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This year, there has been a significant increase in the number of cyberattacks on critical infrastructure that we rely on daily. Dr. Dilma Da Silva and Dr. Guofei Gu explain what malware is and what can be done to better protect these systems from future attacks.

Industrial and systems engineering donated a 10-year $50,000 sponsorship to support the Frank and Lillian Gilbreth award, which recognizes individuals for their contributions to the profession and the benefit of humanity in the field of industrial engineering.

Senior Ashley Hicks is in her fifth year at Texas A&M due to an opportunity to participate in a co-op during her sophomore year. In this Q&A, she shares her experience at Johnson & Johnson and in the biomedical engineering program overall.

The Department of Ocean Engineering recently hosted its fall industry panel. Focused on offshore safety, the panel boasted six experts from various areas in industry who spoke about the need for an increased focus on safety as the economy expands more into the sea.

Dr. Cynthia Hipwell was recognized by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers as an innovative leader in pure and applied engineering.

Dr. Iman Borazjani is among the recently nominated 2022 class of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics associate fellows. According to the institute's criteria, those selected as associate fellows are considered to have "accomplished or been in charge of important engineering or scientific work."

Harold U. Escobar-Hernandez is the recipient of the prestigious Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship, which provides the opportunity for early-career scholars to spend 12 weeks at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in Washington, D.C.

In hopes of inspiring the spirit of selfless service within the Aggie network, Marcy and Ron Newman have established the Marcy Newman ’80 Dean’s Scholar Award for freshman engineering students in the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University.

Dr. Ali Erdemir has been elected as a 2022 member of the World Academy of Ceramics. He is being honored for his decades of contributions in the ceramics field, advancing the frontiers of ceramic coatings.

Dr. Arum Han was the opening keynote speaker at the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference. He presented his talk titled “Dielectrophoretic Force for Cell Manipulation in High-Throughput Microfluidic Systems.”

Researchers have determined that increased cognitive demands in the workplace can offset the mechanical advantages of wearing a low-back exoskeleton, a wearable device that is aimed to reduce or redistribute spine loading associated with heavy manual work.

In celebration of the 80th anniversary of the industrial and systems engineering department at Texas A&M University in 2020, Sugar and Mike Barnes established a major endowment exceeding $10 million to support the general operations of the department.

Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering students developed innovative solutions for nuclear security at the Aggies Invent competition. Master Blaster won first place for designing a shock wave engine to test the survival of infrastructure during earthquakes and nuclear bomb explosions.

As a senior, Haoning Wang has participated in many college and university programs that have applied his coursework, built up his leadership skills and broadened his perspectives, such as the Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets and AggiE_Challenge.

Kishan Badrinath received the Nokia Bell Labs summer intern award for Outstanding Innovation for his reinforcement learning project during his summer 2021 internship.

Dr. Eleftherios Iakovou focuses on developing new strategies to make global supply chains more resilient in the wake of disruptions. On this episode of Engineer This!, Iakovou discusses the current state of supply chains and possible solutions.

A team of researchers led by Dr. Shankar Chellam has shown that a coagulation method that uses electricity instead of chemicals is effective at both removing nonenveloped viruses from untreated water and inactivating them, doubly protecting against infections.

Dr. Jeffery Falzarano shares how naval architects and ocean engineers consider the shape, load lines and tipping point to help enormous floating vessels, including cargo ships and cruise liners, stay buoyant during their treks onto turbulent seas.

Dr. Jodie Lutkenhaus will receive the Arthur K. Doolittle Award for her outstanding talk on flexible MXene coatings. This award will be presented by the American Chemical Society's Division of Polymetric Materials: Science and Engineering.

Dr. Daniel A. Jiménez has been selected to receive the 2021 B. Ramakrishna Rau Award by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society for his contributions to neural branch prediction in microprocessors.

Jacob Gartrell has experienced many challenges and successes as a biomedical engineering student. In this Q&A, he shares what drew him to the field, some highlighted experiences and advice for prospective students.

The Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering awarded 10 students graduate fellowships. Although the students have varying backgrounds, they share a desire to expand their knowledge through research, innovation and hands-on training.

Debora Martogi and Oluwatobiloba Adebisi, doctoral and master’s division winners from the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ international student paper contest, discuss how the competition influenced their research focus and broadened their understanding of oil and gas industry needs.

Texas Instruments and the Texas A&M University College of Engineering teamed up for the third year in a row to host a STEM workshop, where students learned to code and make calculator rovers move through sensors.

Filza Walters recently became a fellow of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. This prestigious title recognizes Walters, who recently joined the Department of Multidisciplinary Engineering as a professor of practice, as a person of excellence in the industry.

Dr. Choongho Yu is working alongside his students to harness the thermal energy generated by body heat to power a small, self-sustaining electronic device capable of detecting fever in its wearer.

Dr. Shankar Bhattacharyya co-authored a new book on control systems, which spans many disciplines including electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, biological systems and economics. The book will be used in two electrical engineering graduate courses.

Dr. Cynthia Hipwell is leading a team to help advance technology that could give touch devices the ability to provide users with a richer experience by equipping the technology with the ability to mimic the feeling of physical objects.

Dr. Kathryn Miller Hurlbert ’90, a former graduate student from the Department of Nuclear Engineering, reflects on her time at NASA and how her versatile degree in nuclear engineering got her there.

Undergraduate student Victoria Clark faced down course challenges and imposter feelings to become a confident senior at Texas A&M University with ambitious petroleum engineering goals.

Dr. Jacqueline Chen and Dr. Nancy Sottos, both National Academy of Engineering members, have been selected as members of the 2021-22 class of Hagler Fellows. The Hagler Institute's purpose is to recruit talented faculty-researchers who strive for innovation and excellence in their respective fields.

Multidisciplinary engineering graduate student Kaushik Manikonda is participating in the visiting researcher program between Texas A&M University and Texas A&M University at Qatar while earning two degrees: one in petroleum engineering and the other in industrial and systems engineering.

Petroleum engineering students will once again experience hands-on learning at the pump jack used on Aggie Well No. 1 following a recent renovation that allows them to explore, understand and work with the same technology that currently exists in oil and gas fields.

Dr. Steven L. Hayes was named a Distinguished Former Student by the department for his career with national laboratories and his expertise and leadership in nuclear fuels and materials.

As an engineering student, Grant Singleton ’20 could only imagine the possibilities of a career in entrepreneurship. That was until he participated in business-modeled events through the Texas A&M University College of Engineering.

The U.S. Department of Energy awarded Dr. Byung-Jun Yoon and his team $2.4 million as part of the Advanced Scientific Computing Research program to develop new computational techniques to reduce the size of data sets generated in scientific user facilities.

Dr. Xingyong Song was awarded a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program grant to enhance the control of deep underground directional drilling systems critical for the production of geothermal energy, accessing oil reserves and potentially discovering signs of water resources on Mars.

A team of computer science and engineering students recently participated in the International Collegiate Programming Contest’s North America Championship competition and qualified to advance to the world finals round next year.

HelioSAFE is a fast, high-efficiency and automated sterility testing system that uses miniaturization lab-on-a-chip microfluidic-based approaches to detect contamination in therapeutics and therapeutic manufacturing workflows. It was developed by researchers at Texas A&M University and a new startup company, HelioWave Technologies LLC.