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On March 11, 2011, Japan was rocked by an earthquake and tsunami that caused the shutdown of the Fukushima Daiichi plant’s active nuclear reactors, disabled all sources powering core cooling systems and caused three of the reactor cores to overheat. The resulting meltdowns caused the release of r…


About 350 million tons of dredged sediments are excavated annually in U.S. waters. Nearly all major ports in the world have at some time required dredging. One of the most efficient and versatile types of modern dredges is the cutter suction dredge which uses a cutter located at the entrance to the…


Oil spills can be catastrophic, impacting health, the ecosystem and the economy. The severity of an oil spill's impact depends on the amount and source of oil, what courses of action responders choose and the physical properties of the oil. Research at Texas A&M University has resulted in strong…


Dr. Hassan S. Bazzi, professor of chemistry and assistant dean for research at Texas A&M University at Qatar, has received a U.S. patent for a catalyst that makes a widely used type of chemical reaction more efficient. The patent is the second patent issued that involves Texas A&M at Qatar …


The American Geophysical Union has highlighted an article in the Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, written by Texas A&M University civil engineering postdoctoral scholar Binbin Wang, and Dr. Scott Socolofsky, professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, along with colleagues …


Jean-Louis Briaud, Distinguished Professor and holder of the Spencer J. Buchanan Chair in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was selected by the Geo-Institute (GI) to receive the 2016 Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award. Briaud was selected in recognition of the outsta…


Julie Hammett, Ph.D. student in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive a 2016 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship. The NSF GRFP is a prestigious award providing recipients wi…


Researchers in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University are working to better the world with their latest projects in energy, information and biological systems. They are dedicated to tackling these large-scale problems, as well as the variability and uncertai…


The research of Dr. Samuel Ma and his colleagues was recently published on the ScienceDaily website. Ma's research has found that plants are more vulnerable to toxic nanoparticles if their parents were grown in contaminated soil, according to the first multi-generational study on the safety of ceriu…


Texas A&M University at Qatar and Qatar’s Reconnaissance and Surveillance Center (RSC) signed a memorandum of understanding on June 16 to enhance collaboration and explore mutual opportunities for strategic partnerships. The five-year agreement aims to provide scholarships and internships for…


Microprocessors are at the heart of devices such as computers, smartphones and iPads. In the Texas Architecture and Compiler Optimization (TACO) lab at Texas A&M University, Dr. Daniel Jiménez, professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has revolutionized the way research o…


Researchers in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University are working on a project for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). Dr. Eric Petersen and Dr. Waruna Kulatilaka will spend the next five years studying chemical reaction rates and developing techniques to counte…


Research to reduce airborne contaminants exposure “A breath of fresh air” is a common saying, used to signify something cleansing and refreshing. But what if that air isn’t as clean as you think? In fact, what one researcher with the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M Universit…


This article was originally published on the Texas A&M Energy Institute Website The Texas A&M Energy Institute is joining eight universities to participate in a new six-year, $20 million project awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). Title…


Dr. Cable Kurwitz and undergraduate researchers Aldo Sosa, Juan Duran and Victor Ibarra, have completed a successful flight-test program aboard NASA’s reduced gravity aircraft of the demonstration of a variable heat rejection (DoVR) system. The experiment served as a demonstration of several fluid…


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