Archive for Materials

The Texas A&M Engineering Program recently invested 20 new chair and professorship appointments for the 2015-2016 academic year, in addition to recognizing current chair holders and professorships. The event was held April 19 at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. Dr. M. Katherine Ban…


A group of researchers in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University led by Dr. Xinghang Zhang has investigated defect dynamics in heavy ion (Krypton) irradiated nanotwinned Ag and revealed twin boundary-defect…


Youxing Chen, Ph.D. student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the 2015 Distinguished Graduate Student Award for Excellence in doctoral research from The Association of Former Students at Texas A&M. Chen is completing his doctoral degree…


Three graduate students from the Dwight look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University received the STLE-Houston Session Scholarship.  Zhihao Tony Huang and Thomas Kerr from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Jingren Li from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering wer…


Texas A&M Engineering’s graduate program ranked 12th overall and seventh among public institutions in the latest U.S. News & World Report survey, “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2016.” Individual programs ranked were: Aerospace Engineering, 8 (5 public); Agricultural Engineering 2 (2); Bio…


Sherry Escalante, manager of faculty services in the Office of the Vice Chancellor and Dean of Engineering, and Holly Toschlog, business coordinator in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, are two of the 15 individuals selected to receive the 2014-15 President’s Meritorious Service A…


The Dwight Look College of Engineering will participate in Texas A&M University’s annual premiere recruiting event, Aggieland Saturday, on Feb. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The open house will include resource tables from each of the undergraduate programs in the Look College for prospective studen…


Dr. Alaa Elwany, assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, along with Dr. Ibrahim Karaman and Dr. Raymundo Arroyave from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering was awarded a $500,000 Early Stage Innovations (ESI) Research Gr…


Texas A&M University at Qatar co-hosted the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) Middle East-Mediterranean Materials Congress on Energy and Infrastructure Systems earlier this month at the Ritz Carlton Hotel Doha. The conference is co-organized and sponsored by Qatar University, Qatar…


The Student Engineers’ Council (SEC) at Texas A&M University is hosting its 2015 Spring Career Fair on Tuesday and Wednesday (Jan. 27 and 28) at Reed Arena. The fair, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, is the premier recruiting event for the Dwight Look College of Engineering.  The care…


Since the 1960s, researchers around the world have been looking for ways to employ the unique properties of active materials such as shape memory alloys (SMAs) for the development of morphing aerospace structures. Dr. Darren Hartl, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) research assis…


Dr. Haiyan Wang, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named one of four recipients of the 2015 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award. The award, which is presented by The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas (TAMEST), …


In a move that could have huge implications for national security, researchers have created a very sensitive and tiny detector that is capable of detecting radiation from various sources at room temperature. The detector is eight to nine orders of magnitude –100 million to as high as 1 billion — tim…


Dr. Hong Liang's research on how gold nanoparticles can destroy superbacteria in the human body such as Escheria coli and drug-resistant Staphococcus aureus was featured on Popular Mechanics. Liang is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University.  As bacteria …


Dr. Raymundo Arroyave, associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is part of a group from The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) that is leading a new study on behalf of the Material Measurement Laboratory of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Tec…