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Jeong develops novel method to reduce energy cost of important chemical separation

May 16, 2018
| By: Drew Thompson
Dr. Hae-Kwon Jeong, associate professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has developed a novel method to separate light olefins – such as ethylene and propylene that are used in packaging, plastic processing and textile manufacturing – from paraffins – such as ethane and propane. This is one of the most significant seperations in chemical and petrochemical industries, with propylene production amounting to around $90 billion annually worldwide, yet one of the most challenging due to the similarity of their physical and chemical properties.

Industrial and systems capstone team evaluates IBM Watson for design project

May 11, 2018
| By: Megan Sharp
A senior design capstone team in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University evaluated IBM Watson for use as the “brain-system” in an on-campus autonomous paratransit shuttle. This was the first time IBM partnered with a major university to explore the use of Watson’s services in alternative transportation mobility solutions.

Combining laser and particle beams for interstellar travel

May 9, 2018
| By: Jan McHarg
A new technology combining a laser beam and a particle beam for interstellar propulsion could pave the way for space exploration into the vast corners of our universe. This is the focus of PROCSIMA, a new research proposal by Dr. Chris Limbach and Dr. Ken Hara, assistant professors in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University.

Mechanical engineering student selected for National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

May 9, 2018
| By: Steve Kuhlmann
Texas A&M University Department of Mechanical Engineering graduate student Cole Fincher has been selected for the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program, an honor bestowed upon only the most outstanding graduate students pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees.
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