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A smartphone microscope developed by a UH Cullen College of Engineering professor and his students is the focus of a recent UH Moment, a Houston Public Media feature heard on KUHF and seen on KUHT.

UH Moment: Smartphone Microscope

The Engineering Alumni Association (EAA) held its annual Alumni Awards Gala on June 11 at the Houston Petroleum Club. The event is held every year in honor of distinguished Cullen College alumni and faculty who are awarded for their career achievements.

PHOTOS: 2015 Engineering Alumni Association Gala

Zhu Han, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, earned the 2015 EURASIP Best Paper Award for a paper he co-authored in the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing.

Professor Earns 2015 EURASIP Best Paper Award for Collaborative Spectrum Sensing Study

Two UH engineering professors have developed novel optical probes with potential applications in improving diagnosis and treatment for patients with kidney disease.

UH Engineers Develop Optical Probes for Better Diagnosis and Treatment of Kidney Disease

Hydrocephalus is a nightmarish medical condition. Accumulating fluid in the skull ratchets up pressure on the brain and can cause lifelong mental disabilities. Current treatment requires physicians to cut through the skull and implant pressure-relieving shunts.

Professor Presents Paper on Medical Intervention with MRI-powered Millirobots at ICRA Conference

Faculty Openings

Faculty Accolades

A representation of Becker's custom environments.

If you’ve ever played the popular puzzle game “Tilt,” you’re already somewhat familiar with Aaron Becker’s research.

ECE Professor's Research Video Chosen for Computational Geometry Symposium

New technologies being developed by a University of Houston researcher to produce three-dimensional models of tissue and whole organ microstructures offer the promise of better diagnosis and treatment for a variety of diseases.

Research Aims for Better Understanding of Microvascular Diseases

Industrial Advisory Board

Houston skyline

Faculty Accolades

Wei-Chuan Shih

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has awarded electrical and computer engineering assistant professor Wei-Chuan Shih with nearly $900,000 over two years to investigate new sensing techniques for detecting oil spills and hydrocarbon leaks in subsea oil and gas operations.

Professor Developing New Technologies for Detecting Subsea Oil Spills With DOI Award
Shih in his lab at UH.

A Cullen College researcher has made international news with his creation of an optical lens that can be placed on a smartphone camera to serve as a microscope.

International News Outlet Highlights Professor's Lens Research

Student Success

Watson, a computer program named for IBM’s founder, defeated the two best human players on “Jeopardy!” one of the most challenging game shows of all time, in 2011, marking a significant milestone in the advancement of big data analytics.

IBM Fellow and Engineering Alumnus to Give Talk on Big Data Analytics

A team of electrical and computer engineering students from the University of Houston recently took the top trophy at a robotics competition at Oklahoma State University (OSU) for their creation of a remote bot that performed a myriad of commands – in the dark.

Student Team Sweeps Robotics Competition in Oklahoma

Student Success

Ji Qi and Wei-Chuan Shih

Doctoral degrees are awarded every semester in the Cullen College of Engineering, but few to students as accomplished as Ji Qi.

Accomplished Ph.D. Student Defends Dissertation on Raman Spectroscopy

The UH department of Electrical and Computer Engineering hosted the Capstone Design and Graduate Research Conference on May 1 at the UH Hilton. The day-long event included technical sessions in which graduate and undergraduate student research and projects were presented.

VIDEO: Capstone Design Conference Poster Session

Faculty Openings

Industrial Advisory Board

Houston skyline

ECE Connections Magazine

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!

Robotics Team

Electric Power Analytics Consortium (EPAC)
Graduate Research Conference