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The UH Cullen College of Engineering Welcomes Seven New Faculty Members
The UH Cullen College of Engineering is kicking off the 2019-2020 academic year by welcoming seven new faculty members to its teaching and research rosters. They bring expertise in a wide variety of fields ranging from…
Mario Romero-Ortega joins the UH Cullen College as the Cullen Endowed professor of biomedical engineering.
UH Engineer Helps Improve Mobile Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality User Experience
NSF Grant Funds Collaborative Research Involving Three Universities   Virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR), once only existing in the realm of science fiction, are now a growing part of our daily lives. If you have ever used…
Researchers are working to improve virtual and augmented reality user experience and increase applications.
Photos: Engineering Alumni Association Hosts 2019 Annual Meeting
The Engineering Alumni Association (EAA) held its annual meeting on August 22nd at Saint Arnold’s Brewery. This annual event furthers the EAA’s mission of championing, supporting and uniting the Cullen College’s students, faculty…
The Engineering Alumni Association holds its annual meeting and networking event at Saint Arnold Brewing Company in Houston on Aug. 22, 2019.
UH Engineer Offers Proposals to Improve Nation’s Electric Grid
Xingpeng Li Submitted Two Winning Proposals to DOE Competition   Balancing electricity supply and demand is challenging, and the prospect of blackouts carries a substantial economic risk. An engineer with the University of…
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Houston universities team up to boost minorities in academia
NSF grant to Rice, UH, Texas Southern will help future science, engineering professors   HOUSTON – (Aug. 13, 2019) – Rice University, Texas Southern University (TSU) and the University of Houston (UH) have won a multimillion-…
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Brain Stimulation for PTSD Patients
Sweat Response Can Make Stimulators Responsive   For 8 million adults who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder in any given year, medication and cognitive therapy have been the treatment protocol. Now, University of…
The tiny bursts of sweat released in response to psychologically arousing stimuli can be measured using wearable technology.
New Engineering Academy Puts UH at Katy in the Lime Light
UH Cullen College partners with HCC to Better Serve Students, Industries   The recently announced partnership between the new University of Houston at Katy – set to open this fall – and Houston Community College (HCC) to enable…
The University of Houston at Katy campus – set to open this fall  – will offer programs in high demand throughout the Greater Houston region – engineering and nursing.
UH Cullen College of Engineering Presents Inaugural Innovator Awards
Faculty, students recognized for innovation, creative entrepreneurial spirit   Innovation is the engine that drives all of humanity’s greatest achievements – from the creation of the first wheel to electricity to heart…
Venkat Selvamanickam, M.D. Anderson Chair professor of mechanical engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, won the 2019 Career Innovator Award
UH Cullen College of Engineering Recognized for Achievements in Diversity by ASEE
The American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) honored the UH Cullen College of Engineering with an award recognizing its commitment to diversity and inclusiveness. The college is one of 74 engineering programs around the…
The American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) honored the UH Cullen College of Engineering with an award recognizing its commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
Targeting New Treatments for Concussions by Transforming Brain Pathology
Research Team Combines Multi-Spectral Imaging and Supercomputing   Badri Roysam, chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, is leading a $3.19 million project to create…
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UH PROMES Going Places, Tackling Global Challenges
Engineering Students Learn as They Travel   While many people dream of seeing the world one day, a group of UH Cullen College of Engineering students recently returned from Brazil as part of the first engineering faculty-led…
UH Cullen College of Engineering students visit Brazil as part of the PROMES learning abroad experience.
Researchers Explain Visible Light from 2D Lead Halide Perovskites
Work Resolves Mystery and Offers New Path for Light-Emitting and Other Devices   Researchers drew attention three years ago when they reported that a two-dimensional perovskite – a material with a specific crystal structure –…
Jiming Bao, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at UH, led an international group of researchers investigating how a two-dimensional perovskite composed of cesium, lead and bromine was able to emit a strong green light.
National Academy of Engineering Member and UH Professor Kaushik Rajashekara Wins IEEE Achievement Award
Kaushik Rajashekara, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering and a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), is the winner of the 2019 IEEE PELS Vehicle and…
Kaushik Rajashekara, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering.
Cullen College Professors Win Welch Awards to Explore Fundamental Chemical Ideas
Two UH Cullen College of Engineering professors received funding from the Welch Foundation for their contributions to basic chemical research that benefits humankind. These three-year grants extend from 2019 to 2022. Jiming Bao,…
Jiming Bao, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering.
UH Professor Invited to NAE’s U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
Rose T. Faghih, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, received an invitation to attend the prestigious 2019 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. The event will be…
Rose T. Faghih, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, will be attending the 2019 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.
UH Engineer’s Battery Research Gets New Charge With Additional DOE Funding
Yan Yao’s “Battery500” Award Selected for Phase II   A quest for better batteries has led the U.S. Department of Energy to invest an additional $800,000 in Yan Yao’s research project titled “High-Energy Solid-State Lithium…
Dr. Yan Yao holds the solid-state battery, with Dr. Yanliang Liang next to him and Dr. Xiaowei Chi behind them at the UH Cullen College of Engineering.
UH Cullen College of Engineering Announces 2019 EAA Gala Honorees
The 2019 UH Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala will be held at the Bayou City Event Center on Thursday, June 6. The annual event, hosted by the Engineering Alumni Association (EAA), celebrates the professional…
William A. Brookshire, Ph.D., P.E. (BSChE ’57)† will be recognized as the Lifetime Achievement Award winner at the 2019 UH Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala.
Photos: Spring 2019 UH Engineering Commencement Ceremony
The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering celebrated the graduation of more than 600 engineers on Thursday, May 9 at the Fertitta Center. The proud graduates earned: 427 bachelor’s degrees, 141 master’s degrees and…
Photos: 30th Annual UH Engineering Crawfish Boil Kicks off OTC
The UH Cullen College of Engineering hosted its 30th annual Offshore Industry Crawfish Boil on Sunday, May 5 at Lynn Eusan Park. Thousands of alumni, faculty, students and industry leaders gathered to network and mingle as they…
Photos: 2019 ECE Graduate Research and Capstone Design Conference
The UH Cullen College of Engineering’s electrical and computer engineering (ECE) department hosted its 15th annual Graduate Research and Capstone Design Conference on Friday April 26 at the UH Hilton. The event showcases research…

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