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Dr. Zixiang Xiong,a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, won a top ten percent paper award at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP) Workshop. Xiong, Ph.D. student Yifu Zhang and pos…


A start-up company led by a Texas A&M University faculty member and located at Texas A&M has received a prize for innovation from the Houston Technology Center, Texas’ largest technology incubator and accelerator. Shape Memory Therapeutics Inc. -- led by Dr. Duncan Maitland, associate profe…


Dr. Mahmoud El-Halwagi, professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, is the author of a newly published textbook on process engineering,Sustainable Design through Process Integration. The book covers the fundamental concepts and practical techniques on the use of process inte…


MSNBC's Future of Technology featured Texas A&M Engineering's rescue robotics work as well as a unique training facility that is part of Texas A&M Engineering. Dr. Robin Murphy, a pioneer in the field of rescue robotics, has been working on developing technology -- including underwater robo…


Dr. N.K. Anand, acting vice chancellor and interim dean for engineering, has appointed Dr. Robin Autenrieth associate dean for academic affairs. She has held the interim position since September after the retirement of Dr. Jo Howze, who previously held the position. Autenrieth has served as asso…


Dr. John L. Junkins, distinguished professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M, has been named interim director of the Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Study (TIAS). Junkins was selected from a list of several individuals nominated by members of the TIAS Adm…


Researchers and responders from The Texas A&M University System have received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create a visual “common ground” between operators and responders who use micro and small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for search and rescue. Following principle…


Dr. B. Don Russell, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has been awarded the 2011 Attwood Associate Award by U. S. National Committee of the International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE). The award was presented at the CIGRE annual meeting in D…


A professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University was among 14 Principal Investigators whose research teams received a total of $156 million from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) for their “cutting-edge resear…


Leo D. Durbin, professor emeritus in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named recipient of the Donald P. Eckman Education Award by the International Society of Automation (ISA). Durbin is receiving the prestigious award for his outstanding co…


Dr. Margaret Katherine Banks, who currently serves as head of the School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University, has been named vice chancellor for engineering for The Texas A&M University System and dean of the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. Banks will als…


Dr. Nancy M. Amato was appointed to the endowed Unocal Professorship in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. This endowed professorship is in recognition of Amato's excellent record of scholarly achievement and outstanding service. It is supported by a monetary gift f…


Texas A&M Engineering welcomed six new faculty members in Fall 2011. Dr. Zoya Heidari (far left) joined the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering as an assistant professor in 2011. She received a Ph.D. in petroleum engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. She previously …


Dr. Wonmuk Hwang, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, and his former graduate student Krishnakumar M. Ravikumar, recently had their paper, “Role of Hydration Force in the Self-Assembly of Collagens and Amyloid Steric Zipper Filaments,” publish…


The Engineering Program of The Texas A&M University System (Texas A&M Engineering) announced Sept. 15 that it has joined the EDGE® Innovation Network, a collaborative, open-environment initiative enabling industry and academia, with government input, to work together to enhance the delivery …