Archive for Materials

Timothy Brown, doctoral student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship. The five-year fellowship will include a $34,000 annual stipend and a $12,000 cost-of education allowance.Br…


Research shows that America desperately needs professionals specializing in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to expand and advance its economy and society. Currently less than 15 percent of engineers are women. To reverse this statistic, maintaining enthusiasm in science, tech…


Amy Bolon, doctoral student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the Buck Weirus Spirit Award, one of the highest awards a student can earn at Texas A&M. “I am honored to receive this award and will strive to continue to work hard and …


Brandon Sweeney and Blake Teipel, graduate students in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, won the $50,000 first prize for their patent-pending 3-D printing at the 2016 Baylor New Venture Competition at Baylor University. The two-day event was composed of…


Texas A&M Engineering’s graduate program ranked 11th overall and seventh among public institutions in the latest U.S. News & World Report survey, “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2017.” The current overall ranking is an improvement of one spot from last year’s rankings. Individual programs …


Two researchers with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) have received research instrumentation awards from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Dr. Ibrahim Karaman, head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University and Chevron Professor I, …


Dr. Svetlana Sukhishvili, professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has received a $424,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct fundamental research on controlling the structure of functional polymer coatings for biomedical and optical applications. S…


Jordan Evans, a materials science engineering doctoral student at Texas A&M University, was named a recipient of the Roy G. Post Foundation Scholarship and will be receiving the award, valued at $5,000, at the annual Waste Management Conference in Phoenix on March 8. Recipients of the scholarshi…


Dr. Michael J. Demkowicz, associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded a grant to speed up the development and application of nanometallic materials (NMMs). The grant is supported by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) …


Dr. Alan Needleman, TEES Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, chaired the program committee for the 2016 annual conference of The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST). The program was held in Da…


Demkowicz demonstrating a hydrogen analyzer in his laboratory Dr. Michael J. Demkowicz has joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University as an associate professor. Demkowicz specializes in computational materials design and fundamental physics of materi…


Dr. Ji Ma with a sample of growing rod developed with the adaptive alloy technology at the Microstructural Engineering of Structural and Active Materials (MESAM) laboratory Scoliosis is typically defined as the curvature of the spine, which in severe cases can lead to severe physical deformity…


Raymundo Arróyave, associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been appointed associate editor of the Journal of Materials Science. He began his new role this month.  “The Journal of Materials Science is one of the premier multidiscipl…


Dr. Sarbajit Banerjee, an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently awarded the Rosenhain Medal and Prize by the Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining (IOM3) for his research in new materials design. The award w…


Sydney Williams, an undergraduate student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, will be the first student to receive a minor degree in materials science and engineering. Williams will graduate with a bachelor’s degree this fall. The Department of Materials Science…