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With budgets being tightened and funds being slashed, energy efficiency has been thrust to the forefront and one entity of The Texas A&M University System is doing its part to help System members, as well as other government agencies, save money and increase energy efficiency in their buildings.…


Moo-Hyun Kim, professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, received a two-year, $400,000 research grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) U.S. Offshore Wind Technology Development Program. Kim will develop a dynamic mooring-anchor analysis program for a floating offshore wind t…


By manipulating the way bacteria “talk” to each other, researchers at Texas A&M University have achieved an unprecedented degree of control over the formation and dispersal of biofilms – a finding with potentially significant health and industrial applications, particularly to bioreactor techn…


Texas A&M University and the Department of Aerospace Engineering moved a step closer to bringing the Shuttle Motion Simulator to College Station when Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin signed an agreement to begin the move of the primary space shuttle launch and landing trainer. The agreem…


A Texas A&M University research initiative that converts human wastes into biofuels has received a Phase 1 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant totals $100,000 with the opportunity for additional funding of up to $1 million. The 18-month grant will help fund the biomass…


A powerful topical preventative for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, could soon be in the works thanks to a newly discovered molecular compound that research at Texas A&M University and the Scripps Research Institute shows dissolves the virus on contact. The ability of the synthetic compound …


Researchers from Texas A&M University, Rice University and Halmstad University in Sweden are collaborating to develop a new generation of design software that can accurately predict the physical behavior of robots prior to prototyping. "One of our goals is to find a way to do virtual testing so…


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University has announced that it will receive funding through Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that enables researchers worldwide to test unorthodox ideas that addr…


Dr. Zixiang Xiong,a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, won a top ten percent paper award at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP) Workshop. Xiong, Ph.D. student Yifu Zhang and pos…


A start-up company led by a Texas A&M University faculty member and located at Texas A&M has received a prize for innovation from the Houston Technology Center, Texas’ largest technology incubator and accelerator. Shape Memory Therapeutics Inc. -- led by Dr. Duncan Maitland, associate profe…


MSNBC's Future of Technology featured Texas A&M Engineering's rescue robotics work as well as a unique training facility that is part of Texas A&M Engineering. Dr. Robin Murphy, a pioneer in the field of rescue robotics, has been working on developing technology -- including underwater robo…


Researchers and responders from The Texas A&M University System have received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create a visual “common ground” between operators and responders who use micro and small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for search and rescue. Following principle…


A professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University was among 14 Principal Investigators whose research teams received a total of $156 million from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) for their “cutting-edge resear…


Ramy Ahmed, a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, won a Best Paper/Presentation award at the 2011 Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Technon Conference. Ahmed and advisor Dr. Sebastian Hoyos won for their paper, "A 384-MHz Con…


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Texas A&M University $4.5 million over the next three years to research the aging of stored used nuclear fuel. The project, ““Fuel Aging in Storage and Transportation (FAST): Accelerated Characterization and Performance Assessment of the Used Nucl…