Faculty Accolades

September 28, 2021
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.
September 13, 2021
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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September 10, 2021
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).
July 19, 2021
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.
July 2, 2021
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
June 21, 2021
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).
May 4, 2021
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.
April 21, 2021
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…
March 24, 2021
An invention from University of Houston researchers to help children with walking disabilities has won the Southwest National Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium’s Pediatric Device Prize at this year’s South by Southwest.  The…
Manuel Cestari, Jose Contreras-Vidal and David Eguren work on the construction of a pediatric exoskeleton for brain-computer interfaced mobility.
February 12, 2021
Dr. Donald R. Wilton, a professor emeritus of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering, has added another impressive honor to his career of distinction with…
February 11, 2021
Hien Nguyen, Jeffrey Rimer and Gangbing Song Elected to Senior Member Class of 2021   Three University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering researchers have been named Senior Members of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI…
January 14, 2021
Dr. Wei-Chuan Shih, a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, has been promoted to a Fellow by SPIE for his contributions in novel imaging methods,…
December 2, 2020
A well-rounded career with achievements in industry and academia has led to distinction for University of Houston professor Kaushik “Raja” Rajashekara, as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers awarded him the 2021…
October 15, 2020
An assistant professor from the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has been selected by the New York Academy of Science and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development for the 2020-2021 Interstellar…
August 24, 2020
Dr. Rose Faghih of the Cullen College of Engineering has been spotlighted as a featured author by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Xplore homepage for the month of August. The website highlights a…
July 30, 2020
A professor at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has been honored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for his early to mid-career contributions with the 2021 Kiyo Tomiyasu Award. Dr.…
July 17, 2020
Lithium-ion batteries are recognized for their high energy density in everything from mobile phones to laptop computers and electric vehicles, but as the need for grid-scale energy storage and other applications becomes more…
July 15, 2020
A professor from the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has edited his second book on machine learning and signal processing, identifying it as a “rapidly developing” subject area that interests him immensely.…
June 18, 2020
HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA – June 18, 2020 – Yesterday MIT Technology Review announced Dr. Rose Faghih, an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, has been named to MIT Technology Review’s prestigious…
June 18, 2020
Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the UH Cullen College of Engineering, announced that 17 students and faculty members had been selected as recipients in the 2019-2020 Faculty and Student Excellence Awards,…