Archive for Aerospace

Dr. John Valasek, a professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) as a 2017 AIAA Fellow. The AIAA confers the distinction of Fellow upon 1 percent of its members in recognition of t…


Nearly a year to the day after hosting the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition on the Texas A&M University campus, students from the TAMU Aerospace Hyperloop team joined nearly 30 other teams in Southern California for the next phase in the ongoing quest to develop a functional hyperloop design. A…


Four faculty members from the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University have been named recipients of the 2016-17 College of Engineering Faculty Awards. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering and director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station…


Dr. Darren Hartl, assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, and his student research team from his Multifunctional Materials and Aerospace Structures Optimization (M2AESTRO) Lab, helped organize and run the AIAA Foundation’s Generation STEM event in …


Dr. Alexei Poludnenko, associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the American Physical Society's (APS) 2016 François Frenkiel Award. The APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD) presents this award to young investigators in recognition of …


A multidisciplinary team of researchers from the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) has partnered with higher education institutions from across the southern United States to form the Transportation Consortium of South-Central States (Tran- SET), a research consortium funded by the …


Dr. Robert Skelton, TEES Distinguished Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Mechanics and Control of Flight Award for 2017. The award, presented for an outstanding …


Four Texas A&M University engineering students have been named University Innovation Fellows (UIF) by Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school) at Stanford University, a program to empower students to help their peers gain an entrepreneurial mindset and creative confidence. Momore Adesanmi …


The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named Texas A&M University’s Dr. John L. Junkins among its 175 NAI Fellows for 2016. Induction ceremonies are set for April 6, 2017, at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. Junkins is the founding director of the Texas A&…


Research conducted at the Advanced Vertical Flight Laboratory at Texas A&M University was featured in the IEEE Spectrum online magazine. The project highlighted, the Micro Cyclocopter, was developed by aerospace graduate student Carl Runco and Dr. Moble Benedict, assistant professor in the Depar…


The Texas A&M University College of Engineering honored five students with its Craig C. Brown Outstanding Senior Engineering Award during a banquet on Oct. 6 at the Memorial Student Center on the Texas A&M campus. Seniors Benjamin E. Jack, Adam Kellen, Adam Navara, Adam Springer and Courtne…


Dr. Helen Reed, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, was inducted into the inaugural class of the Academy of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering Excellence at her alma mater Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University on Oct. 22. Of the 34 inaugural i…


Dr. Raktim Bhattacharya, associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) as a 2017 AIAA Associate Fellow. The AIAA is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the…


Dr. Jean-Briac le Graverend, assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, is one of 58 scientists and engineers who will receive approximately $20.8 million in grants from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) through its Young Investigato…


M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Sharath Girimaji holder of the Wofford Cain Chair II in Offshore Technology. The endowed chair appointment was effective Oct. 1. Girimaji is the head of the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University. He…