Archive for Aerospace

This fall, researchers from the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University teamed up with Siemens to develop manned aircraft completely powered by electric propulsion systems. Over the past year, Dr. Darren Hartl, assistant professor of aerospace engineering and Texas A&M E…


Texas A&M University aerospace engineering professor Dr. Bonnie J. Dunbar was elected president of the Association of Space Explorers (ASE) International at the 30th annual ASE Congress in Toulouse, France, on Oct. 20.  She is the first woman to be elected ASE president. Dunbar, a TEES Distingu…


Engineering students were honored and donors recognized at the Texas A&M University College of Engineering Student Awards banquet Oct. 26.


Two researchers in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University were recently awarded the Nakayama medal at the 14th International Conference on Fluid Control, Measurements and Visualization (FLUCOME) at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. William Saric, Distinguished Professor…


Dr. Kentaro Hara, assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded the 2018 Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) Award from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). His research project is titled “Theoretical Characterizat…


Joshua Harris, a graduate student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, was selected by the College of Engineering as the recipient of the 2017-18 Outstanding Engineering Master of Science Graduate Student Award. This award was created to recognize current graduate…


Dr. Richard Miles, TEES Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, and his research is featured in an engineering and technology article on scientia.global titled “Hypersonic Laser Tagging: A New Way of Understanding Fluid Mechanics.” Sc…


An international team, which included researchers from Texas A&M University, the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (São José dos Campos, Brazil) and the Centro Universitario de la Defensa - Zaragoza (Spain) placed first in the “Star Trackers – First Contact” challenge sponsored by the Eu…


Researchers in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University have been awarded a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of a program supporting projects that are revolutionizing engineering education. Aerospace engineering at Texas A&M, like mo…


Vishala, a doctoral student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive the Heep Graduate Fellowship by the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study. The Heep Graduate Fellowship is awarded to those who demonstrate outstanding academic performance…


Above photo: Shayla Rivera is pictured during a comedy tour in Iraq. When one hears the words “rocket scientist,” a certain image often comes to mind — that of an older man in a white lab coat, beaker in hand. But it’s 2017, and that stereotype is fading away thanks to people like Shayla Rivera. R…


A three-year, $242,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will allow Dr. Moble Benedict, assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, to investigate the flight dynamics and control of hover-capable small-scale flapping wing robots. Stabil…


One of the latest trends is to reduce wired communication and transfers by updating systems to wireless capabilities. Industries embracing this shift include energy, technology, subsea communication and aviation. Recently, Aerospace America dove into exactly what it would take to significantly redu…


Dr. Robert E. Skelton, TEES Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the IFAC Fellow Award from the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) at the IFAC 2017 World Congress in Toulouse, France. The IFAC Fellows Awa…


Dr. Ramesh Talreja, Tenneco Professor of Engineering in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive the 2017 Outstanding Research Award in Composites from the American Society for Composites…