2018

S. Shariq Yosufzai, a former student in the Texas A&M University Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, has been named the chair of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Foundation. Yosufzai, Class of ’74 and vice president of global diversity at Chevron Corporation, w…

Posted: January 12, 2018

Researchers from Texas A&M University report significant advances in their understanding and control of a chameleon-like material that could be key to next-generation computers that are even more powerful than today’s silicon-based machines. The existing paradigm of silicon-based computing has …

Posted: January 11, 2018

Dr. Robert S. Balog, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was selected as a 2018 Distinguished Lecturer of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Power Electronics Society (PELS) for his contributions to the f…

Posted: January 11, 2018

Texas A&M University’s online graduate engineering program was ranked first in the state of Texas according to the 2018 rankings released Jan. 9 by U.S. News & World Report Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs. The program was ranked No. 8 in the U.S. overall and No. 6 among public inst…

Posted: January 11, 2018

Dr. Akhilesh K. Gaharwar was selected to receive the 2018 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (CMBE) Rising Star Award at the 2018 CMBE Annual Conference--Discovering the Keys: Transformative and Translational Mechanobiology, which was held Jan. 2-6, 2018 in K…

Posted: January 10, 2018

A team of mechanical engineering seniors at Texas A&M University has risen to the challenge and has been selected as one of five finalists in the 2018 NASA Breakthrough, Innovative and Game-Changing (BIG) Idea Challenge. The BIG Idea Challenge supports development of innovative and high-impact …

Posted: January 9, 2018

How do we know if a new battery is good? Batteries that perform well are invaluable to a number of resources that we use daily, such as cell phones and laptops, but also those that we are utilizing more frequently than ever before, such as drones and electric vehicles. Researchers in the Texas A&…

Posted: January 9, 2018

Jose Cazares, a doctoral student with the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was selected as a recipient of the 2018 Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship. The fellowship includes a $5,000 award and was presented to Cazares at the annual Transportation Re…

Posted: January 4, 2018

The newly formed Engineering Studio for Advanced Instruction and Learning (eSAIL) at Texas A&M University is offering a Technology Clinic for all faculty teaching distance courses in the Spring of 2018. The clinic will be Thursday, Jan. 11 from 10 a.m. until noon in room 910 of the Richardson Bu…

Posted: January 3, 2018

Bob Morgan, a Texas A&M University former student, has been tapped to serve on the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP). Morgan, who graduated from Texas A&M in 1994 with a degree in mechanical engineering, was recently appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott to serve a six-year term on the T…

Posted: January 2, 2018

The state of Texas has more bridges than any other state in the nation, with over 50,000 total. Maintaining structurally sound, shorter- and longer-span bridges was the driving force in two collaborative projects recently completed by Dr. Mary Beth Hueste and the Texas Department of Transportation (…

Posted: January 2, 2018

Similar to roadways across the country, every cell in our body has a network of paths, and a professor at Texas A&M University has zoomed in to the molecular level to research the proteins that travel along this transportation system. Dr. Wonmuk Hwang, associate professor in the Department of…