Archive for Graduate Students

Robyn Woollands was selected by the Association of Former Students for a 2017 Distinguished Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research – Doctoral. Woollands received her doctorate in aerospace engineering from Texas A&M University in December. She was nominated by her advisor, Dr. John Ju…


Mauricio Coen, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded an Aggies Commit to Graduate and Professional Student Education Experiences Fellowship. He will use the $1,500 award to help fund expenses for the A3DPT-Mars: Advantages of 3-D Pri…


Graduate students Nima Jalili, Rachael Muschalek and Landon Nash from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University have each been awarded the Association of Former Students (AFS) Distinguished Graduate Student Award. Students who are selected are presented with the award in o…


Katie Ford​, a Ph.D. student in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, is among the recipients of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), which were announced in March. The program “recognizes and supports outs…


What if you could change the way students are educated and inspired? Suparna Mukhopadhyay, a student in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, worked to do just that at the Aggies Invent on Education, held Feb. 3-5. In partnership with students from the Department o…


Civil engineering graduate students were able to witness the latest in pavement recycling technology at the RELLIS Campus Feb. 23–24 as the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) demonstrated “next generation” equipment. Students with the Civil Materials Student Organization (CMSO) at Texas A…


Researchers with the Fuel Cycles and Materials Laboratory within the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University are working to make big impacts on energy efficiency with small materials level changes. The group is creating porous fuel pellets for use in reactors, as opposed to the…


Nuclear waste is a reality, whether remnants of nuclear weapons or the byproducts of nuclear power plants. While we aren’t at risk of an attack from a giant radioactive lizard, nuclear waste can still pose threats to human health. Dr. Zachary Grasley, an associate professor in the Zachry Departme…


Bharat Mahajan, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the John V. Breakwell student award for travel to the 27th American Astronautical Society (AAS)/American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Space Flight Mechanics meeting he…


Sirajum Munira, a master’s student in transportation engineering in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, and AKM Abir, a recent graduate of the department, were selected as finalists in the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 2017 Transportation Analytics Contest. …


Dr. Xiong Zhang, a former student of the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently awarded the International Award for Innovation in Unsaturated Soil Mechanics at the Third European Conference on Unsaturated Soils. This award was given by the International Soc…


­As a graduate student in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, Karla Gonzalez Coronado is passionate about helping make the road to graduate school a bit smoother for her peers. When approached by Dr. Sonia Garcia, senior director of Access and Inclusion…


The Texas A&M University student chapters of the Geo-Institute and Structural Engineering Association of Texas recently hosted a workshop on the application of Fast Lagrangian Analysis of Continua in 3 Dimensions (FLAC3D) computational modeling in geotechnical and structural engineering. Augusto…


Dr. Noemi Mendoza Diaz, assistant professor of engineering instruction in the first-year engineering program at Texas A&M University, was recently awarded a two-year grant totaling $150,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant, Research Initiation: Exploring Enculturation of …


Changwon Son, Ph.D. student in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, won the Best Poster Presentation award at the Texas A&M Conference on Energy. The inaugural event featured aspects of energy-related research conducted at Texas A&M with diverse i…