Dr. Hartl and graduate student William Scholten were invited to present their research on the fluid-structure interaction analysis of the SMA-based Slat Cove Filler at the Cradle User’s Conference in Tokyo, Japan. [Read more…] about Hartl and Scholten Invited to Share Their Work at International CFD Software User’s Conference in Tokyo
On April 6, 2017 the Texas A&M Aerospace Engineering held their Annual Awards Banquet. The MAESTRO Lab has had a very productive year and received the following recognitions at the event.
- Dr. Darren Hartl (not pictured) received the ASME Gary Anderson Early Achievement Award.
- Dr. Edwin Hernandez (not pictured) was recognized with the Outstanding Graduate Student Award.
- Matthew Wescott was recognized for his imperative role as the Director of the winning SAE Aero Design Team.
- Jorge Chong received the Aerospace Engineering Excellence Scholarship.
- Hannah Stroud received the Mary Ann and Gordon Gibson ’55 Scholarship in Aerospace Engineering.
- Lane Kirstein (not pictured) received the Travis and Rachel Joiner Memorial Scholarship.
- Michayal Mathew received the Charles R. Haines ’57 Endowed Memorial Scholarship.
We’re proud of our members for all their hard work and achievements and look for many more to come!
Most of us take flying in an airplane for granted. We book our tickets, sit through the long check-in lines, and if we’re lucky, take off on time to our chosen destination. Day in and day out we do this without any regard to the age and health of the airplane we’re flying on.
Ask any 10-year-old what they want to be when they grow up, and chances are “an astronaut” is likely near the top of their list. For Michayal Mathew, a junior in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, that dream never faded with time. Spending much of his childhood in League City, Texas, Mathew visited Johnson Space Center so many times he memorized each exhibit, acting as his own tour guide. This summer he is one step closer to fulfilling his dream of one day going to space — at least virtually.
During the course of his internship under Dr. Othmane Benafan at NASA’s Glenn Research Center, MAESTRO Lab member Leo Wood presented his research on Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) solutions for thermal management in electric aircraft to Dr. Marla E. Pérez-Davis, Deputy Director of NASA Glenn.
Two Aerospace Engineering undergraduate students, Madalyn Mikkelsen and Elise Koock, recently had the opportunity to travel to the 2017 Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies (SMST) conference in San Diego, CA to compete in the 2nd Annual Consortium for the Advancement of Shape Memory Alloy Research and Technology (CASMART) student design competition. [Read more…] about MAESTRO Undergraduates Win Student Design Competition
Dr. Hartl and former student Christopher Bertagne traveled to Washington D.C. to present the research performed in collaboration with NASA-Johnson and NASA-Glenn on SMA-based morphing radiators to three Congressmen and their staff members. [Read more…] about NASA-Funded Morphing Radiator Work Presented to Members of Congress
Dr. Hartl and graduate student Pedro Leal presented current Maestro research results at the 8th Conference on Smart Structures and Materials in Madrid, Spain. During a four day conference, researchers from 32 countries discussed the current state and future of smart structures while not missing the opportunity to explore the great city of Madrid. [Read more…] about Hartl team goes to SMART conference at Madrid
The Texas A&M University Fearless on Every Front capital campaign often highlights cutting edge and impactful research in its efforts to promote research from across the university. The Morphing Radiator Project funded by NASA-Johnson was recently selected for use in promotional materials in print media across the country. [Read more…] about Morphing Radiator Project Chosen for University-Wide Capital Campaign
Imagine walking into your college classroom and donning a pair of virtual reality goggles to learn the day’s lesson. If Dr. Darren Hartl has his way, that will be a reality in the near future. He is one of the faculty members in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M bringing virtual reality (VR) into the realm of research and teaching.