As of September 2017, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University will be home to three ongoing National Science Foundation (NSF) projects through the Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF) projects.

Dr. Tony McDonald has joined the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University as an assistant professor.

The Engineering Studio for Advanced Instruction & Learning (eSAIL) in the Texas A&M University College of Engineering, formerly Remote Learning, has formally launched to provide professional support for departments and faculty engaged in distance education.

ndustry innovator and National Academy of Engineering member Dr. M. Cynthia Hipwell has joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University as a Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Distinguished Research Professor.

In August, the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) led a Nuclear Facilities Experience (NFE) in Japan for graduate students and staff from eight U.S. universities and five national laboratories.

MEEN Girls, which provides opportunities for women within the Department of Mechanical Engineering, hosted its inaugural Aggie Women in STEM Conference.

With nearly 40 sections worldwide, the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) now has a home at Texas A&M University.

Lele, along with Dr. Arul Jayaraman, holder of the Ray B. Nesbitt Chair in the chemical engineering department, has received a High Impact High Risk Awards grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to study a different approach to fighting H. pylori infections.

Six new faculty members have joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University this semester.

Dr. Yossef Elabd, professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was appointed holder of the Joe M. Nesbitt Professorship in Chemical Engineering.

Two faculty members in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, Dr. Perla Balbuena, holder of the GPSA Professorship, and Dr. Jorge Seminario, holder of the Lanatter & Herbert Fox Professorship, were awarded a $400,000 grant for 18 months to study the development of advanced solid electrolyte technology for lithium-sulfur batteries

Dr. Richard Miles, TEES Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, and his research is featured in an engineering and technology article on scientia.global titled “Hypersonic Laser Tagging: A New Way of Understanding Fluid Mechanics.”

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University hosted a research symposium on Tuesday, Aug. 22.

The Texas A&M University College of Engineering recently named Dr. Mark H. Weichold senior associate dean of academic affairs. Weichold, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is executive director of the Halliburton Engineering Global Programs, and previously served as dean and CEO of Texas A&M’s branch campus in Doha, Qatar.

John A. Barton was selected as the 2017 Public Sector recipient of the John “Jake” Landen Memorial Safety Award by the Traffic Safety Industry Division (TSID) of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) for his role spanning a 30-year career at TxDOT.

Dr. Mahmoud El-Halwagi, managing director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Gas and Fuels Research Center, and holder of the McFerrin Professorship in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, recently published the second edition of his textbook, “Sustainable Design through Process Integration: Fundamentals and Applications to Industrial Pollution Prevention, Resource Conservation and Profitability Enhancement.”

An international team, which included researchers from Texas A&M University, the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (São José dos Campos, Brazil) and the Centro Universitario de la Defensa - Zaragoza (Spain) placed first in the “Star Trackers – First Contact” challenge sponsored by the European Space Agency’s Advanced Concepts Team.

Two Texas A&M University former students, John M. Yantis ’53 and General (Ret.) William M. Fraser III '74, were recently selected to receive a 2017 Distinguished Alumnus award from the Association of Former Students.

Dr. Yossef Elabd, professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded two new National Science Foundation (NSF) grants for integrating polymers into electrochemical devices, most notably fuel cells.

Numerous faculty members have been appointed new endowed positions in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University.

As concerns of proliferation, the spread of nuclear weapons development, grows among hostile foreign powers, researchers at Texas A&M University are improving technologies that help monitor nuclear materials across the globe.

The sixth annual Summer School in Computational Materials Science (CMS3) was held at Texas A&M University.

Friend, confidant, advisor, advocate. These words have long been used to describe the personality and drive Julianne (Jules) Henry encompasses in her every day work. As the sole academic advisor for more than 150 students in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, she has taken on any necessary roles for each person that walks through her door.

Texas A&M Engineering climbed to seventh among public engineering schools offering a doctorate and 14th overall in the 2018 U.S. News and World Report Best College Rankings for undergraduate engineering programs released this week. The college rose two places overall.

The Texas A&M University student chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (TAMUite) took an insider’s look at the Aggie Spirit Transit services.

Patricia Varela, doctoral student in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University and member of the Stochastic Geomechanics Laboratory (SGL), recently attended a three-week workshop, “Open Science for Synthesis: Gulf Research Program,” that focused on cultivating data science skills.

Ongoing research projects at Texas A&M University are building upon earlier work to improve filtration methods in order to provide cost-efficient, clean drinking water.

The Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University welcomed three tenure-track faculty members this year. Drs. Maria Koliou, Petros Sideris and Matthew Yarnold join as assistant professors.

A Texas A&M University System-led consortium of industry, government partners and universities has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Center (ERC) on Precise Advanced Technologies and Health Systems for Underserved Populations (PATHS-UP), with the goal of addressing the grand challenge of overcoming the human and economic burden of diabetes and heart disease in underserved communities.

Researchers in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University have been awarded a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of a program supporting projects that are revolutionizing engineering education.

The fall meeting of the Texas A&M University Department of Mechanical Engineering Industry Advisory Council (IAC) will be held on Friday, Oct. 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in conference room 301 of the Mechanical Engineering Office Building on the Texas A&M campus.

Dr. Akhilesh K. Gaharwar, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for his work, “3-D Bioprinting of Complex Tissue Structures Using Nanoengineered Ionic-Covalent Entanglement (NICE) Bioinks.”

Vishala, a doctoral student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive the Heep Graduate Fellowship by the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study.

Texas A&M University was recently ranked seventh in the nation and 10th in the world for mechanical engineering, according to the mechanical engineering subject area in the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) from ShanghaiRanking. 

Tasked with designing a new material that can transform its shape at very low temperatures, a team of undergraduate and graduate students in the Texas A&M University College of Engineering went above and beyond the competition’s requirements and conquered the Consortium for the Advancement of Shape Memory Alloy Research and Technology’s (CASMART) challenge to develop new materials and hardware using shape memory alloy technology.

Student innovation and entrepreneurship was on display at last weekend’s Aggies Invent: Bring Your Own Idea.

Dr. Jaime Grunlan, Linda & Ralph Schmidt ’68 Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University; Dr. Kevin Holder, a former doctoral student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering; and Ryan Smith, a current doctoral student in the Department of Chemistry, completed a review paper about one of the first major breakthroughs in the past few decades in this established industry – protective flame retardant nanocoatings for polymeric surfaces.

Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering will be offering a new online degree, Master of Engineering Technical Management (METM), beginning in fall 2018. METM is a 21-month, part-time program designed for working professionals.

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Texas A&M University has been awarded a Division of Computing and Communication Foundations grant by the National Science Foundation to develop a gut-microbial investigation model that can identify critical dietary risk factors that cause colorectal cancer.