Archive for Nuclear

Nasan Tsengeg, sophomore in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, placed first for undergraduate research in the engineering category of Texas A&M’s student research week.  Tsengeg contributes to ongoing research being conducted by Dr. Carlos Estra…


More than a dozen nuclear engineering students from Texas A&M University presented at the 2016 American Nuclear Society (ANS) Student Conference in Madison, Wisconsin. Doctoral student Lane Carasik received the designation of best presentation in the graduate category for the thermal hydraulics …


It was an eventful retirement for former Texas A&M University nuclear engineering student Patrick Pfanz ’93, who attended his retirement ceremony in College Station, Texas on March 25 after serving 21 years in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear submarine officer. The ceremony was as a tribute to Pfanz’s…


Texas A&M University nuclear engineering doctoral student and Idaho National Laboratory (INL) research scientist Vishal Patel is designing the space ships of tomorrow, developing rockets powered by nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) that may one day take humans on their journey to Mars. “The…


The Texas A&M Institute for Preclinical Studies (TIPS) and the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, under the direction of associate professor Dr. Gamal Akabani, have installed and commissioned a new multimodal Albira Si micro-PET/SPECT/CT system for preclinical small a…


Ray Rothrock, a venture capitalist and former student of the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, has established the Ray Rothrock Lecture Series. The series will feature a variety of national and international speakers discussing the possibilities for change and innovat…


Ania Kimberly Kaminski ‘’07, a former student of the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, is currently in her eighth year at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).  She worked for six years in the Technical Support Division designing, installing and maintaining Un…


Donald Bruss, a graduate student in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, won an Outstanding Poster Award at the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) 2016 Stewardship Science Academic Programs (SSAP) Symposium in Bethesda, Maryland. The SAAP Symposium serves…


The University of Tennessee at Knoxville hosted an invited seminar and webinar given by Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) senior research scientist Dr. Frank Garner regarding work he and Dr. Lin Shao, associate professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M U…


Texas A&M Engineering’s graduate program ranked 11th overall and seventh among public institutions in the latest U.S. News & World Report survey, “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2017.” The current overall ranking is an improvement of one spot from last year’s rankings. Individual programs …


Jordan Evans, a materials science engineering doctoral student at Texas A&M University, was named a recipient of the Roy G. Post Foundation Scholarship and will be receiving the award, valued at $5,000, at the annual Waste Management Conference in Phoenix on March 8. Recipients of the scholarshi…


The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station's Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) at Texas A&M University and Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) co-hosted a two and half-day nuclear security training workshop for the Indian academics from Feb. 10-12. The worksh…


Researchers at the Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) in conjunction with the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, and Professor Charles M. Folden III at the Cyclotron Institute, have developed a new method in nuclear forensics research to determine the…


The Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University recently hosted a two-week International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) interregional training course that familiarized participants with an understanding of the physics and technology behind water-cooled reactors. The course used a s…


The Texas A&M University chapter of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) recently hosted a nuclear science merit badge workshop for local area troops of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Faculty from the Department of Nuclear Engineering, in conjunction with ANS volunteers, helped the scouts wor…