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Dr. Frances Ligler, National Academy of Engineering member, will join the Department of Biomedical Engineering faculty in March 2022, bringing her expertise in fields including biosensors, microfluidics, tissue-on-chip systems and regenerative medicine.

Michael Garner received the Craig C. Brown Outstanding Senior Engineer Award for his academic achievement and leadership. It is the most prestigious honor available to a graduating senior from the College of Engineering.

Dr. Marvin L. Adams, top academic expert on the science of the nuclear stockpile, has been nominated to serve as deputy administrator for Defense Programs within the Department of Energy if confirmed by the Senate.

Vivie Tran and Gabriel Zolton are recipients of the Craig C. Brown Outstanding Senior Engineer Award. Both were drawn to Texas A&M University for the College of Engineering, where they have excelled in and outside the classroom.

Dr. P.R. Kumar was awarded the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Alexander Graham Bell Medal for his seminal contributions to the modeling, analysis and design of wireless networks. This award is one of the most prestigious honors presented to members.

Dr. Rodney Bowersox from the Texas A&M University College of Engineering was recently named a Regents Professor for distinguished performance in teaching, research and service. This is the highest honor bestowed by The Texas A&M University System on faculty members.

The University of Texas at Arlington and Texas A&M University researchers received a three-year, $500,000 grant from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to conduct experiments and simulations of Liquid Metal Heat Pipes for micro nuclear reactor applications.

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers won big at the national convention, representing not only Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering, but generations of Latinx Aggies.

The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering selected Texas A&M University to host its biannual fundraising gala to supply scholarships for minority student engineers and pursue diversity in the workforce.

Chemical engineering former student Aleida Rios ’91 was recently named an international fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineers — the first female of Latin descent to receive this honor. A decorated engineer and businesswoman, her mission in life is to bring energy to the world.

Dr. Mary Beth D. Hueste has been recognized with an award from the American Concrete Institute for educating the next generation of engineers and her leadership in advancing the concrete industry.

A paper on asphalt binder and mixture properties written by Dr. Amy Epps Martin was recently recognized by the Transportation Research Board with the K. B. Woods Award.

The College of Engineering at Texas A&M University presented mechanical engineering graduate student Shadi Shariatnia with the Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Her research focuses on ways to precisely control the mechanical properties of manufactured materials by spraying various nanoparticles.

Mechanical engineering student Rohith Karthikeyan won the Best Student Paper Award by the Augmented Cognition Technical Group of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

The global supply chain has impacted industrial distribution in unforeseen ways due to the pandemic. Dr. Malini Natarajarathinam and Craig Conrad share their expert insight on how the human element is the key to surmounting the current global supply chain disruption.

Olera, Inc. is a digital platform to provide caregivers for seniors resources and connections to professionals. Recently, the team behind the platform received a fast-track Small Business Innovation Research grant to support the company’s vision.

The annual Pitch Up! competition hosted by the aerospace engineering department at Texas A&M University gives students an opportunity to showcase their communication skills by presenting on a technical project.

Texas A&M University researchers are working to develop a model to help predict hypoglycemic events before they happen, with a low false-alarm rate, which will help those living with diabetes to better manage the condition.

Dr. Felipe Guzman was awarded his second Mercator Fellowship, which supports researchers who have made meaningful contributions in their field. Through the fellowship, he collaborates with researchers across institutions to advance technology that will enable quantum-based observations of Earth’s properties.

As we reflect on Giving Tuesday, a gift from a former student proves that no amount is too small to make a difference. Former student Tanner Frisby donates $100 to the Department of Multidisciplinary Engineering at Texas A&M University — the department’s very first gift.

Dr. Jodie L. Lutkenhaus received the 2022 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Engineering from The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas for her innovation and development of redox-active polymers for metal-free energy storage and smart coatings.

Ahmed Hamada from the Department of Ocean Engineering numerically analyzed the various shapes of Point Wave Energy Converters to determine which was the most effective in terms of maximizing energy output. He presented his findings at a national maritime convention.

Dr. Teddy James Hirsch passed away Nov. 10. He leaves a legacy in the transportation industry with his research and life’s work that led to many life-saving innovations in highway safety.

Is it possible to smell COVID-19? The SecureAmerica Institute answered that question last November with the Worlds Protect breathalyzer kiosk, which uses artificial intelligence to “smell” or detect COVID-19 on an exhaled breath. The next step is to make this technology even more accessible.

Jadyn Reis ’20 was awarded a Nuclear Energy University Program fellowship developed by the United States Department of Energy. As a fellow, she will research heat transfer correlations in molten salt and present her findings in various countries.

The Texas A&M University Engineering Advisory Council has established the Dr. M. Katherine Banks Endowed Chair in Engineering in honor of the former vice chancellor and dean of the College of Engineering and current president of Texas A&M.

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station was one of five teams awarded grants totaling about $25 million from the Department of Defense to help embed emerging smart technologies like advanced robotics and augmented reality into areas such as defense manufacturing.

Mechanical engineering seniors Pepito Thelly and Rami Ayari participated in the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program, searching for a new approach to reduce the impact of weather-related delays on the road construction process.

Materials science and engineering graduate student Oscar Huang has been selected as the Transportation Consortium of Southern States’ 2021 University Transportation Centers’ Outstanding Student of the Year recipient.

Biomedical engineering doctoral student Tanmay Mathur continues to test blood vessel cells to find the best solution to building personalized blood vessel models to improve treatments for patients with sickle cell disease.

A new mathematical model developed by Texas A&M University researchers can predict the microclimatic temperature within the breeding grounds of mosquitoes very precisely. This information can then be used to accurately estimate the abundance of mosquitoes, which in turn is needed to track vector-borne disease transmission.

Dr. Becky McGraw-Wall and Lawrence "Larry" Wall have established the Dr. Becky McGraw-Wall '81 and Lawrence "Larry" Wall Jr. '81 Endowed Scholarship to support students pursuing an undergraduate degree in the J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University.

Cynthia and Fred Balda have established the Cynthia '82 and Fred '82 Balda Endowed First-Generation Scholarship to support undergraduate students participating in the First-Generation Engineering Students Mentoring Program in the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University.

Three former students were recently honored by the Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Texas A&M University for their career achievements in the engineering industry.

Dr. Le Xie was named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for his contributions to the economic and secure operations of power systems and big data analytics.

Dr. Xinzhu Zheng, Dr. Ankit Srivastava and Dr. Hassan Ghassemi-Armaki received the American Iron and Steel Institute 2021 finalist medal for their paper titled “Structural and Microstructural Influence on Deformation and Fracture of Dual-Phase Steels.”

Texas A&M University aerospace engineering student Abigail Rajagopal competed in the space technology innovation competition through Jacobs Space Exploration Group, NASA’s largest professional and technical service provider. She reflected on the learning experience she acquired there.