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Paper Outlining Fuel Cell Discovery Wins AIChE Best Fundamental Paper Award
Cullen College engineering professors collaborate to solve monolayer catalyst mystery   The South Texas Section (STS) of the American Institute of...
Stanko Brankovic and Lars Grabow, two UH Cullen College of Engineering professors, accept the STS-AIChE Best Fundamental Paper Award.

Cullen College engineering professors collaborate to solve monolayer catalyst mystery

 

The South Texas Section (STS) of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) chose a paper written by two UH Cullen College of Engineering professors and their Ph.D. students for its Best Fundamental Paper Award.

The award was presented Tuesday at the monthly STS-AIChE meeting in Galveston.

‘Smart’ Robotic System Could Offer Home-Based Rehabilitation
Industry Partnership Supports Faster Track to Commercialize Accessible Healthcare   Researchers in Houston and elsewhere have shown that robotic...
While early prototypes of robotic rehabilitation systems controlled by the user's own brain required the use of skullcaps embedded with sensors, researchers are developing a simpler version that can be used at home.

Industry Partnership Supports Faster Track to Commercialize Accessible Healthcare

 

Researchers in Houston and elsewhere have shown that robotic systems controlled by the user’s own brain activity can help patients recovering from stroke and other disabling injuries. But the demonstrations have taken place in highly controlled settings, and none of the systems have been approved for use in clinics or patient’s homes.

Optical Society Elects UH ECE Professor Jiming Bao as Fellow
Bao recognized for contributions to the field of semiconductor and metallic nanostructures
Jiming Bao, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering

Bao recognized for contributions to the field of semiconductor and metallic nanostructures

Researchers Create Smartphone System to Test for Lead in Water
Unlike Most Commercially Available Tests, It Can Detect Levels Below EPA Standards   The discovery of lead in Flint, Michigan’s drinking water drew...
UH researchers built a self-contained smartphone microscope that can operate in both fluorescence and dark-field imaging modes and paired it with an inexpensive Lumina 640 smartphone with an 8-megapixel camera.

Unlike Most Commercially Available Tests, It Can Detect Levels Below EPA Standards

 

The discovery of lead in Flint, Michigan’s drinking water drew renewed attention to the health risks posed by the metal. Now researchers at the University of Houston have created an inexpensive system using a smartphone and a lens made with an inkjet printer that can detect lead in tap water at levels commonly accepted as dangerous.

Renowned Engineering Faculty Join Cullen College
The UH Cullen College of Engineering is kicking off the 2018-2019 academic year by adding six new faculty members to its teaching and research...
Renita Horton, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at UH Cullen College

The UH Cullen College of Engineering is kicking off the 2018-2019 academic year by adding six new faculty members to its teaching and research rosters. They specialize in fields ranging from reservoir engineering to neuro-engineering, and their research covers topics ranging from water resources to power and energy systems.

UH G.R.A.D.E. Camp Celebrates 15 Years of Introducing Engineering to New Generations of Girls
Spending summer days engineering can be creative, empowering and fun. Imagine taking bits and pieces of circuitry, plastic and metal to build robots...
Julie Rogers, a Cullen College mechanical engineering senior and a G.R.A.D.E. Camp counselor, works with camper Natalie Cramer, an 8th-grader from Pearland.

Spending summer days engineering can be creative, empowering and fun. Imagine taking bits and pieces of circuitry, plastic and metal to build robots, then programming them to navigate mazes; venturing out into the warm sunshine with friends to collect water from the UH campus pond and testing it for invisible microbes; or creating Texas-shaped earrings using a 3-D printer. These are defining moments of doing, creating memories and building friendships.

UH Professor Part of National Event on the Interworking of Art and the Brain
Contreras-Vidal seeks to answer what happens in the brain as people create and enjoy art   Bringing together scientific research and artistic...
Jose Contreras-Vidal, a UH researcher, in discussion with a dancer for his "Brain on Art" research.

Contreras-Vidal seeks to answer what happens in the brain as people create and enjoy art

 

Bringing together scientific research and artistic inquiry is a serious mission for the D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER). It offers monthly conversations about different interdisciplinary topics with invited speakers from all over America.

Cullen College Staff Wins UH President’s Excellence Award
Delvina Branch, office coordinator in the department of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, received a 2018...
Delvina Branch, winner of a President's Excellence Award, with Renu Khator, UH president; Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell dean of the UH Cullen College of Engineering; and Suresh Khator, associate dean of graduate programs and computing facilities at the Cullen College.

Delvina Branch, office coordinator in the department of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, received a 2018 President's Excellence Award.

“It was a tremendous honor to be nominated and to win,” said Branch, who has worked at UH for four years. “I truly appreciate my department for thinking of me and nominating me.”

Mission: Possible — Mapping Dangerous Terrain
UH Engineers Focus on Degradable Reconnaissance Vehicles and Evasive Drone Maneuvers   Ensuring military forces have up-to-date information about a...
UH researchers are testing prototypes for the project in Brays Bayou.

UH Engineers Focus on Degradable Reconnaissance Vehicles and Evasive Drone Maneuvers

 

Ensuring military forces have up-to-date information about a potentially hostile region offers obvious advantages, but current methods for doing that – especially along shorelines, where underwater mines and other hazards can pose serious risks – all have drawbacks. It is especially difficult if keeping the technology out of enemy hands is a priority.

UH Researchers Win $1M Award to Boost Student Success
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...
Lisette Montemayor, incoming freshman, is part of UH's newest Student Success Program funded by the NSF.

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 Engineering Professor Wins IEEE Distinguished Educator Award
IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society recognizes Stuart Long for his ‘commitment to electromagnetics education.’  
Stuart Long, professor of electrical & computer engineering at the UH Cullen College, teaches a 2018 G.R.A.D.E. Camp workshop.

IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society recognizes Stuart Long for his ‘commitment to electromagnetics education.’

 

Second Annual Advisory Meeting Showcases Innovative BRAIN Center Neurotechnologies
The Building Reliable Advancements in Neurotechnology (BRAIN) Center welcomed engineering faculty, staff and students from UH and ASU along with a “...

The Building Reliable Advancements in Neurotechnology (BRAIN) Center welcomed engineering faculty, staff and students from UH and ASU along with a “who’s who” of industry leaders to the second annual Industry Advisory Board meeting at the Royal Sonesta hotel in Houston, Texas this May.

Wearable Technology to Track Brain, Predict Illness
University of Houston researcher examines skin to predict stress, illness University of Houston electrical engineer Rose T. Faghih has been awarded...
With a $175,000 award from the National Science Foundation, UH electrical engineer Rose T. Faghih will examine whether wrist-worn wearable devices can transform how mental-stress-related diseases are diagnosed and treated.

University of Houston researcher examines skin to predict stress, illness

University of Houston electrical engineer Rose T. Faghih has been awarded $175,000 by the National Science Foundation to examine whether wrist-worn wearable devices, like fitbits or Apple watches, can be used to peer into the brain. She thinks they can.

UH Cullen College's 'Parameters' Magazine Wins Crystal Award from American Marketing Association
The UH Cullen College of Engineering's biannual Parameters magazine earned the American Marketing Association's (AMA) Crystal Award for best public...
UH Cullen College's 'Parameters' Magazine Wins Crystal Award from American Marketing Association

The UH Cullen College of Engineering's biannual Parameters magazine earned the American Marketing Association's (AMA) Crystal Award for best public relations/communications newsletter. Finalists in the category included UH's Bauer College of Business and Houston Methodist Hospital.

Cullen College Announces Two Winners of Inaugural Brookshire Teaching Excellence Awards
Award Celebrates Professors with Dedication to Students and Passion for Teaching   The late William A. Brookshire – a UH chemical engineering...
Christiana Chang, instructional assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Houston.

Award Celebrates Professors with Dedication to Students and Passion for Teaching

 

The late William A. Brookshire – a UH chemical engineering alumnus – understood firsthand the impact that dedicated teachers can have on students’ lives. Raised without means, Brookshire often credited his professors at the Cullen College of Engineering for pushing and inspiring him to complete his degree.

Unlocking Secrets of the Creative Brain: UH Research Cited in National Geographic Article on Picasso
National Geographic explores the brilliance and creativity of Pablo Picasso in an April article titled “How Picasso’s Journey From Prodigy to Icon...
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National Geographic explores the brilliance and creativity of Pablo Picasso in an April article titled “How Picasso’s Journey From Prodigy to Icon Revealed a Genius.” A trailblazing, legendary artist, Picasso revolutionized the art world during his lifetime and continues to awe and inspire to this day.

Cullen College Faculty Shine in UH Research Awards
Conrad and Yao sweep 'Associate Professor' category   The Cullen College of Engineering faculty swept the associate professor category of the...
Dr. Jacinta Conrad won a University of Houston Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity for the 2017-18 academic year.

Conrad and Yao sweep 'Associate Professor' category

 

The Cullen College of Engineering faculty swept the associate professor category of the University of Houston’s Awards for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity for the 2017-18 academic year.

UH Engineering Professor Wins Prestigious Moores Professorship
Plus: Other Faculty Award Announcements Zhu Han, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering at the...
Zhu Han, a UH engineering professor, wins a Moores Professorship and a $1.2 million MURI grant in 2018.

Plus: Other Faculty Award Announcements

Zhu Han, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston, is having a good year.

UH Engineer Part of Team Awarded $7.5 Million MURI Grant to Analyze Social Behavior and Predict Outcomes
It’s no secret that data is everywhere today – endless streams of information are constantly being collected through our smartphones and mobile...
Zhu Han, a UH engineering professor, is working on a $7.5 million DoD grant project using game theory to analyze and influence social behavior.

It’s no secret that data is everywhere today – endless streams of information are constantly being collected through our smartphones and mobile devices, by sensors placed on bridges and in buildings and even through our smart thermostats and refrigerators.

BASF Executive Heidi Alderman to be UH Cullen College 2018 Commencement Speaker
Distinguished chemical engineer and BASF executive Heidi Alderman will be the featured speaker at the UH Cullen College of Engineering 2018...
Distinguished chemical engineer and BASF executive Heidi Alderman will serve as the spring 2018 commencement speaker for the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

Distinguished chemical engineer and BASF executive Heidi Alderman will be the featured speaker at the UH Cullen College of Engineering 2018 commencement on Friday, May 11.

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