Texas A&M University’s Department of Residence Life and Utility & Energy Services announced the winners of the 2nd annual U-Challenge. The team that took first place at the graduate level included five doctoral students from Dr. M.M. Faruque Hasan’s research group in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering – Ishan Bajaj (team leader), Shachit Shankaran Iyer, Salih Emre Demirel, Akhil Arora and Spyridon Tsolas – and one master’s student from the subsea engineering program – Mohammad Alvi. The team was assigned Davis-Gary Hall.
Dr. Hadi Nasrabadi, assistant professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, is working in collaboration with professors in the chemical and mechanical engineering departments at Texas A&M University to better explain and predict hydrocarbon phase behavior in the nanometric spaces of unconventional reservoirs.
Dr. Hae-Kwon Jeong, associate professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has developed a novel method to separate light olefins – such as ethylene and propylene that are used in packaging, plastic processing and textile manufacturing – from paraffins – such as ethane and propane. This is one of the most significant separations in chemical and petrochemical industries, with propylene production amounting to around $90 billion annually worldwide, yet one of the most challenging due to the similarity of their physical and chemical properties.
Dr. M. Sam Mannan, director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s Mary Kay O’Conner Process Safety Center, was named the first holder of the M.A. Naser Chair by Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET).
Dr. M. Sam Mannan and researchers in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University were featured on the cover of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Journal.
Dr. Sam Mannan, director of the TEES Mary K. O’Connor Process Safety Center, has accepted an appointment as Distinguished Honorary Professor at the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology in India.
Seven faculty members in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University have been recognized by the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) as TEES Select Young Faculty. The award recognizes outstanding young faculty members who have demonstrated their talents for research.