Archive for Graduate Students

Researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, led by doctoral student Victor Selin and Dr. Svetlana Sukhishvili, are making headway in understanding fundamental principles that will help to create the next generation of biomedical coatings. Medical d…


Dr. Jun Kyun Oh was highlighted in the Materials Today journal for his work which was funded by the National Science Foundation that aims to understand how forces at the molecular level determine adhesion kinetics and dynamics. Oh, a former student in the Department of Materials Science and Engin…


Jin Li, a graduate student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded the American Vacuum Society (AVS) – Applied Surface Science Division 1st Place Student Award. This honor is in recognition of his work focusing on the understanding of irra…


How do we know if a new battery is good? Batteries that perform well are invaluable to a number of resources that we use daily, such as cell phones and laptops, but also those that we are utilizing more frequently than ever before, such as drones and electric vehicles. Researchers in the Texas A&…


Olga Eliseeva, a graduate student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, is serving as one of three student voices on the board of trustees for ASM International (ASMI). “The mission of ASMI is to connect material engineers from research, industry and go…


This fall, Julien Bauer, a petroleum engineering master’s student, and his French team members won first place at the International Gas Forum of St. Petersburg competition. It was a big moment for him, and Bauer was proudly representing Texas A&M University by wearing his Corps uniform throug…


Joshua Harris, a graduate student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, was selected by the College of Engineering as the recipient of the 2017-18 Outstanding Engineering Master of Science Graduate Student Award. This award was created to recognize current graduate…


Few students expect to be called upon to take action after a catastrophic event, and even fewer answer that call. After Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas coast on Aug. 25, causing wind and water damage along the coast and the Houston area, a group of civil engineers worked to study and collect data …


Patricia Varela, doctoral student in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University and member of the Stochastic Geomechanics Laboratory (SGL), recently attended a three-week workshop, “Open Science for Synthesis: Gulf Research Program,” that focused on cultivating data scien…


Vishala, a doctoral student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive the Heep Graduate Fellowship by the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study. The Heep Graduate Fellowship is awarded to those who demonstrate outstanding academic performance…


Awarded to graduate students whose service has positively impacted the larger graduate student body at Texas A&M University, the Montgomery Award recognizes the recipient’s excellent academics, scholarship and service beyond the classroom. Jaskirat Batra, a graduate student in the Department …


From aerospace and defense to digital dentistry and medical devices, 3-D printed parts are used in a variety of industries. Currently, 3-D printed parts are very fragile and traditionally used in the prototyping phase of materials or as a toy for display. A doctoral student in the Department of Ma…


Yasser Soltanpour, graduate student in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering and member of the Stochastic Geomechanics Laboratory (SGL) at Texas A&M University, presented a technical talk at the Computational Science and Engineering Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, hosted by the Society for …


A team of six students from the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University took home second place in the Student Design Competition from the 11th annual Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT) Texas Water Conference. The design competition is intended to promote real-wo…


Electronic devices have been constantly decreasing in size and increasing in speed and efficiency, from miniaturized personal computers to pocket-sized cell phones. Researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University have discovered a class of two-dimension…