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Mechanical engineering assistant professor Dr. Devesh Ranjan has been awarded the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for his five-year project, “Transition, Turbulence and Mixing in Shock-Accelerated Variable Density Flows at Extreme Conditions.”  Th…


The design of objects requiring a battery is often limited because batteries are usually flat or cylindrical in shape. But what if the power supply could be any shape, or be part of the object’s structure, or better yet, be the object itself. Thanks to a recent grant awarded to Assistant Professor …


Dr. Robert Balog, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was a guest speaker on a local radio show to discuss solar power. Balog was interviewed Jan. 9 by Allise Burris and Jenn Atkins for their eco-friendly environmental talk show, Rethink…


Dr. Haiyan Wang, an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, and several co-authors have had their paper published in Nature’s Scientific Report. The paper, “Direct observation of Lomer-Cottrell Locks during strain hardening in nanocr…


Dr. Devesh Ranjan, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, is one of 40 scientists and engineers who will receive approximately $15 million in grants from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research through its Young Investigator Research Program (AFOSR-YIP). The grant was …


Dr. Guofei Gu, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received an award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) through its Young Investigator Research Program (YIP). Gu was selected for his proposal, "Go Ahead of …


Manoj Prasad, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M has received the Texas A&M University 2012-2013 Dissertation Fellowship from the Office of Graduate Studies. The dissertation fellowship will last from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. It is designed to suppo…


Dr. Shuguang (Robert) Cui from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University recently won the prestigious 2012 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Signal Processing Society (SPS) Best Paper Award. The award honors the authors of a journal pap…


Dr. Jaime Grunlan's research into fire-resistant materials is featured in the November/December 2012 issue of Textile World magazine, a leading publication in the textiles industry. The article highlights Grunlan's development of a thin polymer coating that keeps fabric and polyurethane-foam-base…


Dr. Xi Zhang, an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received a multimillion-dollar grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Zhang -- who leads a team of three researchers from the University of Connecticut, the Univ…


Pictured: Senior mechanical engineering major Keele Venable discusses her team’s poster with AggiE-Challenge Project Showcase attendees     More than 100 undergraduate students from several engineering disciplines gathered in the Zachry Engineering Center Dec. 13 for the AggiE-Challenge Project…


Projects led by three Texas A&M petroleum engineering faculty researchers have received funding from the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA). Dr. Ding Zhu and Dr. Ahmad Ghassemi wrote two of the 15 proposals selected from among the 78 submitted. Dr. David Bur­nett entered …


You might not see bugs and bacteria on fresh fruit and vegetables, but they’re there. Texas A&M food engineers are experimenting with new technologies to eliminate these threats to keep our produce safe and healthy. Many Americans assume fruits and vegetables sold in supermarkets are safe, whol…


Yateendra Deshpande, a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, won a Best Presentation Award in the PM Machine Drives Track at the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) IECON 2012 conference in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.…


Jung Hwan Woo, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, won the Graduate Student Presentation Award at the Joint Fall 2012 Meeting of the Texas Sections of the American Physics Society, American Association of Physics Teachers and Zone 13 …