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The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University welcomes seven new faculty members to the department. Dr. Theodora Chaspari, assistant professor, received her diploma in electrical and computer engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, and …


Dr. Xudong Zhang has joined the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University as professor and holder of the Liollio Family Faculty Fellowship. Zhang will serve as the senior convener of the Health and Human Systems Engineering Group. He also holds a joint faculty appo…


Dr. Tony McDonald has joined the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University as an assistant professor. “I am excited to start my academic career in such an outstanding department, and I look forward to the opportunity to collaborate with my distinguished colleagues…


Industry innovator and National Academy of Engineering member Dr. M. Cynthia Hipwell has joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University as a Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Distinguished Research Professor. Hipwell worked 21 years as a technology and…


Six new faculty members have joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University this semester. The new faculty members include an associate professor, a professor of practice and four assistant professors with research specializations in areas such as data stor…


Numerous faculty members have been appointed new endowed positions in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. Dr. Hong Liang has been appointed the Oscar S. Wyatt Jr. Professor. The Texas A&M professor received her doctoral degree from the Stevens Institute of Tech…


The Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University welcomed three tenure-track faculty members this year. Drs. Maria Koliou, Petros Sideris and Matthew Yarnold join as assistant professors. Koliou joins the department from a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute of S…


Dr. Akhilesh K. Gaharwar, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for his work, “3-D Bioprinting of Complex Tissue Structures Using Nanoengineered Ionic-Covalent Entanglement (NICE) Bio…


The process of encapsulating cells that are able to thrive in the human body is a difficult task. The current standard is the utilization of harsh methods such as ultraviolet exposure, chemical radicals or thermal agitation to capture cells and proteins. These methods are toxic and do not make for a…


Dr. Kristen Maitland(left), associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected to her second three-year term on the board of directors for SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.  Maitland will serve as a society dire…


A recent study has added a new dimension to the controversial decision to inject large amounts of chemical dispersants immediately above the crippled oil well at the seafloor during the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010. The dispersants may have significantly reduced the amount of harmful gases in …


A three-year, $242,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will allow Dr. Moble Benedict, assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, to investigate the flight dynamics and control of hover-capable small-scale flapping wing robots. Stabil…


Dr. Edgar Sanchez-Sinencio has been named fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), a large multidisciplinary professional engineering institution based in London.   Sanchez-Sinencio is the Texas Instruments Jack Kilby Chair professor, holder of the distinguished professorship…


Dr. Ali Mostafavi, assistant professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded an Early-Career Research Fellowship from the National Academies’ Gulf Research Program (GRP). The Early-Career Research Fellowship recognizes professionals at the critical p…


The research of Dr. Akhilesh Gaharwar, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been featured in Advanced Materials for his work in developing new methods to form synthetic gel-like environments for biomedical applications. The new method has …