Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Newsletter
Dr. Wei-Chuan Shih

Following Cancer Progress In Real Time

Wei-Chuan Shih has been awarded $2.7 million from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to detect cancer biomarkers in blood by counting exosomes.

Dr. Hao Huang

National Academy Of Engineering Member Joins UH ECE

Hao Huang, a retired aviation industry veteran, has joined the department as an adjunct professor.

Federated Learning Over 5G Mobile Devices

PIs, Miao Pan and Xin Fu, will target high efficiency, low latency, and good privacy in their work with a $500,000 grant from the NSF.

Cityscape demonstrating 5G reach
Dr. Stanko Brankovic

Stanko Brankovic Named ECS Fellow

A renowned expert in electrocatalysis, sensors, corrosion, and electrochemical material science and nanofabrication, Brankovic was one of the top 0.15% of members elected this year.

ECE Faculty Distinctions


NAE Members


NAI Fellows


NAI Senior Members


IEEE Fellows


SAE Fellows


AIMBE Fellows


AAAS Fellow


OSA Fellow


SPIE Fellow


FRSC Fellow


APS Fellow


ECS Fellow

Dr. Badri Roysam showing his work

Brain Injury Research Featured In ASEE PRISM Magazine

“Knocks on the Noggin”, part of ASEE PRISM Magazine’s First Look section, featured Badri Roysam’s groundbreaking work mapping unhealthy tissue in its May issue.

Example of bandwith connections on earth

Spectrum And Wireless Innovation

Zhu Han received funding to improve data transmission and bandwidth efficiency for high-definition maps and Earth-to-space communications.

Dr. Jose Contreras-Vidal

NIH National Advisory Board Membership

Jose Contreras-Vidal was selected to serve on the National Institutes of Health’s National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research.

Dr. Deepa Ramachandran

UH ECE Welcomes New Faculty Member For Fall 2021

Deepa Ramachandran has joined the department as a senior lecturer for fall 2021. She began working as a lecturer for the Cullen College at UH at Katy during July of this year. Deepa’s research focuses on technical skills in both oil & gas and medical industries.

Oil rig in the ocean

Optimizing Drilling Operations

New software created by Jiefu Chen and Zhu Han could make drilling operations more efficient and safer.

Sweaty man

Using Sweat On Skin To Infer Brain Stress

Rose Faghih is reporting the first steps toward monitoring brain responses using wearable devices.


Multi-Department Research Into Synthesis Via SLRR Reaction

Stanko Brankovic is the corresponding author for a new paper published in ACS Catalysis on potential advancements in catalyst synthesis.

Dr. Brankovic's diagram
Dr. Yan Yao's diagram

A Step Towards Better EVs Of The Future

Yan Yao and postdoc Jibo Zhang are developing low-cost, earth-abundant, cobalt-free organic-based cathode materials for a solid-state battery that will no longer require scarce transition metals found in mines.

Dr. Rose Faghih speaks with doctoral students

Students Present At NSF’s Cyber-Physical Systems Meeting

ECE doctoral students Rafiul Amin and Hamid Fekri Azgomi gave a demonstration on the Computational Medicine Laboratory’s MINDWATCH research.

Group of UH engineering students

TrueStep Project Takes First Place At Design Competition

A four-person team of engineering students won two awards for their soft robotics exoskeleton project at the 2021 Excellence in Senior Design competition at UT Dallas.

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