Archive for Aerospace

Dr. Alexei Poludnenko, associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, along with a team of collaborators from the University of Colorado and Stanford University, received the 2017 Distinguished Paper Award in the Turbulent Flames colloquium from The Combustion Institute at the 36th …


A paper “Aeroelastic Analysis for Highly Flexible Flapping Wing in Hover,” authored by Xuan Yang (first author), Aswathi Sudhir, Atanu Halder and Dr. Moble Benedict, won the best paper award in the “Modeling and Simulation” session at the 2017 American Helicopter Society Annual Forum. Yang, a third…


Dr. Daniele Mortari, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected as a corresponding member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). Founded in 1960, the IAA is an independent international community of leading experts committed to exp…


Ask any 10-year-old what they want to be when they grow up, and chances are “an astronaut” is likely near the top of their list. For Michayal Mathew, a junior in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, that dream never faded with time. Spending much of his childhood in L…


Finding ways to increase the comfort and care of premature babies and help elderly patients live more independent and safe lives were the spotlights of the latest Aggies Invent. In this unique Aggies Invent, students from the Undergraduate Summer Research Grant program (USRG) and Texas A&M Un…


Two undergraduate students from the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University competed in the second annual Consortium for the Advancement of Shape Memory Alloy Research and Technology (CASMART) student design competition at the 2017 Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies (…


Joshua Harris, a graduate student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, was selected by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Center of Excellence as the 2017 PEGASAS Outstanding Student Researcher from Texas A&M. Each PEGASAS member university is given an …


Cyclocopter research was featured in the American Helicopter Society (AHS) International magazine "Vertiflite." You can read the entire story here.


One of the main reasons you don’t see supersonic jets flying across the country is noise.  Sonic booms created by supersonic flight were so disruptive that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Congress banned supersonic travel over the United States in 1973. A multi-disciplinary team headed…


Charles Noren, a senior in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded the Spirit of Apollo Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Candidates must be pursuing a course of study in any field…


Dr. Darren Hartl, assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, and former student Christopher Bertagne, traveled to Washington, D.C. to present to three congressmen and their staff members their research performed in collaboration with NASA’s Johnson Sp…


Strap on a pair of virtual reality (VR) goggles and pilot a spaceship around an asteroid field or explore the terrain of Mars. Participants at South by Southwest (SXSW) were able to do just that through the SpaceCRAFT VR platform that is being developed by Dr. Greg Chamitoff, professor of practice i…


Sean Whitney, a May 2017 graduate in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named the 2017 Southwestern Region award winner from Sigma Gamma Tau (SGT), the national aerospace engineering honor society. He has studied and conducted research on nonlinear adaptive…


Two professors from the Texas A&M College of Engineering at Texas A&M University were honored as “inspirational and transformational” mentors during the inaugural Center for Teaching Excellence Aggies Celebrate Teaching! – Recognizing Transformational Learning reception in May.


M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering and director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), recognized Faculty and Staff Award winners during the 2017 Faculty and Staff Awards banquet.