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Cullen College of Engineering professor Kaushik “Raja” Rajashekara has been recognized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers with the 2021 IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies.

A well-rounded career with achievements in industry and academia has led to distinction for University of Houston professor Kaushik “Raja” Rajashekara, as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers awarded him the 2021 IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies.

Rajashekara earns IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies
Researchers from the University of Houston and the Toyota Research Institute of North America have reported a breakthrough in the development of magnesium batteries, allowing them to deliver a power density comparable to that of lithium-ion batteries.

New cathode, electrolyte allow high-power battery previously considered impossible

Magnesium batteries have long been considered a potentially safer and less expensive alternative to lithium-ion batteries, but previous versions have been severely limited in the power they delivered.

Discoveries Highlight New Possibilities for Magnesium Batteries
Wei-Chuan Shih, professor of electrical and computer engineering at UH, is the corresponding author for a paper about a new optical imaging technology for nanoscale objects, relying upon unscattered light to detect nanoparticles as small as 25 nanometers in diameter.

Imaging Technology Offers Advantages for Diagnostics, Other Uses

Current state-of-the-art techniques have clear limitations when it comes to imaging the smallest nanoparticles, making it difficult for researchers to study viruses and other structures at the molecular level.

New Technology Allows More Precise View of the Smallest Nanoparticles

Several professors and researchers at the University of Houston are among the most cited in the world, according to an October 2020 update by researchers from Stanford about paper citations.

Papers from Cullen College of Engineering professors make the grade, analysis finds
Dr. Rose Faghih, an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the director of the Computational Medicine Lab, was selected to participate in the 2020-21 Interstellar Initiative.

An assistant professor from the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has been selected by the New York Academy of Science and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development for the 2020-2021 Interstellar Initiative, which addresses challenges in the area of health longevity.

Faghih tabbed for 2020-21 Interstellar Initiative
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Researchers from the University of Houston and the Toyota Research Institute of North America have reported a breakthrough in the development of magnesium batteries, allowing them to deliver a power density comparable to that of lithium-ion batteries.

New cathode, electrolyte allow high-power battery previously considered impossible

Magnesium batteries have long been considered a potentially safer and less expensive alternative to lithium-ion batteries, but previous versions have been severely limited in the power they delivered.

Discoveries Highlight New Possibilities for Magnesium Batteries
Wei-Chuan Shih, professor of electrical and computer engineering at UH, is the corresponding author for a paper about a new optical imaging technology for nanoscale objects, relying upon unscattered light to detect nanoparticles as small as 25 nanometers in diameter.

Imaging Technology Offers Advantages for Diagnostics, Other Uses

Current state-of-the-art techniques have clear limitations when it comes to imaging the smallest nanoparticles, making it difficult for researchers to study viruses and other structures at the molecular level.

New Technology Allows More Precise View of the Smallest Nanoparticles

Faculty Accolades

Cullen College of Engineering professor Kaushik “Raja” Rajashekara has been recognized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers with the 2021 IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies.

A well-rounded career with achievements in industry and academia has led to distinction for University of Houston professor Kaushik “Raja” Rajashekara, as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers awarded him the 2021 IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies.

Rajashekara earns IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies
Dr. Rose Faghih, an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the director of the Computational Medicine Lab, was selected to participate in the 2020-21 Interstellar Initiative.

An assistant professor from the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has been selected by the New York Academy of Science and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development for the 2020-2021 Interstellar Initiative, which addresses challenges in the area of health longevity.

Faghih tabbed for 2020-21 Interstellar Initiative

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Dr. Rose Faghih and her doctoral student,  Dilranjan Wickramasuriya.

Dr. Rose Faghih of the Cullen College of Engineering has been spotlighted as a featured author by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Xplore homepage for the month of August.

Computational Medicine Lab’s Research Featured by IEEE Xplore
Seven from Cullen College of Engineering surge into SURF program

For the summer of 2020, the Cullen College of Engineering had seven Biomedical Engineering students selected for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program.

The SURF program is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors that will be not be graduating in the year of the fellowship. A 3.0 GPA is required for full-time students, and only University of Houston main campus students are eligible.

Seven BME Students Surge into SURF Program

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