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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...
Stanko Brankovic, a UH researcher, guest edits a special issue of the The Electrochemical Society Interface.

Stanko Brankovic, professor of electric and computer engineering and chemical and biomolecular engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, served as a guest editor for a special issue of The Electrochemical Society Interface.

UH ECE Professor Guest Edits Special Issue of Electrochemical Journal
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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
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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

Badri Roysam, chair of the electrical and computer engineering department at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the IEEE

Badri Roysam, chair of the electrical and computer engineering department at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, has been named a 2018 Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Image Processing Expert and ECE Chair Named IEEE Fellow
UH engineering researchers made Angewandte Chemie International Edition

A paper about safer batteries made with organic materials written by a team of researchers at the UH Cullen College of Engineering made the cover of one of the world’s most prestigious chemistry journals — Angewandte Chemie International Edition, published by German publisher Wiley-VCH.

From Exploding Hoverboards to Tomorrow’s Batteries: UH engineering team lands on front cover of prestigious publication

Student Success

Julie Rogers, a Cullen College mechanical engineering senior and a G.R.A.D.E. Camp counselor, works with camper Natalie Cramer, an 8th-grader from Pearland.

Spending summer days engineering can be creative, empowering and fun. Imagine taking bits and pieces of circuitry, plastic and metal to build robots, then programming them to navigate mazes; venturing out into the warm sunshine with friends to collect water from the UH campus pond and testing it for invisible microbes; or creating Texas-shaped earrings using a 3-D printer. These are defining moments of doing, creating memories and building friendships.

UH G.R.A.D.E. Camp Celebrates 15 Years of Introducing Engineering to New Generations of Girls
Kaushik Mandiga and Denny Luong, electrical and computer engineering students at the Cullen College of Engineering, display robotic projects at the 2018 ECEDHA Conference.

New and interesting things are being made at the UH Makerspace, which opened this spring in the M.D. Anderson Library.

UH Students Exhibit Robots Created In Makerspace

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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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