I am pleased to present this edition of Texas A&M Engineer, which provides a snapshot of the outstanding research conducted by our faculty and students, and highlights the significant investments Texas A&M Engineering has made in research and educational facilities.
Center for Infrastructure Renewal (CIR)
The Center for Infrastructure Renewal is a one-of-a-kind, 138,000-square-foot multidisciplinary research and training center designed to bring together researchers from universities, government and the private sector to tackle infrastructure problems and accelerate knowledge into practice.
Texas A&M hosts 2018 NAMRC
More than 700 researchers and manufacturers from 28 countries discussed innovations and developments in manufacturing, cyberphysical systems and materials processing in Texas A&M University’s Hall of Champions in June. This marked the first time in its 46 years that the North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME’s North American Manufacturing Research Conference was held in Texas.
New preeminent scholars bring revolutionary research to Texas A&M
Preeminent Scholars Dr. M. Cynthia Hipwell and Dr. James Hubbard Jr. are bringing cutting-edge research to Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering.
Following the flow
Researchers are measuring velocities of atmospheric high-speed fluids to improve detection of hazardous gases, develop aircraft and more.
Aerospace engineering research facilities
Learn more about the various aerospace engineering research facilities.
National cybersecurity expert joins Texas A&M to lead cybersecurity initiative
Dr. Stephen Cambone discusses Texas A&M’s cybersecurity research and collaborations. Cambone served as the first U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence.
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Texas A&M Engineering is proud to be part of Triad National Security, LLC, recently awarded a $2.5 billion annual contract from the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration to operate Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Helping wounds heal with smart skin grafts
Patients need smarter skin grafts that facilitate healing and minimize infection, especially if they have chronic or slow-healing wounds.
Training new scientists to analyze aging weapons
Texas A&M is leading a new, multi-university center that will contribute to the understanding of materials science needed for the maintenance of the United States’ nuclear deterrent. The center will also train the next generation of scientists and engineers who will ensure the safety, security and effectiveness of the nuclear weapons stockpile.
HPE donation enables new advanced materials and photonics research
Equipment donated by Hewlett Packard Enterprise will give Texas A&M researchers the chance to develop next-generation technologies across several disciplines.
A look at Texas A&M College of Engineering’s research activities and facilities.
Reusing and repurposing wasted heat energy
A research group is working to find efficient solutions for reusing and repurposing wasted heat energy.
Improving predictive models and coastal resilience
Information gathered during hurricanes by the Texas COAstal Storm Rapid Response team, composed of researchers from Texas A&M University at College Station and Galveston, and Rice University, could help ensure better predictions of hurricanes’ impact and potential damage.
Understanding the backbone of bitcoin
Dr. Juan Garay is focused on understanding the fundamental properties of blockchain data structure and protocol. Blockchain serves as the core of the virtual currency bitcoin.
Using genomic data to understand disease response
Using signal processing and machine learning tools, Dr. Xiaoning Qian and his team are working to decipher which genes are critical to understanding and predicting disease progression and how genetic differences and environmental stress change the living system. These answers would help biologists develop new disease management practices.
Building a scaffold to heal bone defects
Dr. Melissa Grunlan is developing and testing a new shape-shifting foam designed to precisely fill and promote healing of bone defects.
Positioned to make regenerative medicine treatments possible
Before stem cell-based treatments can move from the lab to clinical use, many more cells are needed. Researchers are working on validating bioreactors, which can make large amounts of cells.
The future of STEM education
Last summer, an interdisciplinary research team trained 12 Texas teachers in building automation, the internet of things, the engineering design process and additive manufacturing while providing STEM software, a 3D printer and internet of things measurement devices for their classrooms.