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Professor Wins Naval Young Investigator Award for Battery Development
A professor with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering is working to make safer and longer-lasting batteries for everything from...
Yan Yao in his lab with a student researcher.

A professor with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering is working to make safer and longer-lasting batteries for everything from electric vehicles to Navy vessels.

Experiential Learning: Undergrad Research in Energy Storage
The summer semester offers a perfect opportunity for undergraduates to conduct engineering research under the mentorship of a faculty member. Cullen...

The summer semester offers a perfect opportunity for undergraduates to conduct engineering research under the mentorship of a faculty member. Cullen College of Engineering undergraduates selected for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) gained practical experience in research methods and a newfound interest in the science of innovation.

New UH Center Provides Training and Support for STEM Educators
The Cullen College of Engineering is part of a new University of Houston center that focuses on best practices in the teaching of science, technology...

The Cullen College of Engineering is part of a new University of Houston center that focuses on best practices in the teaching of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to address the state’s need for increases in the number of students pursuing and graduating from these programs. 

Inaugural UH-TMHRI Graduate Scholar Selected
The first recipient of the joint University of Houston/The Methodist Hospital Research Institute (TMHRI) Graduate Fellowship in Clinical Translation...

The first recipient of the joint University of Houston/The Methodist Hospital Research Institute (TMHRI) Graduate Fellowship in Clinical Translation has been selected.

Review Course for State Board Exam in Engineering Offered at UH This Fall
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Media Contact: ahopp [at] uh [dot] edu (Angela Hopp)
713-743-8153

Photos: Inside ECE Professor Yan Yao's Laboratory
Yan Yao, an assistant professor in the electrical and computer engineering department, may be one of the newest additions to the faculty at the UH...

Yan Yao, an assistant professor in the electrical and computer engineering department, may be one of the newest additions to the faculty at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, but that hasn't stopped him from making waves across campus with his cutting-edge research.

High School Seniors Explore Engineering at UH
Last week, the UH Cullen College of Engineering welcomed a group of high school students who spent a week exploring engineering at the STEP Forward...

Last week, the UH Cullen College of Engineering welcomed a group of high school students who spent a week exploring engineering at the STEP Forward Camp.

PHOTOS: Engineering Alumni Awards Gala 2013
The 2013 UH Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala was held at the Petroleum Club of Houston on Thursday, June 13, 2013. The annual event,...

The 2013 UH Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala was held at the Petroleum Club of Houston on Thursday, June 13, 2013. The annual event, hosted by the Engineering Alumni Association, recognizes the professional achievements and contributions of college alumni and faculty.

ECE Professor Jose "Pepe" Contreras-Vidal Named Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems
ECE professor Jose “Pepe” Luis Contreras-Vidal, director of the University of Houston’s Laboratory for Noninvasive Brain-Machine Interface (BMI)...

ECE professor Jose “Pepe” Luis Contreras-Vidal, director of the University of Houston’s Laboratory for Noninvasive Brain-Machine Interface (BMI) Systems at the Cullen College of Engineering, has been appointed associate editor of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Elect

Video: Undergrad Life at the Cullen College of Engineering
We asked a few of our undergrads here at the UH Cullen College of Engineering to film their lives for two weeks so we can show the world an honest...

We asked a few of our undergrads here at the UH Cullen College of Engineering to film their lives for two weeks so we can show the world an honest, first-hand account of what it is like to be an engineering student at the University of Houston. Using the footage shot by three Cullen College of Engineering students, we produced a video to give our prospective students a closer look into the life of a Cullen College undergrad.

Engineering, Camp-Style
Girls in grades eight through twelve enter the UH Cullen College of Engineering on Monday morning, new to the world of algorithms, motors and...

Girls in grades eight through twelve enter the UH Cullen College of Engineering on Monday morning, new to the world of algorithms, motors and microscopes. By Friday, they’ve built and programmed a robot.

PHOTOS: Inside ECE Professor Ji Chen's Research Lab
Ji Chen, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering (ECE) with the UH Cullen College of Engineering, is a leading researcher in the...

Ji Chen, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering (ECE) with the UH Cullen College of Engineering, is a leading researcher in the field of electromagnetic compatibility.

Molecular Sensing Research Featured on Journal Cover
Research from the Cullen College of Engineering that promises to drastically improve molecular sensing technology was featured on the cover of a...

Research from the Cullen College of Engineering that promises to drastically improve molecular sensing technology was featured on the cover of a recent issue of the scientific journal Nanoscale.

ECE Professor Gives Plenary Presentation at 2013 URSI Electromagnetic Theory Symposium
Dr. David Jackson, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Cullen College, recently gave a plenary presentation on the advances in...
Dr. David Jackson's novel leaky-wave antenna design being tested in the anechoic chamber at Sandia National Laboratories.

Dr. David Jackson, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Cullen College, recently gave a plenary presentation on the advances in leaky-wave antennas at the 2013 International Union of Radio Science (URSI) Electromagnetic Theory Symposium held in Hiroshima, Japan.

Director of Engineering Career Center Featured in Houston Chronicle: Job-Landing Advice for College Students
Vita Como, director of the UH Cullen College of Engineering's career center, has devoted much of her career to passing on words of wisdom to soon-to-...

Vita Como, director of the UH Cullen College of Engineering's career center, has devoted much of her career to passing on words of wisdom to soon-to-be college graduates on how they can land their dream jobs straight out of school.

Ten State University Systems and Public Flagships, including UH System, Join Coursera to Explore MOOC-based Learning and Collaboration on Campus
Coursera, a leading massive open online course (MOOC) platform, today announced that it will be working with the University of Houston System and...

Coursera, a leading massive open online course (MOOC) platform, today announced that it will be working with the University of Houston System and nine other state university systems and public university flagships to explore the possibilities of using MOOC technology and content to improve completion, quality and access to higher education.

ECE Professor's Thought-Controlled Robot-Exoskeleton Featured in "Der Spiegel"
German news magazine Der Spiegel -- one of Europe's largest publications of its kind -- featured the incredible research of professor Jose Luis "Pepe...

German news magazine Der Spiegel -- one of Europe's largest publications of its kind -- featured the incredible research of professor Jose Luis "Pepe" Contreras-Vidal, who has developed a thought-controlled robotic exoskeleton which can be used to help paralyzed patients regain their mobility.

“Dynamic Coil” Should Boost Brain Research
Efforts to learn how and when particular areas of the brain work and work together should get a huge boost thanks to a new device under development...
The “dynamic coil” being developed by Cullen College researchers was featured on the Cover of IEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering.

Efforts to learn how and when particular areas of the brain work and work together should get a huge boost thanks to a new device under development at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering.

UH Seed Funding Supports New Research in Catalysis, Nanofabrication
Ask any professor: A good idea alone isn’t likely to receive serious research funding. Big awards almost always have some data that supports the...
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Ask any professor: A good idea alone isn’t likely to receive serious research funding. Big awards almost always have some data that supports the project, that shows the researcher’s idea should work.

In a classic catch-22, though, getting this data itself takes money. Materials for experiments, graduate student time, lab space, computing power – none of these are free.

ECE Professor Wins Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award
Dr. Yan Yao, an assistant professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering and Robert A. Welch Professor at the Texas Center for...
Dr. Yan Yao guides graduate student through a lab demonstration.

Dr. Yan Yao, an assistant professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering and Robert A. Welch Professor at the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston (TcSUH), was awarded the 2013 Ralph E.

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