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The inner workings of the human brain have always been a subject of great interest. Unfortunately, it is fairly difficult to view brain structures or intricate tissues due to the fact that the skull is not transparent by design. The reality is that light scattering is the major obstacle for deep pen…


Researchers from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University are spearheading the development of an interdisciplinary soft matter research user facility. The facility will help users conduct research to improve multifunctional polymer-based materials that are used…


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…


The research of Dr. Jaime Grunlan, the Linda & Ralph Schmidt ’68 Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was featured on the cover of the May issue of Macromolecular Rapid Communications, one of the highest impact factor journals focused on polymeric materials.


Dr. Daniel Ragsdale, professor of practice in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently elected to the university's Faculty Senate where he will represent the Texas A&M College of Engineering. This comes 40 years after being elected student sena…


Landscapes are all around us. For years researchers have studied the way they develop and maintain themselves, but Dr. Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe wants to know how they interact with nature, specifically coastal ecosystems. “These questions are extremely important because coastal ecosystems are first…


Dr. Zenon Medina-Cetina, associate professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was presented the Kenneth L. Clinton Award for his work as the lead of the Yucatan Initiative Project at Texas A&M. This year’s awards were given to Texas A&M University S…


Dr. Bruce L. Tai, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).


Dr. Sunil Chirayath, director of the Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) and research assistant professor with the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded an honorary professorship with Amity University in Noida, India. “We have done five wo…


Currently, there is very little known about the biology of blood clotting within the lungs and how medications can be used to treat them. A blood clot that forms within the lungs is a death sentence for numerous patients every year. Anticoagulant drugs are given to patients to treat clots, but it is…


Dr. Valerie Taylor, senior associate dean for academic affairs and the Royce E. Wisenbaker Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for her efforts in establishing a new Research Experiences for…


Dr. Calvin Woods, professor emeritus in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, passed away May 30. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering at the University of Houston in May 1955, and began working as a practicing civil engineer. In 1957, he beg…


Dr. Je-Chin Han, Distinguished Professor and holder of the Marcus C. Easterling Chair in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named recipient of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2016 Max Jakob Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to the…


From walk-on college basketball player to influential mentor for students and faculty, Dr. Robert Randall has come full circle in his 42-year career in academia. Randall, the W.H. Bauer Professor in Dredging Engineering in the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University, attended Oh…


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.