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Monitoring and controlling technical systems through the internet could be the next phase of space exploration and the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University is a leader in developing a system to suit NASA’s needs. The Electronic Systems Enginee…


Within the last 100 years, a shift in the United States economy has occurred. Previously, the workforce was comprised of predominantly farmers. Today, less than 3 percent of the workforce is in the agricultural sector. To accommodate this shift, manufacturing productivity must increase. Dr. Andrew …


Dr. Chao Ma, assistant professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University, is thinking small to make a big impact in the field of laser manufacturing. How big?  Big enough to be used in a wide array of manufacturing disciplines, pharmace…


One thing we can all agree on is social media has drastically altered the way we interact with each other and the world around us. This societal shift has brought to light the need for awareness of the risks that surround it. As quickly as the landscape of social interaction changes, new threats eme…


Recent advancements in automotive, aerospace and power generation industries have inspired materials scientists to engineer innovative materials. Ceramic metal composites, or cermets, are an example of a new and improved class of materials that can enhance transportation and energy conversion techno…


Dr. Marcelo Sanchez, associate professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, and his team of researchers are paving the way for new engineering applications that will shape the future of energy production and storage. From new possibilities in geothermal and hy…


Dr. Xiong Zhang, a former student of the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently awarded the International Award for Innovation in Unsaturated Soil Mechanics at the Third European Conference on Unsaturated Soils. This award was given by the International Soc…


Dr. Jihoon Kim, Dr. George Moridis and Dr. Yucel Akkutlu of the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering have been funded by the U.S. Department of Energy for a multi-year research project to improve the understanding of methane hydrate system behaviors.


High workload and stress are becoming major contributors to medical errors in modern nursing. Nurses interact with a wide range of medical equipment in a highly collaborative environment to provide care for multiple patients. Dr. Farzan Sasangohar, assistant professor in the Department of Industria…


Changwon Son, Ph.D. student in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, won the Best Poster Presentation award at the Texas A&M Conference on Energy. The inaugural event featured aspects of energy-related research conducted at Texas A&M with diverse i…


Metals travel forward in time at the Ion Accelerator Laboratory, a facility within Texas A&M University’s Department of Nuclear Engineering where researchers within the department’s Ion Beam Laboratory group are speeding up the clock on metallic alloys and steels.                        The res…


Preterm birth is the leading cause of infant death and long-term neurological disease, and 1 in 10 infants born in the United States is affected by preterm birth according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The increasing public health threat of air pollution may be correlated to an …


Anas Abu-Odeh, an undergraduate student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, represented the university at the sixth Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Symposium that was hosted by the Council on Undergraduate Research in Arlington, Virginia. Abu-O…


Researchers from the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University participated in the 2016 Molten Salt Reactor (MSR) Workshop.  The workshop, “Moving MSRs Forward – The Next Steps,” was organized and hosted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) on Oct. 4-5. The workshop built on …


To say Dr. Andrew Till has a lot going on is an understatement. As a Metropolis Fellow postdoctoral researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), the Texas A&M University nuclear engineering alumnus works within the Computational Physics and Methods (CCS-2) Group on computational applic…