Archive for Mechanical

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…


Dr. G. Kemble Bennett, vice chancellor and dean of engineering and director of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), has appointed Dr. Dennis O'Neal associate dean for research and interim deputy director of TEES.O'Neal's appointment is effective May 1.  O'Neal, the Holdredge-Paul Profess…


Beth Placette, a graduate student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, will participate in the Los Alamos National Laboratory Computational Physics Student Summer Workshop.Placette will be working under direct supervision of Dr. Malcolm Andrews, a world-renowned e…


Dr. N.K. Anand, executive associate dean of the Dwight Look College of Engineering and associate agency director for the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), will be inducted into the Kansas State University College of Engineering Hall of Fame April 30. Anand, who is the James and Ada Forsy…


Texas A&M University graduate and NASA astronaut Mike Fossum will return to space in May as part of the International Space Station Expeditions 28 and 29. Fossum, a 1980 Texas A&M mechanical engineering graduate, will serve as a flight engineer on Expedition 28 and as commander of Expeditio…


Dr. G. Kemble Bennett, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Jaime C. Grunlan and Dr. Anastasia Muliana the Gulf Oil/Thomas A. Dietz Career Development Professors in Mechanical Engineering effective March 1. Grunlan is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical En…


Dr. Jaime C. Grunlan, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has co-authored a paper in the journal Science that is part of an international research collaboration with faculty in the Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN) at Trinity College …


Texas A&M Engineering's Dr. K.R. Rajagopal has been elected a member of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE). INAE comprises India's most distinguished engineers and technologists across the entire spectrum of engineering disciplines. Rajagopal was selected in recognition of his ou…


Dr. William Schneider, visiting professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to present the 2012 Dryden Lectureship in Research for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Dr. William Schneider The Dryden Lectureshi…


Dr. Xin-Lin Gao, a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected a Fellow by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Gao is an associate professor and joined the mechanical engineering faculty in July 2004. He earned a bachelor's degr…