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Dr. Alan Palazzolo is part of a research project, supported by the National Institutes of Health, seeking to create a device that will assist patients with single-ventricle heart defects.

Dr. Shuiwang Ji is part of a collaborative research team recently awarded a $6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to help find the subtle signs of Alzheimer’s disease in neuroimaging data using artificial intelligence.

Dr. Phanourios Tamamis from Texas A&M University and Dr. Ehud Gazit from Tel Aviv University have received a collaborative National Science Foundation and United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation award for research on designing new classes of novel peptide nanocarriers for cancer drugs.

Dr. Ana Diaz Artiles is serving as the chair of the Human Performance in Space Department at the 2021 Space Studies Program. The international professional development course brings together 100 professionals from around the world to advance their space careers.

A talk by Dr. Raymundo Arroyave on “The High Entropy Alloy Space Is Not as Big as We Think It Is” has been selected by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society as an anniversary keynote.

Eight Texas A&M University College of Engineering faculty received NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards, which supports those who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education, and to lead advances in the missions of their departments.

A research group led by Dr. Debjyoti Banerjee is studying phase change materials (PCMs) capable of cooling steam turbines used in power plants, reducing fresh water consumption. In addition, the team has developed machine-learning techniques to enhance the reliability and energy storage capacities of PCMs.

Dr. Ali Erdemir is part of a multi-institutional research team working to turn plastic waste into useful liquid lubricants. The project is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Plastics Innovation Challenge, an initiative designed to reduce plastic waste in oceans and landfills.

Farmers Flight, Texas A&M University's Society of Automotive Engineers Aero Design team, is the world champion of the 2021 SAE Aero Design competition. This is the team's second year in a row to win overall at the international competition.

The Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering advisory council has established the R.L. Autenrieth Environmental Engineering Endowed Scholarship to support students pursuing an undergraduate degree in environmental engineering at Texas A&M University.

Janet and Kyle Cuellar have established the Janet ’84 and Kyle Cuellar ’82 Endowed Scholarship to support students pursuing an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering at Texas A&M University.

Ashley and J Scot Vann have established the Ashley and J Scot Vann '93 Environmental Engineering Endowed Scholarship to support students pursuing an undergraduate degree in environmental engineering in the Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Texas A&M University.

Researchers have mined location-based data to essential establishments during Hurricane Harvey to develop a framework for monitoring a communities’ resilience after natural disasters.

Dr. Theodora Chaspari has received the prestigious National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Award. With the award she will develop reliable speech-based algorithms to diagnose and monitor mental health conditions.

Ramy Rady has designed a chip that can revolutionize the current data rate for processors and technologies such as smartphones, laptops, etc., using microwave photonics, a branch of optics that focuses on improving the quality of microwave signals using photonic structures.

Dr. Abhishek Jain and his team recently developed a new organ-on-a-chip that recreates the microenvironment of an ovarian cancer tumor, allowing researchers to better analyze how these cells interact with the blood and improve cancer treatment methods.

Dara ’75 and Carlos “Coddy” Pena ’74 have established the Daniel Pena ’45 Civil Engineering Endowed Scholarship in honor of Coddy's father, to support students pursuing an undergraduate degree in the Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Diana and Mark Dunn have established the Diana Ramirez Dunn '82 and Mark A. Dunn '82 Excellence Endowment to support the Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Texas A&M University.

Mechanical engineering students at Texas A&M University were tasked with creating an application for Siemens Energy capable of selecting machinery based on user input. Their senior capstone design project provided valuable insights into industry and a new perspective on engineering.

Postdoctoral researcher Dr. Yao Li was recognized for his research on remote sensing technology to solve pressing water-related issues with the Association of Former Students’ 2021 Distinguished Graduate Student Award.

Dr. Stratos Pistikopoulos has been awarded the 2021 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Sustainable Engineering Forum Research Award for basic or applied research results relative to the sustainability of products, processes or the environment.

Dr. Prasad Enjeti received the 2021 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Industry Applications Society Outstanding Achievement Award. The purpose of the award is to honor an individual who has made an outstanding contribution in the application of electricity to industry.

Dr. Mengying Liu ’21, former graduate student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, is a tenure-track assistant professor of engineering in the Physics and Engineering Department at Washington and Lee University.

Paula Fitzpatrick ’98, an ocean engineering former student and the vice president of growth and development for engineering contracting company Wood, shares her industry experience and advice to current students.

Dr. David Staack and Christopher Campbell are part of a team pioneering the use of ultrafast X-ray imaging to better understand the breakdown of plasma discharges in water, which could lead to advances in green energy production.

Juan Salazar is a student in the Department of Multidisciplinary Engineering currently participating in the student-designed program of study. This customizable degree option allows students the flexibility to choose classes that overlap with their interests and goals.

Donna and Steven Leist have established the Donna '92 and Steven Leist '93 First-Generation College Student Scholarship to support students pursuing an undergraduate degree in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

Using complex simulations, Texas A&M University researchers have shown that S-shaped-memory metal fillers inserted into the front edge of airplane wings can reduce noise generated during landing. These materials will automatically deploy into shape during descent, then recess back into the wing after landing.

Dr. Emily Pentzer and her team have created novel 3D printable phase-change material composites that can regulate ambient temperatures inside buildings using a simpler and cost-effective manufacturing process.

Sarah Dearing ’08, an ocean engineering former student and current vice president of Callan Marine, Ltd., joined the inaugural ocean engineering industry panel in the spring. Learn about her career, Aggie experience and what advice she has for current students.

A team led by Dr. Qing Sun in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering has been awarded an X-Grant to develop a platform to rapidly prototype and test thermally stable and highly efficient mRNA vaccines, the same kind of vaccines used to treat COVID-19.

Dr. Mark Balas and Dr. James Hubbard from Texas A&M University are using quantum theories to determine if it is possible to develop algorithms for semi-autonomous vehicles capable of interpreting situations by resembling the human decision-making process.

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station has received a proposed five-year, up to $24-million contract from the Army Research Laboratory to support autonomous vehicle research at the George H.W. Bush Combat Development Complex. The project will be led by Dr. Srikanth Saripalli and supported by Dr. James Hubbard Jr.

Family and friends have established the Dr. Thomas L. Frey, Jr. ’85 Endowed Scholarship to support students pursuing an undergraduate degree in the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University.

Nuclear engineering graduate Kenneth Cooper is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The five-year fellowship consists of three years of financial support, including an annual stipend and a cost of education allowance.