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Cullen College of Engineering promotes six professors
The Cullen College of Engineering is happy to announce that six professors have earned promotions, starting with the fall semester of the 2021-22 academic year. All listed positions are tenured, or on a tenure track. Professors…
Six professors have been promoted for the 2021-22 academic year at the Cullen College of Engineering.
Boosting the Economy Through UH Engineering Technology
A coveted technology, while attractive to established defense companies like Rockwell in Thousand Oaks, California, and others around the country, made its home in Sugar Land, putting millions into the greater Houston economy.…
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Contreras-Vidal named to NIH advisory board on medical rehabilitation research
A professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the Cullen College of Engineering has been asked to serve on the National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research (NABMRR) for the National Institutes…
Jose “Pepe” Luis Contreras-Vidal, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor and the Director of the NSF IUCRC BRAIN Center, has been asked to serve on the National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research (NABMRR) for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Paper from CML outlines new treatment for Cushing's disease
Researchers from the Cullen College of Engineering are exploring ways to automate the administration of medicine for patients suffering from Cushing's syndrome, with a proposal establishing architecture for that recently…
Researchers from the Cullen College of Engineering, including doctoral student Hamid Fekri Azgomi, are exploring ways to automate the administration of medicine for patients suffering from Cushing's syndrome, with a proposal establishing architecture for that recently published in Frontiers in Neuroscience.
Cullen College of Engineering welcomes 13 new hires
The Cullen College of Engineering is proud to welcome 13 new professors and lecturers for the 2021-22 academic year, as part of its continuing effort to grow the faculty and to provide high quality instruction for undergraduate…
The Cullen College of Engineering is proud to welcome the following 12 people to the faculty for the 2021-22 academic year, and beyond.
New Smartwatch Technology Uses Sweat on Skin to Infer Brain Stress
The old adage “never let them see you sweat” doesn’t apply in the electrical and computer engineering lab of Rose Faghih, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the University of Houston Cullen College of…
Rose Faghih, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is reporting the first steps toward monitoring brain responses using wearable devices.
UH Licenses Cutting Analysis Software to Optimize Drilling Operations
Drilling can be a challenging and expensive operation and the industry is always looking for ways to innovate and make the operation more efficient and safer. Two assistant professors in the University of Houston College of…
UH Licenses Cutting Analysis Software to Optimize Drilling Operations
Shih Receives $2.7M to Develop Cancer Test with ‘Unprecedented Early Detection Power’
University of Houston engineering researcher Wei-Chuan Shih has been awarded $2.7 million from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to detect cancer biomarkers in blood by counting exosomes. Known as “…
Wei-Chuan Shih, professor of computer and electrical engineering, has been awarded $2.7 million from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to detect cancer biomarkers in blood by counting exosomes.
College Mourns the Passage of Professor Emeritus Crisan
The Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston is saddened to announce the passing of Ovidiu Crisan, Ph.D., a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, on June 20 in Orange, California.…
Ovidiu Crisan, Ph.D., a retired professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, passed away on June 20, 2021 in Orange, California.
Huang's industrial expertise joining Cullen College of Engineering
An aviation industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience at General Electric and 80 patents to his name will be joining the Cullen College of Engineering's Computer and Electrical Engineering Department as a…
Dr. Hao Huang
Brankovic named fellow of Electrochemical Society
Stanko R. Brankovic, Ph.D., a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering departments of the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, has been selected as a Fellow…
Stanko R. Brankovic, Ph.D., a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering departments of the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, has been selected as a Fellow of the Class of 2021 for the Electrochemical Society (ECS).
Altered Microstructure Improves Organic-Based, Solid State Lithium EV Battery
Only 2 percent of vehicles are electrified to date, but that is projected to reach 30 percent by 2030. A key toward improving the commercialization of electric vehicles (EVs) is to heighten their gravimetric energy density –…
Yan Yao, Ph.D., is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering.
ECE students Fekri Azgomi, Amin among 21 students presenting at national meeting
A pair of Cullen College of Engineering students are among 21 nationwide that gave live presentations at the National Science Foundation's Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) Principal Investigators' meetings from June 2 through June 4…
Rafiul Amin (left), Ph.D. graduate Dilranjan Wickramasuriya (left center) and Hamid Fekri Azgomi (right) speak with Rose Faghih (right center) about the MINDWATCH project. Amin and Fekri Azgomi gave a presentation on the research for the National Science Foundation's Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) Principal Investigators' meetings from June 2 through June 4 in 2021.
Student project TrueStep takes 1st at design competition
A four-person team of students at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has won a pair of awards for their project – a soft robotics exoskeleton – after presenting at the Excellence in Senior Design…
Cullen College of Engineering TrueStep Capstone team members Arnold Emeh, Rukaiya Batliwala, Anthony Pham and Tanvi Parikh won two awards at the 2021 Excellence in Senior Design Competition at the University of Texas at Dallas.
New research method from Faghih, Amin allows more reliable brain information inference using electrodermal activity
A new paper from Rose Faghih, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Director of the Computational Medicine Laboratory, and her doctoral student Rafiul Amin describes how they have developed a…
A new paper from Rose Faghih, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Director of the Computational Medicine Laboratory, and her doctoral student Rafiul Amin describes how they have developed a novel inference engine to obtain brain information from raw electrodermal activity (EDA) recordings, eradicating previous challenges from earlier methods.
23 honored with 2020-21 Faculty and Student Excellence Awards
The Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston and Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Ph.D., P.E., the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Endowed Chair and Dean, are pleased to share the 2020-21 Faculty and Student Excellence Award…
The W.T. Kittinger Teaching Excellence Award is traditionally the highest teaching award given in the College. It recognizes outstanding teaching and service to students. This year's recipient is Di Yang of Mechanical Engineering.
Stanko leads multi-department research into synthesis via SLRR reaction
Cullen College of Engineering professor Stanko R. Brankovic, Ph.D., of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, is the corresponding author for a new, multi-department perspective paper on potential advancements in…
Diagram of Dr. Brankovic's work
21 Cullen College students receive SURF opportunities
The Cullen College of Engineering is proud to announce that 21 undergraduate students have been selected for the University of Houston's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), according to the Honors College. The…
A group of 21 students from the Cullen College of Engineering have been selected for the University of Houston's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships.
Work ethic leads to success on, off court for UH's Broodo
As he progresses deeper into his collegiate career, University of Houston basketball walk-on and Cullen College of Engineering student Caleb Broodo only has one word to describe the experience – surreal. Then again, few can match…
UH student Caleb Broodo is pursuing his electrical engineering and physics studies while being a member of this year's Houston Cougars men's basketball Final Four squad.
Making Waves in Art and Engineering
UH Students Experience ‘Color Field’ Wearing Brain Imaging Devices The “Color Field” public art exhibition at the University of Houston has attracted art enthusiasts from all over since it launched last fall, but engineering…

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