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

A series of screens displaying energy management systems along the eastern portion of the U.S. with supplemental charts and researchers monitoring activity.

Dr. Katherine Davis and her team are working on a solution to help utility providers respond against multi-stage, cyber-physical threats. The U.S. Department of Energy project will develop a physics-informed, artificial intelligence-enabled intrusion response solution for energy management systems in support of power resiliency.

Worker using application smartphone checking and control on global logistics network distribution.

SecureAmerica Institute partners are building a trusted execution environment to thwart bad actors and enable end-to-end data protection in smart manufacturing environments as part of a nationwide initiative to empower a secure domestic manufacturing base.

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The Texas Manufacturing Renaissance in Fort Worth, Texas, featured dynamic discussions with manufacturing experts about the need for an abundant and skilled workforce. The event highlighted the fundamental importance of establishing a renewed manufacturing narrative that extends beyond technology innovation.

Four workers wearing hard hats on a drilling platform as seen from high above in the rig scaffolding.

Results from a Department of Energy-funded project led by Texas A&M University researchers to reduce costs and improve geothermal drilling methods have led to advancements that could significantly enhance oil and gas drilling practices.

Paper microfluidic device with Texas A&M University College of Engineering logo overlayed.

Using paper-based microfluidics, researchers developed a novel way to fabricate diagnostic devices that can be rapidly prototyped and scaled for manufacturing at a fraction of the cost. These devices could have various applications, such as studying the elasticity of red blood cells or concentrating DNA.

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A team led by Dr. Juan Garay has identified the properties needed to prove that bitcoin and other related cryptographic protocols are secure and safe to use.

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Dr. Yupeng Zhang received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Award to develop efficient and scalable zero-knowledge proof schemes that enhance the security, privacy and integrity of data and computations in the digital world.

An electron micrograph of nickel-titanium powder is showcased on the left. The researchers can use this powder to fabricate 3D-printed parts, such as nickel-titanium lattices (right).

Using laser powder bed fusion, a 3D-printing technique, researchers developed a shape memory alloy with superior tensile superelasticity. These nickel-titanium shape memory alloys have the potential to be used in the biomedical and aerospace industries.

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A Texas A&M University research team received a $1 million National Science Foundation grant to improve the resiliency of next-generation wireless systems, leading to consistent, reliable connectivity.

Doctoral student William Trehern operates a vacuum arc melter — a synthesis method commonly used to create high-purity alloys of various compositions

A shape memory alloy was discovered by researchers using an Artificial Intelligence Materials Selection framework. The alloy is confirmed to have the highest efficiency during operation to date, showcasing the framework’s potential for future materials advancement.

Abstract image of a sound wavelength in dark blue and light blue colors.

Dr. Justin Wilkerson explored the effects of high-powered pulsed microwave and radiofrequency energy. What he found has the potential to change the way we view directed energy and traumatic brain injuries.

Two security cameras monitor a nuclear power reactor site located behind a body of water and shrubbery.

Nuclear engineering researcher Dr. Karen Kirkland is developing cost-saving methods for nuclear microreactor physical protection systems, thanks to a Department of Energy Nuclear Energy University Program grant.

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Researchers have designed a device that can destroy colorectal cancer cells using photodynamic therapy techniques. This, when used alongside surgery, can reduce the need for additional treatments.

Female manufacturing worker and industry 4.0 network concept

The SecureAmerica Institute and Department of Defense are partnering to solve the manufacturing workforce crisis in the United States due to existing talent and skills gaps.

Texas A&M University graduate student Wei Eng Ang standing next to piece of equipment at the Mitchell Institute Neutrino Experiment at Reactor site at the Texas Engineering Experiment Station’s Nuclear Engineering and Science Center.

Texas A&M University graduate student Wei Eng Ang is exploring the possibility of using the coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering detector to monitor areas where nuclear safeguards inspectors are not allowed entry.