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Doctoral Student Awarded Fellowship to Explore Neuroengineering
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.
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.

Professor Earns Mission Connect Grant for Brain-Machine Interface Research
The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to improving the lives of patients with central...

The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to improving the lives of patients with central nervous system damage, awarded Jose “Pepe” Contreras-Vidal, professor of electrical and computer engineering at UH

UH Engineers Win NSF I-CORPs Award to Commercialize Smartphone Microscopy Lenses
A professor in the UH Cullen College of Engineering received the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Innovation Corps (I-Corps) award with a project...

A professor in the UH Cullen College of Engineering received the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Innovation Corps (I-Corps) award with a project titled “DotLens Smartphone Microscopy.” This grant will provide his team with seed funding and guidance to take one of their innovative ideas out of the laboratory and pursue commercialization.

ECE Chair Highlights Benefits of I-CORPS Program in Op-Ed Article
In laboratories and research centers across the country, new inventions and discoveries are being made each and every day. However, very few of these...

In laboratories and research centers across the country, new inventions and discoveries are being made each and every day. However, very few of these ideas make it out of the laboratory and into the consumer marketplace. One program dedicated to translating more research into the marketplace is the National Science Foundation's (NSF) I-CORPS Program.

Smithsonian Features UH Engineering Professor's Research Online
The Smithsonian magazine featured the thought-controlled exoskeleton developed by UH engineering professor Jose “Pepe” Contreras-Vidal in its regular...

The Smithsonian magazine featured the thought-controlled exoskeleton developed by UH engineering professor Jose “Pepe” Contreras-Vidal in its regular online column, “Future of Healthcare: The Innovative Spirit,” earlier this month.

UH Engineer Seeks Connection Between Art and Science
As part of a growing scientific emphasis on understanding the brain, a UH engineering professor is studying what happens as people create and...

As part of a growing scientific emphasis on understanding the brain, a UH engineering professor is studying what happens as people create and contemplate art and beauty.

Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to track neural activity as people both make and view art.

American Jereh Supports Engineering Students With New Scholarship
Oilfield-equipment manufacturer American Jereh International Corporation showed its support for the University of Houston Cullen College of...

Oilfield-equipment manufacturer American Jereh International Corporation showed its support for the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering by granting scholarships to two engineering students for the current fall and upcoming spring semesters.

VIDEO: Minecraft-Playing Kids Contribute to Groundbreaking Brain Research at UH Engineering
Thousands of visitors flocked to the Children’s Museum Houston last Saturday to play the top selling video game Minecraft while contributing to...
Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor of electrical and computer engineering

Thousands of visitors flocked to the Children’s Museum Houston last Saturday to play the top selling video game Minecraft while contributing to invaluable ongoing brain research at the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

Cullen College Welcomes Nine Engineering Professors
A combination of nine university professors and industry professionals is joining the Cullen College of Engineering faculty at the University of...

A combination of nine university professors and industry professionals is joining the Cullen College of Engineering faculty at the University of Houston this semester. The majority are biomedical engineers with expertise ranging from brain-machine interfaces for control of prosthetic limbs to cell membrane research for diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as cancer.

Forbes Features Immunotherapy Software Developed by UH Engineers
Immunotherapy, a cancer treatment that utilizes the body’s own immune system to attack cancer cells, has garnered great interest as a relatively new...

Immunotherapy, a cancer treatment that utilizes the body’s own immune system to attack cancer cells, has garnered great interest as a relatively new field of medicine that offers an alternative to traditional chemotherapy.

Engineering Researchers Develop Advanced Cell Screening Technology for Cancer Immunotherapy
Researchers have created a new method for screening cells used in immunotherapy cancer treatments, allowing high-performing immune system cells to be...

Researchers have created a new method for screening cells used in immunotherapy cancer treatments, allowing high-performing immune system cells to be studied in isolation and potentially expanding  the number of patients for whom the breakthrough treatment proves successful.

UH Engineers Discover Superior Metallic Monolayer Catalyst
Researchers at the UH Cullen College of Engineering have synthesized and characterized a novel metallic monolayer catalyst with far superior...

Researchers at the UH Cullen College of Engineering have synthesized and characterized a novel metallic monolayer catalyst with far superior catalytic properties than those currently used in industry.

UH Research & Innovation Magazine Now Available
The 2015 Research & Innovation magazine exemplifies the University of Houston’s revolutionary scientific discoveries, scholarship and ingenuity.

The 2015 Research & Innovation magazine exemplifies the University of Houston’s revolutionary scientific discoveries, scholarship and ingenuity.

UH Engineering Professors Offer Unique Research Experiences to Undergrads
UH Cullen College of Engineering professors are known for offering undergraduate students unique opportunities to get involved in high-level research...

UH Cullen College of Engineering professors are known for offering undergraduate students unique opportunities to get involved in high-level research projects. One such opportunity is available through the National Science Foundation's REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) Program.

Engineering Students Now Have Seamless Transfer Option With UH
Beginning this Fall, San Jacinto College students will be eligible for a seamless transfer into the University of Houston Cullen College of...

Beginning this Fall, San Jacinto College students will be eligible for a seamless transfer into the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering.

G.R.A.D.E. Camp Redefines STEM Field Roles
Engineering and computer science professions attract fewer women than other STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields in the...

Engineering and computer science professions attract fewer women than other STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields in the United States. For more than a decade, professors at the UH Cullen College of Engineering have worked to change this longstanding tradition by hosting summer engineering camps strictly for girls.

Chairman of ECE Industry Advisory Board Talks Advice for Engineering Students

UH Moment: Smartphone Microscope
A smartphone microscope developed by a UH Cullen College of Engineering professor and his students is the focus of a recent UH Moment, a Houston...

A smartphone microscope developed by a UH Cullen College of Engineering professor and his students is the focus of a recent UH Moment, a Houston Public Media feature heard on KUHF and seen on KUHT.

PHOTOS: 2015 Engineering Alumni Association Gala
The Engineering Alumni Association (EAA) held its annual Alumni Awards Gala on June 11 at the Houston Petroleum Club. The event is held every year in...

The Engineering Alumni Association (EAA) held its annual Alumni Awards Gala on June 11 at the Houston Petroleum Club. The event is held every year in honor of distinguished Cullen College alumni and faculty who are awarded for their career achievements.

Professor Earns 2015 EURASIP Best Paper Award for Collaborative Spectrum Sensing Study
Zhu Han, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, earned the 2015 EURASIP Best Paper Award for a...

Zhu Han, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, earned the 2015 EURASIP Best Paper Award for a paper he co-authored in the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing.

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