The quest for clean energy sources has been ongoing for many years with minimal results. This could all change with the development of a single device that will lie on the water’s surface and utilize the ocean waves to generate electrical power.
The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) has signed a new research agreement with Kathaleen Wall ’90, co-owner of Texas Thorium LLC, on the new Thorium Research Initiative (TRI). Wall, along with co-owner Holly Frost, donated $5 million to support research geared toward advancing thorium-based nuclear technology.
With a traditional transfemoral prosthetic, walking across various terrains, going downhill or walking up and down a set of stairs can be a tedious job for the wearer. To help make daily life easier for amputee patients, Dr. Pilwon Hur has developed a robotic transfemoral prosthesis.
Taking a deeper look into Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jet assembly process, Dr. Amarnath “Andy” Banerjee and Dr. Lewis Ntaimo investigated how to increase the company's production rate from assembling one plane every six days to one plane every day and a half.
Dr. Akhil Datta-Gupta is using $1.2 million in funding from the Department of Energy to create a rapid and cost-effective CO2 subsurface monitoring system. This system will benefit energy companies using injected CO2 for oil recovery and power companies that store produced CO2 waste emissions.
Drs. Raktim Bhattacharya and Robert Skelton are developing computational tools to build larger, lighter blades for wind turbines using tensegrity principles with a $375,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.