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See the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station's news from March 2022.
Smart factory concept with icon graphic showing automation system by using robots and automated machinery controlled via internet network.

The SecureAmerica Institute and the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute are partnering to investigate how robotics and automation in manufacturing can enhance the competitiveness of U.S. industrial base supply chains thanks to a $5 million grant award.

Shot of two warehouse workers standing on stairs using a digital tablet and looking at paperwork

SecureAmerica Institute partners at Morgan State University investigated how ready small-to-medium manufacturers are to adopt digital practices as part of a nationwide initiative to secure the U.S. domestic manufacturing base.

Photo of a neighborhood at night with wildfires in the distance.

Researchers led by Texas A&M University’s Dr. Jaime Grunlan presented to the American Chemical Society with their findings on a new fire-retardant coating to reduce the impact of fire damage and spread while using an environmentally benign structure.

Lithium on periodic table surrounded by batteries

Texas A&M University researcher Dr. Perla Balbuena is using quantum chemical methods to track reactions that occur on the surface of lithium-metal batteries, potentially leading to enhanced battery usability.

Dr. Le Xie, Dr. Srinivas Shakkottai and Dr. Ki-Yeob Lee sitting around desk with computer showing map of Texas electric grid

Through machine-learning techniques, the research team identifies strategic locations to implement targeted demand response. This method showcases a novel approach to a measure taken when the supply is strained, allowing for a reduction in cost for the wholesale market.

Two chemicals that do not mix.

Researchers at Texas A&M University have found a way to control the charge of nanoplatelets on an interface to create a switchable emulsion system. A switchable charge would make the interface surface more adaptable for both firefighting operations and controlled release in medications.

Dr. Dimitris Lagoudas, Dr. David Pittman, Dr. Prabhakar Pagilla and Dr. Narasimha Reddy

A team of scientists and researchers from the U.S. Army’s Engineer Research and Development Center traveled to Texas A&M University recently for a firsthand look at the ever-expanding capabilities and innovative research underway at the Center for Infrastructure Renewal, located on RELLIS campus.

Two engineers standing and talking in a factory with an augmented reality 3D model concept of giant turbine engine.

The SecureAmerica Institute is converging thought leaders to explore how smart and advanced manufacturing technologies present a vital opportunity to invigorate and revitalize the American manufacturing base.

Smart factory icon graphic showing automation system by using robots and automated machinery controlled via internet network.

SecureAmerica Institute experts explain how smart manufacturing — or the use of emerging, advanced technologies to increase the efficiency of traditional manufacturing processes — is creating a more agile and productive industrial base.

Dr. Sun with graduate students in the lab

Through the Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant, Dr. Qing Sun will use deep learning to develop vaccines that are thermally stable and relax the stringent conditions needed for vaccine preparation, storage and distribution.

Omar Maddour

Omar Maddouri has found a way to enhance error estimation for machine-learning models using transfer learning principles.

A microscopic view of a lymph organ-on-a-chip. The image shows a cylindrical shape made from small red and blue dots with green tendrils all around it.

Dr. Abhishek Jain is using his expertise in organs-on-chips to develop a new way to model conditions that impact the lymph system. This research is in collaboration with the Texas A&M University College of Medicine.

Drs. Amir Asadi and Dorrin Jarrahbashi

Researchers are seeking to implement a new method of manufacturing 3D nanostructured surfaces consisting of multiple materials by using a high-throughput, high-precision technique with the support of National Science Foundation funding.

Drs. Cynthia Hipwell and Jonathan Felts, with a student, conducting a demonstration in their laboratory.

Mechanical engineering researchers have discovered that temperature variation can simulate virtual shapes on a touchscreen, creating new possibilities for applications in immersive virtual environments.

H. Pylori in a stomach

H. pylori is prevalent in humans worldwide and can promote stomach cancers. Using optical trapping, Dr. Pushkar Lele is researching how H. pylori invade and cause infections. This research is funded by a National Institute of General Medical Sciences R01 grant totaling over $1.3 million.