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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.

UH Researchers Discover N-Type Polymer for Fast Organic Battery
Researchers at the University of Houston have reported developing an efficient conductive electron-transporting polymer, a long-missing puzzle piece...

Researchers at the University of Houston have reported developing an efficient conductive electron-transporting polymer, a long-missing puzzle piece that will allow ultrafast battery applications.

ECE Professor Named to "Top 35 Houston Latinos You Should Know "
The Cullen College's own Jose Luis "Pepe" Contreras-Vidal was recently named one of the top 35 Houston Latinos you should know by La Voz, a Spanish-...

The Cullen College's own Jose Luis "Pepe" Contreras-Vidal was recently named one of the top 35 Houston Latinos you should know by La Voz, a Spanish-language weekly newspaper distributed by the Houston Chronicle.

EAA Announces 2015 Gala Award Winners
The 2015 Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala will be held at the Petroleum Club of Houston on Thursday, June 11, 2015. The annual event...
Distinguished Engineering Alumni – Kenneth “Kenny” Mercado

The 2015 Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala will be held at the Petroleum Club of Houston on Thursday, June 11, 2015. The annual event, hosted by the Engineering Alumni Association, recognizes the professional achievements and contributions of college alumni and faculty. This year's honorees are:

Distinguished Engineering Alumni – Kenneth “Kenny” Mercado

Researchers Build Brain-Machine Interface to Control Prosthetic Hand
A research team from the University of Houston has created an algorithm that allowed a man to grasp a bottle and other objects with a prosthetic hand...

A research team from the University of Houston has created an algorithm that allowed a man to grasp a bottle and other objects with a prosthetic hand, powered only by his thoughts.

Magnesium-ion Batteries in the Fast Lane
Yan Yao, assistant professor in the Cullen College’s electrical and computer engineering department, is developing alternatives to popular lithium-...

Yan Yao, assistant professor in the Cullen College’s electrical and computer engineering department, is developing alternatives to popular lithium-ion batteries, which are used to power much of the modern world.

Novel Neural Probe Helps to Unlock Mysteries of the Brain
In April of 2013, President Obama announced the launch of the BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative, an...

In April of 2013, President Obama announced the launch of the BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative, an ambitious “grand challenge” aimed at vastly increasing our understanding of the human brain.

Art and Science Come Together on the Dance Floor
Becky Valls is racing an unseen enemy, trench coat and bare feet adding to the sense of urgency. Music by Ravi Shankar drives an almost unbearable...

Becky Valls is racing an unseen enemy, trench coat and bare feet adding to the sense of urgency. Music by Ravi Shankar drives an almost unbearable tension as she runs, swoops and dives through a small space on the Jose Quintero Theatre stage, lights flickering in keeping with the shifting brainwaves projected as a backdrop.

Art, meet science.

Two Professors Win Grants From UH's New Faculty Research Program
Julius Marpaung and Jung-Uk Lim, both instructional faculty members in the Cullen College's electrical and computer engineering department, have won...
Julius Marpaung

Julius Marpaung and Jung-Uk Lim, both instructional faculty members in the Cullen College's electrical and computer engineering department, have won awards through the University of Houston's New Faculty Research Program

Moscow Summer Intern Program for UH Engineering Students
Students at the University of Houston are eligible to participate in the Moscow Summer Intern Program as part of a student initiative of the Baker...

Students at the University of Houston are eligible to participate in the Moscow Summer Intern Program as part of a student initiative of the Baker Institute Space Policy Program. The program is a wonderful opportunity for all UH students, but especially those with engineering expertise and an excitement for space exploration!

Science Engineering Fair Attracts Top Young Scientists and Engineers
More than 1,300 middle school and high school students from Houston and across Southeast Texas will be on the University of Houston campus later this...

More than 1,300 middle school and high school students from Houston and across Southeast Texas will be on the University of Houston campus later this month for one of the nation’s largest competitive science and engineering fairs.

Professor Teams Up With Blaffer Art Museum for "Your Brain on Art"
Jose Luis "Pepe" Contreras-Vidal, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of electrical and computer engineering, has once again...

Jose Luis "Pepe" Contreras-Vidal, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of electrical and computer engineering, has once again blurred the lines between science and art by teaming up with the Blaffer Art Museum to study dancer's brainwaves using EEG skullcaps. "Your Brain on Art: Understanding the Brain in Creative Action and Context" will take place at Blaffer Art Museum on Feb. 25 at 12 p.m. and is open to the public.

ECE Professor Emeritus Wins IEEE Technical Field Award
Don Wilton, professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Technical Field Award in...

Don Wilton, professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Technical Field Award in Electromagnetics from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Brown & Gay Engineers, Inc. Supports Cullen College With Scholarship Endowment
Brown & Gay Engineers, Inc. (www.browngay.com), an engineering consulting firm based in Houston, established an endowed scholarship in the UH...

Brown & Gay Engineers, Inc. (www.browngay.com), an engineering consulting firm based in Houston, established an endowed scholarship in the UH Cullen College of Engineering’s civil and environmental engineering department. The gift totals $52,000 -- $50,000 to establish the endowment and $2,000 for use toward current scholarships for fall 2015.

UH Selected to Lead Offshore Energy Research Center
The University of Houston will lead a national research center for subsea engineering and other offshore energy development issues, including...

The University of Houston will lead a national research center for subsea engineering and other offshore energy development issues, including research and technology to improve the sustainable and safe development of energy resources in the Gulf of Mexico.

The work is intended to reduce the risk of offshore accidents, oil spills and other deepwater disasters.

UH Professor Earns Another Grant for Electromagnetic Compatibility Research
Approximately 75 percent of the three million people worldwide with implanted pacemakers need magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, in their lifetimes...

Approximately 75 percent of the three million people worldwide with implanted pacemakers need magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, in their lifetimes, and an estimated 500,000 of them live in the United States, Canada and Mexico. However, pacemakers, which control abnormal heart rhythms, limit access to the potentially lifesaving diagnostic technology because of electromagnetic interference.

PHOTOS: 2014 ECE Alumni Mixer
Alumni from the Cullen College department of electrical and computer engineering gathered for their annual alumni mixer at the St. Arnolds brewery...
Dean Joseph Tedesco addresses the crowd at the ECE alumni mixer.

Alumni from the Cullen College department of electrical and computer engineering gathered for their annual alumni mixer at the St. Arnolds brewery this month in a celebration of old friends and new.

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