Research Breakthroughs

Diagnosing Diseases With Smart Phones
Smart phones are capable of giving us directions when we’re lost, sending photos and videos to our friends in mere seconds, and even helping us find...
 A close-up of nanoholes blocked by these particles.

Smart phones are capable of giving us directions when we’re lost, sending photos and videos to our friends in mere seconds, and even helping us find the best burger joint in a three-mile radius. But thanks to UH Cullen College of Engineering researchers, smart phones may soon be boasting another very important function: diagnosing diseases in real time.

ECE Chairman, Faculty, and NASA Collaborators Publish CubeSat Article in “ECE Source” Newsletter
In the electrical and computer engineering (ECE) department at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, small satellite research has taken flight in...
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In the electrical and computer engineering (ECE) department at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, small satellite research has taken flight in recent years, providing both students and faculty within the Cullen College unprecedented access to space, space education and space research.

Water Splitting Nanoparticles Featured In Nature Nanotechnology
Sunlight and water are plentiful and cheap, especially when compared to resources like petroleum. That’s why a recent finding by Jiming Bao, his...
Bao at work in his lab.

Sunlight and water are plentiful and cheap, especially when compared to resources like petroleum. That’s why a recent finding by Jiming Bao, his group and collaborators is so important.

Engineering Freshman Makes Major Strides in Tech World
Rakshak Talwar may be a mere freshman by University of Houston standards, but he’s already well on his way to becoming a giant in the technology...
Rakshak Talwar, electrical and computer engineering major at the Cullen College of Engineering, and his Programmable Capacitors

Rakshak Talwar may be a mere freshman by University of Houston standards, but he’s already well on his way to becoming a giant in the technology world.

DOR Blog Highlights ECE Chair's Research
A new blog post from the University of Houston Division of Research highlights the work of Dr. Badri Roysam, professor and chair of the department of...

A new blog post from the University of Houston Division of Research highlights the work of Dr. Badri Roysam, professor and chair of the department of electrical and computer engineering at the Cullen College. 

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.

“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.

ECE Launches Small Satellite Research Program
Thanks to seed funding provided by the Cullen College of Engineering, electrical and computer engineering faculty members Ji Chen and David Jackson...

Thanks to seed funding provided by the Cullen College of Engineering, electrical and computer engineering faculty members Ji Chen and David Jackson have launched a research program to develop antennas for small satellites.

NASA-Sponsored Student Team Develops Innovative Small Satellite Antenna Designs
Robert Provence, a NASA aerospace engineer, had a problem. For over 12 years, Provence has been designing and developing small satellites called “...
Nicole Neveu, leader of the NASA-sponsored senior design team, presents their small satellite antenna design to their faculty advisors and sponsors.

Robert Provence, a NASA aerospace engineer, had a problem.

For over 12 years, Provence has been designing and developing small satellites called “CubeSats” for NASA. In this time, Provence has seen the design of CubeSats improve drastically – with one exception: the antennas for CubeSats have remained more or less the same since the beginning, and these antennas are, as Provence says, a problem.

Molecular Sensing Gets Boost from ECE Researcher
Everything from environmental monitoring to medical diagnostics could benefit from recent research conducted by a professor with the University of...
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Everything from environmental monitoring to medical diagnostics could benefit from recent research conducted by a professor with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering.

Researchers Develop Dual-Purpose Neural Probe
Researchers with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering have developed a new neural probe that will give scientists new...
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Researchers with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering have developed a new neural probe that will give scientists new capabilities when studying small clusters of brain cells.

Brain-Controlled Exoskeleton One Step Closer to Reality
Researchers have put in decades of hard work developing an interface that would allow the human brain to control prosthetic limbs. It’s ironic,...
Professor Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal (left) at a recent demonstration of a Rex Bionics exoskeleton at the University of Houston. Contreras-Vidal is developing a brain-machine interface that will allow users to control such devices through their thoughts. Photo by Nine Nguyen.

Researchers have put in decades of hard work developing an interface that would allow the human brain to control prosthetic limbs. It’s ironic, then, that the end result may be surprisingly simple.

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