CULLEN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Beyond Archaeology: NCALM Pursues New Technology, New Projects

Researchers with the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping used the center's lidar-equipped plane to map the permafrost in Antarctica.

Lidar Mapping Has Also Yielded Other Earth Science Discoveries

 

The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping is best-known for its headline-grabbing work in archeology – the 2016 discovery of previously unknown ruins of a complex Maya settlement in the Guatemalan jungles, undocumented settlements from an ancient civilization in Honduras uncovered in 2012, and detailed mapping of more than a dozen other settlements in Mexico and Central America.

Renowned Engineering Faculty Join Cullen College

Renita Horton, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at UH Cullen College

The UH Cullen College of Engineering is kicking off the 2018-2019 academic year by adding six new faculty members to its teaching and research rosters. They specialize in fields ranging from reservoir engineering to neuro-engineering, and their research covers topics ranging from water resources to power and energy systems.

UH Engineering Professor Appointed Associate Editor of Clean Water Journal

Debora Rodrigues, an associate professor in civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, is now an associate editor of npj Clean Water

Debora Rodrigues, an associate professor in civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, recently accepted the invitation to serve as an associate editor of npj Clean Water, a new open access online journal dedicated to publishing papers about cutting-edge research aimed at ensuring the clean water supplies around the globe. It is published by Nature Research.

Mission: Possible — Mapping Dangerous Terrain

UH researchers are testing prototypes for the project in Brays Bayou.

UH Engineers Focus on Degradable Reconnaissance Vehicles and Evasive Drone Maneuvers

 

Ensuring military forces have up-to-date information about a potentially hostile region offers obvious advantages, but current methods for doing that – especially along shorelines, where underwater mines and other hazards can pose serious risks – all have drawbacks. It is especially difficult if keeping the technology out of enemy hands is a priority.

Hurricane Conference Offers Updates on Hurricane Preparation

The 10th annual hurricane conference, focused on hurricane preparedness and recovery will be held Friday. Credit: Getty Images

Annual Conference Highlights Regional Readiness for Future Storms

Emergency managers, public officials and industry executives will meet at the University of Houston Friday, Aug. 3, to discuss the latest in disaster preparations, loss mitigation and rapid recovery in the face of hurricanes and other storms.

UH Engineering Student Wins First Place at 2018 EMI Conference

Mohammad Joshaghani, a Ph.D. student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, wins top award with research.

Inspired by nature, Ph.D. candidate proposes computational framework to solve life problems

 

Real life problems are often complex and hard to resolve. So Mohammad Sarraf Joshaghani, a third year Ph.D. student at the Cullen College of Engineering, looks to nature, numerical techniques and computers to find possible solutions.

Can Nanoparticles Be Used to Lower Antibiotic Resistance?

Debora Rodrigues, left, and Stacey Louie, both faculty members in the Cullen College of Engineering, are using a reactor built to simulate the intestines of a pig to study ways to combat antibiotic resistance.

UH Engineers Are Testing a Theory with Livestock Microbiome

Antibiotic resistance is one of the world’s most serious threats to public health, forcing the use of medications that are more toxic, more expensive and not always effective. There are several causes, including over-prescription of antibiotics in both humans and in livestock.

American Academy of Water Resources Engineers Recognizes UH Civil Engineering Retiree

Jerry R. Rogers, retired Professor Emeritus- UH Civil and Environmental Engineering, received the AAWRE 2018 Service to the Profession Award, June 4, 2018

Jerry Rogers has a lifetime marked by leadership and service

 

Jerry Rogers, who retired as professor emeritus from the UH department of civil and environmental engineering in 2013, recently became the fourth recipient of a Service to the Academy Award from the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE), a subsidiary of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

UH Engineers, Chevron Introduce Houston-area Girls to STEM Fun

Science experiments dazzled and inspired participants at the 2018 Girls Engineering the Future! sponsored by Chevron.

The Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston was a happening place this weekend — rockets launched into the sky with great puffs of smoke, robots performed amazing feats, and propeller-powered cars raced down corridors as happy shrieks filled the air.

About a thousand Houston-area girls, from grades 4-8, flooded the Cullen College and its surroundings on Saturday, March 24 for the third annual “Girls Engineering the Future Day: A STEM Event,” sponsored by Chevron.

Boys, Fathers and Mentors Work Together for STEM Engagement

Researchers and students from the University of Houston are working with fourth- and fifth-grade boys to promote interest in STEM.

Both the medium and the message are STEM – encouraging fourth and fifth-grade African-American and Latino boys to embrace the cool factor of science, technology, engineering and mathematics through hands-on engineering activities with their fathers and other mentors from the University of Houston.

UH Engineering Rises in U.S. News Rankings

Professor Jose Contreras-Vidal, known for his work with prosthetics and brain-computer interfaces, with students.

The UH Cullen College of Engineering is several steps closer to landing a spot among the Top 50 engineering colleges in America.

The 2019 U.S. News and World Report rankings place the Cullen College on the list of the Best Engineering Schools of 2019. It moved up from #73 in the year before to #69. The ranking is shared by Clemson University, Colorado State University, Tufts University and the University of Iowa.

Researchers Study Fundamental Interactions in Soil Communities

Debora Rodrigues, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is part of an effort to learn more about how bacteria and fungus interact in soil, work that could lead to advances in bioenergy.

DOE-Funded Work Could Lead to Advances in Bioenergy

Researchers traditionally have studied individual microorganisms independently of how those organisms interact with their surroundings. Now an international team of researchers is looking at how bacteria and fungi interact in soil, fundamental scientific research that could lead to advances in plant productivity and bioenergy.

UH Alumnus Wins Prestigious National Engineering Award

D. Wayne Klotz, a University Houston engineering alumnus, received the 2018 Outstanding Practitioner in Water Resources Engineering Award from the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE)

Houston civil engineer D. Wayne Klotz (1976 MSCE) has added another feather in his cap. The University of Houston alumnus recently became the fourth recipient of an Outstanding Practitioner in Water Resources Engineering Award from the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE), a subsidiary of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

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