April 21, 2016

Texas A&M engineering graduate students’ startup wins 2016 Rice Business Plan Competition

A student team from Texas A&M University, led by engineering Ph.D. students Blake Teipel and Charles “Brandon” Sweeney, won the grand prize at the Rice Business Plan Competition for its startup company TriFusion Devices. The startup has developed customizable, 3-D printed prosthetic leg devices that can be manufactured in hours instead of weeks, and would cost far less than anything on the market. The TriFusion Devices team included founders Teipel and Sweeney, graduate students in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Britton Eastburn, a combined medical student at the Texas A&M Health Science Center’s College of Medicine and an MBA student at the Mays Business School. More

Polycarpou appointed James J. Cain Chair in Mechanical Engineering

Polycarpou appointed James J. Cain Chair in Mechanical Engineering

M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Andreas A. Polycarpou the James J. Cain Chair in Mechanical Engineering in recognition of his exceptional record as a researcher and educator. The endowed chair appointment is effective May 1. More

Kondapi joins the College of Engineering as subsea director

Kondapi joins the College of Engineering as subsea director

Dr. Phaneendra Kondapi has joined the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University as the director for subsea engineering. Kondapi has over 20 years of experience in the industry with FMC Technologies and KBR, where he focused on engineering and consulting projects worldwide. More

Reed elected chair of ASEE Council

Reed elected chair of ASEE Council

Dr. Teri Reed, assistant agency director of workforce development for the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station and assistant vice chancellor of academic affairs for the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected to chair the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Professional Interest Council IV. More

Duffield appointed IET Fellow

Duffield appointed IET Fellow

Dr. Nick Duffield, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was appointed a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). The IET, which is based in the United Kingdom, is one of the world’s largest engineering institutions with more than 167,000 members in 127 countries. More

Akabani advances interdisciplinary research in nuclear medicine

Akabani advances interdisciplinary research in nuclear medicine

The Texas A&M Institute for Preclinical Studies and the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, under the direction of Dr. Gamal Akabani, have installed and commissioned a new system for preclinical small animal imaging. More

Sun named recipient of 2016 ASABE Superior Paper Award

Sun named recipient of 2016 ASABE Superior Paper Award

Dr. Gang Sun, instructional assistant professor in the Department of Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University, is a recipient of the 2016 American Society for Agricultural and Biological Engineers Superior Paper Award. More

Fletcher receives Student Employment Impact Award

Fletcher receives Student Employment Impact Award

Shawna Fletcher, director of the Women in Engineering (WE) program at Texas A&M University, was awarded the 2015 Student Employment Impact Award for her work with student employees. WE is a program that focuses on promoting and supporting female engineers. Fletcher directs a staff of seven, including six students. More

Adapted quadcopter takes top place at Aggies Invent

Adapted quadcopter takes top place at Aggies Invent

Saving lives, improving patient comfort and streamlining procedures in dangerous situations were just a few of the topics covered in the latest Aggies Invent held at Texas A&M University. Grace Duoduo, Mack Ragland and Milan Pandya took first place with the QuadComm, an adapted UAV with two-way radio transmission. More

TEES and Southwest Research Institute sign MOU

TEES and Southwest Research Institute sign MOU

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and the Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI) in San Antonio have signed a formal affiliation agreement that will foster and strengthen research collaborations between the two institutions. SwRI was founded in 1947. More

PB&J sells sandwiches to raise money for Kenya Kids Can

PB&J sells sandwiches to raise money for Kenya Kids Can

PB&J is a student organization in its eighth year that sells peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to raise money for the organization Kenya Kids Can. The group provides a school lunch program that feeds more than 16,000 children every day, as well as computer classes. More

AVFL students win top prizes at regional AIAA Conference

AVFL students win top prizes at regional AIAA Conference

Students from the Advanced Vertical Flight Laboratory (AVFL) in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University won first and second place at the 2016 AIAA Region IV Student Conference. Students from 13 different schools took part in the competition. More

Carasik wins best graduate presentation at ANS conference

Carasik wins best graduate presentation at ANS conference

Lane Carasik, a doctoral student in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the designation of best presentation in the graduate category for the thermal hydraulics research track at the 2016 American Nuclear Society (ANS) Student Conference. More