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Successful doctoral candidate Dr. Shawanee’ Patrick is looking forward to a bright future as she leaves Texas A&M University to continue her career in research and academia. She is pursuing research that focuses on developing and refining walking assistive devices.

Ocean engineering senior and 2021 American Bureau of Shipping Scholarship awardee Joshua Lund comes from a long line of engineers. His time as an international hockey player was not going to deter him from following his dream to obtain his own engineering degree.

The Master of Industrial Distribution program is celebrating 20 years of providing academic and industry experience that prepares students for future success. Since 2001, the program has produced over 700 graduates from around the world.

A new U.S. Department of Education grant will address the need for resilient infrastructure while providing training for a new generation of engineers in advanced construction methods and technologies.

Dr. Paul Gratz and Stavros Kalafatis share their thoughts on why the semiconductor shortage occurred and how things will look moving forward.

Karen McClure and Gurvis J. “Jeff” Post have established the Karen McClure and Gurvis J. "Jeff" Post III '81 Endowed Scholarship. They have established this scholarship for ocean engineering students who are Texas residents.

Janice and Edward “Nick” McGowen have established the Janice and Edward "Nick" McGowen '93 Endowed Scholarship to support students pursuing an undergraduate degree in ocean engineering from Texas A&M University at Galveston.

Dr. Eleftherios Iakovou is working on a holistic end-to-end supply chain management data-driven framework to detect problems and increase supply chain resiliency and agility of supply chains in the United States.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering launched its first Artistic Engineering art contest this year and selected the top five submissions, which will be featured on the department’s floor in the Emerging Technologies Building.

Dr. HeonYong Kang, ocean engineering assistant professor, and his team are working on two projects to enhance wave energy converters and allow them to be a cost-competitive source of renewable energy.

Clear feedback of fracturing processes is now possible thanks to an advanced algorithm developed through a teamwork effort by researchers at Texas A&M University and the Colorado School of Mines.

The Texas A&M University Department of Materials Science and Engineering’s Data-Enabled Discovery and Design of Energy Materials program has been highlighted in the 2021 Materials Genome Initiative national strategic plan.

Longtime supporters of the Texas A&M University College of Engineering, Kathryn and Thomas “T.A.” Smith have established the Kathryn and Thomas “T.A.” Smith ’66 Endowed Scholarship in the College of Engineering and the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering.

A new study by Texas A&M University researchers could help environmental agencies keep track of the source of organic air pollutants. They have precisely simulated the ambient concentrations of a molecular marker formed from the oxidation of certain volatile organic compounds emitted from human activities.

Engineering students were recognized at the Texas A&M University College of Engineering Student Awards banquet on Nov. 4. Recipients received the Craig C. Brown Outstanding Senior Engineer Award and the College of Engineering Outstanding Graduate Student Award for excellence and achievement.

Yvonne and Kevin Newman, both civil engineering graduates of Texas A&M University, have established the Yvonne I. '84 and Kevin D. Newman '89 Endowed Scholarship for students from Texas studying civil engineering.

The United States Department of Energy will fund three research projects through the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, focusing on optimizing nuclear materials to further establish nuclear energy as a viable, sustainable source. Additionally, the grants will fund multiple graduate students.

Six students attended the 2021 Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Maritime Convention. From industry presentations to crafting ships from kitchenware, students networked with fellow members and discovered how lessons learned in the classroom apply to the real world.

Melissa and Randall Ramey have established the Melissa M. ’81 and Randall F. Ramey ’81 Endowed Scholarship to support students pursuing an undergraduate degree in the Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Texas A&M University.

A Q&A with graduate advisor Angie Dunn and undergraduate advisor Doug Beck with the multidisciplinary engineering department about what puts a customizable degree plan a step above the rest.

Dr. Kiju Lee and a multidisciplinary team of researchers are working to establish a configurable, adaptive and scalable swarm system consisting of unmanned ground and aerial robots designed to assist in collaborative smart agriculture tasks.

Students from multiple departments and colleges can learn to solve petroleum industry problems with data science skills and interdisciplinary thinking in the new Data Analytics for Petroleum Industry Certificate program.

Dr. Shuiwang Ji was recently named a 2021 Presidential Impact Fellow. The award is one of the most prestigious scholarly impact awards bestowed upon Texas A&M faculty members.

Two years ago, Walid Azzam ’79 lost his Aggie ring, which symbolized his journey to the United States and represented the origins of his career and family. When his daughter heard the news, she decided to replace his ring as a surprise.

Dr. Akhilesh Gaharwar was named one of Texas A&M University’s 2021 Presidential Impact Fellows. Gaharwar researches at the interface of materials science, biomedical engineering and cell biology, and has developed new nanomaterials that have and will continue to shape the field of biomaterials.

Chemical engineering student Abimael Macias shares his struggles as a first-generation student mentoring for Texas A&M College of Engineering’s First-Generation Students Mentoring program and Sophomores Leading on Promoting Equality.

The College of Engineering celebrated differences and experiences with a banquet on Nov. 8 in honor of all first-generation staff, faculty and students. Speakers shared their experiences and highlighted the importance of mentorship.

From international research opportunities to industry internships, the Texas A&M University College of Engineering’s Halliburton Engineering Global Programs provides students the chance to dive into immersive, intercultural experiences. While developing global mindsets, students partake in exciting journeys that are beneficial academically and professionally.

Dr. Jeyavijayan "JV" Rajendran was awarded the 2021 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers CEDA Kuh Early Career Award for his contributions to the field of electronic design automation.

Dr. Robin Murphy and Dr. Jason Moats co-authored a paper titled “Responsible Robotics Innovation for Disaster Response,” that won honorable mention for the Best Paper in Ethical Robotics Systems at the 2021 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems.

Dr. Winston Marshall ’88, an interventional cardiologist with Baylor Scott and White, received the Outstanding Alumni Award from the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Marshall has spent his career helping those battling cardiovascular disease. He also helps support young entrepreneurial companies and gives back to the department.

James Machek passed away on Sept. 10, 2021. Members of the current and former biomedical engineering community remember him for the impact he had on the undergraduate program at Texas A&M University.

Dr. Dinakar Sagapuram was named a 2021 Breakthrough Energy Fellow for his work on clean energy manufacturing technologies. His project, MetPeel, is a new manufacturing process for making steel sheet and strip using a low-temperature, single-step process instead of conventional fossil-fired hot rolling.

Prolonged radiation damages nuclear reactor parts, like pumps and pipes. Dr. Karim Ahmed and his team have used computational techniques to explore the effect of radiation on materials. The research might help design more radiation-tolerant structural parts for safer and more efficient nuclear reactors.

The Human Powered Submarine team in the Department of Ocean Engineering has expanded to include virtual meetings and the construction of an electric boat, welcoming a more diverse set of skillsets and technologies.

Texas A&M University is ranked No. 3 internationally and No. 1 nationally among mechanical engineering programs for 2021 by ShanghaiRanking, which uses a range of objective academic indicators and third-party data to measure the performance of world universities.

Computer engineering student Nadxhieli Juarez faces the struggles of being a first-generation engineering student at Texas A&M University. Now a mentor, she shares her story to connect with other first-generation students.

Dr. Rusty Feagin and a team of academic and industry collaborators, including Dr. Jen Figlus, discuss the adoption of construction designs and methods that utilize nature to cut costs, extend project lifecycles and improve ecological synergy in a recent One Earth publication.

Excess carbon dioxide can be detrimental to the environment and contribute to global warming. To combat this issue, a team of Texas A&M University researchers developed a comprehensive review explaining how to convert carbon dioxide, through reduction reactions, into value-added chemicals for fuels.

Dr. Lesley Wright was named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for outstanding engineering achievements. The prestigious title has only been awarded to less than 5% of the society's members.

A joint research project between the U.S. Army and Texas A&M University will help advance the goals of one of the Army Research Laboratory’s essential research programs by discovering unique materials.

Biomedical engineering junior Anita Sumali recently received the Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship, which recognizes students interested in pursuing careers in medicine and biology. Her goal after graduation is to attend medical school and become a physician.

Dr. Akhilesh Gaharwar, Dr. Shuiwang Ji, Dr. Ranjana Mehta and Dr. Emily Pentzer were named Presidential Impact Fellows, which recognizes those who embody the university commitment to advancing knowledge through transformational learning, discovery, innovation and impact for Texas and the world.

Undergraduate petroleum engineering student Courtney Gasser was slightly overwhelmed by Aggie friendliness as a freshman. Now she uses that welcoming outreach and a can-do attitude to prepare herself for a future career.