Archive for Materials Science

As of September 2017, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University will be home to three ongoing National Science Foundation (NSF) projects through the Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF) projects. The goal of the program is to acce…


With nearly 40 sections worldwide, the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) now has a home at Texas A&M University. The idea came to light when students working with faculty members in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering began meeting on a regular basis. “The resea…


The sixth annual Summer School in Computational Materials Science (CMS3) was held at Texas A&M University. CMS3 hosts graduate students, postdocs, junior faculty, research scientists and engineers from universities and companies around the world. Additionally, the instructors of the school are …


Friend, confidant, advisor, advocate. These words have long been used to describe the personality and drive Julianne (Jules) Henry encompasses in her every day work. As the sole academic advisor for more than 150 students in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M Univer…


Tasked with designing a new material that can transform its shape at very low temperatures, a team of undergraduate and graduate students in the Texas A&M University College of Engineering went above and beyond the competition’s requirements and conquered the Consortium for the Advancement of Sh…


Dr. Osman Anderoglu ’10, a graduate of the materials science and engineering program at Texas A&M University, has become a faculty member in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of New Mexico. Anderoglu earned his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Bo…


Dr. Kumar Ankit, formerly a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been appointed assistant professor at Arizona State University. “As a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering,…


One of the passions of Dr. Patrick Shamberger is making a difference in the learning process of 21st century engineering students. Within 18 months, Shamberger led a team of faculty members that established a new undergraduate minor and developed curriculum for a new Bachelor of Science degree. He a…


Awarded to graduate students whose service has positively impacted the larger graduate student body at Texas A&M University, the Montgomery Award recognizes the recipient’s excellent academics, scholarship and service beyond the classroom. Jaskirat Batra, a graduate student in the Department …


From aerospace and defense to digital dentistry and medical devices, 3-D printed parts are used in a variety of industries. Currently, 3-D printed parts are very fragile and traditionally used in the prototyping phase of materials or as a toy for display. A doctoral student in the Department of Ma…


Reece Goldsberry, undergraduate research assistant in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, recently received the Best Undergraduate Poster Award from the National Association of Corrosion Engineers International (NACE). This research project was essentially focused on evaluating the…


It’s a material world, and an extremely versatile one at that, considering its most basic building blocks — atoms — can be connected together to form different structures that retain the same composition. Diamond and graphite, for example, are but two of the many polymorphs of carbon, meaning that …


Electronic devices have been constantly decreasing in size and increasing in speed and efficiency, from miniaturized personal computers to pocket-sized cell phones. Researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University have discovered a class of two-dimension…


A team of researchers from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University is collaborating to 4-D print nickel-titanium shape memory alloys. The research group is comprised of Dr. Ibrahim Karaman, department h…


Dr. Assel Aitkaliyeva ’12, a graduate of the materials science and engineering department, has been appointed as a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at The University of Florida. Aitkaliyeva received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from …