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Engineers Develop Methodology to Track Efficacy of T cell Immunotherapies
Researchers are gaining momentum with adoptive cell therapy (ACT), a type of immunotherapy that uses the patients’ native or genetically modified...

Researchers are gaining momentum with adoptive cell therapy (ACT), a type of immunotherapy that uses the patients’ native or genetically modified immune cells to attack diseases such as cancer and chronic infection.

VIDEO: Capstone Design Conference Poster Session
The UH department of Electrical and Computer Engineering hosted the Capstone Design and Graduate Research Conference on May 1 at the UH Hilton. The...

The UH department of Electrical and Computer Engineering hosted the Capstone Design and Graduate Research Conference on May 1 at the UH Hilton. The day-long event included technical sessions in which graduate and undergraduate student research and projects were presented.

Texas Center for Superconductivity Announces 2015-2016 Scholarship Recipients
The scholarship committee for the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston is pleased to announce the TcSUH scholarship...

The scholarship committee for the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston is pleased to announce the TcSUH scholarship recipients for the 2015-2016 academic year, each of whom will receive a $2,500 award. The qualifications and achievements of the nominated students were exceptional, and final deciions were difficult. We are fortunate to have such a talented group of students who conduct research in TcSUH's multidisciplinary groups.

Fundraising for MS: ECE Professor and Students Pedal From Houston to Austin in MS150
On any other given day, you would likely find electrical and computer engineering (ECE) professor Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal inside of his UH...

On any other given day, you would likely find electrical and computer engineering (ECE) professor Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal inside of his UH Laboratory for Noninvasive Brain-Machine Interface Systems.

PHOTOS: 11th Annual GRC/CDC Conference
The UH department of Electrical and Computer Engineering hosted the Capstone Design and Graduate Research Conference on May 1 at the UH Hilton. The...

The UH department of Electrical and Computer Engineering hosted the Capstone Design and Graduate Research Conference on May 1 at the UH Hilton. The day-long event included technical sessions in which graduate and undergraduate student research and projects were presented.

Student Team Sweeps Robotics Competition in Oklahoma
A team of electrical and computer engineering students from the University of Houston recently took the top trophy at a robotics competition at...

A team of electrical and computer engineering students from the University of Houston recently took the top trophy at a robotics competition at Oklahoma State University (OSU) for their creation of a remote bot that performed a myriad of commands – in the dark.

Remembering Roger Eichhorn: Former Dean Passes Away at 84
Roger Eichhorn, former dean of the Cullen College, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015 in Houston, Texas. He was 84 years old.

Roger Eichhorn, former dean of the Cullen College, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015 in Houston, Texas. He was 84 years old.

International News Outlet Highlights Professor's Lens Research
A Cullen College researcher has made international news with his creation of an optical lens that can be placed on a smartphone camera to serve as a...
Shih in his lab at UH.

A Cullen College researcher has made international news with his creation of an optical lens that can be placed on a smartphone camera to serve as a microscope.

UH Team Wins the Texas Energy Innovation Challenge
Graduate students from the University of Houston won top honors in the Texas Energy Innovation Challenge with a plan to harness geothermal energy to...
 UH students Varun Sreenivas, Shanisha Smith, Rose Sobel, Amin Kiaghadi

Graduate students from the University of Houston won top honors in the Texas Energy Innovation Challenge with a plan to harness geothermal energy to treat water produced during hydraulic fracturing.

ECE Professor's Research Video Chosen for Computational Geometry Symposium
If you’ve ever played the popular puzzle game “Tilt,” you’re already somewhat familiar with Aaron Becker’s research.
A representation of Becker's custom environments.

If you’ve ever played the popular puzzle game “Tilt,” you’re already somewhat familiar with Aaron Becker’s research.

UH Researchers Create Lens to Turn Smartphone into Microscope
Researchers at the University of Houston have created an optical lens that can be placed on an inexpensive smartphone to amplify images by a...
Top row shows human skin and hair follicle. a) through c) are imaged with an Olympus IX-70 microscope at a magnification of 40, 100 and 200. d) is imaged with a Nokia Lumia 520 smartphone with a PDMS lens. Bottom row shows magnified regions.

Researchers at the University of Houston have created an optical lens that can be placed on an inexpensive smartphone to amplify images by a magnitude of 120, all for just 3 cents a lens.

CubeSats Offer UH Engineers Unprecedented Access to Space
Steve Provence likes to talk about space, and engineering students at the University of Houston are benefiting from his conversations. The NASA...

Steve Provence likes to talk about space, and engineering students at the University of Houston are benefiting from his conversations.

The NASA engineer and UH adjunct professor teaches several electrical engineering classes, but also makes time to visit his fellow professors on campus.

The Future of Space: Uncovering the Cosmos
For the first time in history, scientists are confident that exploration beyond Earth could realistically yield space tourism, Moon colonies, Mars...

For the first time in history, scientists are confident that exploration beyond Earth could realistically yield space tourism, Moon colonies, Mars missions and settlements, and extraterrestrial life, adding to the inevitable technological outgrowths that improve everyday life on Earth.

Cullen College Professor, UH Leader Testifies Before Congress on Energy Training Program
Ramanan Krishnamoorti, acting vice president/vice chancellor for research and technology transfer at the University of Houston, has been asked to...

Ramanan Krishnamoorti, acting vice president/vice chancellor for research and technology transfer at the University of Houston, has been asked to testify before Congress about an innovative workforce training program developed for the energy industry.

Krishnamoorti, who also is chief energy officer at UH, Thursday will address the Energy and Power subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

UH Team Takes the Texas Energy Innovation Challenge
A team of graduate students from the University of Houston will take the Texas Energy Innovation Challenge, offering a solution to a problem gaining...

A team of graduate students from the University of Houston will take the Texas Energy Innovation Challenge, offering a solution to a problem gaining attention in shale plays across the country.

VIDEO: Alumnus Supports College With $4.5M Charitable Gift Annuity
Over the course of his career as an engineer, Larry Snider (BSIE ’55) lived and worked all around the world. Larry and his wife, Gerri, have called...
Larry and Gerri Snider

Over the course of his career as an engineer, Larry Snider (BSIE ’55) lived and worked all around the world. Larry and his wife, Gerri, have called many places “home,” from California and Iran, to Ohio and Pakistan. Yet no matter where his career took him, Larry said there was one place he always returned to: the University of Houston.

Engineering Alumnus Pioneers Large-area Graphene Film
Peng Peng, an electrical and computer engineering alumnus of the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston, is pioneering mass...

Peng Peng, an electrical and computer engineering alumnus of the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston, is pioneering mass production of large-area graphene film based on groundbreaking research that started at his alma mater.

ECE Undergrad Hosts Robotics Workshop
As robotic technology takes over many industries, so does the need for skilled robotic technicians. Luckily for UH students, electrical &...
Rakshak Talwar

As robotic technology takes over many industries, so does the need for skilled robotic technicians. Luckily for UH students, electrical & computer engineering sophomore Rakshak Talwar is spreading his love for and knowledge of robotics to his peers through a workshop at the UH College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Houston Chronicle: What are latest trends with demand for skilled engineers?
The Houston Chronicle recently tapped into the engineering expertise at the Cullen College, asking Engineering Career Center director Vita Como, "...

The Houston Chronicle recently tapped into the engineering expertise at the Cullen College, asking Engineering Career Center director Vita Como, "What are the latest trends with demand for skilled engineers?"

UH Engineering Professor Earns Two NSF Research Grants
Zhu Han, UH professor of electrical and computer engineering, recently earned two unrelated grants from the National Science Foundation. He first...

Zhu Han, UH professor of electrical and computer engineering, recently earned two unrelated grants from the National Science Foundation.

He first received $250,000, a portion of a half-million dollar grant shared with Denver University, to research Proactive Recovery of Electric Power Assets for Resiliency Enhancement, or PREPARE. The foundation later awarded him $140,000 to enhance software-defined network planning and administration of wireless cellular infrastructure.

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