Archive for Mechanical

Texas A&M University was recently ranked seventh in the nation and 10th in the world for mechanical engineering, according to the mechanical engineering subject area in the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) from ShanghaiRanking.  To be included in a subject ranking, each univ…


Dr. Jaime Grunlan, Linda & Ralph Schmidt ’68 Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University; Dr. Kevin Holder, a former doctoral student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering; and Ryan Smith, a current doctoral student in the Department of Chem…


Finding ways to increase the comfort and care of premature babies and help elderly patients live more independent and safe lives were the spotlights of the latest Aggies Invent. In this unique Aggies Invent, students from the Undergraduate Summer Research Grant program (USRG) and Texas A&M Un…


One of the main reasons you don’t see supersonic jets flying across the country is noise.  Sonic booms created by supersonic flight were so disruptive that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Congress banned supersonic travel over the United States in 1973. A multi-disciplinary team headed…


Two students from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University were among the 10th class of Maroon Coats recognized by the Texas A&M Foundation in April. Elton McIntosh ’19 and Hudson Lorfing ’19 attended the coating ceremony at the Jon L. Hagler Center, where current and…


Since he was a boy, Leroy S. “Skip” Fletcher ’58 remembers looking up to his father, Robert H. “Bob” Fletcher. A hardworking family man, Bob shared his passion for mechanical engineering with his son and thousands of Aggie students over the years. He couldn’t know it as a youngster, but Fletcher wo…


Dr. Je-Chin Han, Distinguished Professor and holder of the Marcus C. Easterling Chair in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named recipient of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2016 Max Jakob Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to the…


The Texas A&M College of Engineering at Texas A&M University honored Department of Mechanical Engineering former student Jimmy Williams with an Outstanding Alumni Award on April 20. Williams, who serves as executive director and Distinguished Service Professor of the Engineering and Technol…


Three engineering student teams took the top spots in the 2017 Raymond Ideas Challenge competition hosted by the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship at the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. The Raymond Ideas Challenge is an annual competition that challenges students to exp…


We all lose our balance sometimes; we slip, we fall, we get back up. But for some, life is a balance beam, and merely walking around poses great risks of tripping, slipping or falling. Dr. Pilwon Hur, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has…


For the 5th annual Engineering Project Showcase, the work of more than 1,000 students was represented on April 29 in the Hall of Champions at Texas A&M University’s Kyle Field.  The Engineering Project Showcase provides students an opportunity to demonstrate and display their engineering projec…


A researcher with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University is working to create the next generation of computer-aided tools for enabling conceptual design – an undertaking instrumental in catering to the ever-increasing demand for product innovation. Dr. Vinayak, assista…


Using the technology behind origami and kirigami manufacturing, researchers from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Visualization at Texas A&M University want to give non-manufacturers the ability to design and customize products for their own use.


Researchers with the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University are taking complex interactions between drops of water and material surfaces and conducting fundamental research to understand why some droplets adhere to surfaces and why others don’t. …


The Grand Challenge Scholars Program (GCSP) at Texas A&M University is a selective three-year program offered to sophomore students with the intent to attract, retain and graduate future leaders who are equipped to solve engineering grand challenges facing our society today and in the future. Wh…