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UH ECE Industry Advisory Board member Vidya “Sagar” Asalapuram, Kalypso LP.

The UH Cullen College of Engineering’s electrical and computer engineering (ECE) department welcomed seven new members to its Industry Advisory Board (IAB) in the spring of 2019.

ECE Industry Board Welcomes Seven New Members

ORGANIC CATHODE OFFERS MORE RELIABLE CONTACT WITH ELECTROLYTE, A KEY TO STABILITY

Solid-state sodium-ion batteries are far safer than conventional lithium-ion batteries, which pose a risk of fire and explosions, but their performance has been too weak to offset the safety advantages. Researchers Friday reported developing an organic cathode that dramatically improves both stability and energy density.

Researchers Report High Performance Solid-State Sodium-Ion Battery

Organic Cathode Offers More Reliable Contact with Electrolyte, a Key to Stability

Solid-state sodium-ion batteries are far safer than conventional lithium-ion batteries, which pose a risk of fire and explosions, but their performance has been too weak to offset the safety advantages. Researchers Friday reported developing an organic cathode that dramatically improves both stability and energy density.

Researchers Report High Performance Solid-State Sodium-Ion Battery
Students are building a robotic car capable of traveling up to 10 mph as part of the project.

UH-Led Project Focuses on Training Robots to Observe and Make Decisions

 

A 5K race can offer both victory and heartbreak, but capturing those moments on video requires both planning ahead and making on-the-spot decisions about where the camera operators should be.

Could Robots Make a Documentary about a 5K Race?
Yi-Lung Mo, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, won a prestigious 2019 John and Rebecca Moores Professorship.

Yi-Lung Mo Wins Prestigious John and Rebecca Moores Professorship

 

Each spring, the University of Houston recognizes the best and brightest faculty members, honoring them with teaching and research awards. This year four members of the Cullen College of Engineering community earned distinctions. Read more about them below:

UH Honors Cullen College Professors With Awards
  • Your Brain On Wine And On Stage: Experts Look At The Neuroscience
    Your Brain On Wine And On Stage: Experts Look At The Neuroscience

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  • World-Renowned Brain-Machine Interface Expert Named IEEE Fellow
    World-Renowned Brain-Machine Interface Expert Named IEEE Fellow

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  • Podcast on Flying Cars Features National Academy of Engineering Member and UH Professor Kaushik Rajashekara
    Podcast on Flying Cars Features National Academy of Engineering Member and UH Professor Kaushik Rajashekara

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  • Electrical & Computer Engineering Chairman Elected to AIMBE’s Elite College of Fellows
    Electrical & Computer Engineering Chairman Elected to AIMBE’s Elite College of Fellows

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  • 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

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

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

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

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ORGANIC CATHODE OFFERS MORE RELIABLE CONTACT WITH ELECTROLYTE, A KEY TO STABILITY

 

Solid-state sodium-ion batteries are far safer than conventional lithium-ion batteries, which pose a risk of fire and explosions, but their performance has been too weak to offset the safety advantages. Researchers Friday reported developing an organic cathode that dramatically improves both stability and energy density.

Researchers Report High Performance Solid-State Sodium-Ion Battery
Researchers from the University of Houston and Baylor College of Medicine are developing a new technology to allow simultaneous imaging of both embryonic structural development and the molecular underpinnings that occur in the developing circulatory system.

Better Understanding Could Lead to New Prevention and Treatment for Birth Defects

 

Soon after conception, an embryo’s circulatory system connects to that of its mother. Complications that occur at this critical time can result in miscarriage or birth defects with long-term chronic conditions. Unfortunately, limitations in imaging technologies prevent researchers from fully understanding the cellular-level events leading up to this crucial point.

Imaging Technology Will Offer New Clues to Embryonic Development

Faculty Accolades

Hien Van Nguyen, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) of the Computing Research Association recently highlighted research conducted by Hien Van Nguyen – assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering and director of the Houston Ubiquitous Learning Algorithms (HULA) Research Lab — in its “Gre

UH Research on Machine Learning Algorithms for Medical Diagnosis Featured on CCC’s “Great Innovative Ideas” Series
Researchers have announced the discovery of a laser-driven photoacoustic microfluidic pump, capable of moving fluids in any direction without moving parts or electrical contacts.

Pump Works Without Moving Parts, Electrical Contacts

 

Even the smallest mechanical pumps have limitations, from the complex microfabrication techniques required to make them to the fact that there are limits on how small they can be. Researchers have announced a potential solution – a laser-driven photoacoustic microfluidic pump, capable of moving fluids in any direction without moving parts or electrical contacts.

Researchers Report New Light-Activated Micro Pump

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
Student researcher presented their work at the 2018 UH REU Poster Session to students and faculty

UH Cullen College’s REU Programs Focus on Materials Science, Neurotechnologies

 

For 10 weeks over the summer, undergraduate students from across the U.S. became bonafide engineering researchers, working alongside some of UH Cullen College’s brightest minds to solve some of the world’s most pressing technical challenges with science and ingenuity.

Undergrads From Across the Country Work As UH Engineering Researchers Over Summer

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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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