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Texas A&M University doctoral student Trent White has been awarded the Department of Defense’s Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation Scholarship. The award provides students full tuition to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

Texas A&M University's Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (FSAE) team took first place at FSAE Nevada, breaking the national record for most points scored by an internal combustion car during an FSAE competition. This victory marks the eighth time Texas A&M has won the contest.

Intraoral movements needed for breathing and speech can get impaired due to diseases and aging. Texas A&M University researchers have determined the minimum amplitude of electrical currents and a circuit model needed to stimulate oral nerves and give a feeling of sensation.

Dr. Liette Ocker and Colin Ocker ’96 have established the Endurance Endowed Engineering Scholarship to support students pursuing an undergraduate degree in the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University.

Carolyn Wolfman-Estrada has established the Carolyn Wolfman-Estrada ’12 Endowed Scholarship to support students with financial need pursuing an undergraduate degree in the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University.

Bryce S. Alexander ’19 has established the Lori ’92 and COL Blake Alexander ’91 Endowed Chemical Engineering Scholarship in honor of his parents to support students pursuing an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering at Texas A&M University.

Dr. Ralph Wurbs is at the forefront of water management in Texas with the creation of the Water Rights Analysis Package modeling system that allows water stakeholders to simulate operations and conditions of all reservoirs, river basins and other constructed facilities for available water resources.

Researchers at Texas A&M University are monitoring law enforcement officers’ driving workload to develop in-vehicle technologies and training solutions to reduce the risk of crashes in law enforcement operations.

Dr. Robert Ambrose has joined the faculty of the J. Mike Walker '66 Department of Mechanical Engineering with the support of the Governor’s University Research Initiative grant program and The Texas A&M University System Chancellor’s Research Initiative.

Dr. Dion Antao is a 2021 recipient of the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award, which will support his research into phase-change heat transfer processes.

Carolyn and Edwin "Ed" H. Moerbe Jr. '61 have established the Carolyn and Edwin Moerbe Endowed Mechanical Scholarship to support students pursuing an undergraduate degree in the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University.

Dr. Faruque Hasan has been awarded the 2021 Computing and Systems Technology Division Outstanding Young Researcher Award by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. This award is given to individuals under of 40 for outstanding contributions to the chemical engineering computing and systems technology literature.

Melissa and Kenn Hall have established the Melissa ’91 and Kenn Hall ’90 Endowed Aerospace Engineering Scholarship and the Melissa ’91 and Kenn Hall ’90 Aerospace Engineering Excellence Endowment to support students in the College of Engineering and student organizations in need of funding.

Computer science and engineering graduate student Jon Bishop has been selected to receive the 2020-21 Southeastern Conference H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete of the Year award.

Milad Soleimani is developing decision-making tools to enable and incentivize consumers to provide energy resource support back to the power grid to minimize the impact on the grid and decrease costs for utility companies when the system is operating in extreme conditions.

Materials science and engineering graduate research assistant Suzanne Peterson received the ASM International Houston Chapter General Funds Scholarship for the 2020-21 school year.

Three members of Dr. Stratos Pistikopoulos’ research group have recently accepted faculty positions at major universities. Yuhe Tian will join the faculty of West Virginia University, Burcu Beykal will join the faculty of the University of Connecticut and Styliani Avraamidou will join the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Texas A&M University researchers have collaborated to identify quarantine policies using subject-specific risk information to mitigate the spread of disease while also recognizing the potential for negative economic impact.

To help classrooms and other facilities disinfect against COVID-19 and other illnesses, a team of seven biomedical engineering seniors designed an efficient cleansing robot that autonomously travels through a room and emits UV light onto surfaces.

Dr. Muzammil Arshad and two multidisciplinary engineering students performed a study to analyze the performance of hydrogen-enriched fuel on spark engine performance and efficiency. Their research is featured in the Petroleum and Chemical Industry International journal.

Dr. Shuiwang Ji and his team participated and won high honors in the 2021 Knowledge Discovery in Databases Cup. Their competitors included several high-profile companies, including Microsoft, Deepmind and Microsoft Research Asia.

Dr. Le Xie has been named the recipient of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Technical Committee on Cyber-Physical Systems Mid-Career Award for demonstrating outstanding contributions to the field of cyber-physical systems.

Texas A&M University researchers are studying the correlation between humans and autonomous assistance in manufacturing settings with large amounts of repetitive work to determine how a robot can be programmed to step in during human fatigue in a trustworthy manner.

Dr. Guillermo Aguilar is the new department head of the J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. He fills the position effective July 1, replacing Dr. Andreas Polycarpou.

Dr. Le Xie proposes a user-tailored rate plan for utility companies that will benefit individuals who use less power and those who use an excess of power from the electrical grid during peak times will cover more of the delivery cost.

A team of researchers from Texas A&M University and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science has discovered that the current rates at which sea levels are rising are close to a tipping point for widespread marsh drowning.

The departments of aerospace engineering, civil and environmental engineering, mechanical engineering and multidisciplinary engineering in the Texas A&M University College of Engineering welcome new department heads.

Dr. Dinakar Sagapuram was chosen as one of the 2021 Geoffrey Boothroyd Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineers. Fourteen recipients aged 35 and under have been recognized across the globe for their efforts and accomplishments in manufacturing engineering.

Researchers at Texas A&M University utilize neuroergonomics to measure and model human driver trust in automated vehicles. Neuroergonomics is the study of the brain and behavior at work and is the pillar for driver trust measurements with autonomous vehicles.

R. Andrew Udden ’80 has established the Udden Endowed Scholarship to support students pursuing an undergraduate degree in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University.

Dr. Zachary Grasley has been appointed to lead the Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, effective Sept. 1. He has been a member of the faculty in the department for many years and director of the Center for Infrastructure Renewal since 2018.

Dr. Rodolfo Vaghetto’s commitment to nuclear engineering and his students has earned him the 2021 Instructional Faculty Teacher Award.

Dr. Timothy Jacobs has been appointed head of the Department of Multidisciplinary Engineering at Texas A&M University. The appointment is effective July 1.

Using machine learning to evaluate the salient properties of metallic nanoparticles that make them more susceptible for uptake, researchers at Texas A&M University can predict whether these nanoparticles in the soil are likely to be absorbed by plants, which could cause toxicity.

A team of students from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University is one of 10 university teams that will compete to develop agents that help customers complete multi-step cooking and DIY tasks.

Dr. Alaa Elwany was selected to serve as a 2021-22 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Foundation Swanson Fellow. He will be working in the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office beginning Sept. 1, 2021.

An aeronautical engineering degree led Frank D. Frazier ’51 through some of the United States’ most notable moments in history. Two wars, a space race and piloting more than 30 different types of airplanes later, the 91-year-old veteran is living a life as fulfilling as his career.

NASA's partnership with the Spark! program is extending the High School Aerospace Scholars program to serve underrepresented students who attend high school in low-socioeconomic areas of the state. Los Fresnos, the partnership’s pilot school, is located near SpaceX’s South Texas launch site.

Photolithography is used in the microfabrication of electronics to create intricate patterns or structures layer by layer. Dr. Sy-bor Wen has developed a new photolithography technique capable of creating 3D designs with more precision and efficiency.

Dr. Sam Noynaert and Fred Dupriest received Department of Energy funding to refine drilling methods and create cost-saving models for future geothermal energy companies.

Kartik Kumar Rajagopalan and Xiuzhu Zhu, graduate students in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, were named winners of the American Chemical Society's Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering’s best poster award for spring 2021.

For their senior design project, a team of five biomedical engineering students developed a more efficient way to treat restricted blood flow in the legs caused by peripheral artery disease, a condition that affects about 6.5 million people in the United States.

A research project led by Dr. Shoufeng Lan is seeking to develop a better, more cost-effective purification method for pharmaceuticals with the potential to deliver safer generics by utilizing electromagnetism at the atomic level.

Every year, the Texas A&M Foundation Board of Trustees names Outstanding Students. Two of this year’s honorees are College of Engineering graduates: Nathaniel Lies ’21 from the materials science and engineering department and Marco Solarte ’21 from the chemical engineering department.

Dr. Ivett A. Leyva has been appointed head of the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University. The appointment is effective Sept. 1.

Postdoctoral researcher Igor Ivanishin '20 is investigating the chemical composition variations of dolomite and calcite minerals to improve well stimulation operations and oil recovery results in carbonate reservoirs.

Dr. Fadhil Al-Aboosi is leading a team studying the adoption of solar photovoltaic grid-tied systems on building rooftops in countries that have good solar energy potential as an alternative to fossil fuel-based power plants.

Ocean engineering undergraduate student and Brown Scholar Jack Bahmer shares how he found his rhythm at Texas A&M University through his participation with Maroon Steel, the campus steel pan ensemble club.

Marie Kasprzyk’s fascination with rotordynamics began the first time she saw a steam turbine. Her love for this area of study has brought her to Texas A&M, where she is a graduate research assistant in the Turbomachinery Laboratory.

The Department of Multidisciplinary Engineering offers a cybersecurity minor, where students within and outside of the College of Engineering can learn basic cybersecurity principles. Brian Uzuegbunam took his first cybersecurity class out of curiosity and is now minoring in the subject.

Dr. Shreya Raghavan is developing new ways to use regenerative medicine to understand and more effectively treat gastrointestinal diseases, such as Gulf War Illness, a multi-symptom illness that impacts an estimated 25% to 35% of veterans from the Gulf War.

Dr. Isaac Adjei and his lab focus much of their research on treating late-stage cancer patients. To improve the efficacy of immunotherapies, the team uses nanoparticles to try and change the environment inside a tumor to give the immune cells the upper hand.

Dr. Kristi Shryock is the recipient of the 2021 Provost Academic Professional Track Faculty Teaching Excellence Award. She is recognized for her effective teaching approaches and providing meaningful learning experiences for students.

Ray B. Nesbitt ’55, a Texas A&M University College of Engineering former student, was recognized with the Distinguished Alumnus Award. This honor recognizes Aggies who have achieved excellence in their chosen professions and made meaningful contributions to Texas A&M and their communities.

Three students from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering were recognized by the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowships Program. Suzanne Peterson and Jordan Brito were both awarded fellowships. Gregory Wong received an honorable mention.

Industrial engineering former student Stephen Powe ’78 submitted his final independent study paper to his late professor 42 years after he graduated from Texas A&M University.

For their senior capstone project, a team of six biomedical engineering students took on the challenge of developing a new kind of pump to help drain excess cerebrospinal fluid. Their project benefited clinicians at Texas Children's Hospital.

Dr. Alaa Elwany received the 2021 John L. Imhoff Global Excellence Award for Industrial Engineering Education. The award recognizes individuals for their accomplishments and contributions in industrial engineering education and their demonstrated excellence in global cooperation and understanding through leadership.

Dr. Moo-Hyun Kim and his team of researchers are developing an ocean renewable energy station that combines wind, wave, current and solar energy methods on a floating offshore platform.