Dr. Nimir O. Elbashir and his research team are working on a novel process that could help gas-producing countries process natural gas without significantly contributing to CO2 emissions by converting natural gas into valuable hydrocarbon products, including ultraclean fuels or useful chemicals.
Texas A&M University is part of the National Alliance for Water Innovation consortium, which was recently awarded a five-year, $100 million Energy-Water Desalination Hub by the U.S. Department of Energy that will address water security issues in the United States.
Currently we are facing serious issues related to global warming due to the excessive use of coal and petroleum. Researchers are collaborating to work on a new porous polymer that can store natural gas, a cleaner alternative, more effectively than anything currently being used.
Researchers at Texas A&M University are working on new Specially Adapted Housing Assistive Technology that could help veterans with severe spinal cord injuries and disorders achieve even more independence with a grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Dr. Arum Han and a Texas A&M University-led research team received a grant from the DARPA program totaling more than $15 million to develop a way to quickly detect and determine which bacterial pathogens are present in a soil or water sample.
During the inaugural President’s Excellence Fund Symposium, eight Texas A&M faculty members, including three from the College of Engineering, that earned project funding from the first round of Texas A&M's X-Grants gave presentations about their research.
A lifesaving device more than 20 years in the making has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The clearance allows a company, co-founded by Associate Department Head Dr. Duncan Maitland, to begin to market the medical device.
The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and the Texas A&M University Division of Research hosted a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Proposal Writing Workshop, featuring Dr. George Hazelrigg, a former NSF program officer who has been speaking at similar workshops for more than 15 years.
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.
Researchers in the Texas A&M University College of Engineering are conducting research on arsenic intake in rice plants during their cultivation, which may decrease the number of health issues caused across the globe from this important staple crop.