Archive for Chemical

It is estimated that nearly 60 percent of the world’s population carries Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), a gram-negative bacterium that has been categorized as a class 1 carcinogen. Although a great majority of infected individuals will probably never develop symptoms or complications from the pa…


Dr. Yossef Elabd, professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was appointed holder of the Joe M. Nesbitt Professorship in Chemical Engineering effective Sept. 1, 2017. This is just the latest in a long list of titles and honors for Elabd. This s…


In July, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced a new $19.4 million investment in advanced vehicle technologies. The program includes Phase I of “Battery Seeding” projects, 15 projects aimed at innovative research in battery materials and approaches that complement the Vehicle Technologies Offi…


Dr. Mahmoud El-Halwagi, managing director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Gas and Fuels Research Center, and holder of the McFerrin Professorship in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, recently published the second edition of …


This summer, Dr. Yossef Elabd, professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded two new National Science Foundation (NSF) grants for integrating polymers into electrochemical devices, most notably fuel cells. Elabd, associate department h…


A rendering of blood cells with one infected cell. An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Texas A&M University has been awarded a Division of Computing and Communication Foundations grant by the National Science Foundation to develop a gut-microbial investigation model that can identify …


Arthur "Artie" McFerrin Jr. ’65 passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 8. McFerrin has been a longtime supporter of the chemical engineering department, which bears his name, and Texas A&M University as a whole. In 1975, after working for Shell and as an independent consultant, McFerrin decided to make a…


In March, Fortune Magazine released a list of “The 50 Most Powerful Latinas of 2017.” The list was compiled by the Association of Latino Professionals for America, and was based upon four criteria: the size and importance of the woman's business in the global economy, the health and direction of …


Dr. Yue Kuo, professor and holder of the Dow Chemical Professorship in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been appointed chair professor of the Department of Photonics at National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) in Taiwan. NCTU is one of the most sel…


A group of former students has established an endowed scholarship to honor Jerry Bradshaw ’60 for his contribution to teaching and mentoring of countless undergraduate students in the Chemical Engineering Department Bradshaw served on the faculty for 23 years and retired in 2012. Prior to joining…


Dr. Yossef Elabd, professor, associate department head and director of the undergraduate program in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, recently delivered a webinar for the American Chemical Society (ACS). The webinar “The Power of Plastics: Polymeriz…


For the 5th annual Engineering Project Showcase, the work of more than 1,000 students was represented on April 29 in the Hall of Champions at Texas A&M University’s Kyle Field.  The Engineering Project Showcase provides students an opportunity to demonstrate and display their engineering projec…


In April, Ascend Performance Materials announced that company president and chief operating officer, Phil McDivitt ’87, was promoted to president, chief executive officer and member of the board. McDivitt is a graduate of the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M Unive…


On Friday, April 21, 2017, thousands of Aggies descended on the Texas A&M University campus to participate in the annual Muster ceremony. The time-honored tradition serves as a celebration of the past, present and future Aggie family. Muster has changed over its more than 100-year hist…


Katie Ford​, a Ph.D. student in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, is among the recipients of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), which were announced in March. The program “recognizes and supports out…