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August 8, 2022
The UH College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Department of Health and Human Performance Associate Professor Pranav J. Parikh and Cullen College of Engineering Professor Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal have been awarded the NIH…
 Pranav Parikh (left) and Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal (right).
July 27, 2022
Mission: Microchips On July 20th, 53 years after Neil Armstrong took one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind, NASA announced target launch dates for the Artemis I mission, the agency’s long-awaited first step to…
Long Chang, a Research Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering and expert at the UH nanofabrication facility, answered the call when NASA was looking for a way to honor the thousands of people contributing to the Artemis I mission.
July 21, 2022
High Carrier Mobility in Cubic Boron Arsenide Offers Promise for Next-Gen Electronics Researchers have for the first time experimentally discovered that a cubic boron arsenide crystal offers high carrier mobility for both…
Zhifeng Ren and Jiming Bao, principal investigators at the Texas Center for Superconductivity at UH, have for the first time experimentally discovered that a cubic boron arsenide crystal offers high carrier mobility for both electrons and holes, suggesting a major advance for next-generation electronics.
July 20, 2022
UH Engineering Professor Kaushik Rajashekara, Fueled by Unrelenting Will to Achieve, is One of Three Recipients This Year "Professor Rajashekara does not see limits, only possibilities. Electric vehicles are changing the way the…
The most coveted prize in the field of international energy – the Global Energy Prize bestowed by the Global Energy Association – has been awarded to University of Houston Distinguished Professor of Engineering Kaushik Rajashekara.
July 14, 2022
The Cullen College of Engineering is happy to announce that the following eight members of the faculty have been promoted for the 2022-23 academic year. All promotions take effect as of Sept. 1, 2022. This listing is alphabetical…
The Cullen College of Engineering is happy to announce that the following eight members of the faculty have been promoted for the 2022-23 academic year.
June 1, 2022
Lithium-ion batteries are currently the preferred technology to power electric vehicles, but they’re too expensive for long-duration grid-scale energy storage systems, and lithium itself is becoming more challenging to access.…
Yan Yao (left) and Ye Zhang work with all-solid-state sodium batteries.
May 9, 2022
Turning environmental pollutants into renewable solar energy while reducing carbon emissions may seem like something plucked out of a science-fiction film, but researchers from the University of Houston and Mexico’s Universidad…
Luis Bernardo López-Sosa, a professor of engineering for energy sustainability at UIIM and a former exchange student at UH shows students in the Mexican state of Michoacán how the solar stove he developed with UH professor Francisco Robles-Hernández works.
May 5, 2022
The Cullen College of Engineering and Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Ph.D., P.E., the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Endowed Chair and Dean, are pleased to share the 2021-22 Faculty and Student Excellence Award winners. The initial announcement…
Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Ph.D., P.E., the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Endowed Chair and Dean, presents the W.T. Kittinger Teaching Excellence Award to Jae-Hyun Ryou of Mechanical Engineering.
April 20, 2022
A doctoral candidate at the Cullen College of Engineering took home an outstanding paper presentation award at the 2022 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference in March. Hussain Sayed, a doctoral candidate in the Electrical and…
Hussain Sayed, a doctoral candidate in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and at the Power Electronics, Microgrids, and Subsea Electrical Systems Center (PEMSEC), was awarded for his research presentation at the 2022 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference.
April 19, 2022
According to the CDC, obesity prevalence in the United States was 42.4 percent in 2017–2018, and obesity prevalence in the United States climbed from 30.5 percent to 42.4 percent between 1999 and 2018. Obesity has been linked to…
Rafiul Amin, a Cullen doctoral graduate now working as an engineer at Aeva, is lead author for a new research paper about two hormones in a cohort of patients with obesity.
April 13, 2022
High-density Energy Storage Machine Less Expensive, More Reliable than Current Technology   Pulsed power systems accumulate and store large amounts of energy for a certain period of time to be released instantaneously later. The…
Researchers at the University of Houston plan to develop a miniaturized pulsed power system that will power mobile hand-held MRI machines.
April 11, 2022
Zhu Han, a Moores professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering, has been selected for a three-year term as a Distinguished Speaker by the Association for Computing Machinery…
Zhu Han, a Moores professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering, has been selected for a three-year term as a Distinguished Speaker by the Association for Computing Machinery.
April 7, 2022
Harish Sarma Krishnamoorthy, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering, is part of the 2022 class for the Offshore Technology Conference's Emerging…
Harish Sarma Krishnamoorthy, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering, is part of the 2022 class for the Offshore Technology Conference's Emerging Leaders Program.
April 4, 2022
The graduate level programs Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering improved the most year-to-year, according to the latest rankings edition of U.S. News…
The Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering departments have both gained more than 10 spots in the latest graduate school rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
March 16, 2022
Four students and a faculty member affiliated with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering had their research papers spotlighted at the 2021 Institute of Electrical and Electronics…
Four students and a faculty member affiliated with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering had their research papers spotlighted at the 2021 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (EMBC).
March 8, 2022
A professor from the Cullen College of Engineering's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is part of one of 20 teams or individuals chosen for the 2022 Accelerator for Cancer Therapeutics annual cohort. According to…
Wei-Chuan Shih, Ph.D., is part of the 2022 cohort of the Accelerator for Cancer Therapeutics. Shih is a Cullen College of Engineering Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.
February 25, 2022
The Engineering Alumni Association (EAA) hosted another successful event on Feb. 22, as the 2022 Engineers Week Awards program recognized 50 students for their accomplishments. Since 2004, the EAA and industry donors have come…
Haley Conley, posing with friends.
February 24, 2022
As the world lessens its dependence on fossil fuels, industries and manufacturers are turning to lithium-ion batteries to power the machines that make modern life possible. These batteries power electric vehicles, mobile phones,…
Xiaonan Shan and his team have developed a “novel in-situ” 3D microscopy to image and study the localized electrochemical environments and understand where dendrites start forming in batteries.
February 16, 2022
University of Houston researchers have received $4.4 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) for two projects developed in the Cullen College of Engineering and Texas Center…
Yan Yao, Cullen Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UH, is a leader in the development of multivalent metal-ion batteries.
February 2, 2022
A Cullen College of Engineering professor will be extending his stay in Germany to collaborate with international researchers, after being picked for the Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, which started in January 2022…
Professor Aaron Becker's research focus is to find out how tiny swarms of robots could be used in medicine in the future. [Photo credit: Markus Hörster/TU Braunschweig.]