University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Here we grow again! Welcome to the November issue of the ECE Newsletter from the University of Houston. These are truly exciting times for the department, with our research expenditures topping $7M, our research constantly in the news, new labs in our brand-new MREB research building, 120 journal papers and several books published, our biggest and best cohort of students ever, our best alumni mixer ever, stellar new faculty members, including our first NAE member, and four new faculty openings that set the stage for our next phase of progress. Our faculty sand students continue to make breakthroughs that are changing our world. Most recently, Aaron Becker, Jiefu Chen, Zhu Han and Miao Pan received a grant from the National Science Foundation to build advanced communication networks among underwater robots. Wei Shih invented a glucose-sensing contact lens by using noninvasive glucose sensor technology. At the annual Undergraduate Research Day, our students presented award-winning research in micro-robotics, neuroscience, and more.

Read more below to find how ECE is in the news, how our students are succeeding, and how we are engaged with the Houston community!


Badri Roysam, ECE Department Chair



Power Electronic Systems

Kaushik Rajashekara and his students in the Electrical Systems Laboratory are finding ways to efficiently integrate renewable energy sources to the electrical grid, increasing the potential of a clean energy future for citizens around the world.



Affordable Magnesium-Ion Batteries

Yan Yao is developing magnesium-ion batteries as alternatives to popular lithium-ion batteries, making safe and affordable batteries available to the masses.



Next-Generation Communication Chips

Jinghong Chen has created a low noise, low spur and wideband frequency synthesizer for software-defined radios and next generation wireless communications, making the magnitude of bandwidths higher than ever.



Revolutionizing Digital Histology

David Mayerich uses mid-infrared radiation to create digital versions of chemical stains used in clinical histology, providing more reliable and predictable information to doctors for disease diagnosis.


Featured Story
ECE Professors to Robots: Swim, Communicate and Bring Us Data – Fast!


Recent News

Houston Chronicle Profiles UH Engineers Who Are Changing the World

UH Engineers Invent Glucose-Sensing Contact Lens

New Superconducting Coil Improves MRI Performance


Student News

Engineering Undergrads Showcase Cutting-Edge Research at 2016 Undergraduate Research Day

Secret Lives of Engineers: Meet Michael Pincus, Electrical Engineer and Professional Cyclist

Over 100 Companies Recruit UH Engineering Students at Fall 2016 Engineering Career Fair


In the Community

Industry Advisory Board Welcomes Three New Members

Women in Engineering Program Kicks Off Semester With Annual Networking Event


PHOTOS: 2016 ECE Alumni Mixer

VIDEO: Engineers and Engineering in the Movies


Upcoming Events

ECE Speaker Series

EAA Homecoming Tailgate
11/12/16, All Day



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