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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.

ECE Chair Publishes Op-Ed on the Future of the Field in National Association Publication
Badri Roysam, professor and chair of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, was recently elected editor-in-...

Badri Roysam, professor and chair of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, was recently elected editor-in-chief of the ECE Source, a publication of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA). 

Professor to Host 2015 SPWLA Resistivity SIG Meeting
Ji Chen, professor of electrical and computer engineering at UH Cullen College, is hosting the 2015 Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts...

Ji Chen, professor of electrical and computer engineering at UH Cullen College, is hosting the 2015 Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts, SPWLA, Resistivity SIG Meeting on Oct 23.

PHOTOS: 2015 Southwest ECEDHA Conference
Badri Roysam, chair of the Cullen College’s electrical and computer engineering department, was recently elected as the chair of the Electrical and...

Badri Roysam, chair of the Cullen College’s electrical and computer engineering department, was recently elected as the chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA) editorial committee. As such, Roysam hosted the annual ECEDHA Southwest conference at the University of Houston on October 4th and 5th.

ECE Chair Highlights Benefits of I-CORPS Program in Op-Ed Article
In laboratories and research centers across the country, new inventions and discoveries are being made each and every day. However, very few of these...

In laboratories and research centers across the country, new inventions and discoveries are being made each and every day. However, very few of these ideas make it out of the laboratory and into the consumer marketplace. One program dedicated to translating more research into the marketplace is the National Science Foundation's (NSF) I-CORPS Program.

UH Engineer Seeks Connection Between Art and Science
As part of a growing scientific emphasis on understanding the brain, a UH engineering professor is studying what happens as people create and...

As part of a growing scientific emphasis on understanding the brain, a UH engineering professor is studying what happens as people create and contemplate art and beauty.

Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to track neural activity as people both make and view art.

International News Outlet Highlights Professor's Lens Research
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...
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.

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