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December 8, 2022
The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) announced today the induction of 169 distinguished inventors to be NAI Fellows, which includes Hao Huang, a Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the…
The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) announced today the induction of 169 distinguished inventors to be NAI Fellows, which includes Hao Huang, a Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering.
December 6, 2022
Stanko R. Brankovic, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering, has received a $300,000 grant to continue his research into creating a new magnetic alloys with superior properties for…
Stanko R. Brankovic, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering, has received a $300,000 grant to continue his research into creating a new magnetic alloys with superior properties for induction application.
November 17, 2022
Four University of Houston scientists have been recognized among the world’s elite researchers for the significant and broad influence of their scientific work. The annual Clarivate list of Highly Cited Researchers includes…
Clockwise from top left - Jiming Bao, Shuo Chen, Zhu Han and Zhifeng Ren.
November 3, 2022
A pair of professors from the Cullen College of Engineering are partnering with a colleague from Howard University to spur clean energy development via the use electromagnetic energy assisted hydrogen generation from fossil fuels…
Jiefu Chen.
September 14, 2022
In two separate announcements, three staffers at the Cullen College of Engineering have been recognized and awarded for their exemplary work as employees by the University of Houston. Miranda Vernon-Harrison, the Graduate…
Ralph Brown.
August 19, 2022
In another first for the University of Houston, doctoral student Hussain Sayed became the institution’s inaugural recipient of the Joseph John Suozzi INTELEC® Fellowship Award in Power Electronics for 2022.  Sayed, a Ph.D.…
Doctoral student Hussain Sayed became the University of Houston's first recipient of the Joseph John Suozzi INTELEC® Fellowship Award in Power Electronics.
August 16, 2022
The Cullen College of Engineering is happy to announce 12 hirings in a variety of departments and roles for the 2022-23 academic year. Unless otherwise noted, all start dates are Sept. 1. Personnel is sorted alphabetically by…
The Cullen College of Engineering is happy to announce 12 hirings in a variety of departments and roles for the 2022-23 academic year.
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.