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UH professor Wei-Chuan Shih & his research team's new smartphone tool to detect lead in water made the news.

Lead poisoning has become a national concern as aging water pipes pose a threat to public health. You just have to mention Flint, Mich. for Americans to acknowledge the dangerous realities of contaminated water.

National Magazine Features UH Engineer’s Smartphone Tool to Detect Lead in Drinking Water

UH Cullen College’s Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department hosted its annual alumni mixer last week at Saint Arnold Brewing Company on Thursday, November 8th. 

Photos: UH Engineering Hosts 6th Annual 2018 ECE Alumni Mixer
Terrance “Terri” Ivers, P.E. (BSME ’80) is the fall 2018 UH Cullen College of Engineering commencement speaker.

Terrance “Terri” Ivers, P.E. (BSME ’80), is coming home to the UH Cullen College of Engineering as the featured speaker at its commencement on Dec. 13 at the NRG Arena. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from UH in 1980 and has remained involved in the Cullen College community throughout the course of his 37 year-long career.

Distinguished Alumnus, Bilfinger Executive to be UH Cullen College Fall 2018 Commencement Speaker...
Student researcher presented their work at the 2018 UH REU Poster Session to students and faculty

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 Cullen College’s brightest minds to solve some of the world’s most pressing technical challenges with science and ingenuity.

Undergrads From Across the Country Work As UH Engineering Researchers Over Summer
UH civil engineering program makes the 2019 Best Online Colleges list.

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 Group.

The recently released rankings put the online M.S. degree in civil engineering at No. 5, electrical engineering at No .11 and mechanical engineering at No. 19.

Bang for Your Buck: Three UH Engineering Online Master’s Programs Ranked Among Top in Nation...
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    Bang for Your Buck: Three UH Engineering Online Master’s Programs Ranked Among Top in Nation for Return on Investment

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  • UH ECE Professor Guest Edits Special Issue of Electrochemical Journal
    UH ECE Professor Guest Edits Special Issue of Electrochemical Journal

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  • UH Engineering Rises in U.S. News Rankings
    UH Engineering Rises in U.S. News Rankings

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  • New issue of ECE Connections Magazine now available!
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  • Meet the members of ECE Industry Advisory Board!
    Meet the members of ECE Industry Advisory Board!

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    The Invent, Design, and Make Initiative

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Research Breakthroughs

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.

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 from stroke and other disabling injuries. But the demonstrations have taken place in highly controlled settings, and none of the systems have been approved for use in clinics or patient’s homes.

‘Smart’ Robotic System Could Offer Home-Based Rehabilitation
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.

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 the University of Houston have created an inexpensive system using a smartphone and a lens made with an inkjet printer that can detect lead in tap water at levels commonly accepted as dangerous.

Researchers Create Smartphone System to Test for Lead in Water

Faculty Accolades

Zhu Han, a UH engineering professor, wins a Moores Professorship and a $1.2 million MURI grant in 2018.

Plus: Other Faculty Award Announcements

Zhu Han, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston, is having a good year.

UH Engineering Professor Wins Prestigious Moores Professorship
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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 art world during his lifetime and continues to awe and inspire to this day.

Unlocking Secrets of the Creative Brain: UH Research Cited in National Geographic Article on Picasso

Student Success

Lisette Montemayor, incoming freshman, is part of UH's newest Student Success Program funded by the NSF.

National Science Foundation grant provides scholarships and support to academically-talented students from low-income backgrounds

 

The National Science Foundation awarded a $999,029 grant to a team of University of Houston researchers for a new program aimed at studying the impact of scholarships, engagement and other support on low-income students and their academic success.

UH Researchers Win $1M Award to Boost Student Success
Student researcher presented their work at the 2018 UH REU Poster Session to students and faculty

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 Cullen College’s brightest minds to solve some of the world’s most pressing technical challenges with science and ingenuity.

Undergrads From Across the Country Work As UH Engineering Researchers Over Summer

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UH ECE students will be using this solar panel for educational and research purposes. (The Solar Array at UH was donated by the Green Mountain Energy Company.) View the current status of UH's solar panel array!

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