September 08, 2016

Aggie CEOs: A conversation on leadership

The Texas A&M University College of Engineering is proud to host four Aggie leaders on one stage to share their insight and offer advice to Texas A&M students. The event is limited to students and admission is free, but tickets are required and are distributed by the MSC Box Office. The event is slated for Monday (Sept. 12) from 7 to 9 p.m. in Rudder Auditorium on the Texas A&M campus. More

Xie, Enjeti receive NSF grant to explore interface between microgrids and power electronics

Xie, Enjeti receive NSF grant to explore interface between microgrids and power electronics

Dr. Le Xie and Dr. Prasad Enjeti, researchers in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that will allow them to look at the interface between microgrids and power electronics. The grant is titled “Microgrid Interconnections Control via Voltage Angle Droop Methods.” More

Texas A&M researchers study next generation implanting materials with titanium-gold compound

Texas A&M researchers study next generation implanting materials with titanium-gold compound

Dr. Hong Liang, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and affiliated faculty member in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, and her graduate student, M. Fezvi Ozaydin, have been studying a titanium-gold compound that is four times stronger than titanium and most steel alloys. More

Datta-Gupta leading project to understand critical stress conditions

Datta-Gupta leading project to understand critical stress conditions

Dr. Akhil Datta-Gupta, University Distinguished Professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, is leading a project to model reservoir behavior and in-situ stress conditions near faults. Datta-Gupta’s efforts might determine if well activities such as fluid injection and production near a fault have a potential link with earthquakes. More

Hung, Hsieh share manufacturing expertise with educators

Hung, Hsieh share manufacturing expertise with educators

Dr. Wayne Hung and Dr. Shen-Jen Hsieh, professors in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University, participated in programs to help teachers and two-year college faculty learn more about general and automated manufacturing. Hung and Hsieh are part of the Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology program. More

Shamberger to study energy efficient magnetic cooling technology

Shamberger to study energy efficient magnetic cooling technology

Dr. Patrick Shamberger, assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, is conducting fundamental research on magnetic cooling technology that can heat up when magnetized and cool down when the magnetic field is removed. High-efficiency magnetic refrigerants could potentially consume much less electricity than traditional vapor-compression refrigerators and heat pumps. More

Petroleum Ventures Program off to a strong start

Petroleum Ventures Program off to a strong start

The Petroleum Ventures Program has kicked off its inaugural semester with 25 petroleum engineering students, several finance students and a 23-member advisory board. The interdisciplinary partnership between the business and engineering schools at Texas A&M University started with a $12 million gift from petroleum engineering graduates Anthony Bahr ’91 and Jay Graham ’92, who gave $6 million each to the finance and petroleum engineering departments. More

Little delivers C.L. Monismith Lecture

Little delivers C.L. Monismith Lecture

Dallas Little, senior research fellow at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and the Snead Chair Professor and Regents Professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, gave the C.L. Monismith Lecture at the Geo-Chicago conference. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Geo-Institute (G-I) is one of the eight specialty ASCE institutes. Geotechnical engineering is concerned with the engineering behavior of earth materials. More

Smart campus website goes live

Smart campus website goes live

The Texas A&M Transportation Institute has launched a new website that provides information about the Campus Transportation Technology Initiative, funded by Texas A&M University and currently under way by TTI under the direction of Texas A&M Transportation Services. The website includes current research projects and a link to the Request for Information for companies interested in exploring the advantages of testing their transportation technologies at Texas A&M. More

Texas A&M hosts sixth IIMEC summer school

Texas A&M hosts sixth IIMEC summer school

Leading researchers and graduate students from institutions across Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and North America attended the sixth International Institute on Multifunctional Materials for Energy Conversion (IIMEC) School on Computational Materials Science Across Scales at Texas A&M University. IIMEC is a National Science Foundation-funded International Material Institute. More

Batra leans on Aggie network to lead peers

Batra leans on Aggie network to lead peers

After attending the Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering conference in Washington, D.C., Jaskirat Batra, a graduate student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was inspired to establish a local organization for his peers at Texas A&M. In 2015, he co-founded the Aggies in Science, Technology and Engineering Policy (A-STEP). More

Banks announces new administrative appointments

Katherine M. Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, recently announced new administrative appointments for Dr. Cindy Lawley, Dr. Vikram Kinra, Dr. Mark Weichold and Dr. Sunay Palsole. Lawley has been appointed assistant vice chancellor for academic and outreach programs and assistant agency director for workforce development; Kinra will serve as director for engineering global programs; Weichold has been appointed associate dean for academic affairs; and Palsole will serve as assistant vice chancellor for engineering remote education. More

New technology to teach pronunciation in a second language

Adult learners of a second-language (L2) often continue to speak with the accent associated with their first language. L2 learners rarely receive formal training in pronunciation, a primary reason being that effective training must be customized to meet each learner’s individual needs. Dr. Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna, professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and director of the Perception Sensing and Instrumentation Lab at Texas A&M University, is working with linguists at Iowa State University to develop the technology to provide better pronunciation practice. More