CULLEN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

On the Waterfront: Professor Rifai is profiled in the latest issue of Collegium Magazine

Hanadi Rifai, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, credits her love of the ocean as a deciding factor in choosing a career that has led her to head a $3.2 million study funded by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. She will study dioxins in the Houston Ship Channel, one of the busiest waterways in the United States.

Membrane filter technology could improve quality of drinking water

Shankar Chellam

Membrane filters, such as those currently used in some home water purification systems, might someday be used on a large scale to remove contaminants and organic compounds that affect the purity of municipal water supplies, according to UH researchers. Shankar Chellam, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, discusses his reseach in the latest edition of the 'Images' audio Web cast program.

UH Engineering Professor O'Neill To Be Honored by Deep Foundations Institute

Michael O'Neill

Michael W. O'Neill, University of Houston Cullen Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering, will receive the 2002 Distinguished Service Award from the Deep Foundations Institute at the organization's 27th annual conference Thursday, Oct. 10 at the Del Coronado Hotel in San Diego, Calif.

'Images': Improving Health of Houston's Residents Focus of UH Research Project

The dioxin found in seafood organism tissue can affect human health, even at low concentrations, says Hanadi Rifai, UH associate professor of civil & environmental engineering. Rifai discusses the health advisories, environmental regulations and her most recent research in the latest edition of the 'Images' audio Web cast program.

UH Civil Engineering Students Paint for Community Service

Four University of Houston civil engineering students recently participated in a Paint-a-Thon Community Service Project during the National Student Conference of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

On June 22, UH students Tene Kuo, Michelle Gonzalez, Justin Edwards and Suneeth Waas joined roughly 40 other civil engineering students across the country to help scrape, prime and paint the home of John Vasen, a 62 year old repairman in Madison, WI.

Membrane Filters Offer Options For Cleaner Water

Dr. Shankar Chellam, Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Membrane filter technology is helping to remove barriers to cleaner drinking water.

University of Houston researchers are studying how membrane filters, such as those currently used in some home water purification systems, might someday be used on a large scale to remove contaminants and organic compounds that can affect the purity and color of municipal water supplies.

'Images': Improving Health of Houston's Residents Focus of UH Research Project

The dioxin found in seafood organism tissue can affect human health, even at low concentrations, says Hanadi Rifai, UH associate professor of civil & environmental engineering. Rifai discusses the health advisories, environmental regulations and her most recent research in the latest edition of the 'Images' audio Web cast program.

Cullen College Faculty Members Honored at Awards Ceremony

Three Cullen College of Engineering faculty members were honored Tuesday at a University of Houston luncheon where 17 UH educators and researchers received awards based on nominations from faculty, staff and alumni.

William G. Rixey, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, received the Enron Corporation Teaching Excellence Award, which carries a $5,000 stipend and a trophy and is made possible by a fully funded endowment.

UH Civil Engineering Students Tour Reliant Stadium

Civil engineering students from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering tour Reliant Stadium with UH alumnus and project manager Jimmie Schindewolf, UH engineering professor Jerry Rogers and UH regent, alumnus and architect Leroy Hermes.

University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering alumnus Jimmie Schindewolf, P.E., led a group of 22 students from the UH American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter on a tour of the new Reliant Stadium last Friday morning.

Engineering Professor Named to the Texas Council on Environmental Technology

Dr. Debbie Roberts, UH associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been named by Governor Rick Perry to a new group called the Texas Council on Environmental Technology. The Council, which will assist in developing solutions to air, water and waste problems, includes ten individuals from the academic community.

Members, with terms of appointment in parentheses, are as follows:

UH Receives Record Research Funds in November

A record $12.3 million in research grants was received at UH in November, the largest one-month total in the institution's 75-year history. Civil and environmental engineering professor Deborah Roberts and researcher David Herman received $328,492 from the U.S. Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service for "Biodegradation of Synthetic Drilling Mud Base Fluids in the Gulf of Mexico Sediments."

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