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See all of the Texas A&M University College of Engineering's stories from January 2023.

More than 400 students across the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University participated in the fall 2022 Virtual Project Showcase. Student teams from the industrial and systems engineering department celebrated awards in multiple categories.

Texas A&M University and the U.S. Army combined efforts to develop new approaches for the accelerated discovery of materials for dangerous environments.

Dr. Shuiwang Ji has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for his contributions to machine learning and data mining.

Dr. Zheng O’Neill leads a National Science Foundation-funded project to apply artificial intelligence techniques to design and operate energy-efficient district heat pump systems that serve human needs and behaviors while reducing the carbon footprint of buildings.

Dr. Ali Erdemir is among the latest class of National Academy of Inventors fellows, the organization’s highest honor recognizing those who have made outstanding contributions to society.

Dr. Vanderlei S. Bagnato will join the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University. He will coordinate two labs researching the use of photodynamic therapy to treat cancer and photonic techniques to treat antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Holly Ahumada ’12, a former student in the Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was recently named the New Professional of the Year for her involvement with organizations from Texas A&M University and her career field.

Ben Keating '94, owner and president of Keating Auto Group, and his wife, Kathleen Keating ’94, established a large endowment to support a proposed technical sales minor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University.

A team of Aggies from the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution won an award for their effort conceptualizing and designing a functional prototype within 24 hours in TAMUhack.

Ciera Elyse Cipriani has been awarded the 2022 Ethel Ashworth-Tsutsui Memorial Award for her research in 3D printing from the organization Women in Science and Engineering.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University celebrated its 50th anniversary by hosting three world-renowned researchers and National Academy of Engineering members to speak at its celebratory symposium.

Students at Texas A&M University have launched a local chapter of the International Council on Systems Engineering, designed to connect systems engineering professionals in academia, industry, government and the military and expand their knowledge. 

Researchers at Texas A&M University are building scents into virtual reality (VR) environments and looking at the effects of olfactory stimulation on behavioral health — specifically, how multisensory VR can support astronauts during future long-duration missions.

Dr. Ned Thomas has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science for his study showing direct 3D experimental evidence of new mesoatom shapes and symmetries that occur in a special twin boundary in soft matter.

As parents, Diane and Gerald Clarke invested in engineering education for their children. Diane has now established the Gerald E. and Diane Schoonover Clarke Family Engineering Scholarship to help Aggie engineering students invest in their futures.

Dr. Ranjana Mehta is the inaugural member of NASA’s inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility and space exploration faculty fellowship. Mehta gained knowledge of new health challenges in space travel that she can use in the classroom and in her research.

Dr. Siegfried Hecker is an internationally recognized expert in nuclear security and plutonium science. He will now lead the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ renowned Board of Sponsors.

Margie Brune established a scholarship in honor of her late husband, Lellius Brune '58, to financially support future generations of Aggie engineers and impact students the same way her husband was impacted during his time at Texas A&M University.

Whitney Mantooth, a doctoral student in the Department of Multidisciplinary Engineering, recently attended the 2022 Advanced Study Course on Optical Chemical Sensors, a European initiative for young researchers in the field of optical chemical sensors.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering chose its winners for the second annual Artistic Engineering Contest. This initiative allows students, faculty and staff opportunities to showcase their talents by demonstrating how they see beauty in engineering and medicine.

Dr. Srikanth Saripalli was recognized by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics as an associate fellow, an honor recognizing outstanding contributions in the field of aeronautics or astronautics.

Texas A&M University’s online graduate engineering degree program was ranked No. 1 in the state of Texas, according to the latest report from U.S. News & World Report.

Dr. Raymundo Arróyave has been recognized for his research and contributions to establishing the Department of Materials Science and Engineering with the Acta Materialia Silver Medal of 2023.

Dr. Shreya Raghavan was awarded a Method to Extend Research in Time grant by the National Cancer Institute to continue her research on the metastasis of cancer. This grant is only the second of its kind to be awarded to a Texas A&M University researcher.

Chemical engineering student Niranjan Sitapure was invited to the Conference of Parties in Egypt, which focuses on global warming and corresponding remedial actions to showcase the Texas A&M Energy Institute's contribution to climate change engineering.

Dr. Nate Veldt has been awarded the 2023 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Activity Group on Applied and Computational Discrete Algorithms Early Career Prize for his contributions to the field of applied and computational discrete algorithms.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering celebrated its 50th anniversary by hosting a symposium with presentations from National Academy members, former students and industry partners. The event highlighted contributions the department has made to the biomedical field.

Dr. Mohamed Gharib from Texas A&M University's Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution recently hosted a robotics outreach initiative at Oakwood Intermediate School.