Archive for Materials

According to a recent study by the American College Health Association, more than 30 percent of college students experienced severe depression, 50 percent struggled with anxiety and nearly 55 percent reported feeling alone.Instead of standing by while her peers struggled, Sneha Chawla, graduate stud…


Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering is No. 2 on Best College Values’ ranking of the 50 Top Value Master’s in Engineering. The University of California, Berkeley was the only program to rank higher than Texas A&M. Georgia Institute of Technology (third), The University of Texas at …


Dr. Terry S. Creasy, associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been appointed to the editorial board of the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering Journal (SAMPE). Creasy begins his new role in the fall. Crea…


Jordan Evans (third from left) at the 2016 Nuclear Engineering Student Delegation (NESD) in Washington, D.C. All commercial nuclear reactors in the United States use water as a coolant, a technology that is more than 50 years old. New technologies are available, but necessary research and develop…


Texas A&M University is the top beneficiary in a major new initiative announced recently by Gov. Greg Abbott that has resulted in attracting 10 distinguished researchers to the state. Five of the renowned faculty members recruited through the Governor’s University Research Initiative (GURI) will…


Spencer Hawkins, a doctoral student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, recently had his research collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) highlighted in the May 2016 edition of Helping to Facilitate the Creation of T…


From left to right: Dr. Miladin Radovic, Diyar Dhannoon, Amy Bolon, Dr. Fernando Soto, Yenny Cubides-Gonzalez, Kevin Holder and Dr. Michael Demkowicz  The inaugural Materials Science and Engineering Awards at Texas A&M University honored eight graduate students, one recent graduate and a post…


Dr. Patrick Shamberger, assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the first Open Education Champion Award from the Texas A&M Student Government Association in partnership with the Texas A&M University Libraries. He wa…


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 2016 Faculty and Staff Awards banquet. Banks presented Faculty Awards, Staff Excellence Awards, a New Employee A…


The Texas A&M Engineering Program recently invested 12 new chair and professorship appointments for the 2016-2017 academic year, in addition to recognizing current chair holders and professorships.    Engineering faculty who were awarded the new designation of a chair or professorship were pres…


The first cohort of Texas A&M University’s National Research Traineeship (NRT) program collaborated with national experts in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) during training at the  National Science Foundation’s inaugural NRT Annual Meeting at the University of Maryland in…


Drs. Zachary Grasley and Mary Beth Hueste of the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University received awards at the spring 2016 American Concrete Institute (ACI) Concrete Convention and Exposition in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Grasley, associate professor and the Peter C. Forster …


Dr. Diego Gómez-Gualdrón, former graduate student of materials science and engineering at Texas A&M University, has accepted an assistant professor position at Chemical and Biological Engineering Department Colorado School of Mines.Gómez-Gualdrón received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemic…


The elevator pitch, a short, easily understandable description of a project that instantly attracts interest and support, is a skill that can be perfected with practice and is not sufficiently covered in graduate curriculum. Texas A&M University’s Materials Advantage chapter offered an opportun…


A student team from Texas A&M University, led by engineering Ph.D. students Blake Teipel and Charles “Brandon” Sweeney, won the grand prize at the Rice Business Plan Competition for its startup company TriFusion Devices. The startup has developed customizable, 3-D printed prosthetic leg devices …