Archive for Aerospace

The Texas A&M University College of Engineering has added to the strength of its teaching and research faculty with the addition five members of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Three of the members have already joined the faculty, while two will come to Texas A&M beginning this J…


A team of researchers led by Dr. Darren Hartl, assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected for the second consecutive year by NASA’s Johnson Space Center (NASA JSC) to continue development of an advanced passively morphing radiator co…


M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Sharath Girimaji head of the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University. The appointment of Girimaji, who has been serving as interim head of the department, is effective Oct. 1. Prior to serving as the …


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…


Dr. Robert Skelton, a Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Distinguished Research Professor, helped design control systems for SKYLAB, NASA’s first space station. Now, he hopes to design the next one. Skelton’s office in the Bright Building on the Texas A&M University campus is l…


Dr. Suman Chakravorty, associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Dr. Dylan Shell, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, have received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct research which…


Dr. Moble Benedict, assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received a five-year, $750,000 grant from the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and NASA that will allow him to study the upward scalability of revolutionary vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) con…


Leading researchers and graduate students from institutions across Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and North America attended the sixth International Institute on Multifunctional Materials for Energy Conversion (IIMEC) School on Computational Materials Science Across Scales at Texas A&M …


Dr. John Valasek, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been honored with a University Professorship for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence (UPUTE). Valasek was named the holder of the Thaman Professorship. The award is conferred only upon the universi…


The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents today approved naming the Engineering Education Complex the Zachry Engineering Education Complex. The former Zachry Engineering Center is undergoing extensive renovation and will nearly double in size to more than 500,000 square feet of space whe…


Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering is No. 1 on Best College Values’ ranking of the 50 Best Value Bachelor’s in Engineering, ranking ahead of the University of California, Berkeley, and Georgia Institute of Technology, which ranked second and third, respectively. Texas A&M is the o…


Dr. John Valasek, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and director of the Center for Autonomous Vehicles and Sensor Systems (CANVASS), chaired the third intelligent systems workshop for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).  The three-day workshop is organiz…


The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Center for Autonomous Vehicles and Sensor Systems (CANVASS), Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension (AgriLife) and the Center for Geospatial Sciences, Applications and Technology (GEOSAT) at Texas A&M University have joined together …


The Zero Robotics Middle School Summer Program held its final competition on board the International Space Station (ISS) with Texas teams meeting at the Johnson Space Center in Houston on Aug. 12. Zero Robotics (ZR) is a computer programming competition for middle school students where they develop …