Archive for Mechanical

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 …


The Texas A&M Formula SAE team will be competing in the 2013 Formula SAE Lincoln Student Design competition that will be held at the Lincoln Airpark in Lincoln, Neb., June 19-22. The Formula SAE Series competitions challenge teams of university undergraduates and graduate students to conceive…


Quentin and Jana Baker of San Antonio and BakerRisk have endowed a fellowship in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. This gift, with matching funds provided by the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station's Turbomachinery Laboratory, creates the BakerRisk/Quent…


Dr. Aaron Ames, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, is part of multi-university team that has received a $4 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support research into cyber-physical systems (CPS). The project, "Correct-…


While there are numerous scholarships in the Dwight Look College of Engineering endowed by generous former students, full scholarships are rare. The Michele and Jack M. Lafield ’72 Scholarship in Engineering and Carla and Richard D. Moncrief ’81 Scholarship in Engineering, a combined contribution o…


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…


Texas A&M University and The Association of Former Students have announced the recipients of the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award, and among them are three graduates of the college of engineering: Melvin S. Maltz, aerospace engineering, Class of 1947, of Houston, Texas; Dr. Ray M. Bowen, mec…


The Houston section of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) awarded scholarships to three graduate students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. Daniel Kim, Huaping Xiao and Yan Zhou, pictured left to right, received the award at a recent …


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. David Staack, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded a 3M Nontenured Faculty Award for his work on plasma processing of living tissues. 3M provides this grant to exemplary new faculty in order to help them advance their care…


Dr. Devesh Ranjan, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has received the 2013 ASME Professor Mentorship Award from the Texas A&M University student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). ASME student members nominated professors in the depart…


Dear ME students, ME students, faculty and staff are curious to know what you are doing when not in class. ME faculty are organizing a student poster competition for April 26. The flyer with information is attached. The topic relates to energy engineering or…


David Pierpoline of BP/Castrol presents Dr. Make McDermott a $5,000 check for the Formula SAE Race Team. The students will use this gift to build their race car, which they will take to Lincoln, Nebraska in May for the FSAE competition.


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…