Archive for Mechanical

Wei Dai and Hyunho Choi, graduate students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, were each awarded scholarships from the Houston Section of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) to study tribology. Dai has been conducting fundamental investi…


The work of more than 700 students was represented at the Engineering Project Showcase 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 projects highlighting …


Students from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University collaborated with a student from the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering to develop a new way to fight clean water access issues facing the world today. With over 700 million people currently suffering…


Photo of an autonomous underwater vehicle developed by Dr. Mohamed Gharib, Dr. Mansour Karkoub and Dr. Huiwei Wang in the Smart System Laboratory at Texas A&M University at Qatar   More than 45 experts participated in a workshop on autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) recently hosted by Tex…


Three Texas A&M University engineering students were honored at the Distinguished Graduate Student Awards ceremony April 25. The students honored were Trevor Jon Terrill (mechanical engineering), Jaskirat Singh Batra (electrical and computer engineering); and Zhaokai Meng (biomedical engineering…


Dr. William Schneider, Zachry Professor of Engineering Practice in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was spotlighted in a recent article, “This Expandable Structure Could Become the Future of Living in Space” for Smithsonian Magazine. The article opines emerging …


The College of Engineering at Texas A&M University honored six alumni during the 2016 Outstanding Alumni Awards Banquet. Receiving the Outstanding Alumni Honor Award were Stuart R. Bell ’79, president, The University of Alabama; Greg C. Garland ’80, chairman and CEO, Phillips 66; J. Stephen Rot…


Dr. Stuart Bell, president of University of Alabama, talks with Dr. Andreas A. Polycarpou, mechanical engineering department head, during a visit to campus. Don’t let the crimson tie fool you, Dr. Stuart Bell is very proud of his Texas A&M University roots. The Department of Mechanical Engineer…


M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Andreas A. Polycarpou the James J. Cain Chair in Mechanical Engineering in recognition of his exceptional record as a researcher and educator. The endowed chair appointment is effective May 1. James J. Cain ’51 establish…


Of the four recipients of the College of Engineering’s 2016 Instructional Faculty Teaching Awards, two are from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. Dr. Tillie McVay, senior lecturer, and Dr. John Haglund, lecturer, will each formally receive their awards at the …


M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, recently announced the recipients of the 2016 Dean of Engineering Excellence Award. Two assistant professors, two associate professors and two full professors received the award. Each award winner will receive a monetary gift and recognit…


The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s Turbomachinery Laboratory’s first Asia Turbomachinery and Pump Symposium (ATPS) was recently featured in an article in International Turbomachinery. The article highlights the success of the symposium, while outlining the challenges the ATPS faced,…


Of the five faculty members selected to receive 2015-2016 College of Engineering Faculty Fellow Awards, two recipients are from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University.  Dr. Anastasia Muliana, professor, was named a William Keeler Fellow.  Dr. Choongho Yu, associate pr…


The inaugural Asia Turbomachinery and Pump Symposium (ATPS), organized by the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s Turbomachinery Laboratory, debuted Feb. 22-26, 2016, at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, Asia’s market center. The event serves as an ideal training and networking opportun…


The only thing separating Texas A&M University from the largest medical facility in the world is 90 miles. A recent three-day workshop brought individuals from the Texas Medical Center and the Dwight Look College of Engineering together for a discussion about cardiovascular health and the challe…