News

Cullen College improves again in U.S. News & World Report rankings
The stature of the Cullen College of Engineering has increased again, as it improved by its ranking by one in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report, up to the No. 66 rated graduate engineering program in the country…
The Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston has again increased its ranking in the latest U.S. News & World Report, up one slot to No. 66 in the country.
P-LEGS takes home pediatric honor from SWPDC, SXSW
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.
Focusing on the Unhealthy Brain to Speed Drug Discovery
Though 40 million concussions are recorded annually, no effective treatment exists for them or for many other brain-related illnesses. In collaboration with Dragan Maric of the National Institutes of Health, Badri Roysam, Hugh…
Badri Roysam, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and his team are working with the NIH to develop open-source tools that will treat concussions and other brain injuries and diseases.
ECE professor emeritus elected to NAE
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…
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 been elected to the 2021 Class of the National Academy of Engineering.
Three UH Engineers Named to National Academy of Inventors
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…
Hien Nguyen, Jeffrey Rimer and Gangbing Song have been elected to the NAI Senior Member Class of 2021
UH alum helping with vaccine labeling project
A graduate of the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering is a member of the team at Weiler Labeling Systems providing customized labels for the new COVID-19 vaccine labels. Austin Dodge, a December 2017 graduate of…
Austin Dodge, a December 2017 graduate of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, is now working at Weiler on industrial labeling of new COVID-19 vaccine labels.
Shih promoted to SPIE Fellow
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,…
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.
Tapping the Brain to Boost Stroke Rehabilitation
Clinical Trial Suggests Brain-Machine Interface Coupled with Robot Offers Increased Benefits for Stroke Survivors Stroke survivors who had ceased to benefit from conventional rehabilitation gained clinically significant arm…
A clinical trial found that stroke survivors gained clinically significant arm movement and control by using an external robotic device powered by the patients’ own brains.
A Safer, Less Expensive and Fast Charging Aqueous Battery
Lithium-ion batteries are critical for modern life, from powering our laptops and cell phones to those new holiday toys. But there is a safety risk – the batteries can catch fire. Zinc-based aqueous batteries avoid the fire…
Xiaonan Shan, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, said the discovery offers promise for energy storage and other applications, including electric vehicles.
5 Cullen College students honored by ASIE
The American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects (ASIE) has awarded five scholarships for 2020 to students attending the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering. Each student received a monetary award,…
Ankur Agrawal.
Rajashekara earns IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies
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…
Cullen College of Engineering professor Kaushik “Raja” Rajashekara has been recognized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers with the 2021 IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies.
Discoveries Highlight New Possibilities for Magnesium Batteries
New cathode, electrolyte allow high-power battery previously considered impossible Magnesium batteries have long been considered a potentially safer and less expensive alternative to lithium-ion batteries, but previous versions…
Researchers from the University of Houston and the Toyota Research Institute of North America have reported a breakthrough in the development of magnesium batteries, allowing them to deliver a power density comparable to that of lithium-ion batteries.
New Technology Allows More Precise View of the Smallest Nanoparticles
Imaging Technology Offers Advantages for Diagnostics, Other Uses Current state-of-the-art techniques have clear limitations when it comes to imaging the smallest nanoparticles, making it difficult for researchers to study viruses…
Wei-Chuan Shih, professor of electrical and computer engineering at UH, is the corresponding author for a paper about a new optical imaging technology for nanoscale objects, relying upon unscattered light to detect nanoparticles as small as 25 nanometers in diameter.
Papers from Cullen College of Engineering professors make the grade, analysis finds
Several professors and researchers at the University of Houston are among the most cited in the world, according to an October 2020 update by researchers from Stanford about paper citations. “A standardized citation metrics…
UH
Faghih tabbed for 2020-21 Interstellar Initiative
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…
Dr. Rose Faghih, an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the director of the Computational Medicine Lab, was selected to participate in the 2020-21 Interstellar Initiative.
UH, Houston Methodist using AI to identify breast cancer
Dr. Hien Van Nguyen, an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, received an R01 sub-award of $319,285 for his grant, “Convergent AI for Precise…
Dr. Hien Van Nguyen, an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, has received a grant to use AI with breast cancer diagnoses.
UH Announces Funding for Carbon Management Projects
Projects Focus on Ways to Speed Transition to Low-Carbon Future The Center for Carbon Management in Energy at the University of Houston has awarded $275,000 in research funding for projects focused on carbon management and the…
 Getty Images.
Computational Medicine Lab’s Research Featured by IEEE Xplore
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…
Dr. Rose Faghih and her doctoral student,  Dilranjan Wickramasuriya.
Han chosen by IEEE for Kiyo Tomiyasu Award
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.…
Dr. Zhu Han, the John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Electrical and Computer 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.
A Roadmap to Better Multivalent Batteries
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…
 Getty Images.

Pages