Archive for Research

Fusion is the process that powers the sun, harnessing it on Earth would provide unlimited clean energy. However, researchers say that constructing a fusion power plant has proven to be a daunting task, in no small part because there have been no materials that could survive the grueling conditions f…


It’s no secret to anyone that Texas is hot and that with heat comes drought. Across the more than 269,000 square miles that make up the state, many Texans constantly fight cycles of drought or flooding season after season. In these places, good water management is essential and thanks to new resea…


In nature, networks have evolved where animals and plants interact and use efficient methods to best utilize resources. Dr. Astrid Layton, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, is researching whether companies can apply a similar concept of how …


Dr. Pushkar Lele, assistant professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently awarded a single-PI, research project grant (R01) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The R01 grant is one of the most sought after federal grants, and…


A graduate student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University has recently been able to travel the world, thanks to her successes here at Texas A&M. Madeleine Durkee, research assistant and doctoral candidate, was selected to participate in multiple events over the s…


Two graduate students working for the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution recently won the Excellence in Societal/Technical Impact Award at the 2017 Global Grand Challenges Summit (GGCS) in Washington, D.C. The biennial GGCS, is jointly organized by the U.S. National Aca…


In August, Hurricane Harvey caused unimaginable devastation to homes and infrastructure in Texas, and  communities are now working tirelessly to rebuild neighborhoods. Restoring power after a major natural disaster is a significant step toward recovery. Many areas would take weeks or even months to …


Because of the way it is constructed, the virtual currency bitcoin offers a novel realization of a central bank-free financial instrument, as well as an alternative approach to classical distributed computing problems, and to numerous other applications, such as smart electronic contracts. At the c…


Diagram of PATHS-UP thrusts 1-4, with five-year technology (lab in palm) and 10-year technology (lab on wrist). A Texas A&M University-led consortium of university and industry partners was recently awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Center (ERC) grant on Precise…


Three Texas A&M University professors are collaborating on a project that centers on what job recruiters are looking for in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduates. Dr. Gerianne Alexander, professor and Cornerstone Fellow in the Department of Psychology, Dr. Tracy Hamm…


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. Richard Miles, TEES Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, and his research is featured in an engineering and technology article on scientia.global titled “Hypersonic Laser Tagging: A New Way of Understanding Fluid Mechanics.” Sc…


The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University hosted a research symposium on Tuesday, Aug. 22. In total, 131 attendees were able to view keynote presentations, practice the necessary skills to present posters and even compete for awards at the symposium, which the department i…


By the year 2025 it is projected that nearly 2 billion people will live in areas of water scarcity. These projections point to the need for advanced water and wastewater treatment technologies to provide options for an ever-increasing water demand. One of the steps in water decontamination is filtr…


Patricia Varela, doctoral student in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University and member of the Stochastic Geomechanics Laboratory (SGL), recently attended a three-week workshop, “Open Science for Synthesis: Gulf Research Program,” that focused on cultivating data scien…