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Undergrads From Across the Country Work As UH Engineering Researchers Over Summer
UH Cullen College’s REU Programs Focus on Materials Science, Neurotechnologies   For 10 weeks over the summer, undergraduate students from across the U.S. became bonafide engineering researchers, working alongside some of UH…
Student researcher presented their work at the 2018 UH REU Poster Session to students and faculty
Bang for Your Buck: Three UH Engineering Online Master’s Programs Ranked Among Top in Nation for Return on Investment
Three online master’s programs in the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering were recognized for providing high return on investment and best value in the 2019 Best Online Colleges rankings released by SR Education…
UH civil engineering program makes the 2019 Best Online Colleges list.
UH ECE Professor Guest Edits Special Issue of Electrochemical Journal
Stanko Brankovic, professor of electric and computer engineering and chemical and biomolecular engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, served as a guest editor for a special issue of The Electrochemical Society…
Stanko Brankovic, a UH researcher, guest edits a special issue of the The Electrochemical Society Interface.
Building the UH Engineering Legacy at Katy: From Foundation to New Heights
Q & A With Founding Director Phaneendra Kondapi   Plans for the Cullen College of Engineering to expand into the Katy area grow more concrete each day as the construction of the University of Houston Katy Campus progresses…
Paper Outlining Fuel Cell Discovery Wins AIChE Best Fundamental Paper Award
Cullen College engineering professors collaborate to solve monolayer catalyst mystery   The South Texas Section (STS) of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) chose a paper written by two UH Cullen College of…
Stanko Brankovic and Lars Grabow, two UH Cullen College of Engineering professors, accept the STS-AIChE Best Fundamental Paper Award.
‘Smart’ Robotic System Could Offer Home-Based Rehabilitation
Industry Partnership Supports Faster Track to Commercialize Accessible Healthcare   Researchers in Houston and elsewhere have shown that robotic systems controlled by the user’s own brain activity can help patients recovering…
While early prototypes of robotic rehabilitation systems controlled by the user's own brain required the use of skullcaps embedded with sensors, researchers are developing a simpler version that can be used at home.
Optical Society Elects UH ECE Professor Jiming Bao as Fellow
Bao recognized for contributions to the field of semiconductor and metallic nanostructures Jiming Bao, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, was elected a Fellow…
Jiming Bao, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering
Researchers Create Smartphone System to Test for Lead in Water
Unlike Most Commercially Available Tests, It Can Detect Levels Below EPA Standards   The discovery of lead in Flint, Michigan’s drinking water drew renewed attention to the health risks posed by the metal. Now researchers at…
UH researchers built a self-contained smartphone microscope that can operate in both fluorescence and dark-field imaging modes and paired it with an inexpensive Lumina 640 smartphone with an 8-megapixel camera.
Renowned Engineering Faculty Join Cullen College
The UH Cullen College of Engineering is kicking off the 2018-2019 academic year by adding seven new faculty members to its teaching and research rosters, including a member of the presigious National Academy of Engineering.…
Birol Dindoruk, Professor of Petroleum Engineering at UH Cullen College
UH G.R.A.D.E. Camp Celebrates 15 Years of Introducing Engineering to New Generations of Girls
Spending summer days engineering can be creative, empowering and fun. Imagine taking bits and pieces of circuitry, plastic and metal to build robots, then programming them to navigate mazes; venturing out into the warm sunshine…
Julie Rogers, a Cullen College mechanical engineering senior and a G.R.A.D.E. Camp counselor, works with camper Natalie Cramer, an 8th-grader from Pearland.
UH Professor Part of National Event on the Interworking of Art and the Brain
Contreras-Vidal seeks to answer what happens in the brain as people create and enjoy art   Bringing together scientific research and artistic inquiry is a serious mission for the D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER). It…
Cullen College Staff Wins UH President’s Excellence Award
Delvina Branch, office coordinator in the department of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, received a 2018 President's Excellence Award. “It was a tremendous honor to be nominated and to…
Delvina Branch, winner of a President's Excellence Award, with Renu Khator, UH president; Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell dean of the UH Cullen College of Engineering; and Suresh Khator, associate dean of graduate programs and computing facilities at the Cullen College.
Mission: Possible — Mapping Dangerous Terrain
UH Engineers Focus on Degradable Reconnaissance Vehicles and Evasive Drone Maneuvers   Ensuring military forces have up-to-date information about a potentially hostile region offers obvious advantages, but current methods for…
UH researchers are testing prototypes for the project in Brays Bayou.
UH Researchers Win $1M Award to Boost Student Success
National Science Foundation grant provides scholarships and support to academically-talented underserved students    The National Science Foundation awarded a $999,029 grant to a team of University of Houston researchers for a…
Lisette Montemayor, incoming freshman, is part of UH's newest Student Success Program funded by the NSF.
UH Engineering Professor Wins IEEE Distinguished Educator Award
IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society recognizes Stuart Long for his ‘commitment to electromagnetics education.’   Stuart Long, Cullen College professor of electrical and computer engineering and Associate Dean of the Honors…
Stuart Long, professor of electrical & computer engineering at the UH Cullen College, teaches a 2018 G.R.A.D.E. Camp workshop.
Second Annual Advisory Meeting Showcases Innovative BRAIN Center Neurotechnologies
The Building Reliable Advancements in Neurotechnology (BRAIN) Center welcomed engineering faculty, staff and students from UH and ASU along with a “who’s who” of industry leaders to the second annual Industry Advisory Board…
Wearable Technology to Track Brain, Predict Illness
University of Houston researcher examines skin to predict stress, illness University of Houston electrical engineer Rose T. Faghih has been awarded $175,000 by the National Science Foundation to examine whether wrist-worn…
With a $175,000 award from the National Science Foundation, UH electrical engineer Rose T. Faghih will examine whether wrist-worn wearable devices can transform how mental-stress-related diseases are diagnosed and treated.
UH Cullen College's 'Parameters' Magazine Wins Crystal Award from American Marketing Association
The UH Cullen College of Engineering's biannual Parameters magazine earned the American Marketing Association's (AMA) Crystal Award for best public relations/communications newsletter. Finalists in the category included UH's…
UH Cullen College's 'Parameters' Magazine Wins Crystal Award from American Marketing Association
Cullen College Announces Two Winners of Inaugural Brookshire Teaching Excellence Awards
Award Celebrates Professors with Dedication to Students and Passion for Teaching   The late William A. Brookshire – a UH chemical engineering alumnus – understood firsthand the impact that dedicated teachers can have on…
Christiana Chang, instructional assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Houston.
Unlocking Secrets of the Creative Brain: UH Research Cited in National Geographic Article on Picasso
National Geographic explores the brilliance and creativity of Pablo Picasso in an April article titled “How Picasso’s Journey From Prodigy to Icon Revealed a Genius.” A trailblazing, legendary artist, Picasso revolutionized the…
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