Faculty Accolades

August 8, 2022
The UH College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Department of Health and Human Performance Associate Professor Pranav J. Parikh and Cullen College of Engineering Professor Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal have been awarded the NIH…
 Pranav Parikh (left) and Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal (right).
July 27, 2022
Mission: Microchips On July 20th, 53 years after Neil Armstrong took one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind, NASA announced target launch dates for the Artemis I mission, the agency’s long-awaited first step to…
Long Chang, a Research Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering and expert at the UH nanofabrication facility, answered the call when NASA was looking for a way to honor the thousands of people contributing to the Artemis I mission.
July 20, 2022
UH Engineering Professor Kaushik Rajashekara, Fueled by Unrelenting Will to Achieve, is One of Three Recipients This Year "Professor Rajashekara does not see limits, only possibilities. Electric vehicles are changing the way the…
The most coveted prize in the field of international energy – the Global Energy Prize bestowed by the Global Energy Association – has been awarded to University of Houston Distinguished Professor of Engineering Kaushik Rajashekara.
July 14, 2022
The Cullen College of Engineering is happy to announce that the following eight members of the faculty have been promoted for the 2022-23 academic year. All promotions take effect as of Sept. 1, 2022. This listing is alphabetical…
The Cullen College of Engineering is happy to announce that the following eight members of the faculty have been promoted for the 2022-23 academic year.
May 5, 2022
The Cullen College of Engineering and Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Ph.D., P.E., the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Endowed Chair and Dean, are pleased to share the 2021-22 Faculty and Student Excellence Award winners. The initial announcement…
Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Ph.D., P.E., the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Endowed Chair and Dean, presents the W.T. Kittinger Teaching Excellence Award to Jae-Hyun Ryou of Mechanical Engineering.
April 11, 2022
Zhu Han, a Moores professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering, has been selected for a three-year term as a Distinguished Speaker by the Association for Computing Machinery…
Zhu Han, a Moores professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering, has been selected for a three-year term as a Distinguished Speaker by the Association for Computing Machinery.
April 7, 2022
Harish Sarma Krishnamoorthy, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering, is part of the 2022 class for the Offshore Technology Conference's Emerging…
Harish Sarma Krishnamoorthy, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering, is part of the 2022 class for the Offshore Technology Conference's Emerging Leaders Program.
March 8, 2022
A professor from the Cullen College of Engineering's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is part of one of 20 teams or individuals chosen for the 2022 Accelerator for Cancer Therapeutics annual cohort. According to…
Wei-Chuan Shih, Ph.D., is part of the 2022 cohort of the Accelerator for Cancer Therapeutics. Shih is a Cullen College of Engineering Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.
February 16, 2022
University of Houston researchers have received $4.4 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) for two projects developed in the Cullen College of Engineering and Texas Center…
Yan Yao, Cullen Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UH, is a leader in the development of multivalent metal-ion batteries.
February 2, 2022
A Cullen College of Engineering professor will be extending his stay in Germany to collaborate with international researchers, after being picked for the Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, which started in January 2022…
Professor Aaron Becker's research focus is to find out how tiny swarms of robots could be used in medicine in the future. [Photo credit: Markus Hörster/TU Braunschweig.]
January 18, 2022
A pair of University of Houston engineers has discovered that they can create upward fountains in water by shining laser beams on the water’s surface and have published their research in the latest Materials Today Physics. Jiming…
Jiming Bao, professor of electrical and computer engineering, has discovered that by using laser beams on deep liquids, the fluid is pulled above the surface, generating fountains with different shapes.
January 13, 2022
Kaushik Rajashekara, a Distinguished Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering, has gained another prestigious membership affiliation, thanks to his visits and his…
Kaushik Rajashekara, a Distinguished Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering, has been elected as a Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
January 5, 2022
According to an updated paper from researchers at Stanford University, 46 past and present professors affiliated with the Cullen College of Engineering are among the Top 2 percent of cited research papers in the world. The…
More than 45 professors and researchers affiliated with the Cullen College of Engineering have been recognized as among the most cited in the world.
December 7, 2021
A recently published paper from a team of researchers and students from multiple departments at the Cullen College of Engineering and the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth proposes a way to provide real-time, continuous…
Rose T. Faghih, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a member of the BRAIN Center, is senior author for a new paper about tracking the seizure state of epileptic patients in real-time.. The first author for the paper is Alexander Steele, a doctoral student of Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal, Ph.D., Cullen Distinguished Professor and Director of the NSF IUCRC BRAIN Center, and the research is a collaboration between two UH departments and the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.
September 28, 2021
The Cullen College of Engineering is happy to announce that six professors have earned promotions, starting with the fall semester of the 2021-22 academic year. All listed positions are tenured, or on a tenure track. Professors…
Six professors have been promoted for the 2021-22 academic year at the Cullen College of Engineering.
September 13, 2021
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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September 10, 2021
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).
July 19, 2021
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.
July 2, 2021
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
June 21, 2021
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).