More than 400 students participated in Invent for the Planet, the 48-hour global design challenge hosted by Texas A&M University, in February. But in the end it was a team right here in College Station who took home the grand prize - an opportunity to present at the VentureWell OPEN Minds Conference.
Dr. Reza Sadr is seeking to bring his research success from his time at the Texas A&M University at Qatar across the ocean to the Texas A&M University campus in College Station by collaborating with researchers within the Department of Mechanical Engineering and beyond.
Radiation detectors are deployed for many different uses in a variety of different field conditions, and many of these detection systems are mobile. Lt. James Falkner and Dr. Craig Marianno are working together to analyze the performance of mobile radiation detection systems with respect to how fast the systems are moving.
According to an article in Mashable, NASA's 2019 budget proposal includes funding for a new X-plane, specifically a supersonic aircraft designed to travel faster than the speed of sound without generating a loud sonic boom. Dr. Dimitris Lagoudas, associate vice chancellor for engineering research at Texas A&M University and principal investigator for the project, leads a team of researchers that includes Dr. Rodney Bowersox and Dr. Darren Hartl from the Department of Aerospace Engineering.
With 48 hours on the clock, students from 14 universities set out to make an impact on the world this past weekend. In the end, more than 400 students in 10 different countries came up with solutions to problems facing the globe.
Dr. Sam Mannan, executive director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station's (TEES) Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center and Regents Professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been appointed to serve on the Department of Energy's (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC).
Riser gas behavior was a major factor in the Deepwater Horizon disaster in April 2010, where an uncontrolled blowout on the Macondo well caused explosions that killed 11 people, sank the offshore rig and led to a hydrocarbon release in the Gulf of Mexico, damaging the environment. To address the risks of riser gas in offshore drilling, Dr. Wesley Williams, a professional in residence at the Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering at Louisiana State University (LSU), and Dr. Jerome Schubert, an associate professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, are heading a joint project focusing on gaps in the understanding of riser gas behavior.