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UH Engineers Invent Glucose-Sensing Contact Lens
Blood testing is the standard option for checking glucose levels, but a new technology could allow non-invasive testing via a contact lens that...

Blood testing is the standard option for checking glucose levels, but a new technology could allow non-invasive testing via a contact lens that samples glucose levels in tears.

A BARREL of Fun and Science for Cullen College Students Launching Payloads
It actually does take a rocket scientist to be a rocket scientist. Case in point: Professor of physics and electrical engineering at the UH Cullen...
BARREL ballon inflated just before launch Aug 13. Photo courtesy of NASA-Edgar Bering

It actually does take a rocket scientist to be a rocket scientist. Case in point: Professor of physics and electrical engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering Edgar Bering, whose business card really does say he’s a rocket scientist – and for good reason. He’s been working with NASA on sending things airborne for decades.

PHOTOS/ VIDEO: Engineers, Scientists and Artists Converge in Cancun for First “Your Brain on Art” Conference
More than 100 engineers, scientists, artists, industry and media representatives came together for the 2016 International Conference of Mobile Brain-...

More than 100 engineers, scientists, artists, industry and media representatives came together for the 2016 International Conference of Mobile Brain-Body Imaging and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation and Creativity (“Your Brain on Art” conference) in Cancun, Mexico to better understand what happens inside of the brain when art is created or contemplated, and potential applications in medicine, science, engineering, education an

UH Rated Among Best Colleges for Undergraduate Education by Princeton Review
Just as the University of Houston kicks off another fall semester with expectations of record enrollment (more than 43,700 as of Friday), the...

Just as the University of Houston kicks off another fall semester with expectations of record enrollment (more than 43,700 as of Friday), the Princeton Review is highlighting why more students are choosing Houston.

UH Professors May Create Safe, Affordable Nuclear Energy, Changing National Conversation
Research underway in a UH Cullen College of Engineering laboratory to make “heavy water” less expensively could soon make nuclear energy safer,...
Stanko Brankovic, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, intends to make nuclear energy safer

Research underway in a UH Cullen College of Engineering laboratory to make “heavy water” less expensively could soon make nuclear energy safer, eliminating real-life disasters like those that have occurred at the Fukushima and Chernobyl nuclear power plants.

UH Engineering Welcomes Four New National Academy of Engineering Faculty
The UH Cullen College of Engineering welcomes four National Academy of Engineering members to its faculty roster in the 2016- 2017 academic year,...

The UH Cullen College of Engineering welcomes four National Academy of Engineering members to its faculty roster in the 2016- 2017 academic year, bringing the total number of NAE faculty members at the college to 13.

20 New Faces and Brilliant Minds Join the UH Cullen College of Engineering Faculty, Including Four National Academy of Engineering Members
The Cullen College of Engineering proudly welcomes some of the most brilliant minds in the engineering field to its faculty during the 2016 - 2017...
Spread out in different departments and new to the Cullen College are some of the most brilliant minds in engineering, including four members of the National Academy of Engineering

The Cullen College of Engineering proudly welcomes some of the most brilliant minds in the engineering field to its faculty during the 2016 - 2017 year.

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UH Engineering Students Earn IEEE Travel Grants to Attend Future Leaders Forum
Two UH Cullen College of Engineering students have been awarded travel grants by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Region...

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.

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

New Superconducting Coil Improves MRI Performance
A multidisciplinary research team led by University of Houston scientist Jarek Wosik has developed a high-temperature superconducting coil that...

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.

UH Researchers Discover Key Mechanism for Producing Solar Cells
Researchers from the University of Houston have reported the first explanation for how a class of materials changes during production to more...

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 Researcher Pursues New Applications for “Hot” Electrons
Three years after his discovery of porous gold nanoparticles – gold nanoparticles that offer a larger surface area because of their porous nature – a...

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 Engineer Earns NSF Grant to Improve Cell Phone User Experience
Xin Fu, assistant professor in the UH Cullen College of Engineering’s electrical and computer engineering department, earned a $410,000 award from...

Xin Fu, assistant professor in the UH Cullen College of Engineering’s electrical and computer engineering department, earned a $410,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to customize smartphone designs and processors to better suit the needs of its vast array of

UH Researchers Discover New Chemical Sensing Technique
UH engineers have reported a new technique to determine the chemical composition of materials using near-infrared light.

UH engineers have reported a new technique to determine the chemical composition of materials using near-infrared light.

ECE Alumna Shares Her UH Experience with The Lunar Cougar
Raquel Padilla, an electrical and computer engineering alumna from the UH Cullen College, was recently spotlighted in the Lunar Cougar. In a Q&A...

Raquel Padilla, an electrical and computer engineering alumna from the UH Cullen College, was recently spotlighted in the Lunar Cougar. In a Q&A feature conducted by Joelle Carson, Padilla spoke about her introduction to the world of engineering, her favorite UH memories and her career trajectory and future goals.

UH Female Engineers Help NASA’s Small Satellites Complete Bigger Missions
Three UH Engineering undergraduate students are improving NASA’s CubeSat missions by programming the small satellites to orient and stabilize...

Three UH Engineering undergraduate students are improving NASA’s CubeSat missions by programming the small satellites to orient and stabilize themselves based on the position of the sun.

Cullen College Robotics Teams Place at IEEE Regional Robotics Competition
In April, two Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) undergraduate robotics teams from the UH Cullen College of Engineering’s...

In April, two Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) undergraduate robotics teams from the UH Cullen College of Engineering’s electrical and computer engineering (ECE) department competed in the IEEE Region Five Student Robotics Cont

PHOTOS: 12th Annual Graduate Research and Capstone Design Conference
The UH department of electrical and computer engineering hosted the Graduate Research and Capstone Design Conference (GRC/CDC) on April 29th at the...

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:

UH Professor Set to Meet with Congress about National Robotics Initiative
A robotics expert with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering will meet with members of Congress and other scientists next month to...

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.

Cullen College Engineers Discover Innovative Method to Destroy Bacteria
Researchers at the Cullen College of Engineering have discovered an innovative method for destroying bacteria in a matter of seconds by using light...

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.

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