March 24, 2016

Three engineering faculty members selected to receive AFS Distinguished Achievement Awards

Three engineering faculty members are among 24 faculty and staff members who have been selected to receive the 2016 Texas A&M University Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award. Dr. Melissa A. Grunlan from the Department of Biomedical Engineering was selected for teaching, Dr. Kyle T. Alfriend from the Department of Aerospace Engineering was selected for research and Dr. I. Yucel Akkutlu from the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering was selected for student relations. The university-level Distinguished Achievement Awards were first presented in 1955 and have since been awarded to more than 1,000 professionals who have exhibited the highest standards of excellence at Texas A&M. More

Bukkapatnam and Malavè receive highest IISE award

Bukkapatnam and Malavè receive highest IISE award

Dr. Satish Bukkapatnam and Dr. Cèsar Malavè of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering have been selected to receive the Fellow Award from the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE). Bukkapatnam is a professor and Malavè is the head of the department. The pair was selected to attend a reception and awards banquet at the IISE Annual Conference and Expo. More

Murphy named one of the 30 Most Innovative Women Professors

Murphy named one of the 30 Most Innovative Women Professors

Dr. Robin Murphy, Raytheon Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named one of the 30 Most Innovative Women Professors Alive Today by The Best Master’s Degrees, a website that provides reviews and rankings to help narrow down the field when it comes to selecting which programs to pursue in higher education. More

Bennett to receive Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award

Bennett to receive Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award

Dr. G. Kemble Bennett, senior professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University and vice chancellor and dean emeritus of the Dwight Look College of Engineering, will receive the Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award from the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE). More

Moreno-Centeno receives Outstanding Early Career IE in Academia Award

Moreno-Centeno receives Outstanding Early Career IE in Academia Award

Dr. Erick Moreno-Centeno, assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive the Dr. Hamed E. Eldin Outstanding Early Career IE in Academia Award from the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering. The award will be presented in May. More

Benedict to receive award from AHS

Benedict to receive award from AHS

Dr. Moble Benedict, assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive the François-Xavier Bagnoud Vertical Flight Award by the American Helicopter Society (AHS). This award is given to an individual Society member under the age of 35. More

Nepal elected to IIE CIS board of directors

Nepal elected to IIE CIS board of directors

Dr. Bimal Nepal, associate professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University, has been elected to serve on the Institute of Industrial Engineers, Computer and Information Systems Division board of directors. The two-year commitment begins this year. More

Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center tackles security challenges in a rapidly changing world

Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center tackles security challenges in a rapidly changing world

With more devices connected to the internet, homes have become smarter. It’s possible for a refrigerator to send shopping reminders, and to control the lights or thermostat while away from home. As the things around us become smarter, there is a growing need to ensure they also become safer. Texas A&M University has long been a leader in cybersecurity, but with the formation of the Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center, the university looks to take on a larger role in tackling some of the biggest challenges of the 21st century. More

Process Engineering R&D Center’s snack food course attracts attendees from 12 countries

Process Engineering R&D Center’s snack food course attracts attendees from 12 countries

For 20 years, industry professionals from across the globe have flocked to College Station, Texas, for the Process Engineering R&D Center’s (formerly the Food Protein Research and Development Center) short course, “Snack Food Processing.” This year, 51 attendees from 12 countries attended the weeklong short course. The course is a blend of classroom lectures and practical demonstrations, conducted at the center’s facility on the Texas A&M Riverside Campus and on the Texas A&M University campus. More

Teamwork and athletics focus of latest Aggies Invent

Teamwork and athletics focus of latest Aggies Invent

Pocket Trainer, a wearable aid to ensure physical therapy was performed properly, was awarded first place in the latest Aggies Invent which focused on improved training techniques, safety monitoring and rehabilitation methods. Students looked at all perspectives of sports from safety to training to recovery. More

Accenture hosts leadership workshop for engineering students

Accenture hosts leadership workshop for engineering students

More than 100 Texas A&M University engineering students spent a day learning how to become better leaders at the Accenture Leadership Symposium hosted by the Student Engineers’ Council. Accenture representatives spoke to the group of engineering students about various aspects of leadership. More

Sweeney and Teipel win 2016 Baylor New Venture Competition

Sweeney and Teipel win 2016 Baylor New Venture Competition

Brandon Sweeney and Blake Teipel, graduate students in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, won the $50,000 first prize for their patent-pending 3-D printing at the 2016 Baylor New Venture Competition at Baylor University. The pair presented TriFusion Devices. More

Marks honored at Ocean Optics Young Investigator competition

Marks honored at Ocean Optics Young Investigator competition

Haley Marks, graduate student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been recognized for her work developing a handheld device that tests for trace levels of toxins in blood at this year’s 2016 Photonics West symposium in San Francisco. More

Hammett to receive the Heep Graduate Fellowship

Hammett to receive the Heep Graduate Fellowship

Julie Hammett, Ph.D. student in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive the Heep Graduate Fellowship by the Texas A&M Institute for Advanced Study. More

Escobedo awarded U.S. Senator Phil Gramm Doctoral Fellowship

Escobedo awarded U.S. Senator Phil Gramm Doctoral Fellowship

Adolfo R. Escobedo, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, was selected as a 2016 recipient of the U.S. Senator Phil Gramm Doctoral Fellowship. More

Aguirre to receive James Barany Student Award for Excellence

Aguirre to receive James Barany Student Award for Excellence

Matthew Aguirre, a senior in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected as the first-place winner of the James Barany Student Award for Excellence. More

Lin wins Best Paper Award at prestigious conference

Lin wins Best Paper Award at prestigious conference

Honghuang Lin, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, received a third-place Best Paper Award at the Design and Verification Conference and Exhibition U.S. More

Texas A&M Engineering ranked 7th among public universities in latest graduate survey

Texas A&M Engineering’s graduate program ranked 11th overall and seventh among public institutions in the latest U.S. News & World Report survey, “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2017.” The current overall ranking is an improvement of one spot from last year’s rankings. More

Big Data workshop fosters connections across disciplines at Texas A&M University

The second annual Big Data workshop was held recently at Texas A&M University to foster connections across disciplines that intersect this area and help people to continue to identify opportunities for collaboration. The workshop was comprised of 27 short talks. More