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Dr. Atlas Wang, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently selected as a university challenge winner for the Lenovo AI Innovation Challenge, and was invited to give a presentation at the Supercomputing Conference (SC), held Nov…


An aircraft’s impact on the runway is likely the last thing to cross anyone’s mind when boarding a flight. The constant taking off and landing of aircraft throughout the day places stress on runway pavement, which needs to be in good condition to ensure the safety of the aircraft and its passengers.…


There is more to engineering than working in a lab and solving equations, and Jim Donnell, professor of practice in the Texas A&M University Department of Mechanical Engineering, is working to educate and broaden the horizons of engineering students through entrepreneurship. “I am so driven to u…


Dr. Alaa Elwany, assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named the recipient of 2017 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). This award is given to engineers age 35 or younger…


The National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) has selected Dr. Homero Castaneda-Lopez, an associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, to receive the 2018 Herbert H. Uhlig Award. The award recognizes outstanding young educators in …


Dr. Ankit Srivastava, an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was selected as one of the four Haythornthwaite Research Initiation Grant recipients by the executive committee of the Applied Mechanics Division (AMD) of the American Soc…


Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Dr. Ploy Charoenphol, research assistant professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, is working to help reduce that statistic, and has recently received a grant to aid her in that endeavor. “B…


Mangroves are not only found in Mexico, but also along the coastline of other Gulf of Mexico provinces, particularly in Florida and the Caribbean, as well as within the rest of the equatorial belt around the world. The critical role of a healthy mangrove on the local environment is trifold. They red…


Texas A&M University aerospace engineering professor Dr. Bonnie J. Dunbar was elected president of the Association of Space Explorers (ASE) International at the 30th annual ASE Congress in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 20.  She is the first woman to be elected ASE president. Dunbar, a TEES Distingu…


Dr. Jeffrey Otey, an instructional assistant professor with the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, is teaching new and innovative visualization courses that aim to open a new dimension of engineering design for students.   “Problem solving, communication and experie…


Dr. Cynthia Hipwell has been named one of the beneficiaries of Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s 2017-18 Governor’s University Research Initiative (GURI), a program aimed at bringing the best and brightest researchers in the world to Texas. Hipwell, a National Academy of Engineering (NAE) member, joined …


Dr. Dilma Da Silva, department head, professor and holder of the Ford Motor Company Design Professorship II in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named interim deputy director of the Texas A&M Institute of Data Science (TAMIDS). TAMIDS will foste…


Fusion is the process that powers the sun, harnessing it on Earth would provide unlimited clean energy. However, researchers say that constructing a fusion power plant has proven to be a daunting task, in no small part because there have been no materials that could survive the grueling conditions f…


Faculty members, students and a former student of the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University were among those awarded at the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Annual Reception and Banquet in San Antonio, Texas on Oct. 10.


Two researchers in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University were recently awarded the Nakayama medal at the 14th International Conference on Fluid Control, Measurements and Visualization (FLUCOME) at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. William Saric, Distinguished Professor…