February 25, 2016

Four engineering employees selected for President's Meritorious Award

Laura Byrd, Courtney Charanza, Debra Hanson and Eleanor Schuler are four of 25 individuals selected to receive the 2015-16 President’s Meritorious Service Award. All four will receive their award during a ceremony Feb. 29 at 3:30 p.m. in the in the Memorial Student Center’s Bethancourt Ballroom on the Texas A&M University campus. Nominations for the award were submitted in the fall, and an anonymous committee comprised of representatives from across campus, selected the winners. More

Akkutlu named holder of Flotek Industries, Inc. Career Development Professorship

Akkutlu named holder of Flotek Industries, Inc. Career Development Professorship

M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. I. Yucel Akkutlu holder of the Flotek Industries, Inc. Career Development Professorship in Petroleum Engineering. More

Bukkapatnam named holder of Barbara and Ralph Cox '53 Faculty Fellow

Bukkapatnam named holder of Barbara and Ralph Cox '53 Faculty Fellow

M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Satish Bukkapatnam as the Barbara and Ralph Cox ’53 Faculty Fellow in Industrial and Systems Engineering. More

Junkins first recipient of Partner in Philanthropy Faculty Award

Junkins first recipient of Partner in Philanthropy Faculty Award

Dr. John Junkins, distinguished professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, is the inaugural Partner in Philanthropy Faculty Award recipient for his outstanding commitment to enhancing the efforts of fundraising. The award was established to celebrate an individual faculty member who has provided dedicated and lasting participation, commitment and creative leadership to philanthropy at Texas A&M. More

Leon and Ntaimo part of team featured in IIE magazine

Leon and Ntaimo part of team featured in IIE magazine

Dr. Lewis Ntaimo, associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, and Dr. V. Jorge Leon, Allen-Bradley professor in the department, were recently featured in the February issue of IIE magazine. The article highlights Leon and Ntaimo’s team for developing a model for companies to enhance performance by sharing partial information with other companies when collaborating on a large-scale project in an uncertain environment. More

Floudas’ research article featured on cover of AIChE journal

Floudas’ research article featured on cover of AIChE journal

Dr. Christodoulos A. Floudas, director of the Texas A&M Energy Institute and Erle Nye ‘59 Chair Professor for Engineering Excellence in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, along with graduate students Alexander M. Niziolek, Onur Onel and Logan R. Matthews, highlight key research areas that multi-scale systems engineering has and continues to address in a March 2016 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Journal Perspective article. More

Texas A&M I-Corps project explores testing air emissions with drones

Texas A&M I-Corps project explores testing air emissions with drones

A team of Texas A&M University engineers has been accepted into the NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program, which is managed by the Center for New Ventures (CNVE) and Entrepreneurship of Mays Business School. The latest Texas A&M team to receive the funding is from the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Dwight Look College of Engineering. The team is made up of Dr. Andrea Strzelec (PI), Brian Musslewhite (entrepreneurial lead) and Dr. Dale Cope (industry mentor). More

Texas A&M selected as partner in 100Kin10 Network to add STEM teachers

Texas A&M selected as partner in 100Kin10 Network to add STEM teachers

Texas A&M University has been selected to join the 100Kin10 Network, a national initiative to add 100,000 top-rate STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) teachers to classrooms across America by 2021. The university's application was a collaborative effort involving three Texas A&M colleges — the College of Science, the College of Education and Human Development, and the Dwight Look College of Engineering. More

High schooler working with Texas A&M biomedical engineering shines at science fair

High schooler working with Texas A&M biomedical engineering shines at science fair

Sujay Shankar, a junior at A&M Consolidated High School who is working with Dr. Akhilesh Gaharwar of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been honored with several awards at the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival for his research project developing biomaterials for medical implants. Shankar’s project focuses on developing bioink for 3-D printing applications. More