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See the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station's news from June 2022.

Dr. Stratos Pistikopoulos

Dr. Stratos Pistikopoulos recently received the 2022 Distinguished Achievement Award for his research efforts. Pistikopoulos was presented the award for his significant impact at the Texas A&M Energy Institute and his extensive work with doctoral and post-doctoral students.

3D rendering of a circuit board with brain on chip to represent smart technology

Dr. Jiang Hu is working alongside three faculty members from two universities to integrate machine-learning techniques into electronic design automation for integrated circuits.

Helicoid structure

In some human-interactive electronics, such as temperature gauges or health sensors, polymers are used that are capable of changing color depending on stimuli. A team of researchers recently discovered a helicoidal-shaped defect in layered polymers, uncovering how solvents can diffuse through these layers and produce these color changes.

Blue gloved hand holds a tube of nuclear material above test tubes with purple caps in holder.

Dr. Sunil Chirayath is conducting research to develop methods to detect separated plutonium in foreign nuclear reactor fuel as part of his work with the Consortium for Monitoring, Technology, and Verification.

Dr. Saurabh Biswas and Bryton Praslicka holding a large first-place check for $35,000 from the Texas A&M New Ventures Competition. Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station and Texas A&M University Innovation Partners logos are at the bottom of the check.

FluxWorks, a developer of magnetic gears and magnetic gear-integrated motors, took the grand prize at the eighth annual Texas A&M New Ventures Competition. Bryton Praslicka, president and CEO, competed with other startups throughout Texas for the $35,000 first-place prize.

Metal objects created with a 3-D printer

The SecureAmerica Institute helped pioneer a new American Society of Mechanical Engineers standard controlling the production of interchangeable parts through additive manufacturing.

Researcher Sean Martinson purifying a plutonium solution in a nuclear forensics laboratory at Texas A&M University.

Researchers in the Texas A&M University College of Engineering have discovered that artificial intelligence can accurately identify critical attributes of nuclear materials, giving the United States enhanced protection from the illegal and potentially catastrophic misuse of nuclear materials.

Photo of Alex Jacquez, Deborah Rosenblum and Dr. John E. Hurtado

The White House and the U.S. Department of Defense partnered with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station to host a summit in Westlake, Texas, in an effort to improve the supply chain resilience of critical materials.

E-tattoos are worn on the wrist, and are designed for continual blood pressure monitoring.

Researchers are working on a continuous monitoring blood pressure system that can provide a more comprehensive look at blood pressure instead of a single snapshot normally found with the cuffs.

Graduate student Kailash Arole uses electrochemical exfoliation to separate graphene from petroleum coke.

Researchers from Texas A&M University used electrochemical processes to convert petroleum coke, a byproduct of refining crude oil, into graphene. These studies offer the potential for a sustainable use of petroleum coke in the production of graphene.

Graphic illustration of molecules bound together.

Dr. Anastasia Muliana and her team are working to discover how polymers are impacted by the processing conditions in which they are made. They hope their research will help unlock great control and customization of polymer performance.

3D rendered image of cell network on a black background

Texas A&M University researchers have developed new nanotechnology leveraging colloidal interactions of nanoparticles to print complex geometries that can mimic tissue and organ structure.

Dr. Hangue Park

Dr. Hangue Park is investigating the use of closed-loop electrical stimulation of the colon to address bowel dysfunction caused from spinal cord injury.

Pharmaceuticals surrounding a toy human showcasing the gastrointestinal tract

Dr. Xuejun Zhu was awarded a Welch Foundation grant to help uncover and characterize certain enzymes that can decrease the effectiveness of pharmaceuticals. This could help medical professionals prescribe medications based on an individual’s gut characteristics.

Close up of hemp wood shavings

Researchers plan to create 3D-printed, resilient building designs using a new green building material called hempcrete that can lower the environmental impact of traditional construction.

Texas A&M University researchers reveal trends of evaporative water loss of 1.4 million global lakes and artificial reservoirs through a new dataset that leverages modeling and remote sensing.