Archive for Aerospace

One of the latest trends is to reduce wired communication and transfers by updating systems to wireless capabilities. Industries embracing this shift include energy, technology, subsea communication and aviation. Recently, Aerospace America dove into exactly what it would take to significantly redu…


Dr. Robert E. Skelton, TEES Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the IFAC Fellow Award from the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) at the IFAC 2017 World Congress in Toulouse, France. The IFAC Fellows Awa…


Dr. Ramesh Talreja, Tenneco Professor of Engineering in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive the 2017 Outstanding Research Award in Composites from the American Society for Composites…


Dr. Bonnie J. Dunbar, TEES Distinguished Research Professor, and three students from her Aerospace Human Systems Laboratory attended the 47th International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES 2017) in Charleston, South Carolina. ICES is the largest conference dedicated to human spaceflight sys…


Most of us take flying in an airplane for granted. We book our tickets, sit through the long check-in lines, and if we’re lucky, take off on time to our chosen destination. Day in and day out we do this without any regard to the age and health of the airplane we’re flying on. The airplanes that fly…


Dr. Alexei Poludnenko, associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, along with a team of collaborators from the University of Colorado and Stanford University, received the 2017 Distinguished Paper Award in the Turbulent Flames colloquium from The Combustion Institute at the 36th …


A paper “Aeroelastic Analysis for Highly Flexible Flapping Wing in Hover,” authored by Xuan Yang (first author), Aswathi Sudhir, Atanu Halder and Dr. Moble Benedict, won the best paper award in the “Modeling and Simulation” session at the 2017 American Helicopter Society Annual Forum. Yang, a third…


Dr. Daniele Mortari, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected as a corresponding member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). Founded in 1960, the IAA is an independent international community of leading experts committed to exp…


Ask any 10-year-old what they want to be when they grow up, and chances are “an astronaut” is likely near the top of their list. For Michayal Mathew, a junior in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, that dream never faded with time. Spending much of his childhood in L…


Finding ways to increase the comfort and care of premature babies and help elderly patients live more independent and safe lives were the spotlights of the latest Aggies Invent. In this unique Aggies Invent, students from the Undergraduate Summer Research Grant program (USRG) and Texas A&M Un…


Two undergraduate students from the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University competed in the second annual Consortium for the Advancement of Shape Memory Alloy Research and Technology (CASMART) student design competition at the 2017 Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies (…


Joshua Harris, a graduate student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, was selected by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Center of Excellence as the 2017 PEGASAS Outstanding Student Researcher from Texas A&M. Each PEGASAS member university is given an …


Cyclocopter research was featured in the American Helicopter Society (AHS) International magazine "Vertiflite." You can read the entire story here.


One of the main reasons you don’t see supersonic jets flying across the country is noise.  Sonic booms created by supersonic flight were so disruptive that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Congress banned supersonic travel over the United States in 1973. A multi-disciplinary team headed…


Charles Noren, a senior in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded the Spirit of Apollo Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Candidates must be pursuing a course of study in any field…