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The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) partners with universities and community colleges in and around Texas to encourage collaborative research efforts. Regional divisions are partners whose researchers are able to serve as principal investigators on TEES research. Regional affiliates frequently collaborate with TEES researchers.

Regional Divisions

Angelo State University

The TEES Regional Division at Angelo State University is involved in a number of projects which include low energy atomic physics, carbon-14 sample preparation, CCD imaging and photometry, high-temperature superconductivity, chaotic dynamics, heavy metal quantification in biological and environmental samples, and research in applied mathematics, hypermedia and digital libraries.

Dr. Michael Salisbury

Blinn College

TEES and Blinn College share a mutual interest in developing high-quality technology, science, and mathematics education programs for the production of future engineers. The college’s research endeavors focus on how to best align education programs between two- and four-year institutions to properly prepare graduates for the Texas workforce in STEM-related fields.

Max Hibbs

Dean of Mathematics, Business, Engineering & Technology


Del Mar College

Del Mar College has been a community college division of TEES since 2000. The college’s research interests lie in geographic information systems technology, biotechnology, stem development, undergraduate transfer, aviation maintenance technology, unmanned aircraft technology, pre-engineering/engineering technology, process technology, cybersecurity technology and other workforce areas.

Dr. Jonda Halcomb

Dean of Arts and Sciences

Lamar University

Lamar University conducts research and development in support of our academic and service missions. Particular research emphasis in hazardous substances, air pollution and environmental engineering, chemical process simulation, ergonomics, enterprise engineering, geotechnical, nanomaterials, telecommunications infrastructure, water resources, productivity applications in construction and manufacturing, and the development of advanced materials.

Dr. Brian Craig

Prairie View A&M University

The TEES Regional Division at Prairie View A&M University is involved in numerous activities such as the Engineering Internship/Cooperative Education Program utilizing agencies for placement such as NASA. Prairie View A&M also sponsors the Engineering Concepts Institute (summers) for high school students.

Dr. Judy Perkins

Tarleton State University

The TEES Regional Division at Tarleton State University promotes and assists in research efforts with special focus on mathematics and science education.

Dr. Rafael Landaeta

Tarrant County College

Dr. Shannon Ydoyaga

Texas A&M University

The College of Engineering is home to many TEES researchers who solve the problems affecting the world now and that will affect the world in the future. Applied engineering research and development, a vital part of our mission, make life better for the citizens of Texas, the country and the world. In the quest for answers, Texas A&M Engineering researchers collaborate through TEES to strengthens the economic base of Texas through engineering and technology and collaboration with industry.

Dr. Cindy Lawley


Texas A&M University at Galveston

The Galveston division includes the Department of Maritime Systems Engineering and the Department of Marine Engineering. Maritime systems engineering focuses on teaching and research in the areas of deepwater offshore engineering, particularly in support of the oil business and on nearshore coastal processes. Active research areas include coastal offshore and coastal processes including winds, waves, erosion and tsunamis, and various offshore structures including floating wind turbines. Marine engineering offers a program in marine engineering technology. Active research is primarily in the area of atomic-scale materials with the application of offshore systems.

Dr. Antonietta Quigg

Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies

Texas A&M University at Qatar

Texas A&M University’s branch campus in Qatar aims to contribute to knowledge globally through state-of-the-art basic and applied research to solve critical problems across multiple engineering disciplines (CHEN, ECEN, MEEN, PETE). Additionally, there are several TEES centers and extensions of TEES centers in the branch campus that focus on energy, safety, power, health care support, and high-performance computing -- all contributing to advancing research and technology to achieve a demonstrable impact on economic and human development in the State of Qatar.

Dr. Hassan S. Bazzi

Associate Dean for Research

Texas A&M International University

The TEES Regional Division at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) is dedicated to exploring cooperative efforts involving research in science and technology, mathematics and science education, attraction and retention of women and minorities in mathematics, science, and engineering, collaboration and telecommunications links with the institutions in Mexico. Since 2008, TAMIU has offered a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering degree and a pre-engineering program that allows the transfer of students to Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University-Kingsville and other universities.

Dr. Guillermo C. Dominguez

Director of the School of Engineering

Texas A&M University-Central Texas

The TEES Regional Division at Texas A&M University-Central Texas is dedicated to applied research involving mathematics and science education, attraction and retention of women and minorities in research, big-data predictive analytics, information systems design, PK-20 STEM education, and management and accounting of the research endeavors to improve community needs.

Dr. Taylor Harvey

Chancellor’s Assistant Professor of Research

Texas A&M University-Commerce

The TEES Regional Division at Texas A&M University-Commerce supports and facilitates faculty research efforts that support the university’s academic mission. The division is involved in a variety of research fields, including pavement and soils, unmanned aerial vehicles, logistics, mechanical properties of concrete, data mining, image processing, signal processing and wireless communications, skin lesion algorithms, engineering models for systems biology and STEM education. A&M-Commerce has strong ties with area industries such as L3Harris, Campbell Soup, Rogers O'Brien Construction and Raytheon, which provide applied research and engineering design opportunities for undergraduate students.

Dr. Brent Donham

Vice President for Research & Economic Development

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station-Corpus Christi Regional Division (TEES-CC), in collaboration with the Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science (CBI) and the College of Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC), was awarded more than $7.8 million in funded projects from private sector, state and federal agencies for the 2013 fiscal year. In collaboration with TEES, TAMU-CC is home of the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation, one of the six FAA-designated test sites of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to safely integrate UAS in the National Airspace System. TAMU-CC is also home of the research ranging from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative, Texas Coastal Ocean Observation Network, coastal and marine system science, atmospheric science, marine biology, to cold plasma, low-speed flow aerodynamics and unmanned systems.

Dr. Ahmed Mahdy

Interim Vice President for Research, Commercialization and Outreach

Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Exciting gene-transfer research, improved varieties of citrus fruit, cutting-edge work in snake venom research, Latin American and South Texas history and culture and computer operations are just a few of the projects that have made A&M-Kingsville the premier research university in South Texas and 11th in the state in sponsored research with more than $9 million in grants for 2000. Undergraduate and graduate students often work with faculty on projects, which provides the opportunity to polish research skills and which often leads to the presentation of research findings at conferences and to publications.

Dr. Mohammad Alam

Professor and Interim Dean, College of Engineering

Texas A&M University-San Antonio

The TEES Regional Division at Texas A&M University-San Antonio is dedicated to exploring cooperative efforts involving research, workforce development and technology development in the areas of natural resources, environmental and technological water issues, cybersecurity and systems, and engineering technology and systems.

Dr. Mirley Balasubramanya

Professor and Chair, Dept of Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences & Director of Innovation and Industry Partnerships

Texas A&M University-Texarkana

The College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at Texas A&M University-Texarkana is committed to providing programs of excellence in engineering, technology, computer and information sciences, mathematics, physical and biological sciences, and nursing. The goal is to enhance the quality of life and economic health of the region, the state and beyond by providing students with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of modern society, and by providing key partners in business, industry, government, medical professionals, K-12 schools, and the public with technical expertise and leadership to support innovation and growth. The College of STEM enables faculty and students to collaborate with these key partners to innovate and translate research and projects to effectively address real-world challenges in STEM and nursing. Existing capacities are in the areas of wireless communications and wireless nano-sensor networks, quantum information and quantum computing, cryptography and cybersecurity, complex-valued neural networks and image processing, and fault detection and control of power grids, as well as in environmental systems, including water resources and sustainability and bacterial source tracking. Newer research capacities exist in the areas of human-device interaction, design and development of medical devices, robotic assist devices and prosthetics, long-duration biosensor monitoring systems, surgical and patient simulation systems, and biofluid and cellular systems, including modeling mechanotransduction and molecular communications and signaling.

Dr. Gary Stading

Dean of the College of Business, Engineering and Technology

Texas Woman’s University

Texas Woman’s University (TWU), site of a TEES Regional Division, is among the nation’s leading providers of educators and health care professionals, with strengths in research, training and service in the fields of nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nutrition and health studies. TWU and the University of North Texas have established a dual degree program in mathematics and electrical engineering that allows students to attend both universities and simultaneously receive bachelor’s degrees from both institutions. To help increase the number of students majoring in and pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, TWU has a project funded by the National Science Foundation designed to provide scholarship support for academically talented but financially underprivileged undergraduate students pursuing degrees in STEM programs.

Dr. Holly Hansen Thomas

West Texas A&M University

The TEES Regional Division at West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) supports and facilitates research and projects that enhance the university’s mission and provides service to Canyon, Amarillo and the surrounding area. Established in 1992, the division is currently focused on the areas of engineering, nanotechnology, STEM education research focused on Hispanic student participation and success, alternative energy, air and water quality, environmental impact and analysis, equine nutrition and physiology, human performance, plant and animal ecology, feed and forage, rural health and program evaluation. WTAMU is also home to a large-scale wind turbine test facility, commercial core lab facility and the university research feedlot.

Dr. Angela Spaulding

Vice President for Research and Compliance

Karen McKaskle

Business Coordinator II

Regional Affiliates

New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University (NMSU) has been a TEES partner since the mid-1990s. The College of Engineering has research expertise in energy, water resources, transportation, telecommunications, space science and aerospace, and engineering education. The Southwest Technology Development Institute is part of the College of Engineering and its goal is to promote the development of renewable energy technologies. NMSU is also home to the Physical Sciences Laboratory, a world-recognized leader in sub-orbital platforms, information modeling for predictive decision making, specialized intelligence community support, advanced NASA scientific exploration and experimentation, homeland security sensing and detection technologies, and advanced weapons and countermeasures development and testing.

Dr. Phillip DeLeon

Associate Dean for Research and Doctoral Programs, College of Engineering

Texas State University

The TEES Regional Division at Southwest Texas State University assembles multidisciplinary teams of professionals across seven colleges and 37 departments, to pursue research and development activities in science and technology. Examples of specific focus areas include materials (polymers and flammability studies), semiconductors, Geographic Information Systems, and wildlife habitat site planning, management and education. Intellectual property agreements are individually negotiated.

Dr. Michael Blanda


University of North Texas

The University of North Texas has strengths in the traditional natural and computational science, plus interdisciplinary degree programs and research in environmental science, information science and materials science.

Dr. Yan Huang

Associate Dean of Research
College of Engineering