Archive for Mechanical

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…


Texas A&M University graduate and astronaut Michael E. Fossum has been appointed as the new vice president and chief operating officer of Texas A&M University at Galveston. Fossum’s appointment is effective March 1. Fossum, a 1980 Texas A&M mechanical engineering graduate, recently anno…


The Texas A&M University College of Engineering will lead a new South Central Regional Robotics Innovation Collaborative, part of the Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM) Innovation Hub announced Friday (Jan. 13) by the Department of Defense. American Robotics, Inc., an independent institute f…


Since its inception 30 years ago, Texas A&M University’s Industrial Assessment Center has educated more than 320 engineering students on how to successfully apply energy conservation techniques in real-world situations. The center provides no-cost studies of manufacturing plants within 150 miles…


The Industry Advisory Council for the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University has established a contribution-based fund that directly supports faculty, students, and the mechanical engineering department (MEEN) as a whole. The Mechanical Engineering Advancement Fund was cre…


Dr. Alan Palazzolo, James J. Cain Professor I in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, Ph.D. candidate Xiaomeng Tong and former student Dr. Junho Suh won the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' (ASME) Journal of Tribology 2016 Best Paper Award. The team was pre…


Do you have a back-burner project you can’t seem to get to? How about giving a senior capstone design team a shot? The Senior Capstone Design Program offers senior engineering students, working in teams, the opportunity to learn a top-down, systems design process that encourages innovation and has …


Christopher Curry, a freshman general engineering major at Texas A&M University, won $100,000 in tuition money during the Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway at halftime of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s (ACC) championship game on Saturday (Dec. 3). Curry, a graduate of Waco Midway High School, won the…


Dr. Nancy Amato, Regents Professor and Unocal Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was the invited speaker at the 2016 Ethel Ashworth-Tsutsui Memorial Lecture which was sponsored by the College of Science Educational Outreach and Women’s Progra…


Three students from Texas A&M University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering placed in October’s Aggies Invent challenge. Aggies Invent is a 48-hour challenge that gives students an opportunity to use their innovation, creativity, knowledge and passion to enhance the world of tomorrow. The th…


Dr. J.N. Reddy, the Oscar S. Wyatt Jr. Endowed Chair, Regents Professor and Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received three new honors. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) presented Reddy with its highest honor — th…


Carolyn Day and Rachel Lucht, students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, helped the Texas A&M equestrian team rise to the No. 1 spot within the National Collegiate Equestrian Association, a ranking the Aggies haven’t held since September 2012.    Day, a fi…


The 100 fastest-growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world were recognized Nov. 11 at the 12th Annual Aggie 100 program, and 37 of the 100 companies recognized are owned or led by graduates of the Texas A&M University College of Engineering. The Aggie 100 is sponsored by the Cente…


Shawanee’ Patrick isn’t in it for the glory or a paycheck. The Wilmer, Texas, native is currently working toward her Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Texas A&M University, and while she doesn’t have her future career mapped out just yet, one thing is for sure — she wants to make a difference i…