Archive for Mechanical

Dr. Jaime Grunlan, an associate professor and the Gulf Oil/Thomas A. Dietz Development Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received a three-year cooperative agreement from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that will provide $…


Texas A&M University and the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) have received $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) to train the next generation of industrial energy efficiency experts. U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced more than $30 million for 24 universi…


Dr. Timothy J. Jacobs (pictured on the left) and Dr. Cris Schwartz, assistant professors in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, have been invited to participate in the National Academy of Engineering's Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium Nov. 13-16 at the N…


Dr. Richard Malak, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the 2011 Robert E. Fulton Best Paper Award at a recent conference of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Malak and his former graduate student Robert Parker won …


Dr. N.K. Anand has been appointed interim dean of the Dwight Look College of Engineering, acting vice chancellor for engineering of The Texas A&M University System, and acting director of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES). He will serve in these roles until the new dean, vice chan…


Dr. Jorge Alvarado, associate professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution, recently received a project from the Department of Defense (DoD) to develop and deploy a new generation of heat transfer fluids (HTF) in key military installations. As part of the two-ye…


A paper recently published by graduate student Amy Bolon (pictured on the left) and Dr. Molly Gentleman, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering,has been highlighted in Ceramic Tech Today, the blog of the American Ceramic Society. The paper, "Raman Spectroscopic Observati…


Rajeshwari Paluri, graduate student with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, published an article, “Surface Characterization of Novel Alumina-based Composites for Energy Efficient Sliding Systems,” in the June 2011 issue of JOM (vol. 63, no. 6, pp. 77–83), the journal of The Minerals, Metals &…


Dr. Warren M. Heffington, an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, was honored July 24 with a Distinguished Service Award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy division.Heffington has directed Texas A&M’s Industrial Assessment Cent…


Dr. Timothy J. Jacobs, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, is one of nine engineering professors presented with the SAE International Ralph R. Teetor Education Award during the SAE 2011 World Congress inDetroit. This award, established in 196…


Rigoberto Lopez, a junior in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, is featured as Great Minds in STEM's Scholar of the Week for the week of June 27 through July 3. Lopez is a 2010 HENAAC-NASA Johnson Space Center scholarship recipient. Lopez began preparing for his …


Dr. David Staack, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF established the CAREER program to support junior fa…


Dr. Jerald Caton has been appointed interim head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. Caton, the Gulf Oil/Thomas A. Dietz Professor, joined the Texas A&M Engineering faculty as an assistant professor in 1979. From 1987 to 1988 and 1993 to 1994, during two sab…


The legacy of civil engineer Marina Q. Smith will continue to shine through a Texas A&M University graduate fellowship honoring her memory. The Marina Q. Smith '90 Memorial Fellowship in Pipeline Research, endowed through the Texas A&M Foundation, benefits civil, chemical, mechanical or pet…


Dr. Miladin Radovic, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF established the CAREER program to support junior…