Archive for Mechanical

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…


James J. Cain ’51, a long-time supporter and graduate of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was honored during a ceremony unveiling a commissioned portrait of Cain and a display with his memorabilia. Cain’s long-term commitment to the department included over 30…


Dr. Choongho Yu, Gulf Oil/Thomas A. Dietz Career Development Professor II in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, and his graduate student group has developed a new concept of electrical energy storage: Thermally Chargeable Solid-state Supercapacitor. This innovativ…


The Vehicle Technology Office (VTO) within the Department of Energy (DOE) recently awarded a $1.2 million grant to a team led by Dr. Perla Balbuena, professor and holder of the GPSA Professorship in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University. Dr. Jorge Seminar…


Anas Abu-Odeh, an undergraduate student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, represented the university at the sixth Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Symposium that was hosted by the Council on Undergraduate Research in Arlington, Virginia. Abu-O…


The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University hosted Dr. Frank E. Talke, an endowed chair professor at the Center for Memory and Recording Research at the University of California, San Diego, for its 2016 Fowler Distinguished Lecture Series. Talke adds to the list of nationall…


Sallie and Don Davis ’61 have contributed $1 million to support the teaching, research, service and professional development activities of faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. Their gift created three faculty endowments: the Sallie and Don Davis ’61 Caree…


Jana and Quentin A. Baker ’78 have established the Jana and Quentin A. Baker ’78 Faculty Fellowship in Mechanical Engineering. Distributions from this endowment will be used to support the teaching, research, service and professional development activities of mechanical engineering professors at Tex…


The Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University brought together more than 50 top material scientists and material design experts from across the nation to discuss interdisciplinary research focused on the engineering desig…


Family, friends, faculty and students gathered for a special symposium and banquet honoring Dr. Je-Chin Han, Distinguished Professor and Marcus C. Esterling Chair in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, for his many achievements and contributions to the field of e…


Dr. Richard Malak, associate professor and Morris E. Foster Faculty Fellow I in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was appointed program director by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for both the Systems Science (SYS) and the Engineering and System Design (ESD)…


M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Prabhakar Pagilla holder of the James J. Cain Professorship II in Mechanical Engineering. The endowed professorship appointment was effective Sept. 1. Pagilla is a Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Prof…


M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Alan Palazzolo holder of the James J. Cain Professorship I in Mechanical Engineering. The endowed professorship appointment was effective Sept. 1. Palazzolo is a Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Profes…


Texas A&M Engineering ranked eighth among engineering schools at public institutions offering a doctorate, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of the country’s undergraduate universities and programs. The college of engineering is ranked 16th overall in engineering pro…


Texas A&M University, Chevron and Austin Community College (ACC) have announced the formation of the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC, an innovative co-enrollment partnership developed to address the state’s growing need for engineers. Qualified students will be admitted to the T…