Archive for Materials

In-situ nanoindentation study of phase transformation in magnetic shape memory alloys Texas A&M University researchers led by Dr. Xinghang Zhang in the Department of Mechanical Engineering have examined stress induced martensitic phase transformations in magnetic shape memory alloys via in-situ…


A solution of oligomer-grafted nanoplatelets is sprayed onto substrate. As the solution dries, nanoplatelets self-assemble into “nano-walls,” which create an oxygen barrier. The surface is coated using an off-the-shelf art-supply spray gun.


Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has announced the recipients of the 2013-2014 College of Engineering Faculty Fellow Awards. Recipients of this year's awards are William and Montine P. Head FellowsDr. Edward White, Aerospace EngineeringDr. Peng Li, Electrical and Co…


Spencer A. Hawkins, a Ph.D. materials science and engineering student researching epoxy nanocomposites in the Polymer Technology Center under the direction of Dr. H.J Sue, has been awarded a fellowship through the NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Graduate Fellowship Program, a program funded by NASA's Offic…


Pictured: Dr. Jaime Grunlan's research team tests foam that has been treated with a novel flame-retardant coating. A new publication of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) features the materials research of Dr. Jaime Grunlan, the Gulf Oil/Thomas A. Dietz Career Development Professor at Texas …


Dr. Raymundo Arroyave, associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named co-recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Service Award from the Electronic, Magnetic and Photonic Materials Division (EMPMD) of the Minerals, Metals and Materia…


The September 2013 ASME magazine highlights Dr. Partha Mukherjee’s work in PEM (polymer electrolyte membrane) fuel cell electrodes in an article, “Cars without Combustion.” The article features innovative technology that researchers hope will make fuel cell vehicles more efficient and cost effectiv…


Kaiyuan Yu, a graduate student in the Department of Material Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, won first place in the TMS (The Metals, Minerals and Materials Society) Graduate Student Paper Contest. for his paper, “In situ studies of irradiation induced twin boundary migration in …


Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Ibrahim Karaman to the Chevron Professorship I in the Dwight Look College of Engineering. The appointment is effective for a term of three years. Karaman, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, joi…


A thin polymer coating on foam used in furniture can prevent the spread of flames, said Dr. Jaime Grunlan, the Gulf Oil/Thomas A. Dietz Career Development Professor at Texas A&M university. Furniture cushions are made of flammable polyurethane foam that, when burned, puddles at high temperature…


Dr. Ibrahim Karaman has been appointed interim head of the newly established Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University. Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, and Dr. H. Joeseph Newton, dean of the College of Science, made the announcement…


Dr. Ozden Ochoa, associate director for science and technology at the Army Research Laboratory Headquarters in Adelphi, Md., and a professor at Texas A&M University, has received the Wayne W. Stinchcomb Memorial Award from ASTM International Committee D30 on Composite Materials. The Stinchcomb A…


The formation of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University has been approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, announced Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering.  The new department will be jointly operated by the College…


Research into a versatile class of material, the MAX phases, with a large variety of potential high-temperature and low-friction applications by Dr. Miladin Radovic, his group, and collaborators was featured on in the April 2013 issue of the American Ceramic Society Bulletin. The cover of this iss…


Ultrasound technology could soon experience a significant upgrade that would enable it to produce high-quality, high-resolution images thanks to the development of a new key material by a team of researchers that includes a professor in Texas A&M University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering…