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Researchers from the University of Houston have reported the first explanation for how a class of materials changes during production to more efficiently absorb light, a critical step toward the large-scale manufacture of better and less-expensive solar panels.

UH Researchers Discover Key Mechanism for Producing Solar Cells

Three years after his discovery of porous gold nanoparticles – gold nanoparticles that offer a larger surface area because of their porous nature – a UH Cullen College of Engineering researcher is continuing to explore the science and potential applications.

UH Researcher Pursues New Applications for “Hot” Electrons

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

UH engineers have reported a new technique to determine the chemical composition of materials using near-infrared light.

UH Researchers Discover New Chemical Sensing Technique

Raquel Padilla, an electrical and computer engineering alumna from the UH Cullen College, was recently spotlighted on the Lunar Cougar. In a Q&A feature conducted by Joelle Carson, Pardilla spoke about her introduction to the world of engineering, her favorite UH memories and her career trajectory and future goals.

ECE Alumna Shares Her UH Experience with the Lunar Cougar
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Faculty Accolades

As part of a growing scientific emphasis on understanding the brain, a UH engineering professor is studying what happens as people create and contemplate art and beauty.

Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to track neural activity as people both make and view art.

UH Engineer Seeks Connection Between Art and Science

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

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Faculty Accolades

As part of a growing scientific emphasis on understanding the brain, a UH engineering professor is studying what happens as people create and contemplate art and beauty.

Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to track neural activity as people both make and view art.

UH Engineer Seeks Connection Between Art and Science

Although almost invisible to the naked eye, thin film coatings are used in millions of products that many people use in their daily lives. Found in everything from smartphone touchscreen displays to implantable medical devices, surface coatings add value to products by making them last longer and perform better.

ECE Professor Wins Grant for Thin Film Cracking Research

Student Success

Contreras-Vidal and Cruz-Garza

The city of Houston, home of the largest medical center in the world, is known for being at the forefront of cutting-edge medical research.

Doctoral Student Awarded Fellowship to Explore Neuroengineering

The University of Houston’s Graduate Research and Scholarship Projects (GRaSP) Day offers students the opportunity to network and introduce their research to a wide audience through oral and poster presentations. Now in its second year, GRaSP Day celebrates the research, scholarship and creative endeavors of UH graduate and professional students across all disciplines.

Engineering Students Selected as GRaSP Day Finalists

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

The University of Houston’s Graduate Research and Scholarship Projects (GRaSP) Day offers students the opportunity to network and introduce their research to a wide audience through oral and poster presentations. Now in its second year, GRaSP Day celebrates the research, scholarship and creative endeavors of UH graduate and professional students across all disciplines.

Engineering Students Selected as GRaSP Day Finalists

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Upcoming Events

ECE Alumni Mixer
10/20/2016 - 6:00pm

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UH solar panel array
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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