Arróyave Awarded $1.2m To Design Ultrahigh Temperature Tolerant Alloys
To develop ultrahigh temperature-resistant materials, particularly those that can tolerate 1,300 C or at 1,800 C with coatings, the U.S. Department of Energy recently awarded $16 million to 17 projects as a part of Phase 1 of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s Ultrahigh Temperature Impervious Materials Advancing Turbine Efficiency program. A team led by Dr. Raymundo Arróyave has received $1.2 million to investigate a class of metals, called refractory high entropy alloys, that can withstand higher operating temperatures.
Turning Virtual Reality Into An Effective Learning Tool
For Jaskirat Batra, the desire to pursue teaching was firmly cemented during childhood. Being a child of career educators, he was often immersed in the world of classrooms, chalkboards and textbooks. While deeply inspired by his parents, Batra’s desire was always to go beyond conventional pedagogy. As a graduate student, he has established a unique style of teaching that might revolutionize how engineering courses are taught in classrooms. Further, he has received the 2020 IEEE New Faculty Fellow award for this research.
Graduate Students Awarded NSF Fellowships
Three students were recognized by the NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowships Program. This prestigious and competitive program supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing a research-based master’s and/or doctoral degree in NSF-supported, STEM fields of study. The fellowship provides financial support, including an annual stipend and cost of education allowance to the institution.
Students Win Polymeric Materials: Science And Engineering’s Best Poster
Graduate students Kartik Kumar Rajagopalan and Xiuzhu Zhu were named winners of the Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering’s (PMSE) best poster award. Winners were chosen by judges appointed by the PMSE executive committee from a pool of student candidates who presented their posters at the Spring 2021 American Chemical Society National Meeting.
Improving How Metals Withstand Nuclear Reactions
Researchers from Texas A&M and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Materials Science at Radiation and Dynamics Group are improving the metals used to construct nuclear technology. This collaboration is made possible by The Texas A&M University System National Laboratories Office and LANL. Dr. Michael Demkowicz and Dr. Kelvin Xie from Texas A&M, and Dr. Yongqiang Wang from LANL, are investigating hydrogen retention in metals that are exposed to nuclear processes with the intent of improving how these materials perform over time.