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Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal, Cullen College professor of electrical and computer engineering

Researchers from the University of Houston have shown for the first time that the use of a brain-computer interface augmented with a virtual walking avatar can control gait, suggesting the protocol may help patients recover the ability to walk after stroke, some spinal cord injuries and certain other gait disabilities.

Use of Brain-Computer Interface & Virtual Avatar Offers New Hope to Patients with Gait Disabilities/...

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has awarded UH $2 million to recruit cancer researcher Rohith Reddy, who focuses on next-generation technologies for detecting gynecological cancers. Reddy, currently a post-doctoral researcher at Harvard Medical School, will become an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UH.

Cullen College Recruits Leading Researcher In Gynecological Cancers
Daniel Araya, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, demonstrates how his wind tunnel can generate electricity. Photo courtesy of Michael Ciaglo, Houston Chronicle Staff

Clean energy research in the UH Cullen College of Engineering was the subject of a front page story in last Sunday's Houston Chronicle, which explores why the city of Houston is failing to draw new tech ventures for a world shifting away from the use of fossil fuels.

Is Houston Missing the Next Energy Wave? Houston Chronicle Features the UH Engineers Who Are On the...
UH Power program in the hands of the electrifying Kaushik Rajashekara

There are many ways to describe electrical and computer engineering Professor Kaushik Rajashekara, who heads the Cullen College power and energy systems program and is director of the Power Electronics, Microgrids and Subsea Electrical Systems (PEMSES) Center at UH: Member of the National Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, inductee of the Delphi Innovation Hall of Fame or, even, a member of the team that

The Man Who Helped Plug in Commercial Electric Cars is Plugging Away at the UH Power Program

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has announced its distinguished speakers for the 2017-2018 Rockwell Lecture Series, which brings world-renowned engineers and scientists to the UH campus each year to deliver talks on high-impact topics.

UH Engineering Announces Speakers for 2017-18 Rockwell Lecture Series
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Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal, Cullen College professor of electrical and computer engineering

Researchers from the University of Houston have shown for the first time that the use of a brain-computer interface augmented with a virtual walking avatar can control gait, suggesting the protocol may help patients recover the ability to walk after stroke, some spinal cord injuries and certain other gait disabilities.

Use of Brain-Computer Interface & Virtual Avatar Offers New Hope to Patients with Gait Disabilities/...
Stanko Brankovic's work in electrochemicals electrifies leading organization

If there were Academy Awards in the field of electrochemical material science, Stanko Brankovic, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Cullen College and past chair of the materials science division of the International Society of Electrochemistry, would be taking home an Oscar.

Stanko Brankovic Wins Top Award in Field of Chemical Engineering

Faculty Accolades

Zhu Han, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, along with colleagues Mingyi Hong of Iowa State University and Dan Wang of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, have published the first comprehensive book on the use of signal processing for big data applications.

ECE Professor Publishes First Comprehensive Book on Using Signal Processing for Big Data Applications

The National Science Foundation has awarded Cullen College’s Miao Pan, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and Zhu Han, professor of electr

UH Engineers Receive NSF Grant to Improve the ‘Internet of Things’

Student Success

Assistant Professor Yan Yao and several electrical and computer engineering and material science students have founded the first Electrochemical Society student chapter (UH ECS) at UH.

UH Electrochemical Society Student Chapter off to a Successful Start
Cullen College student and iEducate tutor Bionka Edmundson in action

When Jameel Jordan became a petroleum engineering student at the Cullen College he never dreamed he'd also become a mentor to third graders.

“It never crossed my mind,” said Jordan.

But the opportunity found him when he learned of iEducate, a group that pays you to share your knowledge of STEM courses (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) with students in Houston’s underserved communities.

It seemed a good fit. Turns out it was perfect.

Cullen College in the Community – Partnership with iEducate Teaches Success

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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!

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