Archive for Mechanical Engineering

Elon Musk, the CEO and CTO of SpaceX, first challenged the engineering community with his 2013 white paper, to develop Hyperloop, a way to safely move people from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes, at speeds of up to 760 mph. In June of this year, SpaceX initiated a pod design competition…


Exosent Engineering was ranked 17th in the 2015 Aggie 100 which identifies, recognizes and celebrates the 100 fastest growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world. Exosent, which had a compound annual growth of 87 percent from 2012 through 2014, is led by Dr. Andrew Duggleby ‘02, former …


Dr. Jerald A. Caton, Gulf Oil/Thomas A. Dietz Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, recently completed the book, “An Introduction to Thermodynamic Cycle Simulations for Internal Combustion Engines.” The book provides an introduction to basic thermodynami…


A group of students from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University competed in the Grassroots Motorsports 2015 Challenge held in Florida. The team from Texas A&M finished second overall. The competition included 54 teams made up of family members, independent racers a…


Dr. J.N. Reddy, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected a Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. Reddy is being recognized for his lifetime contributions to research and education in engineering, and his profound impa…


The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University hosted Dr. Joseph J. Beaman, the Earnest F. Gloyna Regents Chair at The University of Texas at Austin, for its 2015 Fowler Distinguished Lecture Series. Beaman adds to the list of nationally recognized engineers and scientists wh…


Air pollution remains a major health hazard for our nation despite significant improvement in the United States' air quality since the passage of the Clean Air Act and formation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1970. Globally, air pollution is the largest environmental risk to human h…


The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University has opened a new student collaboration space on the second floor of the James J. Cain ‘51 Building (ENPH). The space offers students resources such as multiple electrical outlets installed near couches and chairs, dry erase white b…


It’s not every day undergraduate students are surrounded by world-renowned leaders in engineering fields, but three Texas A&M University engineering students had that opportunity at the Global Grand Challenges Summit in Beijing, China. Jointly sponsored by the U.S. National Academy of Engineeri…


Faculty members in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University work diligently to prepare students for the engineering profession. The department strives to ensure students are afforded world-class learning opportunities in the classroom and research laboratories. Professors…


Friends and colleagues of James J. Cain ’51 gathered to remember him as a great friend and mentor of Texas A&M University during a memorial service held to honor the Texas A&M graduate. Cain’s long-term commitment to the mechanical engineering department included over 30 years of gifts, and…


Engineering students from Texas A&M University’s Mechanical Engineering Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) recently analyzed the facility that houses the Lufkin Daily News to assess its current energy usage. From the preliminary electric bill analysis the team found an estimated $5,600 in yearly…


Dr. William C. Schneider, Zachry Professor of Engineering Practice, and Dr. Ozden O. Ochoa, TEES Research Professor, received a patent for their Tri-Hull Dirigible Airship. Both Schneider and Ochoa are professors in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. The dirigible…


The Mechanical Engineering Leadership Council (MELC) at Texas A&M University, recently held its 2015 fall kick-off event. The annual event is an opportunity for students to network with company representatives and meet with faculty members including Dr. Andreas Polycarpou, mechanical engineering…


Dr. J.N. Reddy, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently honored by friends, family and colleagues for life-time professional achievements and induction into National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Reddy, who is a Distinguished Professor, Regent…