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Tomorrow’s Batteries Today: Yan Yao Charges Up Battery Research With DOE Award
Batteries capable of powering the electric vehicles of tomorrow may be available sooner than we think, thanks to more than $5.7 million in seed...
Yan Yao Charges Up Battery Research With DOE Award

Batteries capable of powering the electric vehicles of tomorrow may be available sooner than we think, thanks to more than $5.7 million in seed funding provided through the Department of Energy’s Battery500 consortium.

Coping with Culture Shock: Director of Graduate Admissions Pens Article on International Student Experience
Life as a college student is fraught with challenges: keeping up with classes, making new friends, learning new fields of study and working jobs and...

Life as a college student is fraught with challenges: keeping up with classes, making new friends, learning new fields of study and working jobs and internships. But imagine also having to learn a new language and adjust to a foreign culture – those are some of the added challenges faced by international students attending colleges in the U.S.

Researchers Map Brain Activity to Improve Prosthetic Design
UH Engineers Report New Insights into the Brain’s Role in Walking

UH Engineers Report New Insights into the Brain’s Role in Walking

DIY: Scientists Release a How-To for Building a Smartphone Microscope
People with a Smartphone and 3-D Printer Could Perform Sophisticated Lab Work Add one more thing to the list of tasks your smartphone can perform....

People with a Smartphone and 3-D Printer Could Perform Sophisticated Lab Work

Add one more thing to the list of tasks your smartphone can perform. University of Houston researchers have released an open-source dataset offering instructions to people interested in building their own smartphone microscope.

Image Processing Expert and ECE Chair Named IEEE Fellow
Badri Roysam, chair of the electrical and computer engineering department at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the...
Badri Roysam, chair of the electrical and computer engineering department at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the IEEE

Badri Roysam, chair of the electrical and computer engineering department at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

PHOTOS: Ronald Larson Engineering Rockwell Lecture
How do you describe materials that aren’t quite liquids, gases or solids? More importantly, how do you model these materials?
Joseph W. Tedesco, left, presents plaque to Engineering Rockwell lecturer Ronald Larson

How do you describe materials that aren’t quite liquids, gases or solids? More importantly, how do you model these materials?

Engineering Students Sweep Graduate Research & Scholarship Projects (GRaSP) Day
Each year the University of Houston’s Graduate School and Office of the Provost invite all graduate students to showcase their groundbreaking...

Each year the University of Houston’s Graduate School and Office of the Provost invite all graduate students to showcase their groundbreaking research at the annual Graduate Research & Scholarship Projects (GRaSP) Day. Graduate students across all disciplines exhibit their research projects, network with peers and compete to receive trophies and scholarship awards for their research.

PHOTOS: 2017 Engineering Homecoming Celebration
Students, faculty, alumni and friends of the UH Cullen College of Engineering gathered for breakfast tacos, drinks and games to celebrate the 2017...
Joseph Tedesco (right), Dean of the Cullen College, poses with his wife Sue (middle) and Nayeli Martinez, a member of the UH Society of Automotive Engineers

Students, faculty, alumni and friends of the UH Cullen College of Engineering gathered for breakfast tacos, drinks and games to celebrate the 2017 Engineering Homecoming and gear up for the UH Football game against East Carolina. 

In addition to catching up with old friends, attendees enjoyed mimosas and Bloody Marys provided by the Engineering Alumni Association and entered to win raffle prizes that were announced throughout the event.

UH Launches Institute for Data Science
Institute Will Draw Partnerships to Focus on Energy, Health Care, Cybersecurity, Smart Cities The University of Houston has launched a new Institute...
Andrea Prosperetti

Institute Will Draw Partnerships to Focus on Energy, Health Care, Cybersecurity, Smart Cities

The University of Houston has launched a new Institute for Data Science, naming Andrea Prosperetti, Distinguished Professor of mechanical engineering at the Cullen College, to lead the venture.

Engineers Make a Showing at 2017 Undergraduate Research Day
Proving that high-level research isn’t just for graduate students, roughly 250 UH undergrads presented their research findings at the 2017...

Proving that high-level research isn’t just for graduate students, roughly 250 UH undergrads presented their research findings at the 2017 Undergraduate Research Day. The event attracted nearly 800 guests to the Rockwell Pavilion to hear poster presentations and oral pitches from student researchers.

PHOTOS: Ned Mohan Engineering Rockwell Lecture
For most people the word “energy” conjures images of oil and gas operations, but the science of electric power and energy systems is gaining momentum...

For most people the word “energy” conjures images of oil and gas operations, but the science of electric power and energy systems is gaining momentum as advances in hybrid-electric cars and alternative energy systems have renewed interest in the possibilities of power electronics.

UH Engineer Changes How We Interpret Outer Space
Saurabh Prasad, Cullen College assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is reporting a breakthrough in outer space image...
Saurabh Prasad

Saurabh Prasad, Cullen College assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is reporting a breakthrough in outer space image interpretation that could overcome hurdles that prohibit accurate interpretation of data.

Unexpected Discovery Leads to New Theory of Liquid Streaming
UH Researchers Generate a Liquid Stream with a Pulsed Laser Researchers at the University of Houston were studying the nonlinear transmission of...
Yanan Wang, a post-doctoral researcher at UH, is co-first author on a paper describing the discovery of a new principle of optofluidics

UH Researchers Generate a Liquid Stream with a Pulsed Laser

Researchers at the University of Houston were studying the nonlinear transmission of light through an aqueous suspension of gold nanoparticles when they noticed something unexpected. A pulse laser appeared to have forced the movement of a stream of liquid in a glass laboratory cuvette.

Engineering Professors Discover Fundamental Effect in Monolayer Catalysts
Two professors at the UH Cullen College of Engineering have discovered that size is critical to the performance of the monolayers of catalysts, the...
Stanko Brankovic

Two professors at the UH Cullen College of Engineering have discovered that size is critical to the performance of the monolayers of catalysts, the fundamental substance that speeds up reactions in all industries from petrochemical to manufacturing.

Brilliance Descending on UH as 15 New Engineering Faculty Join the Cullen College
Throughout the Cullen College of Engineering 15 new faces and brilliant minds are joining the faculty in the 2017-2018 school year. The Cullen...
Cullen College

Throughout the Cullen College of Engineering 15 new faces and brilliant minds are joining the faculty in the 2017-2018 school year. The Cullen College proudly welcomes them to its ranks of excellence in academia.

 

UH Library Provides Hurricane Harvey Resource Guide
The University of Houston MD Anderson Library is providing a guide to help navigate through the resources available in the wake of Hurricane Harvey...

The University of Houston MD Anderson Library is providing a guide to help navigate through the resources available in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and its devastating aftermath.

Researchers Report Breakthrough in Magnesium Batteries
Nanostructured Cathode, Understanding of New Electrolyte Lead to Greater Efficiency Magnesium batteries offer promise for safely powering modern life...
This schematic shows the structural evolution of titanium disulfide at different stages of intercalation. Interlayers are expanded or distorted as different amounts of pillaring molecules, complex cations and solvents are intercalated into the van der Waals gap of a host material at each stage.

Nanostructured Cathode, Understanding of New Electrolyte Lead to Greater Efficiency

Magnesium batteries offer promise for safely powering modern life – unlike traditional lithium ion batteries, they are not flammable or subject to exploding – but their ability to store energy has been limited.

Use of Brain-Computer Interface & Virtual Avatar Offers New Hope to Patients with Gait Disabilities/Researchers Demonstrate Non-Invasive Method Can Help People Re-Learn to Walk
Researchers from the University of Houston have shown for the first time that the use of a brain-computer interface augmented with a virtual walking...
Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal, Cullen College professor of electrical and computer engineering

Researchers from the University of Houston have shown for the first time that the use of a brain-computer interface augmented with a virtual walking avatar can control gait, suggesting the protocol may help patients recover the ability to walk after stroke, some spinal cord injuries and certain other gait disabilities.

Cullen College Recruits Leading Researcher In Gynecological Cancers
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has awarded UH $2 million to recruit cancer researcher Rohith Reddy, who focuses on next-...

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has awarded UH $2 million to recruit cancer researcher Rohith Reddy, who focuses on next-generation technologies for detecting gynecological cancers. Reddy, currently a post-doctoral researcher at Harvard Medical School, will become an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UH.

Is Houston Missing the Next Energy Wave? Houston Chronicle Features the UH Engineers Who Are On the Case
Clean energy research in the UH Cullen College of Engineering was the subject of a front page story in last Sunday's Houston Chronicle, which...
Daniel Araya, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, demonstrates how his wind tunnel can generate electricity. Photo courtesy of Michael Ciaglo, Houston Chronicle Staff

Clean energy research in the UH Cullen College of Engineering was the subject of a front page story in last Sunday's Houston Chronicle, which explores why the city of Houston is failing to draw new tech ventures for a world shifting away from the use of fossil fuels.

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