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Baixin Wang, graduate student in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, was selected to receive a Texas A&M University Dissertation Fellowship for the 2015-2016 academic year. Wang currently works with Dr. Kung-Hui Chu, associate professor in the department. Together, they search for a met…


Dr. Alan Needleman, professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, organized a two-day "Ductile Fracture Workshop" at the Dwight Look College of Engineering. A group of nine local and international researchers met to develop interactions and collabor…


Students from Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University were allotted 60 seconds to pitch their research to a panel of judges during the Pitch Your Research competition earlier this month. The competition, which included participants from the Departments of Materials Science …


Dr. Gretchen Miller, assistant professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently recognized as the Dwight Look College of Engineering’s Montague Scholar for the coming year. Her nomination stemmed from efforts in curriculum innovation and modification…


Dr. Lin Shao, an associate professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded $1.2 million in funding by the U.S. Department of Energy as a part of an initiative to promote projects with potential in the fields of nuclear energy research and infrastructu…


The plight of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 (MH370) is one of the biggest mysteries in aviation history, but an interdisciplinary research team led by a Texas A&M University at Qatar math professor has theorized the ill-fated plane plunged vertically into the southern Indian Ocean in March 2…


Texas A&M University mechanical engineering and materials science and engineering researchers led by Dr. Xinghang Zhang have discovered superior radiation tolerance of Cu with nanovoids and nanotwins. Their paper, entitled “Damage tolerant nanotwinned metals with nanovoids under radiation enviro…


Nineteen students from the Sketch Recognition Lab, directed by CSE Associate Professor Dr. Tracy Anne Hammond, in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering received ten awards for their research comprised of a myriad of projects from digitizing sketch-based neuropsychology tests to putting …


Texas A&M University Computer Science and Engineering Assistant Professor Dr. Jeff Huang has been selected by the Scientific Committee of the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) to participate in the 3rd Heidelberg Laureate Forum. Only the 200 most qualified young researchers are granted…


Dr. Scott Socolofsky, associate professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, participated in a 13-day research cruise aboard the E/V Nautilus as part of the Gulf Integrated Spill Research (GISR) Consortium, funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoM…


The 2015 Richard Tapia Conference, “Diversity at Scale”, was held Feb. 18-21 in Boston. About 800 people participated in the 2015 Celebration of Diversity. Faculty and two staff members from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University were in attendance and hosted…


The Department of Mechanical Engineering was recently visited by Aarti Shahani, a reporter from NPR’s All Tech Considered program, who interviewed Dr. Hong Liang to discover more about her robotic research involving cockroaches. While most people are frightened at the thought of a room full of craw…


Dr. Hong Liang, professor in Texas A&M University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, is garnering international media attention for her research involving robotic cockroaches. While it may sound like the stuff of nightmares, Liang and her team fit household cockroaches with miniature comput…


Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Distinguished Research Professor Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup was named a 2015 Fellow by the Computer History Museum for his invention of the C++ programming language. As stated in his award recognition, “C++ revolutionized the software industry by enabl…


When the email from the Queensland Maroons rugby team hit his Inbox, Dr. Jaime Grunlan thought it was another in a long line of spam so he treated it as such. When he received it a second time he decided to open it and see why someone more than 9,000 miles away would be contacting him.  “It looked …


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