March 10, 2016

TEES researchers receive research equipment awards from Department of Defense

Two researchers with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) have received research instrumentation awards from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Dr. Ibrahim Karaman, head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University and Chevron Professor I, received an award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research for his proposal, “Multi-material Bulk Deposition and Characterization System.” Dr. I-Hong Hou, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received an award from the Army Research Office for his proposal, “Equipment for Research in Network and Systems.” More

Georghiades moving to university role, Reddy assuming his duties

Georghiades moving to university role, Reddy assuming his duties

Dr. Costas Georghiades, associate dean for research and Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) associate agency director for strategic initiatives and centers, has been appointed Texas A&M University’s new senior associate vice president for research. His appointment is effective April 1. Additionally, Dr. Narasimha Reddy, the J.W. Runyon, Jr. ’35 Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will assume the responsibilities of the associate dean for research and TEES associate agency director. Reddy currently serves as the TEES assistant agency director for national global initiatives. More

Texas A&M launches entrepreneurial program for petroleum industry

Texas A&M launches entrepreneurial program for petroleum industry

The business and engineering colleges at Texas A&M University are partnering in a new entrepreneurial training program to better prepare undergraduate and graduate students interested in the oil and gas industry. The Petroleum Ventures Program is a certificate program funded by a $2 million gift by Anthony Bahr and Jay Graham, business partners in Houston-based Wildhorse Resources Management Company. Both Bahr and Graham graduated from Texas A&M, Bahr in 1991 and Graham in 1992 in petroleum engineering. The partners’ gift stemmed from Bahr and Graham’s personal experience in identifying the industry importance. More

Medical professionals, engineers collaborating to solve cardiovascular challenges

Medical professionals, engineers collaborating to solve cardiovascular challenges

A workshop this month will pair some of the most brilliant minds in cardiovascular health with some of the brightest minds in engineering, and the end result could make waves throughout the medical community and the world. The Workshop on Cardiovascular Science, Engineering and Medicine is set to take place Monday through Wednesday (March 14-16) at the Texas A&M Health Science Center in Houston. More

Hwang's newly developed model sheds light on physical properties of DNA

Hwang's newly developed model sheds light on physical properties of DNA

Knowledge of how DNA folds and bends could offer new perspective on how it is handled within cells while also aiding in the design of DNA-based nano-scale devices, says Dr. Wonmuk Hwang, associate professor in Texas A&M University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering. Hwang and his Ph.D. student Xiaojing Teng have developed a new motion-based analysis that is shedding new light on the physical properties of DNA. More

Wu to receive 2016 KANEKA Junior Faculty Award

Wu to receive 2016 KANEKA Junior Faculty Award

Dr. Hung-Jen Wu, assistant professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded the 2016 KANEKA Junior Faculty Award for his excellence in research. Wu will receive the award at the Polymer Technology Industrial Consortium meeting in April. More

Sukhishvili receives NSF grant to study functional polymer coatings

Sukhishvili receives NSF grant to study functional polymer coatings

Dr. Svetlana Sukhishvili, professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has received a $424,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct fundamental research on controlling the structure of functional polymer coatings for biomedical and optical applications. More

Dunbar awarded membership into IHSSE

Dunbar awarded membership into IHSSE

Dr. Bonnie J. Dunbar, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded membership into the International Honor Society for Systems Engineering by the Omega Alpha Association Board of Directors. More

Muliana receives TEES faculty fellowship

Muliana receives TEES faculty fellowship

Dr. Anastasia Muliana, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was selected as a Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Faculty Fellow. The principal purpose of the award is to recognize long-term outstanding research performance. More

Moreno and Mukherjee selected as TEES Young Faculty Fellows

Moreno and Mukherjee selected as TEES Young Faculty Fellows

Dr. Michael Moreno and Dr. Partha Mukherjee, faculty members in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, have been selected as Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Young Faculty Fellows. More

Lutkenhaus' publication on "ACS Macro Letters" Top 20 Most Read

Lutkenhaus' publication on "ACS Macro Letters" Top 20 Most Read

The most recent publication of Dr. Jodie Lutkenhaus, associate professor and the William and Ruth Neely Faculty Fellow in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, is on ACS Macro Letters Top 20 Most Read List. More

AgConnect® technology being used in National Dairy FARM Program

AgConnect® technology being used in National Dairy FARM Program

The Texas Center for Applied Technology, a research center within the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, and the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases, a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence, recently released a custom system for the National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management Program that builds on and further expands the AgConnect® technology. More

Texas A&M Formula SAE team hosting 2016 car reveal event

Texas A&M Formula SAE team hosting 2016 car reveal event

Each year the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University supports students who design and build a Formula style racecar that is raced in the annual Formula SAE (FSAE) student design competition held in Lincoln, Nebraska. The FSAE competition began in 1979 as an additional event of the Mini Baja event, which focused mainly on chassis design, but lacked an emphasis on the engine design.

Vrecenar, Varnadore complete all four tiers of codebreaker challenge

Vrecenar, Varnadore complete all four tiers of codebreaker challenge

Two Texas A&M University students in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Ryan Vrecenar and Zach Varnadore, completed all four tiers of the third annual National Security Agency 2015 Codebreaker Challenge – an impressive feat very few have accomplished. More

Study abroad opportunity provides perspective, insight

Study abroad opportunity provides perspective, insight

Daniel Salahuddin awoke from a nap in the Zachry Engineering Center two years ago and saw a flyer on the wall that caught his eye. The flyer was advertising a study abroad opportunity in Beijing, China. The Queens, New York, native always wanted to travel, but China was never on his list. More