High-Tech Health Patient imaging data, such as CT or MRI scans, are used to build interactive 3-D computer models of the arteries and veins and to simulate blood flow in order to design customized surgeries. The collaboration among engineers, computer scientists, and doctors improves results for patients.
Learning by Building Project-based learning involves constructing robotic contraptions, student-initiated projects in labs and computer courses, and a senior design project in which teams work to solve industry problems.
Fluid Mechanics
Propulsive Research Research using engineering techniques to unlock some of biology’s most interesting mysteries reveals how soft surfaces, like water, can be distorted by applying small-scale forces. Applications could lead to new and efficient methods for propulsion or aquatic military uses.
Environmental Engineering
Predicting Sunshine Sky imagers, developed at UC San Diego and in use at the nation’s largest solar power plant, minimize uncertainty in solar energy generation by predicting solar power output. The imagers track cloud cover via fish-eye lenses and three-dimensional modeling.
Mechanics and Materials
Impressive Compression Nanoscale materials offer immense benefits for enhanced functionality and portability. Coiled carbon nanofibers synthesized through thermal chemical vapor deposition can be used in various applications, including cushioning foams, electrical inductors and metamaterials.
Cool Little Wires Thermal transport plays a significant role in energy production and consumption. Materials built at the nanoscale, such as nanowires, are used to enhance the performance of devices for generating electricity from solar power and heat.
Dynamic Systems and Control
Building Better Batteries Improving the estimation of charge distribution inside lithium-ion batteries – a project undertaken by the Cymer Center – promises more efficient and reliable electronics for industry and for consumers.
Undergraduate Labs
A Foundation for Success Many students participate in several hours of research each week during the academic year. Students can also enroll in independent study, internships, and programs like Global TIES where they gain experience and solve real problems.
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We're solving challenging research problems in energy, environment and medicine; collaborating with academic departments, institutes and industry; and preparing the next generation of engineers, technology leaders and innovators

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M.S., M.A.S., Ph.D.

View the New Graduate Student Handbook with information on registration, orientations, calendars, local apartments, etc.

Apply HERE.  You can also find information about the positions, compensation, and training here.

Deadline to apply is Friday, November 14, 2014

Monday, January 26, 2015, 3:00 - 4:00 PM, EBUII, Room 479
Ann Karagozian (University of California, Los Angeles)
Monday, January 26, 2015, 11:00 - 12:00, EBU2, Room 479
Dolores Bozovic (UCLA)
Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., EBUII, Room 479
Daniel Brian Sinars (Sandia National Laboratory)
Thursday, January 29, 2015, 3:00 to 4:00 PM, SME, Room 248
Niema Pahlevan (Caltech)
Friday, January 30, 2015, 3:00 to 4:00 PM, EBU2, Room 479
Shaunak Bopardikar (United Technologies Research Center)
Monday, February 2, 2015, 11:00 - 12:00, EBU2, Room 479
Martin O. Starzewski (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Monday, February 2, 2015, 3:00 - 4:00 PM, EBUII, Room 479
Charles R. Doering (University of Michigan)

The Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Study (TIAS) selects Fellows from among leading international scholars, with current Fellows who are members of national academies, Nobel laureates, and National Medal of Science recipients. Professor Bob Skelton is one of this year’s seven TIAS Fellows and is spending a part of the year in College Station conducting collaborative research with TAMU faculty and students.

Congratulations to Padmini Rangamani who was selected as one of the 2015 Young Investigators Program awardees from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research on her proposal entitled, " Nanopore Formation in Lipid Bilayers: Insights from Mechanochemical Models".    Click here to read the press release.

Symposium on The Application of Mechanics to Geophysics
Supported by                                                      Co-Chairs:
The National Science Foundation                       Yuri Fialko and Xanthippi Markenscoff
& The Green Foundation

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