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Dr. Xiaoning Qian from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University has been named the College of Engineering’s Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) 2016-2017 Montague-CTE Scholar. Dr. Carmen Gomes, from the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering,…


M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Prabhakar Pagilla holder of the James J. Cain Professorship II in Mechanical Engineering. The endowed professorship appointment was effective Sept. 1. Pagilla is a Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Prof…


M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Alan Palazzolo holder of the James J. Cain Professorship I in Mechanical Engineering. The endowed professorship appointment was effective Sept. 1. Palazzolo is a Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Profes…


M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Nasir G. Gharaibeh holder of the Zachry Career Development Professorship I in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering. The endowed development professorship appointment was effective Sept. 1. Gharaibeh is an associate…


M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Arul Jayaraman holder of the Ray B. Nesbitt Endowed Chair in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering. The endowed chair appointment was effective Sept. 1.  Jayaraman is the associate department head and dir…


The Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University welcomed a tenured faculty member and two tenure-track faculty members this year. Dr. Bjorn Birgisson joins as TEES Distinguished Research Professor and director of the Center for Infrastructure Renewal, Dr. Ali Mostafavi and Dr.…


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 …


When asked why he accepted the leadership position for the new Center for Infrastructure Renewal (CIR), Dr. Bjorn Birgisson’s answer is simple: “TTI and Texas A&M are the best place in the world to be for infrastructure research.” His claim might sound glib, but it’s born of experience. Trained…


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…


M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe a Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Distinguished Research Professor. The distinguished research professorship appointment was effective Aug. 1. Rodriguez-Iturbe is a Distinguis…


M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Bjorn Birgisson a Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Distinguished Research Professor. The distinguished research professorship appointment was effective Aug. 15. Birgisson is a professor in the Zachry D…


Dr. Christodoulos A. “Chris” Floudas, director of the Texas A&M Energy Institute, passed away Sunday (Aug. 14) while on vacation with his family in Greece. Floudas, the Erle Nye '59 Chair Professor for Engineering Excellence in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&…


Metal additive manufacturing service bureaus are located in many regions over the world, but the Middle East is not one of them. Dr. Alaa Elwany, assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, jumped at the opportunity of a lifetime to partic…


M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. B. Don Russell holder of a Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Distinguished Research Chair Professorship. The distinguished research chair appointment is effective Sept. 1. Russell is a Distinguished Pro…


Dr. Zhijian (ZJ) Pei has joined the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) as a professor and researcher.  Pei brings years of experience from working in industry, academia and government environments.…