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Yifei Li, a former doctoral student in the Cullen College’s department of electrical and computer engineering (ECE), was garnering international attention for his battery research before he’d even earned his degree.

Journal Features ECE Doctoral Student’s Battery Research on Cover
Associate Professor Jiming Bao and screen filled with graphene flakes suspended in solvent between two layers of glass. Bao discovered that a magnet rotates and aligns the flakes.

In 2010 graphene took center stage when the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to two scientists in the UK "for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene." At the UH Cullen College of Engineering, that same passion over pencil lead is shared by Jiming Bao, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, but he’s taken it to a whole new dimension,

Rotating and Aligning Graphene Flakes – A UH Engineer's Discovery Opens Doors to Progress

Computer simulation software allows engineers to predict how certain materials will perform under specific – and often extreme – conditions. For instance, major advances in aerospace and flight were made possible due to engineering simulation based on computational solid mechanics, leading to pioneering work conducted by the company Boeing.

PHOTOS: H. David Hibbitt Rockwell Lecture
Electrical and computer engineering Associate Professor Wei-Chuan Shih and his DotLens technology

An invention by a University of Houston engineer that turns your smartphone into a microscope, allowing it to detect whether your pond water is healthy, is getting attention in the media. Houston’s CBS affiliate, KHOU-TV Channel 11 aired a story about the invention of the DotLens, which came to life in the laboratory of electrical and computer engineering Associate Professor Wei-Chuan Shih.

The Media Comes Calling: Excitement Over Invention That Turns Smartphone into a Microscope

Friends of the UH Cullen College of Engineering gathered for barbeque, drinks and games to celebrate the college’s 75th anniversary and gear up for the 2016 UH Football Homecoming game on Saturday, Nov. 12th outside of Engineering Building 1.

PHOTOS: UH Engineering Celebrates 75th Anniversary and Homecoming
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    Making Them Dance: Jiming Bao Discovers How to Rotate and Align Graphene Flakes

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  • Targeting Tumors: UH Engineer Aaron Becker Can Steer Medicine Inside You to the Site of Illness
    Targeting Tumors: UH Engineer Aaron Becker Can Steer Medicine Inside You to the Site of Illness

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    Is Your Pond Clean? Now Your Smartphone Can Tell You, Thanks to UH Engineer

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Faculty Accolades

Xin Fu, assistant professor in the UH Cullen College of Engineering’s electrical and computer engineering department, earned a $410,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to customize smartphone designs and processors to better suit the needs of its vast array of

UH Engineer Earns NSF Grant to Improve Cell Phone User Experience
Electrical and computer engineering Associate Professor Wei-Chuan Shih and his DotLens technology

An invention by a University of Houston engineer that turns your smartphone into a microscope, allowing it to detect whether your pond water is healthy, is getting attention in the media. Houston’s CBS affiliate, KHOU-TV Channel 11 aired a story about the invention of the DotLens, which came to life in the laboratory of electrical and computer engineering Associate Professor Wei-Chuan Shih.

The Media Comes Calling: Excitement Over Invention That Turns Smartphone into a Microscope

Student Success

A year’s worth of hard work paid off for a team of electrical and computer engineering students in the UH Cullen College of Engineering when their small satellite technology was launched into space this month.

Student Designed Satellites Have Launched into Orbit

Yifei Li, a former doctoral student in the Cullen College’s department of electrical and computer engineering (ECE), was garnering international attention for his battery research before he’d even earned his degree.

Journal Features ECE Doctoral Student’s Battery Research on Cover

Student Success

Electrical and computer engineering professor Aaron Becker and students in his “Intro to Robotics” class have been invited to “join the swarm” as selected participants in the first annual Swarmathon taking place from April 18-22, 2016 at the NASA Kennedy Space Center.

Students Steer Robotic Swarms in NASA Competition
Michael Pincus

When asked to imagine a “typical” engineer, many people may find themselves conjuring images of sleep-deprived, math-obsessed or highly-analytical individuals.

In reality, there is no one-size-fits-all stereotype for engineering professionals – engineers come in all shapes and sizes and from all walks of life.

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

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