With more devices connected to the internet, homes have become smarter. It’s possible for a refrigerator to send shopping reminders, and to control the lights or thermostat while away from home. But as the things around us become smarter, there is a growing need to ensure that they also become safer.
Researchers at the Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) in conjunction with the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, and Professor Charles M. Folden III at the Cyclotron Institute, have developed a new method in nuclear forensics research to determine the reactor origins of weapons-grade plutonium.
Dr. Alan Needleman, TEES Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Materials Science at Texas A&M University, chaired the program committee for the 2016 annual conference of The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST).
New medical technology that enables monitoring of a baby’s brain oxygen levels during labor and delivery is a step closer to reality after its startup company, Noninvasix, Inc., was awarded $100,000 in funding as the top company at the 2015 Texas New Ventures Competition (TNVC) at Texas A&M University.
The role of research universities in nuclear science, energy and policy was the topic of a panel and reception Dec. 11 in Washington, D.C., where panelists and speakers recognized the importance of higher education to ensuring the U.S. remains a global leader in nuclear research and development.
Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering and director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), recognized faculty and staff at Texas A&M Engineering's annual holiday reception.
Dr. Calvin Finch has been named the director of the Water Conservation and Technology Center in San Antonio. The Texas Center for Applied Technology (TCAT), in partnership with the Texas Water Resources Institute will administer the center. TCAT is a center housed within the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES).