Archive for research

Dr. Wonmuk Hwang, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, and his former graduate student Krishnakumar M. Ravikumar, recently had their paper, “Role of Hydration Force in the Self-Assembly of Collagens and Amyloid Steric Zipper Filaments,” publish…


Dr. Jaime Grunlan, an associate professor and the Gulf Oil/Thomas A. Dietz Development Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received a three-year cooperative agreement from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that will provide $…


Biofuels may present a promising alternative to the nation’s existing fuel crisis, but before they can be widely adopted, a series of technological hurdles must be overcome in order to facilitate large-scale production, says Daniel Shantz, a chemical engineering professor at Texas A&M University…


Dr. Xingfu Wu, TEES research scientist, and Dr. Valerie Taylor, the Royce E. Wisenbaker Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, won the Best Paper Award among 53 accepted papers in the 14th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science &a…


Dr. Richard Malak, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the 2011 Robert E. Fulton Best Paper Award at a recent conference of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Malak and his former graduate student Robert Parker won …


More than 140 undergraduate engineering students from institutions across the nation participated in one of eight summer research programs in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University from May 31 to Aug. 5. Participants spent 10 weeks collaborating with faculty and gradua…


Texas A&M University researchers in the College of Geosciences and the Dwight Look College of Engineering are the lead investigators in a $14.4 million project that will investigate the transport and eventual fate of petroleum fluids that have erupted at depth, such as those that resulted from t…


Dr. Xing Cheng, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the Young Faculty Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Cheng received his DARPA award for his proposal, “Surface-Phonon-Polariton-Enh…


Dr. Jorge Alvarado, associate professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution, recently received a project from the Department of Defense (DoD) to develop and deploy a new generation of heat transfer fluids (HTF) in key military installations. As part of the two-ye…


A graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University recently won a Best Student Paper Award at the 2011 Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems in Seoul, Korea. Hemasundar Mohan Geddada -- with advisor Dr. Jose Silva-Martinez and Stewart S. Ta…


A publication by a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University has been listed in the top four downloaded papers in July for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)'s Journal of Solid State Circuits. The paper, "A Low-Power High…


This summer the Department of Aerospace Engineering hosted 23 students for the Undergraduate Student Research Grant (USRG) program and the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. In addition to the 15 students from Texas A&M University’s aerospace eng…


A paper recently published by graduate student Amy Bolon (pictured on the left) and Dr. Molly Gentleman, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering,has been highlighted in Ceramic Tech Today, the blog of the American Ceramic Society. The paper, "Raman Spectroscopic Observati…


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded two Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) projects to Texas A&M University. A total of 11 research projects totaling $12.4 million to help find ways to extract more energy from unconventional oil and gas resources while reducin…


Faculty in the Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MMET) group have developed unique capabilities to manufacture microcomponents for medical and other robust applications. (At left, a microtool and an ant leg for comparison in the background) Super alloys for machinery, biocompatib…