Faculty Accolades

Targeted Treatment Possible with UH Engineer’s Discovery
The same technology that powers MRI scanners to see inside your body may soon be used to deliver targeted treatments for a variety of diseases and...
 Professor Aaron Becker in his lab

The same technology that powers MRI scanners to see inside your body may soon be used to deliver targeted treatments for a variety of diseases and conditions.

People Power: Technology Allows Smartphone-based Water Testing
Ever wondered what’s in the neighborhood pond? Technology developed by engineers at the University of Houston will allow you to test for waterborne...

Ever wondered what’s in the neighborhood pond? Technology developed by engineers at the University of Houston will allow you to test for waterborne pathogens by using your smartphone.

UH Engineering and Honors Colleges Launch Stuart Long Undergraduate Research Fund
At the UH Cullen College of Engineering, undergrads are strongly encouraged to engage in hands-on, real-world research while pursuing their degrees...

At the UH Cullen College of Engineering, undergrads are strongly encouraged to engage in hands-on, real-world research while pursuing their degrees – and there’s no shortage of cutting-edge research projects for undergraduate students to get involved in at the college.

Houston Chronicle Profiles UH Engineers Who Are Changing the World
The Houston Chronicle recently profiled three UH engineers whose research is changing the world and shaping the future.

The Houston Chronicle recently profiled three UH engineers whose research is changing the world and shaping the future.

UH Professors to Robots: Swim, Communicate and Bring Us Data – Fast!
Deep below the sea, thousands of sensors collect crucial oceanic data used in environmental monitoring, offshore exploration, disaster prevention and...
Becker's student Haoran Zhao launches drone at pond by the Cullen College

Deep below the sea, thousands of sensors collect crucial oceanic data used in environmental monitoring, offshore exploration, disaster prevention and military surveillance. However, there exists a problem underwater which was conquered on land decades ago: There’s no fast way to communicate and deliver information from the ocean depths – no internet, no powerful and clear signals, only delayed communication.

UH Engineers Invent Glucose-Sensing Contact Lens
Blood testing is the standard option for checking glucose levels, but a new technology could allow non-invasive testing via a contact lens that...

Blood testing is the standard option for checking glucose levels, but a new technology could allow non-invasive testing via a contact lens that samples glucose levels in tears.

PHOTOS/ VIDEO: Engineers, Scientists and Artists Converge in Cancun for First “Your Brain on Art” Conference

UH Professors May Create Safe, Affordable Nuclear Energy, Changing National Conversation
Research underway in a UH Cullen College of Engineering laboratory to make “heavy water” less expensively could soon make nuclear energy safer,...
Stanko Brankovic, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, intends to make nuclear energy safer

Research underway in a UH Cullen College of Engineering laboratory to make “heavy water” less expensively could soon make nuclear energy safer, eliminating real-life disasters like those that have occurred at the Fukushima and Chernobyl nuclear power plants.

UH Researchers Discover Key Mechanism for Producing Solar Cells
Researchers from the University of Houston have reported the first explanation for how a class of materials changes during production to more...

Researchers from the University of Houston have reported the first explanation for how a class of materials changes during production to more efficiently absorb light, a critical step toward the large-scale manufacture of better and less-expensive solar panels.

UH Researcher Pursues New Applications for “Hot” Electrons
Three years after his discovery of porous gold nanoparticles – gold nanoparticles that offer a larger surface area because of their porous nature – a...

Three years after his discovery of porous gold nanoparticles – gold nanoparticles that offer a larger surface area because of their porous nature – a UH Cullen College of Engineering researcher is continuing to explore the science and potential applications.

UH Engineer Earns NSF Grant to Improve Cell Phone User Experience
Xin Fu, assistant professor in the UH Cullen College of Engineering’s electrical and computer engineering department, earned a $410,000 award from...

Xin Fu, assistant professor in the UH Cullen College of Engineering’s electrical and computer engineering department, earned a $410,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to customize smartphone designs and processors to better suit the needs of its vast array of

UH Professor Set to Meet with Congress about National Robotics Initiative
A robotics expert with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering will meet with members of Congress and other scientists next month to...

A robotics expert with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering will meet with members of Congress and other scientists next month to discuss the National Science Foundation’s National Robotics Initiative.

Cullen College Engineers Discover Innovative Method to Destroy Bacteria
Researchers at the Cullen College of Engineering have discovered an innovative method for destroying bacteria in a matter of seconds by using light...

Researchers at the Cullen College of Engineering have discovered an innovative method for destroying bacteria in a matter of seconds by using light to heat highly porous gold nanodisks. A research paper describing the method was featured on the cover of the April issue of Optical Materials Express.

National Radio Science Organization Names ECE Professor as Chair
The United States National Committee of the International Union of Radio Science (USNC-URSI) has named David Jackson, professor of electrical and...

The United States National Committee of the International Union of Radio Science (USNC-URSI) has named David Jackson, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Cullen College, as its chair for 2015-2017.

ECE Professor Serves as Editor of Electrochemical Journal Special Issue
Stanko Brankovic, associate professor of electric and computer engineering at the Cullen College, was invited to serve as a guest editor for a...

Stanko Brankovic, associate professor of electric and computer engineering at the Cullen College, was invited to serve as a guest editor for a special issue of the Journal of the Electrochemical Society (JES).

UH Engineers Author Most-Downloaded Paper on Inkjet-printed Lens for Smartphone Microscopy
A professor and three graduate students in the electrical and computer engineering department at the UH Cullen College of Engineering published the...

A professor and three graduate students in the electrical and computer engineering department at the UH Cullen College of Engineering published the most downloaded paper of 2015 in a major scientific journal.

ECEDHA Newsletter Names ECE Chair as Editor
Badri Roysam, chair of the department of electrical and computer engineering, has been named of editor of the Electrical and Computer Engineering...

Badri Roysam, chair of the department of electrical and computer engineering, has been named of editor of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association’s (ECEDHA) monthly newsletter, ECE Source.

ECE Professor Wins Grant for Thin Film Cracking Research
Although almost invisible to the naked eye, thin film coatings are used in millions of products that many people use in their daily lives. Found in...

Although almost invisible to the naked eye, thin film coatings are used in millions of products that many people use in their daily lives. Found in everything from smartphone touchscreen displays to implantable medical devices, surface coatings add value to products by making them last longer and perform better.

Engineer Earns NSF CAREER Award to Steer Swarms of Micro-robots
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Houston Public Media Spotlights UH Research Exploring Creativity and the Brain
The Cullen College continues to make headlines with research exploring the intersection of neuroscience, engineering and art conducted by Jose Luis “...

The Cullen College continues to make headlines with research exploring the intersection of neuroscience, engineering and art conducted by Jose Luis “Pepe” Contreras-Vidal, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor of electrical and computer engineering.

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