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.
Two researchers from Texas A&M Engineering were recognized for their outstanding contributions to The Texas A&M University System and their respective fields of expertise by the Board of Regents. Dr. Gerard L. Coté was named a Regents Professor and Dr. Marvin Adams received the Regents Fellow Service Award.
A team lead by Dr. Kate Davis from the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to support the research, development and demonstration of next-generation tools and technologies to improve the cybersecurity and resilience of the nation's critical energy infrastructure.
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.
In November, Dr. Craig Marianno and Dr. Jeremy Osborn from the Center for Nuclear Security Science and Policy Initiatives traveled to Cape Town, South Africa, to conduct a nuclear security workshop at Eskom, the South African electricity utility that operates the Koeberg nuclear power station.