Archive for Materials Science and Engineering

Dr. Raymundo Arróyave, Presidential Impact Fellow Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, is Chairing the Organizing Committee of the 2018 International Conference on Computer Coupling of Phase Diagrams and Thermochemistry (CALPHAD). Since 1973,…


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…


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 i…


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…


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…


Dr. Nickolaus Bruno ‘15, a former teaching assistant in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has accepted a tenure-track faculty position at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Bruno earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northern …


Eight female engineering students at Texas A&M University were recently accepted into the competitive Clare Boothe Luce Scholars Program, which provides funding for undergraduate research to talented female engineering students. The $250,000 grant was awarded to Texas A&M’s Women in Enginee…


As of September 2017, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University will be home to three ongoing National Science Foundation (NSF) projects through the Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF) projects. The goal of the program is to acce…


The sixth annual Summer School in Computational Materials Science (CMS3) was held at Texas A&M University. CMS3 hosts graduate students, postdocs, junior faculty, research scientists and engineers from universities and companies around the world. Additionally, the instructors of the school are …


Friend, confidant, advisor, advocate. These words have long been used to describe the personality and drive Julianne (Jules) Henry encompasses in her every day work. As the sole academic advisor for more than 150 students in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M Univer…


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. Kumar Ankit, formerly a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been appointed assistant professor at Arizona State University. “As a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering,…


Researchers from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University are spearheading the development of an interdisciplinary soft matter research user facility. The facility will help users conduct research to improve multifunctional polymer-based materials that are used…


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…


Dr. Homero Castaneda has been appointed a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Committee on Connector Reliability for Offshore Oil and Natural Gas Operations. Castaneda is an associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University and dir…