Archive for Mechanical

Dr. N.K. Anand has been appointed interim dean of the Dwight Look College of Engineering, acting vice chancellor for engineering of The Texas A&M University System, and acting director of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES). He will serve in these roles until the new dean, vice chan…


Dr. Jorge Alvarado, associate professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution, recently received a project from the Department of Defense (DoD) to develop and deploy a new generation of heat transfer fluids (HTF) in key military installations. As part of the two-ye…


A paper recently published by graduate student Amy Bolon (pictured on the left) and Dr. Molly Gentleman, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering,has been highlighted in Ceramic Tech Today, the blog of the American Ceramic Society. The paper, "Raman Spectroscopic Observati…


Rajeshwari Paluri, graduate student with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, published an article, “Surface Characterization of Novel Alumina-based Composites for Energy Efficient Sliding Systems,” in the June 2011 issue of JOM (vol. 63, no. 6, pp. 77–83), the journal of The Minerals, Metals &…


Dr. Warren M. Heffington, an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, was honored July 24 with a Distinguished Service Award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy division.Heffington has directed Texas A&M’s Industrial Assessment Cent…


Dr. Timothy J. Jacobs, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, is one of nine engineering professors presented with the SAE International Ralph R. Teetor Education Award during the SAE 2011 World Congress inDetroit. This award, established in 196…


Rigoberto Lopez, a junior in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, is featured as Great Minds in STEM's Scholar of the Week for the week of June 27 through July 3. Lopez is a 2010 HENAAC-NASA Johnson Space Center scholarship recipient. Lopez began preparing for his …


Dr. David Staack, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF established the CAREER program to support junior fa…


Dr. Jerald Caton has been appointed interim head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. Caton, the Gulf Oil/Thomas A. Dietz Professor, joined the Texas A&M Engineering faculty as an assistant professor in 1979. From 1987 to 1988 and 1993 to 1994, during two sab…


The legacy of civil engineer Marina Q. Smith will continue to shine through a Texas A&M University graduate fellowship honoring her memory. The Marina Q. Smith '90 Memorial Fellowship in Pipeline Research, endowed through the Texas A&M Foundation, benefits civil, chemical, mechanical or pet…


Dr. Miladin Radovic, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF established the CAREER program to support junior…


Dr. G. Kemble Bennett, vice chancellor and dean of engineering and director of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), has appointed Dr. Dennis O'Neal associate dean for research and interim deputy director of TEES.O'Neal's appointment is effective May 1.  O'Neal, the Holdredge-Paul Profess…


Beth Placette, a graduate student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, will participate in the Los Alamos National Laboratory Computational Physics Student Summer Workshop.Placette will be working under direct supervision of Dr. Malcolm Andrews, a world-renowned e…


Dr. N.K. Anand, executive associate dean of the Dwight Look College of Engineering and associate agency director for the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), will be inducted into the Kansas State University College of Engineering Hall of Fame April 30. Anand, who is the James and Ada Forsy…


Texas A&M University graduate and NASA astronaut Mike Fossum will return to space in May as part of the International Space Station Expeditions 28 and 29. Fossum, a 1980 Texas A&M mechanical engineering graduate, will serve as a flight engineer on Expedition 28 and as commander of Expeditio…