Latest News

The mission of the BRAIN center – led by UH Professor Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal and ASU Professor Marco Santello –  is to develop safe, effective and affordable personalized neurotechnologies.

The Building Reliable Advancements in Neurotechnology (BRAIN) Center, an Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC) dedicated to bringing new neurotechnologies and treatments to market, is holding its third annual industry advisory board meeting Dec. 6-7, 2018 at the Hilton University of Houston, 4450 University Drive.

Celebrating the Mind: BRAIN Meeting to Showcase Advances in Neurotechnologies
UH Professor Kaushik Rajashekara discusses the real possibilities of flying cars.

Seeking Delphi, a podcast dedicated to futurist issues, recently released episode No. 27 titled “Future of Driving Part 2, Flying Cars with Kaushik Rajashekara.”

“Whenever I’m in traffic, I wish I had a flying car,” Rajashekara said. Except in his case, it’s not merely wishful thinking.

Podcast on Flying Cars Features National Academy of Engineering Member and UH Professor Kaushik...
Badri Roysam, professor and department chairman of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering

Badri Roysam recognized for his groundbreaking research

 

Badri Roysam, professor and department chairman of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, was recently elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s (AIMBE) College of Fellows.
Fellows are nominated each year by their peers and represent the top 2 percent of the medical and biological engineering community.

Electrical & Computer Engineering Chairman Elected to AIMBE’s Elite College of Fellows
Cullen College of Engineering and several of its programs are ranked among the “best of the best” institutions in the country for veterans to earn degrees in the 2019 Best for Vets rankings.

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering and several of its programs are ranked among the “best of the best” institutions in the country for veterans to earn degrees by College Factual in its 2019 Best for Vets rankings.

Overall, the Cullen College sits in the top 10 percent of institutions for best value and most popular engineering degrees among veterans, as well as the top 15 percent of colleges with the highest paid graduates.

UH Cullen College Ranked Among Top Engineering Schools for Veterans
UH professor Wei-Chuan Shih & his research team's new smartphone tool to detect lead in water made the news.

Lead poisoning has become a national concern as aging water pipes pose a threat to public health. You just have to mention Flint, Mich. for Americans to acknowledge the dangerous realities of contaminated water.

National Magazine Features UH Engineer’s Smartphone Tool to Detect Lead in Drinking Water
  • National Magazine Features UH Engineer’s Smartphone Tool to Detect Lead in Drinking Water
    National Magazine Features UH Engineer’s Smartphone Tool to Detect Lead in Drinking Water

    Learn more

  • Bang for Your Buck: Three UH Engineering Online Master’s Programs Ranked Among Top in Nation for Return on Investment
    Bang for Your Buck: Three UH Engineering Online Master’s Programs Ranked Among Top in Nation for Return on Investment

    Learn more

  • UH ECE Professor Guest Edits Special Issue of Electrochemical Journal
    UH ECE Professor Guest Edits Special Issue of Electrochemical Journal

    Learn more

  • UH Engineering Rises in U.S. News Rankings
    UH Engineering Rises in U.S. News Rankings

    Read more

  • New issue of ECE Connections Magazine now available!
    New issue of ECE Connections Magazine now available!

    Click here to view ECE Connections

  • Electrical Engineering Online Master's Program
    Electrical Engineering Online Master's Program

    Get started now

  • Meet the members of ECE Industry Advisory Board!
    Meet the members of ECE Industry Advisory Board!

    Read more

  • <a href="/about/invent-design-and-make-initiative">Learn more</a>
    The Invent, Design, and Make Initiative

    Learn more

  • <a href="http://nemo.egr.uh.edu" target="_blank">Read more</a>
    Nano Engineering Minor

    Read more

  • <a href="http://nanofab.uh.edu" target="_blank">Read more</a>
    Nanofabrication Facility

    Read more

Multimedia

ECE Connections

Multimedia

ECE Connections

Research Breakthroughs

While early prototypes of robotic rehabilitation systems controlled by the user's own brain required the use of skullcaps embedded with sensors, researchers are developing a simpler version that can be used at home.

Industry Partnership Supports Faster Track to Commercialize Accessible Healthcare

 

Researchers in Houston and elsewhere have shown that robotic systems controlled by the user’s own brain activity can help patients recovering from stroke and other disabling injuries. But the demonstrations have taken place in highly controlled settings, and none of the systems have been approved for use in clinics or patient’s homes.

‘Smart’ Robotic System Could Offer Home-Based Rehabilitation
UH researchers built a self-contained smartphone microscope that can operate in both fluorescence and dark-field imaging modes and paired it with an inexpensive Lumina 640 smartphone with an 8-megapixel camera.

Unlike Most Commercially Available Tests, It Can Detect Levels Below EPA Standards

 

The discovery of lead in Flint, Michigan’s drinking water drew renewed attention to the health risks posed by the metal. Now researchers at the University of Houston have created an inexpensive system using a smartphone and a lens made with an inkjet printer that can detect lead in tap water at levels commonly accepted as dangerous.

Researchers Create Smartphone System to Test for Lead in Water

Faculty Accolades

UH engineering researchers made Angewandte Chemie International Edition

A paper about safer batteries made with organic materials written by a team of researchers at the UH Cullen College of Engineering made the cover of one of the world’s most prestigious chemistry journals — Angewandte Chemie International Edition, published by German publisher Wiley-VCH.

From Exploding Hoverboards to Tomorrow’s Batteries: UH engineering team lands on front cover of prestigious publication
Zhu Han, a UH engineering professor, wins a Moores Professorship and a $1.2 million MURI grant in 2018.

Plus: Other Faculty Award Announcements

Zhu Han, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston, is having a good year.

UH Engineering Professor Wins Prestigious Moores Professorship

Student Success

Lisette Montemayor, incoming freshman, is part of UH's newest Student Success Program funded by the NSF.

National Science Foundation grant provides scholarships and support to academically-talented students from low-income backgrounds

 

The National Science Foundation awarded a $999,029 grant to a team of University of Houston researchers for a new program aimed at studying the impact of scholarships, engagement and other support on low-income students and their academic success.

UH Researchers Win $1M Award to Boost Student Success
UH engineering researchers made Angewandte Chemie International Edition

A paper about safer batteries made with organic materials written by a team of researchers at the UH Cullen College of Engineering made the cover of one of the world’s most prestigious chemistry journals — Angewandte Chemie International Edition, published by German publisher Wiley-VCH.

From Exploding Hoverboards to Tomorrow’s Batteries: UH engineering team lands on front cover of prestigious publication

Speaker Series

(no upcoming seminar)

Upcoming Events

(no upcoming event)

UH solar panel array
UH ECE students will be using this solar panel for educational and research purposes. (The Solar Array at UH was donated by the Green Mountain Energy Company.) View the current status of UH's solar panel array!

IEEE
ECE Courses

Electric Power Analytics Consortium (EPAC)
Graduate Research Conference