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Houston Researchers Work to Create Swarms of Tiny Robots to Attack and Remove Blood Clots
In America pulmonary embolism (PE) causes between 200,000 and 300, 000 deaths annually, according to information from the National Institutes of...
UH professor Aaron Becker (red shirt) and Julien Leclerc (next to him, gray UH shirt), a UH Cullen College research associate visit with Houston-area teachers and an undergraduate REU participant in the Robotic Swarm Control Laboratory.

In America pulmonary embolism (PE) causes between 200,000 and 300, 000 deaths annually, according to information from the National Institutes of Health. PE is the third highest occurring cardiovascular disease after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and stroke.

Cullen College Students Shine in UH Graduate Research Showcase
UH graduate students inspire each other with accomplishments  
UH Cullen College students Dalia Lezzar and Madeleine Lu won big in the 3MT competition in the 2019 UH Graduate Research Showcase.

UH graduate students inspire each other with accomplishments

 

Remembering UH Alumna and Longtime Educator Betty Barr
Barr was one of the first female faculty members at the Cullen College of Engineering   Betty J. Barr, University of Houston alumna and beloved...
Betty J. Barr, UH alumna and pioneer female faculty member at the Cullen College of Engineering.

Barr was one of the first female faculty members at the Cullen College of Engineering

 

Betty J. Barr, University of Houston alumna and beloved longtime educator at UH Cullen College of Engineering, died Nov. 1, 2019. She was 74.

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.

Record Number of Cullen College Engineering Students Attend 2019 Forbes Under 30 Summit
Forbes, a renowned business publication, has selected seven UH Cullen College of Engineering students to participate in its 2019 Under 30 Scholars...
Rukaiya Batliwala, mechanical engineering junior at the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

Forbes, a renowned business publication, has selected seven UH Cullen College of Engineering students to participate in its 2019 Under 30 Scholars program. Last year only one engineering student, Ayoola John-Muyiwa (BSPetE ’19), was chosen.

Energy Industry Experts to Visit UH Campus for 2019 Energy Night
The Energy Coalition, a collaborative University of Houston student organization, is hosting the 2019 Energy Night on Monday, November 4, at the...
The Energy Coalition, a UH student organization, is hosting the 2019 Energy Night.

The Energy Coalition, a collaborative University of Houston student organization, is hosting the 2019 Energy Night on Monday, November 4, at the Student Center. The event will bring in leading experts who can share insights and answer questions about the future of the energy sector.

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 Engineers Test Biodegradable Self-Guided Reconnaissance Devices
Researchers share video of their Advanced Naval Technology Exercise   Discretion is an integral part of covert reconnaissance missions. With that...
UH ECE student Jarrett Lonsford works on the electronics for a sensing drift node in Dr. Aaron Becker's lab on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019.

Researchers share video of their Advanced Naval Technology Exercise

 

Discretion is an integral part of covert reconnaissance missions. With that in mind, a team of UH Cullen College of Engineering researchers are working on $1 million project to create self-guided biodegradable containers of sensors to map coastlines and the bottom of the ocean. 

Cullen College Professor Wins Outstanding Young Alumni Award
Jerrod Henderson Recognized for Diversity and Student Success Efforts   Jerrod Henderson, instructional associate professor at the UH Cullen...
Jerrod Henderson, instructional associate professor at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, with some of his students.

Jerrod Henderson Recognized for Diversity and Student Success Efforts

 

Jerrod Henderson, instructional associate professor at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, will receive the 2019 Outstanding Young Alumni Award from his alma mater. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois chose seven alumni to recognize.

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.

The UH Cullen College of Engineering Welcomes Seven New Faculty Members
The UH Cullen College of Engineering is kicking off the 2019-2020 academic year by welcoming seven new faculty members to its teaching and research...
Mario Romero-Ortega joins the UH Cullen College as a professor of biomedical engineering.

The UH Cullen College of Engineering is kicking off the 2019-2020 academic year by welcoming seven new faculty members to its teaching and research rosters. They bring expertise in a wide variety of fields ranging from neuroscience to data science and machine learning. Their research covers topics ranging from innovations in bioengineering to sustainability of energy systems.

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

 

Photos: Engineering Alumni Association Hosts 2019 Annual Meeting
The Engineering Alumni Association (EAA) held its annual meeting on August 22nd at Saint Arnold’s Brewery. This annual event furthers the EAA’s...
The Engineering Alumni Association holds its annual meeting and networking event at Saint Arnold Brewing Company in Houston on Aug. 22, 2019.

The Engineering Alumni Association (EAA) held its annual meeting on August 22nd at Saint Arnold’s Brewery. This annual event furthers the EAA’s mission of championing, supporting and uniting the Cullen College’s students, faculty and alumni.

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.

Houston universities team up to boost minorities in academia
NSF grant to Rice, UH, Texas Southern will help future science, engineering professors   HOUSTON – (Aug. 13, 2019) – Rice University, Texas...
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NSF grant to Rice, UH, Texas Southern will help future science, engineering professors

 

HOUSTON – (Aug. 13, 2019) – Rice University, Texas Southern University (TSU) and the University of Houston (UH) have won a multimillion-dollar grant to help increase the number of underrepresented minorities pursuing academic careers in engineering and science.

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

 

New Engineering Academy Puts UH Katy in the Lime Light
UH Cullen College partners with HCC to Better Serve Students, Industries   The recently announced partnership between the new University of Houston...
The University of Houston Katy campus – set to open this fall  – will offer programs in high demand throughout the Greater Houston region – engineering and nursing.

UH Cullen College partners with HCC to Better Serve Students, Industries

 

The recently announced partnership between the new University of Houston Katy campus – set to open this fall – and Houston Community College (HCC) to enable Katy-area students to earn engineering degrees right in their neighborhood has the Greater Houston community buzzing with excitement.

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