Faculty Accolades

Notables to Discuss Hurricane Issues at August Conference

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Leading academic researchers, state and local officials will convene on the University of Houston campus next month for the second annual Hurricane Conference hosted by the Texas Hurricane Center for Innovative Technology (THC-IT) and the Systems Optimization and Computing Laboratory (SOCL).

The day long, public conference will address everything from new hurricane technology to coastal protection just two months into what is predicted to be a busy Atlantic Hurricane Season.

UH Researchers Predict Probability of Hurricane Hitting Texas

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Researchers at the University of Houston have developed a new model they hope will accurately predict the number of hurricanes that could strike the state during this year’s Atlantic Hurricane Season.

The model, which researchers hope to help verify through this season’s prediction, indicates there is an increased potential a storm will make landfall in Texas.

Professor Travels to UK to Celebrate Civil Engineering Achievements

Rogers

Jerry Rogers, an associate professor of civil engineering at the University of Houston, was among a select few to be present at a wreath laying ceremony this month for a famed London train and bridge engineer.

The ceremony, marking the 150th anniversary of Robert Stephenson’s death, was held at Westminster Abbey. Rogers was among only 10 selected to attend the event.

Professor Inducted as a Distinguished Member of ASCE

Photo by Thomas Shea

Jerry R. Rogers, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, was presented with one of the American Society of Civil Engineers highest national honors at the ASCE 2008 Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa. in November.

In a formal ceremony, Rogers was inducted as a Distinguished Member of ASCE, the oldest engineering society in the United States. The position is second only to the ASCE president.

Professor, Student Organization Honored at Annual ASCE Event

Prof. Jerry Rogers

An associate professor in the UH Cullen College of Engineering and the university’s student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineering were both honored earlier this month at the ASCE Texas Section Fall 2008 Meeting.

Professor Named Distinguished Member of National Engineering Society

Rogers

Jerry R. Rogers, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is being presented with one of the American Society of Civil Engineers highest national honors.

This fall, Rogers will be formally inducted as a Distinguished Member of ASCE, the oldest engineering society in the United States. The ceremony is scheduled to take place in conjunction with the ASCE 2008 Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa. this November.

UH Names New Engineering Dean

Joseph W. Tedesco, Ph.D., P.E.

The University of Houston has named Joseph W. Tedesco the sixth dean of the Cullen College of Engineering, effective Jan. 1, 2008.

UH Professor Honored for Groundbreaking Structural Research

Civil Engineering Professor Thomas Hsu has spent 20 years testing the durability of reinforced concrete under variable conditions on a piece of equipment called the "Universal Element Tester", the only one of its kind in the world.  Photo by Todd Spoth.

Thomas Hsu developed the most advanced machine in the world capable of testing full-size reinforced concrete panels under earthquake-like conditions.

Thomas Hsu, the John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, has received the Arthur J. Boase Award from the American Concrete Institute (ACI).

Civil Engineering Professor Named Lifetime Member of ASCE

Jerry Rogers, associate professor of civil engineering with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, has been named a Life Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. The organization extends life membership to those who reach the age of 65 and have held membership in the organization for 30 years.

Symons Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Civil Engineering Professor Emeritus Recognized for Teaching and Research

James Symons, Distinguished Cullen Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering with the University of Houston, has been awarded one of the most prestigious honors granted by the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the Abel Wolman Award of Excellence.

Four Cullen Faculty Members Honored at UH Faculty Awards Dinner

Vemuri Balakotaiah, Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award

Four faculty members of the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering were honored last week at the university faculty awards presentation. Vemuri Balakotaiah, Karolos Grigoriadis, David Shattuck and Osman Ghazzaly were among 15 scholars honored at the event held April 22 at the UH Hilton Hotel.

Vemuri Balakotaiah
Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award

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