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Two UH Cullen College of Engineering students have been awarded travel grants by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Region 5 to attend the annual IEEE Future Leaders Forum.

UH Engineering Students Earn IEEE Travel Grants to Attend Future Leaders Forum

Each year, the University of Houston’s Honors College organizes the Cougar Junior Scholars Camp to provide middle school students a chance to experience the UH campus firsthand through multidisciplinary coursework, hands-on activities and campus tours.

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Cullen College Professor Introduces Cougar Junior Scholars to Engineering Principles

A multidisciplinary research team led by University of Houston scientist Jarek Wosik has developed a high-temperature superconducting coil that allows magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners to produce higher resolution images or acquire images in a shorter time than when using conventional coils.

New Superconducting Coil Improves MRI Performance

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
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Faculty Accolades

A robotics expert with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering will meet with members of Congress and other scientists next month to discuss the National Science Foundation’s National Robotics Initiative.

UH Professor Set to Meet with Congress about National Robotics Initiative

The Cullen College continues to make headlines with research exploring the intersection of neuroscience, engineering and art conducted by Jose Luis “Pepe” Contreras-Vidal, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor of electrical and computer engineering.

Houston Public Media Spotlights UH Research Exploring Creativity and the Brain

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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

Researchers at the Cullen College of Engineering have discovered an innovative method for destroying bacteria in a matter of seconds by using light to heat highly porous gold nanodisks. A research paper describing the method was featured on the cover of the April issue of Optical Materials Express.

Cullen College Engineers Discover Innovative Method to Destroy Bacteria

Student Success

Yan Yao, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, authored a research paper that was chosen as the cover of the January 2016 edition of the Journal of

ECE Energy Research Makes Cover of Research Journal

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

The UH department of electrical and computer engineering hosted the Graduate Research and Capstone Design Conference (GRC/CDC) on April 29th at the UH Hilton. The day-long event included technical sessions in which graduate and undergraduate student research and projects were presented.

The following Cullen College students were awarded for their outstanding presentations:

PHOTOS: 12th Annual Graduate Research and Capstone Design Conference
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

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