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

Dr. Rodney Bowersox was awarded the prestigious 2023 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Dryden Lectureship in Research. He delivered his lecture on hypersonic wall-bounded viscous flows during the 2023 AIAA SciTech Forum in Maryland.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering celebrated its 50th anniversary during the 2022 Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, with a platinum sponsorship.

Former Dallas A&M Club president Joe Brown II ’11 influenced the establishment of a scholarship on behalf of the club to give engineering students the same opportunities that helped him and many of his fellow club members enhance their engineering careers.

Ben McKeig, ocean engineering senior and captain of the Naval Design Team, is working with his teammates to design a pedal-powered submarine for the next International Submarine Race in West Bethesda, Maryland, on June 25-30.

A research paper by Drs. Raffaella Righetti and Md. Tauhidul Islam has been cited more than 100 times, earning it a spot in the top 1% of publications in the field of clinical medicine. The research was conducted in the Ultrasound and Elasticity Imaging Lab.

Doctoral students in the Department of Biomedical Engineering wrote a children’s book, Learn the ABCs with BME, to expose people of all ages to the field of biomechanical engineering. It explains concepts from across the department’s four focus areas.

Special guest Dr. Cesar Palagi and two expert faculty speakers elevated a seminar experience for Texas A&M University petroleum engineering graduate students learning about pioneering deepwater offshore oil drilling developments.

Dr. Christi Madsen was named a fellow of the International Society for Optics and Photonics for her technical achievements in the field and for her service to the society and the optics and photonics community.

Bonnie Hunt ’77 spent her career in human factors, working on projects such as man-machine interfaces for tanks. She also established the Bonnie Hunt ’77 Scholarship before her death in 2005 to help other students achieve their educational goals.

Researchers are studying the impact of pyrogenic organic matter from wildfires on drinking water quality. Wildfires can affect downstream water sources, and the study aims to link chemical structure with reactivity using high-frequency monitoring and optical sensors.

For their senior capstone design project, computer science and engineering students worked with Microsoft to develop a software system that can identify the presence of unconscious bias in course syllabi using machine-learning models.

The same skills undergraduate student Anna Claire Fincher mastered on golf courses since the age of 10 have helped her excel in her studies as she pursues her degree in petroleum engineering.

Doctoral student Oshin Tyagi tests how exoskeletons, devices worn to enhance and support physical capabilities, can benefit emergency medical technicians in the field without hindering them in their duties.

The Texas A&M University Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Association organized its 10th annual research symposium, which gave students an opportunity to network, collaborate and engage with industry representatives.

Three faculty members from the Department of Engineering Technology and Distribution manage a research platform for various industrial channels to learn best practices, network and improve their hiring strategies and performance management.

Lance Decker is a doctoral student in the Department of Multidisciplinary Engineering. With over 40 years of industry experience under his belt, he is one of the oldest and most dedicated students in the interdisciplinary engineering doctoral program.

Mechanical engineering former student Jay Stafford leaves a legacy behind, highlighted by a passion for innovation and supporting the next generation of Texas A&M University engineers.

Texas A&M University researchers Dr. Na Zou and Sirui Ding are working to improve the fairness and effectiveness of machine learning in health care using a fair machine-learning framework to predict graft failure and ensure equitable access to organs.

Dr. Mahmoud El-Halwagi received the 2023 American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ Fuels and Petrochemicals Award on March 13 for his research in process integration.

Nuclear engineering graduate student Jordan Hillis and Dr. Craig Marianno collaborated with the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa to use nuclear science in a novel method to deter rhino poaching and help restore South Africa’s dwindling rhino population.

Texas A&M University researchers studied the economic feasibility of integrated lithium-ion and sodium-sulfur batteries with individual power plants to store excess energy from renewables, increasing the electric grid's reliability and flexibility.

Barbara Shepherd contributed to the Mechanical Engineering Industry Advisory Council Professor of Practice Fund in honor of her late husband, Bill Shepherd ’61. The fund will support the growth of the mechanical engineering program by bringing in more experienced engineers from industry.

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering, the youngest in the College of Engineering, has seen enrollment numbers grow over the past 10 years and hopes to see continued success.

Former aerospace engineering student Doug Scheiding ’88 used his engineering mindset on the grill to become the 2015 BBQ World Champion at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Dillon Caldwell, a sophomore in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, won third place in the 2022 Raymond Ideas Challenge hosted by the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University works extensively with the Cardiovascular Pathology Lab to create safe medical devices. This decade-long partnership helps researchers evaluate medical devices and teaches students how medical devices impact the body.

Dr. Abdullah Muzahid is enhancing the field of computer learning by increasing the speed of computer training and reliability of computer decision-making through two research projects.

Suchitaa Sawhney, a junior biomedical engineering student, placed fifth in the Raymond Ideas Challenge for her development of Melasure, an app that scans the skin for melanomas.

Dr. Arum Han is leading a project funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop and implement a corrosion mitigation strategy by repurposing existing corrosion-causing microbes into a corrosion-resistant "living" coating.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University has had great success with its industry-focused Master of Engineering degree. The program prepares students with industry-relevant courses and internships and fosters translational research with faculty.

Theodore Hughes, a mechanical engineer-in-training at Shah Smith & Associates, reflects on his undergraduate journey as an architectural engineering major. He is one of the first graduates from the Department of Multidisciplinary Engineering.

Dr. Robin Murphy and Dr. Kristi Shryock were recently honored with The Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award, which is one of the most prestigious awards presented to faculty and staff at Texas A&M University.

Drs. Daniel Selva and Nathan Tichenor join the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ class of 2023 associate fellows. The honor recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to engineering and science through their work.

Dr. Guillermo Aguilar was elected to the 2023 class of fellows for the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. The honor recognizes outstanding contributions to engineering and medicine research, practice or education.

Texas A&M researchers discovered a groundbreaking 1,000% increase in the storage capacity of water-based battery electrodes. This research is a step toward lithium-free batteries, allowing for better control over the domestic supply chain.

Dr. H. Rusty Harris and his doctoral student identified a new circuit element known as a meminductor which is a variation of its classical counterpart, the inductor.