Archive for Civil

The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents today approved naming the Engineering Education Complex the Zachry Engineering Education Complex. The former Zachry Engineering Center is undergoing extensive renovation and will nearly double in size to more than 500,000 square feet of space whe…


Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering is No. 1 on Best College Values’ ranking of the 50 Best Value Bachelor’s in Engineering, ranking ahead of the University of California, Berkeley, and Georgia Institute of Technology, which ranked second and third, respectively. Texas A&M is the o…


A multidisciplinary team of researchers at Texas A&M University has been awarded an Early Concept Grant for Exploratory Research from the National Science Foundation to study the viability of collecting infrastructure monitoring data by volunteer citizen scientists from the general public. The …


Parisa Khodabakhshi, a Ph.D. student in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently awarded the O.H. Ammann Research Fellowship from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). This fellowship is given to a member of ASCE to promote the creation of new kn…


Individuals from the Texas A&M University College of Engineering recently completed a 10-week research for undergraduates (REU) program that was coordinated by the college of engineering and Penn State’s College of Engineering. The students and faculty members in the program spent five weeks at…


Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering is No. 2 on Best College Values’ ranking of the 50 Top Value Master’s in Engineering. The University of California, Berkeley was the only program to rank higher than Texas A&M. Georgia Institute of Technology (third), The University of Texas at …


M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe a Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Distinguished Research Professor. The distinguished research professorship appointment was effective Aug. 1. Rodriguez-Iturbe is a Distinguis…


M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Bjorn Birgisson a Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Distinguished Research Professor. The distinguished research professorship appointment was effective Aug. 15. Birgisson is a professor in the Zachry D…


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…


The Texas A&M University student chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (TAMUite) is a high-achieving organization. In addition to being one of the largest ITE student chapters in the nation, the chapter hosted 11 guest speakers and signed six contracts with three different clien…


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…


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…


Photo courtesy of Texas A&M University Athletics Lisa Bratton, a junior in the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University, will be among 1,700 swimmers competing for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Swim Team during the U.S. Olympic Team Trials. Participants will be trying to earn …


Maddie Hirsch, a junior in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, is not your typical engineering student. She recently competed in the USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championship in Clemson, South Carolina, with the Texas A&M Triathlon Team. The Aggies finish…