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Throughout the Cullen College of Engineering 15 new faces and brilliant minds are joining the faculty in the 2017-2018 school year. The Cullen College proudly welcomes them to its ranks of excellence in academia.

 

Brilliance Descending on UH as 15 New Engineering Faculty Join the Cullen College

The University of Houston MD Anderson Library is providing a guide to help navigate through the resources available in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and its devastating aftermath.

UH Library Provides Hurricane Harvey Resource Guide
This schematic shows the structural evolution of titanium disulfide at different stages of intercalation. Interlayers are expanded or distorted as different amounts of pillaring molecules, complex cations and solvents are intercalated into the van der Waals gap of a host material at each stage.

Nanostructured Cathode, Understanding of New Electrolyte Lead to Greater Efficiency

Magnesium batteries offer promise for safely powering modern life – unlike traditional lithium ion batteries, they are not flammable or subject to exploding – but their ability to store energy has been limited.

Researchers Report Breakthrough in Magnesium Batteries
Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal, Cullen College professor of electrical and computer engineering

Researchers from the University of Houston have shown for the first time that the use of a brain-computer interface augmented with a virtual walking avatar can control gait, suggesting the protocol may help patients recover the ability to walk after stroke, some spinal cord injuries and certain other gait disabilities.

Use of Brain-Computer Interface & Virtual Avatar Offers New Hope to Patients with Gait Disabilities/...

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has awarded UH $2 million to recruit cancer researcher Rohith Reddy, who focuses on next-generation technologies for detecting gynecological cancers. Reddy, currently a post-doctoral researcher at Harvard Medical School, will become an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UH.

Cullen College Recruits Leading Researcher In Gynecological Cancers
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    Discovery Puts Future of Clean Energy In The Hands of UH Engineer

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    Electrifying the Electrochemical Community, Stanko Brankovic Wins Top Award

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    Yan Yao Has the Power: A New Way to Create Safer Batteries That Last Longer

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    Photos: Graduate Research in the Spotlight at Design Conference

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    UH Engineers to Speed Up the Internet of Things

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    Named Best Engineering School of 2017 by U.S. News & World Report

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Research Breakthroughs

This schematic shows the structural evolution of titanium disulfide at different stages of intercalation. Interlayers are expanded or distorted as different amounts of pillaring molecules, complex cations and solvents are intercalated into the van der Waals gap of a host material at each stage.

Nanostructured Cathode, Understanding of New Electrolyte Lead to Greater Efficiency

Magnesium batteries offer promise for safely powering modern life – unlike traditional lithium ion batteries, they are not flammable or subject to exploding – but their ability to store energy has been limited.

Researchers Report Breakthrough in Magnesium Batteries
Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal, Cullen College professor of electrical and computer engineering

Researchers from the University of Houston have shown for the first time that the use of a brain-computer interface augmented with a virtual walking avatar can control gait, suggesting the protocol may help patients recover the ability to walk after stroke, some spinal cord injuries and certain other gait disabilities.

Use of Brain-Computer Interface & Virtual Avatar Offers New Hope to Patients with Gait Disabilities/...

Faculty Accolades

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

Xiaonan Shan, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, received the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU).

ECE Professor Receives Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award

Student Success

It’s hard to imagine a world where you don’t have to worry about charging your cell phone or changing the batteries in your smoke detector. According to electrical and computer engineering doctoral student, Fahira Sangare, that world may be closer than we think.

Ph.D. Student Presents Energy Harvesting Research at NASA
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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ECE Alumni Mixer
10/26/2017 - 5:45pm

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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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