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Aerospace engineering doctoral student Anuj Rekhy and graduate student Atulya Kumar each received a best paper award at the 2021 Aerospace Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics AVIATION Forum.

Dr. Taylor Ware and researchers in his lab are working with infrared reactive biomaterials to develop new solutions to treating urinary incontinence. By using a material called liquid crystal elastomers, the device would behave similar to human tissue.

The Texas A&M University College of Engineering is home to Ingenium, the engineering student blog, and Engineering SoundBytes, the college podcast. Ritika Bhattacharjee, who participates in both platforms, explains what makes each so unique.

Elise Shauf knew she wanted to be an engineer at 5 years old. Now a student in the nuclear engineering department, Shauf is the recipient of the Nuclear Energy University Program scholarship created by the Department of Energy.

Dr. Adolfo Delgado is working to increase the technology readiness level of process fluid-lubricated bearings by developing and characterizing their performance — particularly in applications that use gas as the working fluid.

Researchers at Texas A&M University have fine-tuned the process for creating defect-free metal parts using a laser bed powder fusion 3D printing technique. Their recommended method will allow controlling the properties of the printed metal part at the microscale.

Within 48 hours, Texas A&M University students found innovative ways to use technology as a real-time assistant at the first in-person annual Aggies Invent competition in nearly two years.

A Texas A&M University and University of Oklahoma team of researchers will establish an efficient plastic waste biodegradation strategy thanks to a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation's Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation program.

The threat of catastrophic wildfires has led California investor-owned utility Pacific Gas and Electric Company to significantly expand its use of a tool developed at Texas A&M University called Distribution Fault Anticipation that helps stop fires before they start.

Doctoral candidate Jesse Fine recently started an internship at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He aims to develop his expertise in regulatory health care practices and help the administration with computer modeling projects. 

Aerospace engineering doctoral student Collette Gillaspie turned a consequence of the pandemic into an outreach opportunity. Motivated after giving a virtual presentation to a young audience, she organized a volunteer experience for Texas A&M students to reengage fourth graders in their STEM education.

To combat the Lithium-Ion battery shortage, researchers are using machine-learning techniques to optimize polymers needed for developing metal-free, recyclable, organic batteries. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the grant will also be used to educate students in alternative chemistries.

The J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering improved to seventh among public undergraduate engineering programs, according to the recently released 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best College Rankings, and third overall internationally for the 2021 ShankhaiRankings.

Dr. Kenneth Peddicord has been selected for the 2021 Alvin M. Weinberg Medal from the American Nuclear Society for outstanding international technical and policy leadership in nuclear science and technology over a sustained period of several years.

First-year doctoral student Elizabeth Bullard was named part of the National Science Foundation's 2021 Graduate Research Fellowship Program. With the fellowship she hopes to continue to advance imaging research in a collaborative project with the Texas A&M University vet school.

Ocean engineering graduate students at Texas A&M University at Galveston were challenged to build their own underwater remotely operated vehicles designed to fulfill specific tasks in the inaugural Integrated Ocean Systems – Design and Deployment course (OCEN 689).

Dr. Nancy Currie-Gregg was awarded the 2021 Paul M. Fitts Education Award, and Dr. Farzan Sasangohar was awarded the 2021 William C. Howell Young Investigator Award and the 2021 Bentzi Karsh Early-Career Service Award from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Researchers have described mechanisms that enable bacteria to adapt to varying viscosities in their environment. They found that when the functioning of the bacterial motility appendage — the flagellum — is physically obstructed, the rotary motor that operates it undergoes internal changes to restore homeostasis in its function.

Seven departments in the Texas A&M University College of Engineering climbed in rankings in the latest U.S. News and World Report Best College Rankings, with eight departments and the college ranking in the top 10 among public institutions.

The National Science Foundation recently awarded a team of researchers at Texas A&M University $1.8 million to explore multi-principal element multi-functional alloys as a part of the Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future program.

Drs. Maria Barrufet, Elena Castell-Perez and Rosana Moreira have a novel idea to capture carbon dioxide and water from passenger car exhaust and use them in urban greenhouses for food production.

Anthony Roman knew from an early age he wanted to be a nuclear engineer while also honoring his family's military legacy. A senior in the nuclear engineering department, Roman has been named the chief of staff for the Corps of Cadets.

Leo Predanic describes working on the initial stages of integrated circuit design with the Texas Instruments’ design verification team during his summer internship.

Texas A&M University researchers will lead a Focused Coastline and People Research Hub, funded by the National Science Foundation, to minimize the socio-economic impact of coastal hazards to historically underrepresented communities along the Northern Gulf Coast.

Recently, a fire was ablaze in the Gulf of Mexico due to an underwater gas pipeline leak. Researchers at Texas A&M University explain this occurrence and discuss the studies they are conducting to prevent these incidents in the future.

The Department of Ocean Engineering’s Center for Dredging Studies at Texas A&M University hosted its 50th annual Dredging Engineering Short Course virtually in January. Its 51st short course is now open for registration.

Undergraduate student Emer Phelan moved across the Atlantic Ocean and later the U.S. to Texas A&M University to get the best education possible for her future career in petroleum engineering. She describes every step she's taken to become someone who can make a difference.

Dr. Vinayak Krishnamurthy was presented the 2021 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Young Engineer Award from the Computers and Information in Engineering division. This award recognizes researchers making significant contributions to computers and information in engineering.

When Dr. John E. Hurtado took a Greyhound bus to College Station more than three decades ago, he had no idea that he’d one day lead the College of Engineering as interim vice chancellor and dean.

Aerospace students received prestigious awards from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Akanksha Baranwal received the 2021 Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award, and Alexander Gross received the Cary Spitzer Digital Avionics Scholarship.

Dr. Limei Tian and researchers in her lab are developing biosensors to detect an acute kidney injury, which could help clinicians provide treatment more effectively. The research is supported with funds from a Trailblazer R21 Award from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.

Dr. Arum Han is collaborating with researchers at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory on the creation of a device to streamline genetic modification of military-relevant microorganisms.

A team of researchers, led by Dr. R. Stanley Williams and Dr. T. Venkatesan, have discovered a new molecular device that has exceptional reconfigurability. Unlike standard circuits that are hard-wired, these devices can be reconfigured multiple times for different computational tasks.

Stein Rasmussen ’93, a former ocean engineering student, has a career that takes him around the world. He took a moment to reflect on his time at Texas A&M University and advise current students to be curious and take chances.