Civil and Environmental Engineering

Ballarini honored with ASCE Distinguished Member status

Roberto Ballarini, Ph.D., Thomas and Laura Hsu Professor and Department Chairman of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been elected as a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Roberto Ballarini, Thomas and Laura Hsu Professor and Department Chairman of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been elected as a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

23 honored with 2020-21 Faculty and Student Excellence Awards

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.

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 winners.

The initial announcement was made during the virtual Spring 2021 State of the College Address on May 4.

From Toxic Ions to Single-Atom Copper

Copper is a prevalent metal used in everyday life. As a conductor of heat and electricity, it is commonly used in wires.

Copper remains one of the single most ubiquitous metals in everyday life. As a conductor of heat and electricity, it is utilized in wires, roofing and plumbing, as well as a catalyst for petrochemical plants, solar and electrical conductors and for a wide range of energy related applications. Subsequently, any method to harvest more of the valuable commodity proves a useful endeavor.

21 Cullen College students receive SURF opportunities

A group of 21 students from the Cullen College of Engineering have been selected for the University of Houston's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships.

The Cullen College of Engineering is proud to announce that 21 undergraduate students have been selected for the University of Houston's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), according to the Honors College.

UH, HCC partnering on Engineering Academy at Fraga campus

An exterior shot of the flags flying at the Houston Community College's Fraga Campus. The University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering and HCC will be partnering to create an Engineering Academy on the campus.

The University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering and Houston Community College have reached an agreement to offer UH Engineering Academy courses at the HCC Felix Fraga Academic Campus on the east side of Houston on Navigation Boulevard.

Life Expectancy Lower for Those Living Near Superfund Sites

Hanadi S. Rifai, John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is reporting in Nature Communications that life expectancy is lower for those living near Superfund sites.

Living near a hazardous waste or Superfund site could cut your life short by about a year, reports Hanadi S. Rifai, John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Houston.

College mourns passing of CEE professor emeritus Ghazzaly

Osman Ghazzaly, Ph.D., an emeritus professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, passed away the afternoon of April 8, 2021, according to friends.

Hu earns NASA funding award

Xie Hu, a 2020 hire as an assistant professor in the Cullen College of Engineering's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and at the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping, has received a $375,000 grant from NASA for a research proposal.

Xie Hu, a 2020 hire as an assistant professor in the Cullen College of Engineering's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and at the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping, has received a $375,000 grant for her research proposal from NASA.

Lee approved for NOAA grant to forecast inundation extents

Hyongki Lee, an associate professor in the Cullen College of Engineering's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, is the principal investigator for a grant that will hopefully lead to better flood forecasting.

For University of Houston professor Hyongki Lee, living firsthand through the calamity and destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 has shaped his research interests, and brought to the forefront how important the need for a forecast flood extent can be.

Engineering Societies Recognize Hsu for Distinguished Achievement

Thomas T.C. Hsu, the Moores Professor of Civil Engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering, has been recognized by two international organizations for his contributions and research.

A professor in the Cullen College of Engineering's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has been recognized by two international organizations for his contributions and research.

Dr. Thomas T.C. Hsu, the Moores Professor of Civil Engineering, received the 2020 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Society of Earthquake Engineering of the Republic of China, Taiwan, and the Structural Engineering Society of the Republic of China, Taiwan.

CEE doctoral student receives American Water Works Association scholarship

Cynthia V. Castro, a doctoral student working with Dr. Hanadi S. Rifai of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is passionate about her work on flooding and environmental contamination because of her own experiences growing up along the Gulf Coast in Texas.

For Cullen College of Engineering doctoral student Cynthia V. Castro, growing up on the Gulf Coast and seeing how devastating the storms can be has fueled her educational pursuits, and also led her to being earning a scholarship from the Texas Section of the American Water Works Association for the 2020-21 academic year.

If Cement Could Talk - Startup based on UH Technology to make world safer

Ody De La Paz, co-founder and CEO of Sensytec.

Deadly explosions on offshore oil platforms. Collapsing bridges. Gaping potholes large enough to swallow a car.

Cement is the most widely used construction material in the world, but there hasn’t been an easy-to-use and reliable way to ensure its structural integrity. A revolutionary technology from a lab at the University of Houston is changing that and could help to lower the risks. 

ASCE tabs UH student Mello for research fellowship

Livia Mello, a UH graduate student and doctoral candidate in Civil Engineering with Dr. Roberto Ballarini, was awarded the American Society of Civil Engineers' 2020 O.H. Ammann Research Fellowship to continue her work in studying progressive building collapse.

A graduate student at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has been honored by being selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers for the 2020 O.H. Ammann Research Fellowship.

Livia Mello, a UH graduate student and doctoral candidate in Civil Engineering, was awarded the fellowship to continue her work in studying progressive building collapse.

College honors 17 with yearly Faculty and Student Excellence Awards

Dr. David Shattuck of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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, which recognize teaching and research achievements.

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