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Dr. G. Kemble Bennett, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed two aerospace engineering faculty members - Dr. Amine Benzerga and Dr. Adonios Karpetis - holders of the Edward "Pete" Aldridge Jr. '60 Career Development Professorships. The Aldridge Career Development Professorships a…


Mahmoud El-Halwagi, professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been appointed national chair for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Computing and Systems Technology (CAST) Division as well as an academic trustee for the Compu…


Regents Professor M. Sam Mannan, holder of the Mike O'Connor Chair I in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, will deliver a keynote address at the inaugural Process Control & Instrumentation (PC&I) conference, sponsored by Hydrocarbon Processing.…


Dr. Xi Zhang, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to be a Distinguished Lecturer for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Communications Society (ComSoc). The Distinguished Lecturer Pro…


Dr. Daniel Shantz, associate professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected to serve as a director of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Catalysis and Reaction Engineering division. Shantz, who also is associate h…


Dr. Katy Kao, assistant professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). As a recipient of the prestigious award, Kao will receive $5…


A group of students from the Department of Electrical Engineering at Texas A&M University took first place Jan. 26 in the Texas Energy Primer Challenge sponsored by Power Across Texas in Austin. Ojay Anyaeji (left), Samantha Castillo (center) and Amulaya Karavadi (right) celebrate after winni…


It's the story of a successful merger that continues to benefit Texas A&M University, most recently with a $2 million "dividend" for a faculty chair in industrial and systems engineering. The merger harks back to 1963 when a Texas Aggie wed a University of Texas coed. To this day, W.M. "Mike" B…


Dr. Arun Majumdar, director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E), and Dr. John Kessler, associate professor and chemical oceanographer at Texas A&M University, will be the keynote speakers at "Energy Forum 2011: Energy Security and Sustainability - Global Challenges." The …


Texas A&M University's Dwight Look College of Engineering and the College of Science is hosting more than 100 teachers today (Jan. 28) for the 2011 Teacher Summit, focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The STEM program was created to address the growing concern th…


The Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering will host its Annual Student Paper Contest Saturday (Jan. 29) on campus. This year, 410 juniors, seniors and graduate students in petroleum engineering will give technical presentations before panels of industry judges. This in-house event origi…


Mahmoud El-Halwagi, professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been appointed to serve on the inaugural advisory board of the Center for Energy Initiatives, launched by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Approved by the A…


Dr. Byung-Jun Yoon, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the Best Paper Award from Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Conference 2011 (APBC 2011). Yoon and his graduate student, Mohammad Sahraeian, won the Best Paper Award fo…


The Gamma Mu Chapter of Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) at Texas A&M University was named winner of the Outstanding Chapter Award. The chapter will receive the award at an upcoming HKN awards banquet. The Outstanding Chapter Award recognizes excellence in college chapters for their activities. The award is…


Dr. William Schneider, visiting professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to present the 2012 Dryden Lectureship in Research for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Dr. William Schneider The Dryden Lectureshi…