Faculty Accolades

Han chosen by IEEE for Kiyo Tomiyasu Award
A professor at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has been honored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers...
Dr. Zhu Han, the John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been honored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for his early to mid-career contributions with the 2021 Kiyo Tomiyasu Award.

A professor at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has been honored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for his early to mid-career contributions with the 2021 Kiyo Tomiyasu Award.

Dr. Zhu Han, the John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, said he was notified that he had won the award at the end of June.

A Roadmap to Better Multivalent Batteries
Lithium-ion batteries are recognized for their high energy density in everything from mobile phones to laptop computers and electric vehicles, but as...
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Lithium-ion batteries are recognized for their high energy density in everything from mobile phones to laptop computers and electric vehicles, but as the need for grid-scale energy storage and other applications becomes more pressing, researchers have sought less expensive and more readily available alternatives to lithium.

UH's Prasad edits second image analysis book
A professor from the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has edited his second book on machine learning and signal processing,...
 Advances in Machine Learning and Signal Processing.

A professor from the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has edited his second book on machine learning and signal processing, identifying it as a “rapidly developing” subject area that interests him immensely.

UH’s Faghih Named an MIT Technology Review 2020 Innovator Under 35
HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA – June 18, 2020 – Yesterday MIT Technology Review announced Dr.
Dr. Rose Faghih, an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, has been named to MIT Technology Review's prestigious annual list of Innovators Under 35, in the category of visionary.

HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA – June 18, 2020 – Yesterday MIT Technology Review announced Dr.

College honors 17 with yearly Faculty and Student Excellence Awards
Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the UH Cullen College of Engineering, announced that 17 students and faculty members had been...
Dr. David Shattuck of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the UH Cullen College of Engineering, announced that 17 students and faculty members had been selected as recipients in the 2019-2020 Faculty and Student Excellence Awards, which recognize teaching and research achievements.

Pan, Ni among group receiving $200,000 for coronavirus response map
Two University of Houston professors are among a group of four that have been awarded nearly $200,000 from the National Science Foundation to develop...
A diagram, provided by Dr. Miao Pan, of how a potential mapping system for coronavirus hot spots could be developed and then deployed.

Two University of Houston professors are among a group of four that have been awarded nearly $200,000 from the National Science Foundation to develop a map for coronavirus response via crowdsourcing.

Faghih featured in IEEE publication as 'Woman to Watch'
The research of University of Houston assistant professor Dr. Rose Faghih has been recognized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics...
University of Houston assistant professor Dr. Rose Faghih.

The research of University of Houston assistant professor Dr. Rose Faghih has been recognized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' Women in Engineering Magazine, with a feature in its June issue.

The article, “Women to Watch – The New Face of Engineering: Faghih Is Applying Her Research to Make an Impact on People's Lives,” is available on the IEEE Xplore website.

Willson earns Esther Farfel Award; four others tabbed for faculty, staff honors
Several members of the Cullen College of Engineering have been recognized via the Office of the Provost's 2020 Faculty and Staff Awards, headlined by...
Dr. Richard Willson of Biochemical & Biophysical Sciences.

Several members of the Cullen College of Engineering have been recognized via the Office of the Provost's 2020 Faculty and Staff Awards, headlined by Dr. Richard Willson of Biochemical & Biophysical Sciences earning the Esther Farfel Award, the highest honor given yearly.

Harnessing the Power of Gallium Nitride and Machine Learning
Military installations, especially on ships and aircraft, require robust power electronics systems to operate radar and other equipment, but there is...
Harish Krishnamoorthy is leading a $2.5 million effort to develop compact electronic power systems.

Military installations, especially on ships and aircraft, require robust power electronics systems to operate radar and other equipment, but there is limited space onboard. Researchers from the University of Houston will use a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop compact electronic power systems to address the issue.

Searchable Atlases of High-Resolution 3-D Images Would Offer New Tool for Researchers, Clinicians
Researchers at the University of Houston last year reported a new imaging method capable of producing fast and inexpensive three-dimensional images,...
David Mayerich, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation to develop a software platform to produce searchable digital atlases of whole organs at the cellular level.

Researchers at the University of Houston last year reported a new imaging method capable of producing fast and inexpensive three-dimensional images, offering the potential to more easily track the progress of conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and cancer at the cellular level.

UH Engineer Zhu Han Elected as AAAS Fellow
Han is Noted for Work in Wireless Technologies, Game Theory An engineering professor from the University of Houston has been elected to the...
Zhu Han, John and Rebecca Moores Professor of electrical and computer engineering at UH Cullen College of Engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Han is Noted for Work in Wireless Technologies, Game Theory

An engineering professor from the University of Houston has been elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, joining a select group of researchers recognized by their peers as among the best in their fields.

UH Engineering Professor Named Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery
Zhu Han Recognized for Outstanding Scientific Contributions to Computing   Zhu Han, John and Rebecca Moores Professor of electrical and computing...
Zhu Han, John and Rebecca Moores Professor of electrical and computing engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

Zhu Han Recognized for Outstanding Scientific Contributions to Computing

 

Zhu Han, John and Rebecca Moores Professor of electrical and computing engineering at the University of Houston, was named a 2019 distinguished member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Renowned for his expertise in the field of computer science, Han was recognized by ACM for his outstanding scientific contributions to computing.

UH Engineer’s Research on Adaptive Machine Learning Wins NSF Award
Research has broad implications for health care, self-driving cars and more.   Imagine cruising down a highway in your self-driving car. Its...
Adaptive machine has potential application in a number of different fields, including medical imaging, computer vision, self-driving cars, and speech recognition.

Research has broad implications for health care, self-driving cars and more.

 

Imagine cruising down a highway in your self-driving car. Its operating system relies on algorithms based on data collected during dry driving conditions. But what happens when the car has to navigate through high winds, hard rain and street flooding?

Cullen College Researchers A Big Part of EMBC 2019
Featured UH Research Marries Health Care and Engineering   Rose Faghih, assistant professor, and several other UH Cullen College of Engineering...
UH Cullen College Professor Rose Faghih with her students at the 2019 EMBC in Germany.

Featured UH Research Marries Health Care and Engineering

 

Rose Faghih, assistant professor, and several other UH Cullen College of Engineering faculty and students were an integral part of the 2019 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference held in Berlin, Germany. The theme was “Biomedical engineering ranging from wellness to intensive care.”

What Happens as Solid-State Batteries Begin to Fail?
Researchers say $1M Project Will Improve Understanding, Optimization   Solid-state lithium batteries have generated interest because they don’t...
Yanliang "Leonard" Liang, left, Yan Yao and Zheng Fan are working on a $1 million project to better understand what causes solid-state lithium batteries to fail.

Researchers say $1M Project Will Improve Understanding, Optimization

 

Solid-state lithium batteries have generated interest because they don’t carry the same risk of fire and explosion as conventional batteries with liquid electrolytes, but full-scale commercialization has been slowed, in part, because scientists don’t fully understand what causes the batteries to fail.

UH ECE Professor Jiming Bao Elected Fellow of American Physical Society
Bao recognized for discovery, contributions and the development of new nanomaterials   Jiming Bao, professor of electrical and computer engineering...
Jiming Bao, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering

Bao recognized for discovery, contributions and the development of new nanomaterials

 

Jiming Bao, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS).

UH Engineer Leads Team Creating Point-of-Care Test for Prostate Cancer
Improving Outcomes for Prostate Cancer Patients   A team of researchers from the University of Houston and the University of Pennsylvania are...
Unlike the pregnancy test, which uses the color change in the test line as a readout, the new tool will use ultrasensitive sensing of magnetic nanoparticles to detect trace amounts of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in a patient’s blood.

Improving Outcomes for Prostate Cancer Patients

 

A team of researchers from the University of Houston and the University of Pennsylvania are working to bring a new biosensor for detecting the recurrence of prostate cancer to the doctor’s office.

UH Engineer Helps Improve Mobile Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality User Experience
NSF Grant Funds Collaborative Research Involving Three Universities  
Researchers are working to improve virtual and augmented reality user experience and increase applications.

NSF Grant Funds Collaborative Research Involving Three Universities

 

UH Engineer Offers Proposals to Improve Nation’s Electric Grid
Xingpeng Li Submitted Two Winning Proposals to DOE Competition   Balancing electricity supply and demand is challenging, and the prospect of...
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Xingpeng Li Submitted Two Winning Proposals to DOE Competition

 

Balancing electricity supply and demand is challenging, and the prospect of blackouts carries a substantial economic risk. An engineer with the University of Houston is working on solutions.

Brain Stimulation for PTSD Patients
Sweat Response Can Make Stimulators Responsive  
The tiny bursts of sweat released in response to psychologically arousing stimuli can be measured using wearable technology.

Sweat Response Can Make Stimulators Responsive

 

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