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Cullen College of Engineering’s 2016-2017 Outstanding Students Named
Undergraduate mechanical engineering students Tam Nguyen, a senior, and Serrae Reed, a junior, focus on their studies with the precision of the...
Serra Reed, Outstanding Junior

Undergraduate mechanical engineering students Tam Nguyen, a senior, and Serrae Reed, a junior, focus on their studies with the precision of the engineers they are becoming. Upon graduation, Nguyen has an engineering job nailed down at Shell, and Reed is conducting research on solar cells and the efficiency in which light is harvested for energy production.

Houston Chronicle Taps UH Engineering Expertise on Wireless Technology Upgrades for Super Bowl LI
The Houston Chronicle tapped into the engineering expertise in the UH Cullen College of Engineering to learn whether Super Bowl LI fans will be able...

The Houston Chronicle tapped into the engineering expertise in the UH Cullen College of Engineering to learn whether Super Bowl LI fans will be able to Tweet, Facebook and Snapchat their experiences at Feb. 5 game at NRG Stadium.

For Stanko Brankovic, Life is Speeding Up
That exciting feeling you get when you've made a breakthrough discovery and you know that something that seemed impossible yesterday is now...
Professor Stanko Brankovic, first to understand speed of forming catalysts

That exciting feeling you get when you've made a breakthrough discovery and you know that something that seemed impossible yesterday is now completely clear – that's the feeling that Stanko Brankovic, professor of electrical and computer engineering, has about his recent discovery of the speed in which catalysts are formed.

“I’m in the same position as Sir Isaac Newton was when the apple hit him in the head! It’s that same excitement, a ‘Wow!' moment,” said Brankovic.

UH Engineering to Offer Data Analytics Certificate for Energy Industry
Stabilizing oil prices have prompted producers to return to both shale and offshore projects, but the industry still needs to cut costs. A new...
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Stabilizing oil prices have prompted producers to return to both shale and offshore projects, but the industry still needs to cut costs.

A new workforce program offered by the University of Houston Cullen College of engineering focuses on helping oil and gas producers more efficiently use and maintain equipment by making better use of the terabytes of data streaming from monitoring sensors built into equipment. It will launch in fall 2017.

VIDEO: UH Engineering Study Opens Doors to Understanding the Creative Brain ‘in Action and in Context’
In an innovative collaboration between scientists and artists, “Your Brain on Art” is a series of studies that seek to understand what happens in...
sculpture installation artist Jo Ann Fleischhauer

In an innovative collaboration between scientists and artists, “Your Brain on Art” is a series of studies that seek to understand what happens in the brain as people create and contemplate art.

Generous Engineering Alumnus William A. Brookshire Funds $1M Scholarship for Teachers
In his continued spirit of generosity, UH Engineering alumnus William A. Brookshire has donated $1 million to the Cullen College of Engineering to...
Great teachers are in line for great things, thanks to generous alumnus

In his continued spirit of generosity, UH Engineering alumnus William A. Brookshire has donated $1 million to the Cullen College of Engineering to create the William A. Brookshire Teaching Excellence Award Endowment. According to the endowment agreement, the annual distributed income will honor faculty members in the Cullen College “who demonstrate an unwavering commitment to exemplifying the highest levels of teaching excellence inside the classroom.”

ECE Chair Judges Top STEM Competition for K-12 Students
Badri Roysam, professor and chair at the Cullen College of Engineering’s Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at the University of...

Badri Roysam, professor and chair at the Cullen College of Engineering’s Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at the University of Houston served as a judge the

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at UH is Number One in the U.S.A.
Every year, as a marketing activity, the leadership board of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at UH, recently named outstanding large...
 (L-R) Katherine Velasco, historian; Belinda Herrera, new member rep.; Luis Espinoza, VP for external affairs; Daniel Cariel, VP for internal affairs; Maria Violeta Paez, president; Diana Enriquez, regional rep.; Samantha Bryant, secretary; Oscar Rodriguez, treasurer

Every year, as a marketing activity, the leadership board of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at UH, recently named outstanding large chapter of the year by the national organization, brainstorms to create the next slogan that typifies their mission.

20 New Faces and Brilliant Minds Join the UH Cullen College of Engineering Faculty, Including Four National Academy of Engineering Members
The Cullen College of Engineering proudly welcomes some of the most brilliant minds in the engineering field to its faculty during the 2016 - 2017...
Spread out in different departments and new to the Cullen College are some of the most brilliant minds in engineering, including four members of the National Academy of Engineering

The Cullen College of Engineering proudly welcomes some of the most brilliant minds in the engineering field to its faculty during the 2016 - 2017 year.

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Journal Features ECE Doctoral Student’s Battery Research on Cover
Yifei Li, a former doctoral student in the Cullen College’s department of electrical and computer engineering (ECE), was garnering international...

Yifei Li, a former doctoral student in the Cullen College’s department of electrical and computer engineering (ECE), was garnering international attention for his battery research before he’d even earned his degree.

Rotating and Aligning Graphene Flakes – A UH Engineer's Discovery Opens Doors to Progress
In 2010 graphene took center stage when the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to two scientists in the UK "for groundbreaking experiments regarding...
Associate Professor Jiming Bao and screen filled with graphene flakes suspended in solvent between two layers of glass. Bao discovered that a magnet rotates and aligns the flakes.

In 2010 graphene took center stage when the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to two scientists in the UK "for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene." At the UH Cullen College of Engineering, that same passion over pencil lead is shared by Jiming Bao, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, but he’s taken it to a whole new dimension,

PHOTOS: H. David Hibbitt Rockwell Lecture
Computer simulation software allows engineers to predict how certain materials will perform under specific – and often extreme – conditions. For...

Computer simulation software allows engineers to predict how certain materials will perform under specific – and often extreme – conditions. For instance, major advances in aerospace and flight were made possible due to engineering simulation based on computational solid mechanics, leading to pioneering work conducted by the company Boeing.

The Media Comes Calling: Excitement Over Invention That Turns Smartphone into a Microscope
An invention by a University of Houston engineer that turns your smartphone into a microscope, allowing it to detect whether your pond water is...
Electrical and computer engineering Associate Professor Wei-Chuan Shih and his DotLens technology

An invention by a University of Houston engineer that turns your smartphone into a microscope, allowing it to detect whether your pond water is healthy, is getting attention in the media. Houston’s CBS affiliate, KHOU-TV Channel 11 aired a story about the invention of the DotLens, which came to life in the laboratory of electrical and computer engineering Associate Professor Wei-Chuan Shih.

PHOTOS: UH Engineering Celebrates 75th Anniversary and Homecoming
Friends of the UH Cullen College of Engineering gathered for barbeque, drinks and games to celebrate the college’s 75th anniversary and gear up for...

Friends of the UH Cullen College of Engineering gathered for barbeque, drinks and games to celebrate the college’s 75th anniversary and gear up for the 2016 UH Football Homecoming game on Saturday, Nov. 12th outside of Engineering Building 1.

Targeted Treatment Possible with UH Engineer’s Discovery
The same technology that powers MRI scanners to see inside your body may soon be used to deliver targeted treatments for a variety of diseases and...
 Professor Aaron Becker in his lab

The same technology that powers MRI scanners to see inside your body may soon be used to deliver targeted treatments for a variety of diseases and conditions.

Forbes.com Lauds University of Houston as Leader in Engineering Research and Education
A recent article published by Forbes.com lauds the University of Houston as an epicenter of energy and engineering education and research, calling...

A recent article published by Forbes.com lauds the University of Houston as an epicenter of energy and engineering education and research, calling the school “increasingly a rival to places like MIT in advancing not just cleaner, safer and more efficient ways of

PHOTOS: Michael Kavanaugh Engineering Rockwell Lecture
There are a lot of decisionmaking trade-offs on the path to a sustainable future. Michael Kavanaugh, senior principal at Geosyntec Consultants Inc....
NAE Member and Rockwell lecturer Michael Kavanaugh, left, accepts plaque from Roberto Ballarini, chair of civil engineering

There are a lot of decisionmaking trade-offs on the path to a sustainable future. Michael Kavanaugh, senior principal at Geosyntec Consultants Inc. and member of the National Academy of Engineering, visited the UH Cullen College of Engineering on Nov.

PHOTOS: Engineering Leadership Board Dinner and Meeting
Houston’s leaders in industry, academia and government who make up the UH Cullen College’s Engineering Leadership Board (ELB) gathered for the annual...

Houston’s leaders in industry, academia and government who make up the UH Cullen College’s Engineering Leadership Board (ELB) gathered for the annual ELB Dinner at The Houston Club on Nov. 11.

People Power: Technology Allows Smartphone-based Water Testing
Ever wondered what’s in the neighborhood pond? Technology developed by engineers at the University of Houston will allow you to test for waterborne...

Ever wondered what’s in the neighborhood pond? Technology developed by engineers at the University of Houston will allow you to test for waterborne pathogens by using your smartphone.

From Houston to Hawaii: Two Cullen College Ph.D. Students Speak at Prestigious Conference
Two Cullen College of Engineering Ph.D. students, studying under the direction of Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Stanko...
Cullen College graduate students Dongjun Wu and Kamyar Ahmadi in Hawaii

Two Cullen College of Engineering Ph.D. students, studying under the direction of Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Stanko Brankovic, are back from Honolulu, Hawaii, where they presented talks on their groundbreaking work at the biggest conference in the electrochemistry field.

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