Archive for Civil

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Amy Epps-Martin holder of the A.P. & Florence Wiley Faculty Fellow in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University. The endowed professorship was effective March 1, 2014. Epps-Martin is …


Dr. Dallas Little, Snead Chair Professor and Regents Professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, has been named the Saudi-Aramco Honorary Chair in asphalt technology at King Faisal University (KFU) in Saudi Arabia. Saudi-Aramco, the world’s largest oil company which produces more than …


Dr. Jean-Louis Briaud, the Spencer J. Buchanan Chair in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently elected President of the Federation of International Geo-engineering Societies (FedIGS) for the 2014-2018 term. FedIGS regroups the following international so…


The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has named M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering at Texas A&M University, director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station and Harold J. Haynes Deans Chair Professor, among its 2014 class of new members. Chairman of The …


The Dwight Look College of Engineering will participate in Texas A&M University’s annual premiere recruiting event, Aggieland Saturday, on Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The open house will include resource tables from each of the undergraduate programs in the Look College for prospective stude…


Si Gou, a doctoral student in civil engineering, won the Outstanding Paper Award at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Gou is part of the Miller Geoecohydrology Research Group that is led by Dr. Gretchen R. Miller, an assistant professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering…


The Student Engineers’ Council (SEC) at Texas A&M University is hosting its 2014 Spring Career Fair on Tuesday (Jan. 28) at Reed Arena. The fair, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., is the premier recruiting event for the Dwight Look College of Engineering. The career fair is planned, organized, …


The Zachry Department of Civil Engineering honored three former students with the Distinguished Graduate Award at the department’s Endowed Scholarship and Distinguished Graduate Banquet in November in College Station. Recipients were William H. Hanson ’79, Mary Kay Jackson ’83 and Roy L. Wilshire ’…


Dr. Jean-Louis Briaud, the Spencer J. Buchanan Chair in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, recently gave three invited lectures in St. Petersburg, Russia. One talk was given at the Vladimir Ulitsky Symposium on the topic, “Anchored Walls: Full Scale Experiment a…


The Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University held its 21st Buchanan Lecture Nov. 22 at the College Station Hilton in the Brazos Amphitheater.  The 2013 Buchanan Lecturer was Dr. Andrew Whittle, the Edmund K. Turner Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Eng…


Dr. Jean-Louis Briaud has completed the first introductory geotechnical engineering textbook to cover both saturated and unsaturated soil mechanics. Briaud is the Spencer J. Buchanan Chair in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University. He is past president of the Interna…


Pictured left to right: Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, with Jean-Louis Briaud, Teresa Wright, Linda Huff and Robert Nevels. Faculty and staff in the Dwight Look College of Engineering and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) were recognized Dec…


Aggie ocean engineering students from the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering will be recognized today (Nov. 8) at the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) Annual Meeting in Seattle. The Texas A&M students competed in the International Student Offshore Design Competition …


The 100 fastest-growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world were recognized today (Oct. 25) at the 9th Annual Aggie 100 program, sponsored by the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. The Aggie 100 focuses on growth as an i…


Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, gave the keynote address at the 43rd Annual Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference today (Oct. 24) in Oklahoma City. In her talk, "Enrollment Growth with Excellence: The 25 by 25 Initiative," Banks discussed Texas A&M's 25 by 25 …