Archive for Nuclear

Venture capitalist Ray Rothrock and Professor Emeritus Stephen A. Holditch, both honored as Distinguished Alumnus of Texas A&M University, have been appointed to serve on investment boards critical to The Texas A&M University System. The Texas A&M System Board of Regents last month appo…


Astronauts get to experience things no other humans do, like see Earth from afar, travel where no other humans have been and make new discoveries. But while spaceflight offers priceless intellectual advancements, the weightlessness of space can have negative effects on astronauts’ bodies. Through a…


The Texas A&M University System is partnering with Battelle, The Boeing Company, the University of Texas System and the University of New Mexico in a joint bid to manage the Sandia National Laboratories — one of three DOE laboratories responsible for the nation's nuclear arsenal. Battelle is …


M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering and director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), recognized Faculty and Staff Award winners during the 2016 Faculty and Staff Awards banquet. Banks presented Faculty Awards, Staff Excellence Awards, a New Employee A…


Drs. Lin Shao and Pavel Tsvetkov, associate professors in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, were honored at the 2016 Texas A&M Engineering Faculty and Staff Awards Dinner at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center in College Station, Texas.  Shao received th…


The Texas A&M Engineering Program recently invested 12 new chair and professorship appointments for the 2016-2017 academic year, in addition to recognizing current chair holders and professorships.    Engineering faculty who were awarded the new designation of a chair or professorship were pres…


Dr. Cable Kurwitz and undergraduate researchers Aldo Sosa, Juan Duran and Victor Ibarra, have completed a successful flight-test program aboard NASA’s reduced gravity aircraft of the demonstration of a variable heat rejection (DoVR) system. The experiment served as a demonstration of several fluid…


Twelve Aggies, including three graduates of the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University, have been selected as the 2016 recipients of the highest honor bestowed upon a former student of Texas A&M University, the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Receiving the honor from the college of eng…


The Texas A&M University chapter of the Health Physics Society (HPS) attended Rock Prairie Elementary School’s Science and Technology Night and taught students from kindergarten to the fifth grade and their parents about the process of radioactive decay. “The main message we were trying to ge…


The Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) held an event on April 25 to celebrate its 10th anniversary. NSSPI students, faculty and staff joined with administrators and collaborators from the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, the Bush School of Government …


Dr. Mark Kimber, assistant professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, is working to make advanced thermal reactors safer by establishing trusted uncertainty guidelines regarding advanced reactor turbulent mixing processes. “The overall goal of this project is th…


The College of Engineering at Texas A&M University honored six alumni during the 2016 Outstanding Alumni Awards Banquet. Receiving the Outstanding Alumni Honor Award were Stuart R. Bell ’79, president, The University of Alabama; Greg C. Garland ’80, chairman and CEO, Phillips 66; J. Stephen Rot…


Dr. Stuart Bell, president of University of Alabama, talks with Dr. Andreas A. Polycarpou, mechanical engineering department head, during a visit to campus. Don’t let the crimson tie fool you, Dr. Stuart Bell is very proud of his Texas A&M University roots. The Department of Mechanical Engineer…


Nasan Tsengeg, sophomore in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, placed first for undergraduate research in the engineering category of Texas A&M’s student research week.  Tsengeg contributes to ongoing research being conducted by Dr. Carlos Estra…


More than a dozen nuclear engineering students from Texas A&M University presented at the 2016 American Nuclear Society (ANS) Student Conference in Madison, Wisconsin. Doctoral student Lane Carasik received the designation of best presentation in the graduate category for the thermal hydraulics …