The Department of Biomedical Engineering hosted Biomaterials Day at Texas A&M University on June 1. It marked the ninth annual Biomaterials Day conference in Texas and the fourth time it has been held at Texas A&M.
Researchers in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) and the Texas A&M College of Engineering have teamed up to begin filling that gap in the biomedical engineering field--that of veterinary medicine-by exploring the possibilities of what can be accomplished when innovative minds come together.
Dr. H. Gene Hawkins, a professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named this year’s public-sector recipient for the John “Jake” Landen Memorial Highway Safety Award. The annual award is supported by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association and Traffic Safety Industry Division, and recognizes individuals from public and private sectors who have made significant contributions to roadway infrastructure safety.
Dr. Daniel A. Jiménez, professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been appointed the interim chair of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society Technical Committee on Computer Architecture (TCCA).
Dr. Andreas A. Polycarpou, Dr. John A. Rogers and mechanical engineering graduate teaching fellow Mohammad Humood from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University are conducting research to help further the broader engineering goal to develop flexible, wearable electronic devices, which can be integrated into clothes, glasses, skin and even inside the human body.
In a collaborative study involving Equal Channel Angular Extrusion (ECAE), a unique severe plastic deformation (SPD) process, researchers Dr. Ibrahim Karaman from Texas A&M University and Drs. Don Susan and Andrew Kustas of Sandia National Laboratories were able to improve the mechanical properties of magnetic alloys without changing their magnetic properties through microstructural refinement. This process has proven to be troublesome in the past.
Texas A&M’s Formula SAE team is less than a month from international competition, and the 22 members are revving their engines. Since August 2017, the team has been discussing, designing, building and testing a race car they created from scratch. Along with racing the car, the students are judged on design, cost of manufacturing, their presentation of a business model and other vehicle components.
Matthew Gardner, a doctoral student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, is studying the use of magnetic gears and their advantages over the traditional mechanically geared machines.
Tokunbo “TJ” Falohun, a graduate student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, recently was granted a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, a prestigious award given to graduate students.
Three researchers from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering have received funding to develop a wearable, noninvasive, reliable, inexpensive and proactive device to detect and prevent hypoglycemic events in diabetic patients.