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PHOTOS: Cullen College Celebrates Nearly 450 Graduating Students at Fall 2017 Convocation Ceremony
The UH Cullen College of Engineering held its fall convocation ceremony on Thursday, December 14, recognizing nearly 450 graduating students at the Bayou City Events Center. The ceremony featured a keynote address from UH alumna…
Nearly 450 Students Graduated at The Fall 2017 Engineering Convocation
Tomorrow’s Batteries Today: Yan Yao Charges Up Battery Research With DOE Award
Batteries capable of powering the electric vehicles of tomorrow may be available sooner than we think, thanks to more than $5.7 million in seed funding provided through the Department of Energy’s Battery500 consortium. Yan Yao,…
Yan Yao Charges Up Battery Research With DOE Award
Coping with Culture Shock: Director of Graduate Admissions Pens Article on International Student Experience
Life as a college student is fraught with challenges: keeping up with classes, making new friends, learning new fields of study and working jobs and internships. But imagine also having to learn a new language and adjust to a…
Researchers Map Brain Activity to Improve Prosthetic Design
UH Engineers Report New Insights into the Brain’s Role in Walking High-tech prosthetics allow amputees to engage more fully in everyday life, even to compete in sporting events. Researchers from the University of Houston have…
DIY: Scientists Release a How-To for Building a Smartphone Microscope
People with a Smartphone and 3-D Printer Could Perform Sophisticated Lab Work Add one more thing to the list of tasks your smartphone can perform. University of Houston researchers have released an open-source dataset offering…
Engineering Students Sweep Graduate Research & Scholarship Projects (GRaSP) Day
Each year the University of Houston’s Graduate School and Office of the Provost invite all graduate students to showcase their groundbreaking research at the annual Graduate Research & Scholarship Projects (GRaSP) Day.…
PHOTOS: Ronald Larson Engineering Rockwell Lecture
How do you describe materials that aren’t quite liquids, gases or solids? More importantly, how do you model these materials? That’s a big question for scientists and engineers who toil in the world of complex fluids, which…
Joseph W. Tedesco, left, presents plaque to Engineering Rockwell lecturer Ronald Larson
PHOTOS: 2017 Engineering Homecoming Celebration
Students, faculty, alumni and friends of the UH Cullen College of Engineering gathered for breakfast tacos, drinks and games to celebrate the 2017 Engineering Homecoming and gear up for the UH Football game against East Carolina…
Joseph Tedesco (right), Dean of the Cullen College, poses with his wife Sue (middle) and Nayeli Martinez, a member of the UH Society of Automotive Engineers
UH Launches Institute for Data Science
Institute Will Draw Partnerships to Focus on Energy, Health Care, Cybersecurity, Smart Cities The University of Houston has launched a new Institute for Data Science, naming Andrea Prosperetti, Distinguished Professor of…
Andrea Prosperetti
Engineers Make a Showing at 2017 Undergraduate Research Day
Proving that high-level research isn’t just for graduate students, roughly 250 UH undergrads presented their research findings at the 2017 Undergraduate Research Day. The event attracted nearly 800 guests to the Rockwell Pavilion…
PHOTOS: Ned Mohan Engineering Rockwell Lecture
For most people the word “energy” conjures images of oil and gas operations, but the science of electric power and energy systems is gaining momentum as advances in hybrid-electric cars and alternative energy systems have renewed…
UH Engineer Changes How We Interpret Geospatial Images
Saurabh Prasad, Cullen College assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is reporting a breakthrough in image interpretation that could overcome hurdles that prohibit accurate interpretation of imagery data. His…
Saurabh Prasad
Unexpected Discovery Leads to New Theory of Liquid Streaming
UH Researchers Generate a Liquid Stream with a Pulsed Laser Researchers at the University of Houston were studying the nonlinear transmission of light through an aqueous suspension of gold nanoparticles when they noticed…
Yanan Wang, a post-doctoral researcher at UH, is co-first author on a paper describing the discovery of a new principle of optofluidics
Engineering Professors Discover Fundamental Effect in Monolayer Catalysts
Two professors at the UH Cullen College of Engineering have discovered that size is critical to the performance of the monolayers of catalysts, the fundamental substance that speeds up reactions in all industries from…
Stanko Brankovic
Brilliance Descending on UH as New Engineering Faculty Join the Cullen College
Throughout the Cullen College of Engineering new faces and brilliant minds are joining the faculty in the 2017-2018 school year. The Cullen College proudly welcomes them to its ranks of excellence in academia.   Chemical…
Cullen College
Hurricane Harvey Resource Guide
The University of Houston MD Anderson Library is providing a guide to help navigate through the resources available in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and its devastating aftermath. The guide includes the most trustworthy and…
Researchers Report Breakthrough in Magnesium Batteries
Nanostructured Cathode, Understanding of New Electrolyte Lead to Greater Efficiency Magnesium batteries offer promise for safely powering modern life – unlike traditional lithium ion batteries, they are not flammable or subject…
This schematic shows the structural evolution of titanium disulfide at different stages of intercalation. Interlayers are expanded or distorted as different amounts of pillaring molecules, complex cations and solvents are intercalated into the van der Waals gap of a host material at each stage.
Use of Brain-Computer Interface & Virtual Avatar Offers New Hope to Patients with Gait Disabilities
Researchers Demonstrate Non-Invasive Method Can Help People Re-Learn to Walk Researchers from the University of Houston have shown for the first time that the use of a brain-computer interface augmented with a virtual walking…
Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal, Cullen College professor of electrical and computer engineering
Cullen College Recruits Leading Researcher In Gynecological Cancers
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has awarded UH $2 million to recruit cancer researcher Rohith Reddy, who focuses on next-generation technologies for detecting gynecological cancers. Reddy, currently a post-…
Is Houston Missing the Next Energy Wave? Houston Chronicle Features the UH Engineers Who Are On the Case
Clean energy research in the UH Cullen College of Engineering was the subject of a front page story in last Sunday's Houston Chronicle, which explores why the city of Houston is failing to draw new tech ventures for a world…
Daniel Araya, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, demonstrates how his wind tunnel can generate electricity. Photo courtesy of Michael Ciaglo, Houston Chronicle Staff

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