2007 Awards

Pollutant Dispersion in Coastal Waters and Reef Systems
Ayal Anis, Marine Sciences, Texas A&M University at Galveston
David Alberto Salas-de-León, UNAM

Arginine and Glutamine Metabolism in Cultured Fish: Growth, Biosynthesis and Homeostasis
Duncan S. Mackenzie, Biology, Texas A&M
Dariel Tovar-Ramirez, CIBNOR

Interactions Between Fish and Microbes Within Aquatic Systems and Their Effects on Ecosystem Services to Humans
Frances Gelwick, Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M
Karim Acuna-Askar, UANL

Design for Remote Monitoring, Control, and Diagnosis of Automated Assembly System
Sheng-Jen Hsieh, Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution, Texas A&M
Jesús Carlos Pedraza Ortega, CIDESI

Development of an Ultrasonic Technique for Monitoring Damage of Overhead Power Lines
Stefan Hurlebaus, Civil Engineering, Texas A&M
Arturo Baltazar Herrejón, CINVESTAV

Collaborative Research: Computational Modeling and Experimental Verification of Solidification and Microstructural Evolution of Al-Si-Sr Alloys
Yongmei M. Jin, Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M
Gerardo Trápaga, CINVESTAV

An Optimal Plant Laying-out Approach Based on Process Safety Issues
M. Sam Mannan, Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M
Richart Vázquez Román, Instituto Tecnologico de Celaya

Enhancing Vaccine Efficacy against Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus by Dendritic Cell Antigen Targeting
Waithaka Mwangi, Veterinary Pathobiology, Texas A&M
Jesus Hernandez, CIAD

Applying Science to Resolve Critical Problems of the Tuna Industry: Optimized Technology and Sustainability for Yellowfin Tuna Ranching in Baja, Mexico
William H. Neill, Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M
Felipe Ascencio Valle, CIBNOR

Towards Target Validation of Proteins for the Control of the Cattle Fever Tick Boophilus microplus, Phase I: Development of Gene Silencing Techniques (RNA Interference) and Supporting Protocols for Legumains and G Protein-coupled Receptors
Patricia V. Pietrantonio, Entomology, Texas A&M
Consuelo Almazán García, UAT

Electron Beam Pasteurization of Fresh Produce to Eliminate Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Hepatitis A Virus Contamination and Consumers’ Willingness to Pay for Electronically Pasteurized Fresh Produce in Mexico
Suresh D. Pillai, Nutrition and Food Science, and Poultry Science, Texas A&M
Marisa Mazari Hiriart, UNAM

Calibration of Ultrasonic Transducers for a Pipeline Inspection Device
Angie Hill Price, Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution, Texas A&M
Carlos Rubio-González, CIDESI

Station-Keeping of Underwater Robotic Vehicles
Othon Rediniotis, Aerospace Engineering
Tomás Salgado Jiménez, CIDESI

Designing Sorghum and Sorghum Production Systems for the Biofuels Industry
William L. Rooney, Soil and Crop Sciences, Texas A&M
Sergio Serna-Saldivar, ITESM

FLOO – Fluxes Linking Offshore and Onshore: Transport of Pollutants, Nutrients, and Larvae, and the Effect on Ecologically and Economically Important Benthic Species
Gilbert T. Rowe, Marine Biology, Texas A&M University at Galveston
Lydia B. Ladah, CICESE

Studies on the Biology of Meliutobia Parasitoid Wasps in Mexico, A Possible Emerging Control of Mexican Fruit Flies and/or Mushroom Flies
Brad Vinson, Entomology, Texas A&M
Martín Aluja, Unidad de Entomología Aplicada