Faculty Accolades

Mission: Possible — Mapping Dangerous Terrain
UH Engineers Focus on Degradable Reconnaissance Vehicles and Evasive Drone Maneuvers   Ensuring military forces have up-to-date information about a...
UH researchers are testing prototypes for the project in Brays Bayou.

UH Engineers Focus on Degradable Reconnaissance Vehicles and Evasive Drone Maneuvers

 

Ensuring military forces have up-to-date information about a potentially hostile region offers obvious advantages, but current methods for doing that – especially along shorelines, where underwater mines and other hazards can pose serious risks – all have drawbacks. It is especially difficult if keeping the technology out of enemy hands is a priority.

UH Engineering Professor Wins IEEE Distinguished Educator Award
IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society recognizes Stuart Long for his ‘commitment to electromagnetics education.’  
Stuart Long, professor of electrical & computer engineering at the UH Cullen College, teaches a 2018 G.R.A.D.E. Camp workshop.

IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society recognizes Stuart Long for his ‘commitment to electromagnetics education.’

 

Cullen College Announces Two Winners of Inaugural Brookshire Teaching Excellence Awards
Award Celebrates Professors with Dedication to Students and Passion for Teaching   The late William A. Brookshire – a UH chemical engineering...
Christiana Chang, instructional assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Houston.

Award Celebrates Professors with Dedication to Students and Passion for Teaching

 

The late William A. Brookshire – a UH chemical engineering alumnus – understood firsthand the impact that dedicated teachers can have on students’ lives. Raised without means, Brookshire often credited his professors at the Cullen College of Engineering for pushing and inspiring him to complete his degree.

Unlocking Secrets of the Creative Brain: UH Research Cited in National Geographic Article on Picasso
National Geographic explores the brilliance and creativity of Pablo Picasso in an April article titled “How Picasso’s Journey From Prodigy to Icon...
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National Geographic explores the brilliance and creativity of Pablo Picasso in an April article titled “How Picasso’s Journey From Prodigy to Icon Revealed a Genius.” A trailblazing, legendary artist, Picasso revolutionized the art world during his lifetime and continues to awe and inspire to this day.

Cullen College Faculty Shine in UH Research Awards
Conrad and Yao sweep "associate professor" category   The Cullen College of Engineering faculty swept the associate professor category of the...
Dr. Jacinta Conrad won a University of Houston Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity for the 2017-18 academic year.

Conrad and Yao sweep "associate professor" category

 

The Cullen College of Engineering faculty swept the associate professor category of the University of Houston’s Awards for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity for the 2017-18 academic year.

UH Engineering Professor Wins Prestigious Moores Professorship
Plus: Other Faculty Award Announcements Zhu Han, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering at the...
Zhu Han, a UH engineering professor, wins a Moores Professorship and a $1.2 million MURI grant in 2018.

Plus: Other Faculty Award Announcements

Zhu Han, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston, is having a good year.

UH Engineer Part of Team Awarded $7.5 Million MURI Grant to Analyze Social Behavior and Predict Outcomes
It’s no secret that data is everywhere today – endless streams of information are constantly being collected through our smartphones and mobile...
Zhu Han, a UH engineering professor, is working on a $7.5 million DoD grant project using game theory to analyze and influence social behavior.

It’s no secret that data is everywhere today – endless streams of information are constantly being collected through our smartphones and mobile devices, by sensors placed on bridges and in buildings and even through our smart thermostats and refrigerators.

Nature Magazine Features UH Professor’s Work to Address Paralysis
About 3.5 million people in America are living with some degree of paralysis related to stroke, multiple sclerosis or cerebral palsy. Nature magazine...
Nature features University of Houston Professor Jose Contreras-Vidal, known for his work to improve prostheses using brain-machine interfaces.

About 3.5 million people in America are living with some degree of paralysis related to stroke, multiple sclerosis or cerebral palsy. Nature magazine this month published an article about scientists developing technological solutions, such as neural prostheses or devices that read brain signals and help restore movement in paralyzed patients.

Battery Expert Powers Up With a Scialog Award
When it comes to batteries, UH engineer Yan Yao never runs out of award-winning ideas. Yao, an associate professor of electrical and computer...
Yan Yao, a University of Houston engineering professor, wins a Scialog award for his work with batteries.

When it comes to batteries, UH engineer Yan Yao never runs out of award-winning ideas.

Yao, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College, and his research partners are known for their work to create better, safer and longer lasting batteries in the energy storage field. 

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

Image Processing Expert and ECE Chair Named IEEE Fellow
Badri Roysam, chair of the electrical and computer engineering department at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, has been named a 2018 Fellow of...
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).

Cullen College Recruits Leading Researcher In Gynecological Cancers
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has awarded UH $2 million to recruit cancer researcher Rohith Reddy, who focuses on next-...

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.

NIH Grant to Study Breast Cancer
David Mayerich, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College, is part of a national group receiving funds from...
David Mayerich is part of NIH-backed group creating a new device to study breast cancer

David Mayerich, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College, is part of a national group receiving funds from the National Institutes of Health to study breast cancer.

The group will develop a new device which will mimic organ-specific breast cancer metastasis patterns. The device will be tissue-engineered and will investigate what regulates organ specificity and why some cells undergo dormancy.

ECE Professor Receives Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award
Xiaonan Shan, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, received the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge...

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

Stanko Brankovic Wins Top Award in Field of Chemical Engineering
If there were Academy Awards in the field of electrochemical material science, Stanko Brankovic, associate professor of electrical and computer...
Stanko Brankovic's work in electrochemicals electrifies leading organization

If there were Academy Awards in the field of electrochemical material science, Stanko Brankovic, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Cullen College and past chair of the materials science division of the International Society of Electrochemistry, would be taking home an Oscar.

Taking The Reins of Power (Over Power) Wins Best Paper Award for Cullen College Team
Whether you’ve suffered through a major Houston hurricane, flood event or momentary glitch in the power grid, no doubt you understand the severity of...
 Saeedeh Abbasi (center) works to restore power with the help Gino Lim and Masoud Barati

Whether you’ve suffered through a major Houston hurricane, flood event or momentary glitch in the power grid, no doubt you understand the severity of a power blackout. And lest you think Houston has cornered the market on such catastrophes, think back to 2003 when the biggest blackout in U.S. history left 50 million people in darkness in the northeast corner of America stretching into Canada.

The Best of Our Brightest: Outstanding Service Awards Given in Cullen College
Excellence in engineering took center stage as Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the Cullen College, recognized the outstanding...
Haleh Ardebili

Excellence in engineering took center stage as Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the Cullen College, recognized the outstanding performances of faculty, staff and students in teaching, research and service at the spring faculty and staff meeting.

Tesla Vs. Musk: Cullen College’s Faghih Weighs In
The similarities between engineering pioneers Elon Musk and Nikola Tesla, who Musk named his electric car after, are being debated on the national...
Rose Faghih in U.S. News and World Report

The similarities between engineering pioneers Elon Musk and Nikola Tesla, who Musk named his electric car after, are being debated on the national stage.

U.S. News & World Report offers that Tesla went broke pushing his obsession with wireless communication and power transmission on a world that wasn’t yet ready in 1900, and poses the question whether the same could happen to Musk as he relentlessly pursues technology.

UH Honors Cullen College Professors for Excellence in Teaching and Research
Each spring the University of Houston shines a spotlight on the faculty’s best and brightest, honoring them with teaching and research awards. Read...
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Each spring the University of Houston shines a spotlight on the faculty’s best and brightest, honoring them with teaching and research awards. Read more about the Cullen College of Engineering professors who earned the distinction below!

Yan Yao Amps Up His Game: Becomes a Scialog Fellow
If there’s one thing Yan Yao gets a charge out of, it’s the idea of creating a better battery. The Cullen College assistant professor of electrical...
 Yan Yao is making better batteries

If there’s one thing Yan Yao gets a charge out of, it’s the idea of creating a better battery. The Cullen College assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering is known for being the most current in the battery industry. A Google search yields more than 16,000 citations of papers by Yao.

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