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.
With our current annual research funding of $300 million, our 677 faculty members utilize 1.5 million square feet of research space to address engineering challenges in health care, energy, national security, infrastructure, materials and manufacturing, and information systems.
The year 2018 has been a banner one for Texas A&M Engineering. In April, we opened the Center for Infrastructure Renewal (CIR), a 138,000-square-foot multidisciplinary research and training center. Research in the CIR focuses on critical infrastructure sectors including: advanced materials and manufacturing, smart structures, flexible pavement, concrete infrastructure, autonomous vehicles/connectivity, smart energy, corrosion and materials reliability, and structural and materials testing.
In August, we celebrated the opening of the Zachry Engineering Education Complex, 525,000 square feet of active learning space dedicated to undergraduate engineering education. Its student-focused design, 60,000 square feet of maker space and modern learning technology is revolutionizing the way we deliver engineering education to today’s students.
We are also pleased to be part of Triad National Security, LLC, selected by the Department of Energy to manage Los Alamos National Laboratory with our partners, Battelle and the University of California.
The Texas A&M Engineering research and educational programs are thriving in College Station, Texas, but are also impacting the world. We invite you to visit our outstanding new facilities, collaborate with top faculty and contact us to discuss research partnership opportunities.