Archive for Mechanical

Even astronauts have to do the laundry. Five seniors from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University are working together to develop clothes dryer technology to help astronauts save on clothes and supplies during future long-term missions. “The possibility that our dryer co…


Mechanical engineering alumnus Ed Wulfe, ’55, has been named a recipient of Texas A&M University Association of Former Student’s 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Wulfe, who now lives in Houston, is the founder, CEO and chairman of the Wulfe and Co. commercial real estate brokerage, development…


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…


Students from across science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors at Texas A&M University had the opportunity on Sept. 23 to complement their classroom knowledge with advice from professionals. “We’re all trying to get through college and onto a career path that, in some way…


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 fall meeting of the Texas A&M University Department of Mechanical Engineering Industry Advisory Council (IAC) will be held on Friday, Oct. 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in conference room 301 of the Mechanical Engineering Office Building on the Texas A&M campus. The Industry Advisory Council…


Texas A&M University was recently ranked seventh in the nation and 10th in the world for mechanical engineering, according to the mechanical engineering subject area in the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) from ShanghaiRanking.  To be included in a subject ranking, each univ…


Dr. Jaime Grunlan, Linda & Ralph Schmidt ’68 Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University; Dr. Kevin Holder, a former doctoral student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering; and Ryan Smith, a current doctoral student in the Department of Chem…


Finding ways to increase the comfort and care of premature babies and help elderly patients live more independent and safe lives were the spotlights of the latest Aggies Invent. In this unique Aggies Invent, students from the Undergraduate Summer Research Grant program (USRG) and Texas A&M Un…


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…


Two students from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University were among the 10th class of Maroon Coats recognized by the Texas A&M Foundation in April. Elton McIntosh ’19 and Hudson Lorfing ’19 attended the coating ceremony at the Jon L. Hagler Center, where current and…


Since he was a boy, Leroy S. “Skip” Fletcher ’58 remembers looking up to his father, Robert H. “Bob” Fletcher. A hardworking family man, Bob shared his passion for mechanical engineering with his son and thousands of Aggie students over the years. He couldn’t know it as a youngster, but Fletcher wo…


Dr. Je-Chin Han, Distinguished Professor and holder of the Marcus C. Easterling Chair in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named recipient of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2016 Max Jakob Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to the…


The Texas A&M College of Engineering at Texas A&M University honored Department of Mechanical Engineering former student Jimmy Williams with an Outstanding Alumni Award on April 20. Williams, who serves as executive director and Distinguished Service Professor of the Engineering and Technol…