Archive for Mechanical

A researcher with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University is working to create the next generation of computer-aided tools for enabling conceptual design – an undertaking instrumental in catering to the ever-increasing demand for product innovation. Dr. Vinayak, assista…


Using the technology behind origami and kirigami manufacturing, researchers from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Visualization at Texas A&M University want to give non-manufacturers the ability to design and customize products for their own use.


Researchers with the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University are taking complex interactions between drops of water and material surfaces and conducting fundamental research to understand why some droplets adhere to surfaces and why others don’t. …


The Grand Challenge Scholars Program (GCSP) at Texas A&M University is a selective three-year program offered to sophomore students with the intent to attract, retain and graduate future leaders who are equipped to solve engineering grand challenges facing our society today and in the future. Wh…


A team of Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) researchers has been selected for a potential award by NASA to lead research into commercially viable civil supersonic transport aircraft that meet noise and efficiency requirements for overland flight. Put simply, their research is on de…


General Motors (GM) and SAE International announced Wednesday that Texas A&M University has been selected as one of eight North American universities to compete in the AutoDrive Challenge over the next three years. GM will provide each team with a Chevrolet Bolt EV as the vehicle platform. Stra…


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Four Texas A&M University College of Engineering faculty members attended a reception on March 6 by Governor Greg Abbott in Austin. The reception honored the researchers recruited through the Governor's University Research Initiative program (GURI).


At the most recent Aggies Invent, students solved the problems of the future, focusing on infrastructure and architecture. Students were challenged to incorporate the latest technology, 3-D printing, drones and robotics as they competed to create the most innovative and compelling solution for build…


Researchers with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University are making it easier for the visually impaired to read by manufacturing high quality adhesive labels through portable 3-D printers so that braille can be found on a variety of consumer products. The project, led by…


Researchers with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University are making the best use of our energy waste — turning one of our most potent pollutants and greenhouse gasses, carbon dioxide (CO2), into hydrocarbon fuels that can help the environment and solve growing energy nee…


The Hagler Institute for Advanced Study at Texas A&M University regrets to announce the death of Dr. Karl Hedrick, a Faculty Fellow in the Class of 2015-16. Hedrick died on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, after a battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Carlyle. He was 72. No other details were…


The work of two directors of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s (TEES) Turbomachinery Laboratory (Turbo Lab) and a research engineer has been recognized with a Best Paper Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Structures and Dynamics Committee. The paper was pre…


The Polymer Nanocomposites Laboratory at Texas A&M University, directed by Dr. Jaime Grunlan, is working with scientists at the Sandia National Laboratory to reduce or eliminate arc faults and corrosion in solar cells. Corrosion in photovoltaic cells, which convert light into electricity, can …


M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Xingyong Song the Corrie and Jim Furber ’64 Faculty Fellow in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution. The endowed faculty fellowship was effective Jan. 1. Song is an assistant professor in e…