General Information

Mail: University of Houston
Cullen College of Engineering
E421 Engineering Bldg 2, Houston, TX 77204-4007
Map & Driving Directions (includes parking information)
Email: info [at] egr [dot] uh [dot] edu

News

ECE Professor Wins Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award

Printer-friendly versionSend by emailPDF version

By: 

Audrey Grayson
Dr. Yan Yao guides graduate student through a lab demonstration.
Dr. Yan Yao guides graduate student through a lab demonstration.

Dr. Yan Yao, an assistant professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering and Robert A. Welch Professor at the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston (TcSUH), was awarded the 2013 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities.

The Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards provide seed money for research by junior faculty at Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) member institutions. These awards are intended to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty and result in new funding opportunities. Out of 147 applicants, Yao was among the thirty chosen to receive the prestigious award.

The $5,000 award from ORAU -- which will be matched by the University of Houston -- will help to support Yao's ongoing research into understanding the high efficiency origin of two-dimensional conjugated polymer based solar cells.

View photos of professor Yan Yao receiving this award!

 

 

 

Faculty: 

Department: 

Related News Stories

ECE Professor Developing Sodium-Ion Batteries With NSF Award

Yan Yao

Last June, Texas Gov. Rick Perry drove an electric car made by Tesla Motors in front of the Texas State Capitol Building in Austin – a symbolic gesture meant to signify his intention of convincing Tesla executives to build their more than $4 billion battery factory right here in the Lone Star State.

Extreme Environment Workshop for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Extreme Environment Workshop: Design for Survival -- Where and When it Matters Most

Take part in an interdisciplinary undergraduate/graduate level course which explores urgent habitation challenges which are both common and unique to various Earth and space environments. Investigations and discussions will address issues that include: