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UH Alumnus Merges Engineering, Communication to Aid in Product Development
In the working world of an engineer—a world of technical terminology and complexity —UH engineering alumnus Kevin Self (1991 BSEE) works diligently...

In the working world of an engineer—a world of technical terminology and complexity —UH engineering alumnus Kevin Self (1991 BSEE) works diligently to keep things simple. Self, who works with 8 and 16-bit microprocessors at Dallas Semiconductor, teaches a myriad of companies how to incorporate those “brain” devices into their products, which range from thermometers to televisions.

UH Engineering Alumnus Networked First ATMs, Developed Automated Fuel Dispensing System
In engineering, many discoveries that improve the quality of life do so in unseen ways, but alumnus Fred Gentile’s (1961 BSEE) development is in...

In engineering, many discoveries that improve the quality of life do so in unseen ways, but alumnus Fred Gentile’s (1961 BSEE) development is in everyday use across the world. It’s even easy to spell—ATM, Automated Teller Machine.

“I was the development manager for Docutel Corporation, where a friend of mine developed the first basic ATM,” Gentile said. “I developed the networks that tie the ATMs together. My goal was to put the number of things tellers do online.”

UH Technology Holds Promise for Multibillion Dollar Data Storage Industry
Imagine storing the entire Library of Congress on a Palm Pilot, or storing 1,000 movies on a 2-inch disk. These are the kinds of the futuristic goals...

Imagine storing the entire Library of Congress on a Palm Pilot, or storing 1,000 movies on a 2-inch disk.

These are the kinds of the futuristic goals that could become feasible if UH engineers are successful in their bid to create the first nano-patterned medium recording (N-PMR) at the scale of one terabyte per square inch and explore the physical limits of magnetic data storage in units only four nanometers in size.

Sax Appeal Key to UH Engineering Professor's Classroom Performance
An engineering professor by day and jazz saxophonist by night, Len Trombetta sounds as if he leads a double life. Trombetta, a UH electrical...

An engineering professor by day and jazz saxophonist by night, Len Trombetta sounds as if he leads a double life. Trombetta, a UH electrical engineering professor, will simply admit to enjoying the best of two entirely different worlds.

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Nanotech Experts To Gather in Houston in April 2005
World experts in nanotechnology will gather in Houston next April to attend the Second Conference on Nanoscale Devices & System Integration (NDSI...

World experts in nanotechnology will gather in Houston next April to attend the Second Conference on Nanoscale Devices & System Integration (NDSI’05) sponsored by IEEE Nanotechnology Council and the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering. The NDSI’05 will be held at the Warwick Hotel on April 4-6, 2005.

UH Electrical Engineering Professor Liang Shen Honored at Luncheon
Liang C. Shen, professor of electrical engineering and director of the UH Well Logging Laboratory, was honored at a luncheon Tuesday by the Society...

Liang C. Shen, professor of electrical engineering and director of the UH Well Logging Laboratory, was honored at a luncheon Tuesday by the Society of Professional Well Log Analysts (SPWLA), faculty, former graduate students and his colleagues in industry. He was also presented with a large-screen plasma television as a gift from his former students and colleagues.

Engineering Professor & Graduate Student Receive UH Teaching Awards
Charles Dalton Enron Teaching Excellence Award It was 1960 when Charles Dalton, professor of mechanical engineering, stood in front of a...

Charles Dalton
Enron Teaching Excellence Award

It was 1960 when Charles Dalton, professor of mechanical engineering, stood in front of a classroom to teach for the first time. Forty-three years later, Dalton continues to inspire and guide students through his rigorous curriculum.

UH Cullen College of Engineering Sweeps IEEE Conference, Takes Home Seven Awards
The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering’s student branch of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) received top...

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The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering’s student branch of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) received top billing at the recent IEEE Region Five Conference, garnering seven awards, including the honor of Best Large Student Branch.

Seagate Technology Donates Magnetometer System to Center for Nanomagnetic Systems
Dmitri Litvinov, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, is one of many University of Houston engineering faculty and students...

Dmitri Litvinov, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, is one of many University of Houston engineering faculty and students who will benefit from the recent donation of a state-of-the-art LakeShore Vibrating Sample Magnetometer system to the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

Results from UH Neuroscience Workshop to Be Published as Book by MIT Press
Results from UH Neuroscience Workshop to Be Published as Book by MIT Press Forum Organized by Center for Neuro-Engineering and Cognitive Science

Results from UH Neuroscience Workshop to Be Published as Book by MIT Press

Forum Organized by Center for Neuro-Engineering and Cognitive Science

UH Engineering Professor Elected to IEEE Board of Directors
University of Houston Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Stuart Long has been named Director-Elect of Division IV of the Institute of...

University of Houston Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Stuart Long has been named Director-Elect of Division IV of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, or IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional society.

Engineers Focus on the Manufacturing Issues of Nanoscale Systems
Jose L. Torres, research assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and member of the Nanosystem Manufacturing Center (NMC), inspects...

Jose L. Torres, research assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and member of the Nanosystem Manufacturing Center (NMC), inspects molecular-scale nanostructures with a scanning electron microscope (SEM).

'GRADE' Camp Impresses High School Girls with Images of Electrical Engineering
Forty-four high school girls encountered electrical engineering this summer in a day camp hosted by the Cullen College of Engineering at the...

Forty-four high school girls encountered electrical engineering this summer in a day camp hosted by the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston. GRADE Camp (Girls Reaching and Demonstrating Excellence in Engineering) ran for two one-week sessions this summer, June 9-13 and June 16-20.

Doctoral Students Recognized by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Timothy Kennedy and William Langston, doctoral students in electrical engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering, were recognized at separate...
Timothy Kennedy. Photo by Jeff Shaw.

Timothy Kennedy and William Langston, doctoral students in electrical engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering, were recognized at separate IEEE International Symposia this summer.

GRADE Camp Offers High School Girls A Peek Into The World Of Engineering
A new camp designed to draw high school girls into the world of engineering is being launched this summer at the University of Houston Cullen College...
Two one-week GRADE Camps will be held this summer, June 9-13 and June 16-20, at the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

A new camp designed to draw high school girls into the world of engineering is being launched this summer at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering.

GRADE Camp (Girls Reaching and Demonstrating Excellence in Engineering) is an innovative, challenging day camp designed to introduce high school girls to the marvels of engineering. There will be two one-week camps held this summer, June 9-13 and June 16-20.

Two Highway Research Projects Nominated as 'Most Innovative' in Texas
When a construction crew pours concrete for an interstate highway, they're supposed to lay it on thick -- 15 inches thick, to be precise. It's the...

When a construction crew pours concrete for an interstate highway, they're supposed to lay it on thick -- 15 inches thick, to be precise.

It's the responsibility of the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDoT) to make sure every highway meets the proper construction standards. But engineers with the state agency faced a tough problem: Once the road is constructed, how do you check the thickness of the concrete?

Director of PROMES Program Named Fellow by American Society for Engineering Education
Electrical Engineering Professor Gerhard Paskusz, founder and director of the college's highly successful Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies...
Gerhard Paskusz, Ph.D. Director of PROMES, Professor of Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering Professor Gerhard Paskusz, founder and director of the college's highly successful Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies, will be recognized as a new Fellow Member of the American Society for Engineering Education at the organization's national conference in Nashville this June.

Dean Announces 2003 Faculty Awards for Teaching, Research
Dean Raymond Flumerfelt announced the winners of this year's faculty teaching and research awards at the UH Cullen College of Engineering's annual...

Dean Raymond Flumerfelt announced the winners of this year's faculty teaching and research awards at the UH Cullen College of Engineering's annual Faculty and Staff Meeting on April 22.

Four Cullen Faculty Members Honored at UH Faculty Awards Dinner
Four faculty members of the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering were honored last week at the university faculty awards presentation...
Vemuri Balakotaiah, Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award

Four faculty members of the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering were honored last week at the university faculty awards presentation. Vemuri Balakotaiah, Karolos Grigoriadis, David Shattuck and Osman Ghazzaly were among 15 scholars honored at the event held April 22 at the UH Hilton Hotel.

Vemuri Balakotaiah
Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award

Collaborative Learning Method Drives ECE Redshirt Camp, Workshops
Teaching to fellow students is the best way for students to learn subject matter for the most difficult sophomore electrical engineering classes,...
UH engineering students Dorota Bernatek, Terri Kellough and Aaron Webb with Professor Dave Shattuck.

Teaching to fellow students is the best way for students to learn subject matter for the most difficult sophomore electrical engineering classes, according to associate professor David Shattuck, who facilitates learning in a state-funded program that is helping students succeed where others have often failed.

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