Faculty Accolades

Brain Stimulation for PTSD Patients
Sweat Response Can Make Stimulators Responsive  
The tiny bursts of sweat released in response to psychologically arousing stimuli can be measured using wearable technology.

Sweat Response Can Make Stimulators Responsive

 

Targeting New Treatments for Concussions by Transforming Brain Pathology
Research Team Combines Multi-Spectral Imaging and Supercomputing  
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Research Team Combines Multi-Spectral Imaging and Supercomputing

 

National Academy of Engineering Member and UH Professor Kaushik Rajashekara Wins IEEE Achievement Award
Kaushik Rajashekara, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering and a member of the National...
Kaushik Rajashekara, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

Kaushik Rajashekara, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering and a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), is the winner of the 2019 IEEE PELS Vehicle and Transportation Systems Achievement Award presented by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)’s Power Electronics Society (PELS). 

Cullen College Professors Win Welch Awards to Explore Fundamental Chemical Ideas
Two UH Cullen College of Engineering professors received funding from the Welch Foundation for their contributions to basic chemical research that...
Jiming Bao, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

Two UH Cullen College of Engineering professors received funding from the Welch Foundation for their contributions to basic chemical research that benefits humankind. These three-year grants extend from 2019 to 2022.

UH Professor Invited to NAE’s U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
Rose T. Faghih, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, received an invitation to attend...
Rose T. Faghih, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, will be attending the 2019 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.

Rose T. Faghih, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, received an invitation to attend the prestigious 2019 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. The event will be held Sept. 25-27 in Charleston, South Carolina.

UH Engineer’s Battery Research Gets New Charge With Additional DOE Funding
Yan Yao’s “Battery500” Award Selected for Phase II   A quest for better batteries has led the U.S. Department of Energy to invest an additional $...
Dr. Yan Yao holds the solid-state battery, with Dr. Yanliang Liang next to him and Dr. Xiaowei Chi behind them at the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

Yan Yao’s “Battery500” Award Selected for Phase II

 

A quest for better batteries has led the U.S. Department of Energy to invest an additional $800,000 in Yan Yao’s research project titled “High-Energy Solid-State Lithium Batteries with Organic Cathode Materials.”

Offshore Technology Conference Celebrates 50 Years
UH Cullen College of Engineering part of the conference program
The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), one of the largest energy expositions and the world’s foremost event for the development of offshore resources, is this week.

UH Cullen College of Engineering part of the conference program

Could Robots Make a Documentary about a 5K Race?
UH-Led Project Focuses on Training Robots to Observe and Make Decisions   A 5K race can offer both victory and heartbreak, but capturing those...
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.

UH Honors Cullen College Professors With Awards
Yi-Lung Mo Wins Prestigious John and Rebecca Moores Professorship   Each spring, the University of Houston recognizes the best and brightest...
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:

Imaging Technology Will Offer New Clues to Embryonic Development
Better Understanding Could Lead to New Prevention and Treatment for Birth Defects   Soon after conception, an embryo’s circulatory system connects...
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.

Researchers Report New Light-Activated Micro Pump
Pump Works Without Moving Parts, Electrical Contacts   Even the smallest mechanical pumps have limitations, from the complex microfabrication...
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.

Two UH Scientists Named to National Academy of Inventors
Cullen College of Engineering's Wei-Chuan Shih Elected to First Class of NAI Senior Members   Two researchers with the University of Houston have...
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Cullen College of Engineering's Wei-Chuan Shih Elected to First Class of NAI Senior Members

 

Two researchers with the University of Houston have been named senior members of the National Academy of Inventors in recognition of their contributions to scientific and technological innovation.

Frequent-Flying UH Professor Helps Dogs Detect Explosives
TSA Seeking Volunteers to Test Bomb-Sniffing Dogs at Hobby   UH Cullen College of Engineering professor Stuart Long, a frequent flyer and dog lover...
Stuart Long, UH professor of electrical and computer engineering, with a TSA handler and his passenger-screening canine.

TSA Seeking Volunteers to Test Bomb-Sniffing Dogs at Hobby

 

UH Cullen College of Engineering professor Stuart Long, a frequent flyer and dog lover, has found the perfect way to give back – helping to put bomb-sniffing dogs through their paces at airports.

Your Brain on Wine and on Stage: Experts Look at the Neuroscience
Wine has been around for millennia. Now engineers and wine experts at the University of Houston are teaming up to better understand how aroma, taste...
A brain-skull cap is a non-invasive way to collect data on brain activity.

Wine has been around for millennia. Now engineers and wine experts at the University of Houston are teaming up to better understand how aroma, taste, color and other factors contribute to the experience of drinking wine.

Researchers will collect data on brain waves, motion and galvanic responses as wine experts from the UH Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management conduct a wine tasting at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the Hilton University of Houston.

UH Research on Machine Learning Algorithms for Medical Diagnosis Featured on CCC’s “Great Innovative Ideas” Series
The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) of the Computing Research Association recently highlighted research conducted by Hien Van Nguyen – assistant...
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

Two UH Cullen College Engineers Among Most Cited Researchers in the World
Two Cullen College of Engineering professors at the University of Houston – Zhu Han, John and Rebecca Moores professor of electrical and computer...
Zhu Han, John and Rebecca Moores professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

Two Cullen College of Engineering professors at the University of Houston – Zhu Han, John and Rebecca Moores professor of electrical and computer engineering, with expertise in the field of computer science; and Yan Yao, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and a principal investigator at the Texas Center for Superconductivity – are on a list of researchers whose work has been most often cited by colleagues in their resp

World-Renowned Brain-Machine Interface Expert Named IEEE Fellow
UH Engineer Contreras-Vidal Recognized for Research to Help Patients Regain Mobility
Jose Contreras-Vidal, a UH researcher, in discussion with a dancer for his "Brain on Art" research.

UH Engineer Contreras-Vidal Recognized for Research to Help Patients Regain Mobility

Podcast on Flying Cars Features National Academy of Engineering Member and UH Professor Kaushik Rajashekara
Seeking Delphi, a podcast dedicated to futurist issues, recently released episode No. 27 titled “Future of Driving Part 2, Flying Cars with Kaushik...
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.

Electrical & Computer Engineering Chairman Elected to AIMBE’s Elite College of Fellows
Badri Roysam recognized for his groundbreaking research   Badri Roysam, professor and department chairman of electrical and computer engineering at...
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.

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

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