Archive for Chemical

The National Science Foundation has awarded three-year graduate fellowships to several Texas A&M University engineering students. Students annually receive up to $10,500 for tuition and fees to the school of their choice, plus a $30,000 stipend for living expenses. The NSF Graduate Fellowships …


Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, recognized 38 faculty members in the Dwight Look College of Engineering for their teaching, service and contributions to Texas A&M Engineering. "These award recipients are faculty members at all stages of their careers," Banks s…


Diego Gomez-Gualdron, a Ph.D. candidate in the Materials Science and Engineering program at Texas A&M University, has won a Silver Award from the Materials Research Society (MRS). The society announced the winners of the Graduate Student Awards April 11 during the 2012 MRS Spring Meeting in San…


Juergen Hahn, associate professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named policy committee chair of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC). Hahn is the lone U.S. representative on the executive board of IFAC, which is co…


Zhilei Chen, assistant professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named a recipient of the Young Investigator’s Research Program Award (YIP) by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). This award will support Chen’s  basic re…


Laura Bradt, an undergraduate student in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M, has been awarded first-place honors at the university’s Student Research Week for her research presentation. Bradt, who presented “Analysis of Desalination Processes for Treatment of Pro…


Three Texas A&M Engineering faculty members and one staff member are among 24 recipients of the 2012 Distinguished Achievement Awards. Texas A&M University and The Association of Former Students announced the recipients March 29. Among the honorees are Dr. Mahmoud El-Halwagi and Dr. Yue Kuo…


Ali El-Halwagi, an undergraduate student in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named recipient of the Texas A&M Class Star Award. The university-level honor, which is sponsored by Texas A&M Class Councils, is annually bestowed upon ou…


Wives, take note! A surefire way to surprise your husband at Christmas is to endow a Texas A&M University scholarship in his name. That’s what one enterprising Aggie spouse did, and now the Jeanne and Michael R. Niklasch ’84 Scholarship for chemical engineering students is well on its way to be…


Texas A&M Engineering's graduate program ranked 12th overall  and seventh among public institutions in the latest U.S. News & World Report survey, "America's Best Graduate Schools 2013." The ranking is one place higher than in 2011, when the college ranked 13th overall. Individual programs…


Dr. Zhilei Chen, assistant professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). As a recipient of the prestigious award, Chen will receiv…


Graduate students and post-docs from several countries, including Turkey, Tunisia, France, Greece and Cyprus, as well as from Texas A&M University attended a "Winter School" workshop hosted by the International Institute for Multifunctional Material for Energy Conversion (IIMEC). The students w…


By manipulating the way bacteria “talk” to each other, researchers at Texas A&M University have achieved an unprecedented degree of control over the formation and dispersal of biofilms – a finding with potentially significant health and industrial applications, particularly to bioreactor techn…


A Texas A&M University research initiative that converts human wastes into biofuels has received a Phase 1 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant totals $100,000 with the opportunity for additional funding of up to $1 million. The 18-month grant will help fund the biomass…


A powerful topical preventative for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, could soon be in the works thanks to a newly discovered molecular compound that research at Texas A&M University and the Scripps Research Institute shows dissolves the virus on contact. The ability of the synthetic compound …