Armand Chaput has been selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Langley Research Center Systems Analysis and Concepts Directorate (SACD) as a member of the 2009 SACD Peer Review Team.

Aerospace engineering professor Gregory J. Rodin, engineering mechanics graduate student Reza Soheilifard, and College of Natural Sciences associate professor Dmitrii Makarov have co-authored a paper that has been chosen for the 2008 Highlights of the journal Physical Biology.

Wary Wheeler has been selected as a winner of the 2009-2010 W. A. “Tex” Moncrief, Jr. Simulation-Based Engineering and Sciences (SBES) Grand Challenge Faculty award.

Thomas J.R. Hughes received an Honorary Doctorate from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.

Philip Varghese has been appointed chair of the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin.