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Imagine an electronic “tattoo” on your skin that could continuously monitor your health, or tiny, biocompatible sensors that could treat a traumatic brain injury at the site. It may seem like science fiction, or at least a dream of a very distant future – but as John Rogers of Northwestern University explained to the UH community last week, these are both current examples of biocompatible devices that can integrate with the human body.

PHOTOS: John Rogers Shares the Future of Soft Electronics for the Human Body at Engineering Rockwell...

Invasive surgical techniques – cutting through the breastbone for open heart surgery or making a large incision to inspect an abdominal tumor – allow physicians to effectively treat disease but can lead to sometimes serious complications and dramatically slow healing for the patient.

MRI-Powered Mini-Robots Could Offer Targeted Treatment
Ruqaiya Shipchandler, chemical engineering student, SWE-UH VP-External

Significant Figures: A reflection on the film ‘Hidden Figures’ by an engineering student who hides her figure

Engineering Student Op-Ed: Significant Figures
Launch into Engineering is a launch into fun for high schoolers

Approximately 120 Houston high school students blasted onto the UH campus to launch into engineering! The 5th annual “Launch into Engineering” is a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) outreach event to attract college-bound students to the STEM fields.

UH Society of Women Engineers Hosts High Schoolers

If you drive in the U.S., the chances are pretty high that you’ve driven over a structurally deficient bridge at some point or another. In fact, over two hundred million trips are taken each day across deficient bridges in America’s 102 largest metropolitan regions, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Report Card for America’s Infrastructure.

PHOTOS: Sharon Wood Shares Plans for Monitoring Deteriorating Concrete Bridges at Engineering Rockwell...
  • Mini-Robots Marching Through Your Veins Could Offer Targeted Treatment
    Mini-Robots Marching Through Your Veins Could Offer Targeted Treatment

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  • Photos: Robots Take Over UH Charter School
    Photos: Robots Take Over UH Charter School

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  • Zhu Han: He Wrote the Book on Big Data
    Zhu Han: He Wrote the Book on Big Data

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  • Stanko Brankovic: Ushering in a New Age of Catalysts
    Stanko Brankovic: Ushering in a New Age of Catalysts

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    Artist Creates While UH Studies Her Brain

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  • Making Them Dance: Jiming Bao Discovers How to Rotate and Align Graphene Flakes
    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

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

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    New Stuart Long Undergrad Research Fund Encourages Hands-On Training

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    Houston Chronicle Profiles UH Engineers Who Are Changing The World

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    ECE Department Welcomes First NAE Faculty Member

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Research Breakthroughs

Professor Stanko Brankovic, first to understand speed of forming catalysts

That exciting feeling you get when you've made a breakthrough discovery and you know that something that seemed impossible yesterday is now completely clear – that's the feeling that Stanko Brankovic, professor of electrical and computer engineering, has about his recent discovery of the speed in which catalysts are formed.

“I’m in the same position as Sir Isaac Newton was when the apple hit him in the head! It’s that same excitement, a ‘Wow!' moment,” said Brankovic.

For Stanko Brankovic, Life is Speeding Up
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

Faculty Accolades

Blood testing is the standard option for checking glucose levels, but a new technology could allow non-invasive testing via a contact lens that samples glucose levels in tears.

UH Engineers Invent Glucose-Sensing Contact Lens

More than 100 engineers, scientists, artists, industry and media representatives came together for the 2016 International Conference of Mobile Brain-Body Imaging and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation and Creativity (“Your Brain on Art” conference) in Cancun, Mexico to better understand what happens inside of the brain when art is created or contemplated, and potential applications in medicine, science, engineering, education an

PHOTOS/ VIDEO: Engineers, Scientists and Artists Converge in Cancun for First “Your Brain on Art” Conference

Student Success

Serra Reed, Outstanding Junior

Undergraduate mechanical engineering students Tam Nguyen, a senior, and Serrae Reed, a junior, focus on their studies with the precision of the engineers they are becoming. Upon graduation, Nguyen has an engineering job nailed down at Shell, and Reed is conducting research on solar cells and the efficiency in which light is harvested for energy production.

Cullen College of Engineering’s 2016-2017 Outstanding Students Named

In April, two Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) undergraduate robotics teams from the UH Cullen College of Engineering’s electrical and computer engineering (ECE) department competed in the IEEE Region Five Student Robotics Cont

Cullen College Robotics Teams Place at IEEE Regional Robotics Competition

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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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