Archive for Mechanical

Dr. Andrea Strzelec’s recent publication Oxygen Reactivity of Devolatilized Diesel Engine Particulates from Conventional and Biodiesel Fuels is featured by Renewable Energy Global Innovations as a key scientific article contributing to the excellence in energy research. Dr. Strzelec’s study repor…


Byron Anderson has created a fellowship in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The Byron H. Anderson ’54 Fellowship will provide one or more scholarships to full-time students in good standing pursuing a graduate degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University. “I created the f…


Chun-Wei Yao, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, was selected as the Dwight Look College of Engineering’s recipient of the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation Grant. Yao was selected for the award due to his exemplary academic record and research accomplishments. …


The Dwight Look College of Engineering will participate in Texas A&M University’s annual premiere recruiting event, Aggieland Saturday, on Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The open house will include resource tables from each of the undergraduate programs in the Look College for prospective stude…


Discovery Channel Canada recently featured on its popular show, Daily Planet, research on Bipedal Robotic Locomotion carried out at the AMBER Lab led by Dr. Aaron Ames. AMBER Lab, an acronym for A&M Bipedal Experimental Robotics Lab, was established by Dr. Ames in the Mechanical Engineering Dep…


Dr. Jaime Grunlan, the Gulf Oil/Thomas A. Dietz Career Development Professor at Texas A&M University, has been appointed an editor of the Journal of Materials Science. The journal, which is a cornerstone journal in the field of materials science and engineering, is published by Springer and is …


Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. William Schneider holder of the Zachry Professor of Engineering. The endowed professorship appointment was effective Jan. 1. Schneider is a professor of engineering practice in the Department of Mechanical Engineerin…


Dr. Douglas Allaire joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering as Assistant Professor on January 1st, 2014.  Dr. Allaire received his Ph.D from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT in 2009. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from the same department, which he earned in 2004 and 20…


The Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL) and the Texas chapters of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the annual Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency (CATEE) Awards at a ceremony held recently in San Antonio. ESL is a center within the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station. The awar…


The nationally renowned Texas A&M Formula SAE team was presented a check contribution of $5000 by BP America and Castrol Oil to support their team in the upcoming 2014 Formula SAE Design Competition. Representatives from the companies, Mr. David Pierpoline, Mr. Samuel A. Walker, and Mr. Andrew N…


The advanced humanoid robot, Valkyrie, unveiled by NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) walks, thanks to Texas A&M University’s Dr. Aaron Ames and his research team as part of the larger NASA Valkyrie team. Ames, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and his research team …


Students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering who had enrolled in MEEN 402, a course on Intermediate Design conducted by Dr. William Schneider, had their final class projects reviewed by a team four NASA scientists. NASA astronaut Mike Fossum was also present to review the student presentatio…


Pictured left to right: Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, with Jean-Louis Briaud, Teresa Wright, Linda Huff and Robert Nevels. Faculty and staff in the Dwight Look College of Engineering and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) were recognized Dec…


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. C. Steve Suh, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, recently published his second book, "Control of Cutting Vibration and Machining Instability: A Time-Frequency Approach for Precision, Micro and Nano Machining," which he co-authored with Dr. Meng–Kun Liu. In this boo…