Faculty Accolades

Boosting the Economy Through UH Engineering Technology
A coveted technology, while attractive to established defense companies like Rockwell in Thousand Oaks, California, and others around the country, made its home in Sugar Land, putting millions into the greater Houston economy.…
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Contreras-Vidal named to NIH advisory board on medical rehabilitation research
A professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the Cullen College of Engineering has been asked to serve on the National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research (NABMRR) for the National Institutes…
Jose “Pepe” Luis Contreras-Vidal, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor and the Director of the NSF IUCRC BRAIN Center, has been asked to serve on the National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research (NABMRR) for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Shih Receives $2.7M to Develop Cancer Test with ‘Unprecedented Early Detection Power’
University of Houston engineering researcher Wei-Chuan Shih has been awarded $2.7 million from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to detect cancer biomarkers in blood by counting exosomes. Known as “…
Wei-Chuan Shih, professor of computer and electrical engineering, has been awarded $2.7 million from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to detect cancer biomarkers in blood by counting exosomes.
Huang's industrial expertise joining Cullen College of Engineering
An aviation industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience at General Electric and 80 patents to his name will be joining the Cullen College of Engineering's Computer and Electrical Engineering Department as a…
Dr. Hao Huang
Brankovic named fellow of Electrochemical Society
Stanko R. Brankovic, Ph.D., a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering departments of the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, has been selected as a Fellow…
Stanko R. Brankovic, Ph.D., a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering departments of the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, has been selected as a Fellow of the Class of 2021 for the Electrochemical Society (ECS).
23 honored with 2020-21 Faculty and Student Excellence Awards
The Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston and Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Ph.D., P.E., the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Endowed Chair and Dean, are pleased to share the 2020-21 Faculty and Student Excellence Award…
The W.T. Kittinger Teaching Excellence Award is traditionally the highest teaching award given in the College. It recognizes outstanding teaching and service to students. This year's recipient is Di Yang of Mechanical Engineering.
Making Waves in Art and Engineering
UH Students Experience ‘Color Field’ Wearing Brain Imaging Devices The “Color Field” public art exhibition at the University of Houston has attracted art enthusiasts from all over since it launched last fall, but engineering…
P-LEGS takes home pediatric honor from SWPDC, SXSW
An invention from University of Houston researchers to help children with walking disabilities has won the Southwest National Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium’s Pediatric Device Prize at this year’s South by Southwest.  The…
Manuel Cestari, Jose Contreras-Vidal and David Eguren work on the construction of a pediatric exoskeleton for brain-computer interfaced mobility.
ECE professor emeritus elected to NAE
Dr. Donald R. Wilton, a professor emeritus of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering, has added another impressive honor to his career of distinction with…
Dr. Donald R. Wilton, a professor emeritus of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering, has been elected to the 2021 Class of the National Academy of Engineering.
Three UH Engineers Named to National Academy of Inventors
Hien Nguyen, Jeffrey Rimer and Gangbing Song Elected to Senior Member Class of 2021   Three University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering researchers have been named Senior Members of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI…
Hien Nguyen, Jeffrey Rimer and Gangbing Song have been elected to the NAI Senior Member Class of 2021
Shih promoted to SPIE Fellow
Dr. Wei-Chuan Shih, a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, has been promoted to a Fellow by SPIE for his contributions in novel imaging methods,…
Dr. Wei-Chuan Shih, a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, has been promoted to a Fellow by SPIE.
Rajashekara earns IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies
A well-rounded career with achievements in industry and academia has led to distinction for University of Houston professor Kaushik “Raja” Rajashekara, as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers awarded him the 2021…
Cullen College of Engineering professor Kaushik “Raja” Rajashekara has been recognized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers with the 2021 IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies.
Faghih tabbed for 2020-21 Interstellar Initiative
An assistant professor from the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has been selected by the New York Academy of Science and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development for the 2020-2021 Interstellar…
Dr. Rose Faghih, an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the director of the Computational Medicine Lab, was selected to participate in the 2020-21 Interstellar Initiative.
Computational Medicine Lab’s Research Featured by IEEE Xplore
Dr. Rose Faghih of the Cullen College of Engineering has been spotlighted as a featured author by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Xplore homepage for the month of August. The website highlights a…
Dr. Rose Faghih and her doctoral student,  Dilranjan Wickramasuriya.
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 for his early to mid-career contributions with the 2021 Kiyo Tomiyasu Award. Dr.…
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 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 the need for grid-scale energy storage and other applications becomes more…
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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, identifying it as a “rapidly developing” subject area that interests him immensely.…
 Advances in Machine Learning and Signal Processing.
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 selected as recipients in the 2019-2020 Faculty and Student Excellence Awards,…
Dr. David Shattuck of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
UH’s Faghih Named an MIT Technology Review 2020 Innovator Under 35
HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA – June 18, 2020 – Yesterday MIT Technology Review announced Dr. Rose Faghih, an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, has been named to MIT Technology Review’s prestigious…
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.
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 map for coronavirus response via crowdsourcing. The project combines the…
A diagram, provided by Dr. Miao Pan, of how a potential mapping system for coronavirus hot spots could be developed and then deployed.

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