May 12, 2016

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Texas A&M Engineering to graduate more than 1,600 students today

More than 1,600 students from the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University are expected to graduate during two ceremonies on Thursday (May 12). This is the second time the college will have separate graduation exercises with ceremonies for students receiving masters’ and doctoral degrees, and another for those receiving undergraduate degrees. A total of 62 engineering students are graduating with at least one type of honors distinction. Both ceremonies will be held at Reed Arena. Texas A&M is projected to produce a record number of graduates — more than 9,000 — during 16 commencement ceremonies this month across Texas and at its branch campus in Doha, Qatar.

Engineering Program honors new chair and professorship appointments

Engineering Program honors new chair and professorship appointments

The Texas A&M Engineering Program recently invested 12 new chair and professorship appointments for the 2016-2017 academic year. Faculty who were awarded the new designation of a chair or professorship were presented with bronzed medallions. More

Engineering former students receive 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Awards

Engineering former students receive 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Awards

Twelve Aggies, including three graduates of the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University, have been selected as the 2016 recipients of the highest honor bestowed upon a former student of Texas A&M University, the Distinguished Alumnus Award. More

Banks recognizes Faculty and Staff Award winners at banquet

Banks recognizes Faculty and Staff Award winners at banquet

M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering and director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), recognized Faculty and Staff Award winners during the 2016 Faculty and Staff Awards banquet. Banks presented Faculty Awards, Staff Excellence Awards, a New Employee Award, a Key Contributor Award and the Engineering Team Award. More

Erraguntla and Lawley receive $ 1 million grant from DoD

Erraguntla and Lawley receive $ 1 million grant from DoD

Dr. Madhav Erraguntla and Dr. Mark Lawley, professors in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, were awarded a $ 1 million contract from the Defense Health Program in the U.S. Department of Defense. The researchers will work with Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. to design and develop a data integration and predictive analysis system. More

Lutkenhaus engineers sustainable, water-based thin films

Lutkenhaus engineers sustainable, water-based thin films

Dr. Jodie Lutkenhaus, the William and Ruth Neely Faculty Fellow in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received a $405,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to research ultra-thin films of polymers containing bound ions. More

Lele's research develops novel insights in cellular mechanics

Lele's research develops novel insights in cellular mechanics

Dr. Pushkar Lele, assistant professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, is developing novel insights in cellular mechanics with bacteria to aid in the design of superior biomedical implants capable of resisting colonization by infectious bugs. More

Alvarado delivers invited lecture at the University of California, Riverside

Alvarado delivers invited lecture at the University of California, Riverside

Dr. Jorge L. Alvarado, associate professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University, recently gave an invited lecture at the University of California, Riverside, on multiple droplet impingement dynamics. More

Socolofsky co-authors paper selected for ACS Editor’s choice

Socolofsky co-authors paper selected for ACS Editor’s choice

Dr. Scott Socolofsky, professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University and his colleagues have published a new paper in Environmental Science & Technology, which was selected for the American Chemical Society Editor’s Choice. More

Searcy elected ASABE president

Searcy elected ASABE president

Dr. Stephen W. Searcy, professor and department head in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected president of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). More

Grasley selected as First Year Faculty Fellow

Grasley selected as First Year Faculty Fellow

Dr. Zachary Grasley, associate professor and Peter C. Forster Faculty Fellow I in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was selected as a First Year Faculty Fellow in the Dwight Look College of Engineering. More

Gao receives GRP Early-Career Research Fellowship

Gao receives GRP Early-Career Research Fellowship

Dr. Huilin Gao, assistant professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded an Early-Career Research Fellowship by The Gulf Research Program. The fellowship recognizes professionals at the critical pretenure stage of their careers for exceptional leadership, past performance, and potential for future contributions to improving oil system safety, human health and well being, or environmental protection. More

Kurwitz, students complete test flight of advanced radiator system

Kurwitz, students complete test flight of advanced radiator system

Dr. Cable Kurwitz and undergraduate researchers Aldo Sosa, Juan Duran and Victor Ibarra, have completed a successful flight-test program aboard NASA’s reduced gravity aircraft of the demonstration of a variable heat rejection (DoVR) system. The experiment served as a demonstration of several fluid handling technologies for an advanced radiator system to be used in future spacecraft. Kurwitz is the director of the Interphase Transport Laboratory at Texas A&M. More

Investment is at the core of new venture to transform transportation

Investment is at the core of new venture to transform transportation

The largest investment in the history of The Texas A&M University System’s Riverside Campus, now known as the RELLIS Campus, will dramatically expand engineering and educational resources at the 2,000-acre facility and will include key infrastructure for the development and testing of various connected and automated transportation technologies. More

Ph.D. Students developing intelligent rehabilitation device

Ph.D. Students developing intelligent rehabilitation device

Rana Soltani and Amin Zeiaee, both second-year Ph.D. students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, are developing an intelligent rehabilitation device that will provide automated therapy to stroke patients to expedite their recovery. The device would train the arm for activities of daily living such as brushing one’s teeth. More

Students compete with their racing robots

Students compete with their racing robots

More than a dozen two-person student teams recently flooded the Product Innovation Cellar of Thompson Hall for a competitive demonstration of their work. From hardware design, programming and circuitry work, the pairs were each responsible for creating two cars. More

D3EM collaborates with STEM training experts

D3EM collaborates with STEM training experts

The first cohort of Texas A&M University’s National Research Traineeship (NRT) program collaborated with national experts in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) during training at the National Science Foundation’s inaugural NRT Annual Meeting. More