Archive for Materials

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…


Liangfa Hu, a fourth-year graduate materials science and engineering student, co-authored an article in the June/July 2014 issue American Ceramic Society Bulletin analyzing results of a survey of students and recent graduates with ceramics research or interest of their impressions of their education…


A $100 million fund at The Texas A&M University System known as the Chancellor’s Research Initiative (CRI) is credited for successfully attracting four world-renowned scholars and researchers to elevate the engineering research portfolio: Christodoulos A. Floudas, professor of engineering and ap…


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…