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Electrical and Computer Engineering

UH Engineering Professor Earns Two NSF Research Grants

Zhu Han, UH professor of electrical and computer engineering, recently earned two unrelated grants from the National Science Foundation.

He first received $250,000, a portion of a half-million dollar grant shared with Denver University, to research Proactive Recovery of Electric Power Assets for Resiliency Enhancement, or PREPARE. The foundation later awarded him $140,000 to enhance software-defined network planning and administration of wireless cellular infrastructure.

Magnesium-ion Batteries in the Fast Lane

Yan Yao, assistant professor in the Cullen College’s electrical and computer engineering department, is developing alternatives to popular lithium-ion batteries, which are used to power much of the modern world.

Art and Science Come Together on the Dance Floor

Becky Valls is racing an unseen enemy, trench coat and bare feet adding to the sense of urgency. Music by Ravi Shankar drives an almost unbearable tension as she runs, swoops and dives through a small space on the Jose Quintero Theatre stage, lights flickering in keeping with the shifting brainwaves projected as a backdrop.

Art, meet science.

Moscow Summer Intern Program for UH Engineering Students

Students at the University of Houston are eligible to participate in the Moscow Summer Intern Program as part of a student initiative of the Baker Institute Space Policy Program. The program is a wonderful opportunity for all UH students, but especially those with engineering expertise and an excitement for space exploration!

Professor Teams Up With Blaffer Art Museum for "Your Brain on Art"

Jose Luis "Pepe" Contreras-Vidal, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of electrical and computer engineering, has once again blurred the lines between science and art by teaming up with the Blaffer Art Museum to study dancer's brainwaves using EEG skullcaps. "Your Brain on Art: Understanding the Brain in Creative Action and Context" will take place at Blaffer Art Museum on Feb. 25 at 12 p.m. and is open to the public.

UH Selected to Lead Offshore Energy Research Center

The University of Houston will lead a national research center for subsea engineering and other offshore energy development issues, including research and technology to improve the sustainable and safe development of energy resources in the Gulf of Mexico.

The work is intended to reduce the risk of offshore accidents, oil spills and other deepwater disasters.

NSF Award Boosts Electromagnetic Compatibility Research at UH

Approximately 75 percent of the three million people worldwide with implanted pacemakers need magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, in their lifetimes, and an estimated 500,000 of them live in the United States, Canada and Mexico. However, pacemakers, which control abnormal heart rhythms, limit access to the potentially lifesaving diagnostic technology because of electromagnetic interference.

Professor and Post-doc Publish Paper on Novel Leukemia Treatment

Almost 19,000 new cases of acute myeloid leukemia and 10,500 deaths from the blood and bone marrow cancer could strike Americans this year, according to the American Cancer Society. Chemotherapy, when used as primary treatment, is successful in about 65 percent of patients with the cancer, and remission rates vary depending on patients’ individual characteristics, according to the organization.

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