Archive for Research

Cheng Sun, a Ph.D. candidate in the Materials Science and Engineering Program at Texas A&M University, has received the Student Best Paper Contest Graduate Level First-Place Award from TMS, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society. Cheng received the award for his paper, “In situ evidence o…


Dr. Phillip Hemmer, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, and several co-authors recently had their paper published in the prestigious research publication Nature Communications. The paper, "Optical detection of a single rare-earth ion in …


Dr. Arum Han, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, received a $2 million award from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) office to lead a multidisciplinary team of investigato…


Dr. P.R. Kumar, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the prestigious Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Mobility of Systems (ACM SIGMOBILE) Outstanding Contribution Award. The Outstanding Contributi…


For people suffering from diabetes and other hormonal disorders, staying healthy means staying vigilant; effective treatment requires periodic and precise doses of drugs throughout the day. The constant upkeep can make for an inconvenient and stressful way of life, but managing these disorders coul…


Substantial risk remains for serious industrial incidents that could cost property and lives, but effectively integrating science and engineering principles into academia and industry can help mitigate and even prevent these incidents, according to a new publication released by the Mary Kay O’Connor…


Lantao Liu, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has been awarded a Dissertation Fellowship for 2012-2013 by the Texas A&M University Office of Graduate Studies. The fellowship will last for nine months and is designed to support awardees while they are concl…


Dr. Srinivas Shakkottai, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Shakkottai received his CAREER award for his pr…


Low Earth Orbit is overcluttered with rogue objects and collision shrapnel that are a constant threat to spacecraft. Experts say that a traditional satellite mission to go capture each object is not efficient enough to make an appreciable difference due to the high cost of orbit transfers. Many alt…


Principal Investigator Andruid Kerne, Entrepreneurial Lead Jon Moeller, and Business Mentor Jamie Rhodes have been awarded an Innovation Corps grant by the National Science Foundation to sustain development of “ZeroTouch: High-Performance Sensing for Multi-Touch and Free-Air Interaction.” I-Corps a…


With the constant danger of biothreat agents in the environment, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has awarded a grant to a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University to combat these agents with an innovative process. Dr. Arum Han (pictur…


A beryllium oxide (BeO) nuclear fuels research collaboration between Texas A&M University, the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), Purdue University and IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. has been selected to receive the Significant Contribution Award from the Materials Science and Technology Di…


The dog days of summer can quickly transform a car’s interior into an oven, but imagine an automobile with high-tech windows that block out the heat, keeping its interior cool to the touch. Such a product might be a step closer to reality thanks to research by Jodie Lutkenhaus, a chemical engineer…


NASA’s Space Technology Program has selected 14 proposals on commercial reusable suborbital launch vehicles for development and demonstration. Each idea was innovative in its own way, and one of these 14 proposals, "Demonstration of Variable Radiator,” was that of Dr. Richard “Cable” Kurwitz, lectur…


Researchers in the Sketch Recognition Lab in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University will be honored at the 24th Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence (IAAI) in Toronto July 22-26. The researchers received the IAAI Innovation Award f…