Archive for Materials

Bolon (right) accepting the Outstanding Graduate Student Award from M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering. Amy Bolon, graduate student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSEN) at Texas A&M University, recently received the college of engineering’s Ou…


Anas Abu-Odeh, an undergraduate student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, represented the university at the sixth Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Symposium that was hosted by the Council on Undergraduate Research in Arlington, Virginia. Abu-O…


Pictured in front of the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square are (from left) Peter Rodriguez, dean of Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business; Brad Burke, managing director of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, host of the annual business competition; Blake Teipel, co-founder and …


Dr. Raymundo Case has joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University as a professor of practice. Case comes to the department from ConocoPhillips where he worked as a staff scientist specializing in assessment of risk of failure by corrosion. During his time …


The Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University brought together more than 50 top material scientists and material design experts from across the nation to discuss interdisciplinary research focused on the engineering desig…


Dr. Tahir Cagin, Dr. Miladin Radovic and Dr. Pao Tai Lin have been appointed to the editorial board of Scientific Reports, an online open access scientific journal published by the Nature Publishing Group that covers all areas of the natural and clinical sciences. Cagin is a professor in the depart…


Dr. Raymundo Arróyave, associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been appointed to the board of directors of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS). He begins his new role in the spring. “TMS promotes the global science and…


Dr. Sam Mannan, Dr. Tahir Cagin and Dr. Arnab Chakrabarty have co-authored a book that focuses on addressing the use of multiscale modeling in process safety. Mannan is the director of the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center, Regents Professor and holder of the T. Michael O’Connor Chair I in Ar…


Texas A&M Engineering ranked eighth among engineering schools at public institutions offering a doctorate, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of the country’s undergraduate universities and programs. The college of engineering is ranked 16th overall in engineering pro…


TriFusion Devices founded by Dr. Blake Teipel (left) and Charles Brandon Sweeney (right) produces customizable 3-D-printed prosthetics. A stack of sticky notes pulled in either direction typically won’t separate. However, a single sticky note, when peeled, comes right off. The stack of sticky not…


Texas A&M University, Chevron and Austin Community College (ACC) have announced the formation of the Texas A&M-Chevron Engineering Academy at ACC, an innovative co-enrollment partnership developed to address the state’s growing need for engineers. Qualified students will be admitted to the T…


Refrigeration and cooling account for more than 17 percent of electricity consumption worldwide. However, the fundamentals of the vapor compression cycle that are used for most refrigeration applications have changed little since they were developed in the mid-19th century. As the global dependence …


Children look up to the sky and dream about space and the mystery of the unknown compels everyone at some point. For most people, however, the wonder fades. Jaskirat Batra, a graduate student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University has found a way to combin…


According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, two of every 100 Americans have an artificial joint where the ends of bones are removed or resurfaced and replaced with plastic, ceramic or metals. Titanium and ceramics such as alumina [aluminum oxide] and zirconia [zirconium oxide] account …


Leading researchers and graduate students from institutions across Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and North America attended the sixth International Institute on Multifunctional Materials for Energy Conversion (IIMEC) School on Computational Materials Science Across Scales at Texas A&M …