Proving that high-level research isn’t just for graduate students, roughly 250 UH undergrads presented their research findings at the 2017 Undergraduate Research Day. The event attracted nearly 800 guests to the Rockwell Pavilion to hear poster presentations and oral pitches from student researchers.
For most people the word “energy” conjures images of oil and gas operations, but the science of electric power and energy systems is gaining momentum as advances in hybrid-electric cars and alternative energy systems have renewed interest in the possibilities of power electronics.
Saurabh Prasad, Cullen College assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is reporting a breakthrough in image interpretation that could overcome hurdles that prohibit accurate interpretation of imagery data.
UH Researchers Generate a Liquid Stream with a Pulsed Laser
Researchers at the University of Houston were studying the nonlinear transmission of light through an aqueous suspension of gold nanoparticles when they noticed something unexpected. A pulse laser appeared to have forced the movement of a stream of liquid in a glass laboratory cuvette.
Two professors at the UH Cullen College of Engineering have discovered that size is critical to the performance of the monolayers of catalysts, the fundamental substance that speeds up reactions in all industries from petrochemical to manufacturing.
Throughout the Cullen College of Engineering new faces and brilliant minds are joining the faculty in the 2017-2018 school year. The Cullen College proudly welcomes them to its ranks of excellence in academia.
Nanostructured Cathode, Understanding of New Electrolyte Lead to Greater Efficiency
Magnesium batteries offer promise for safely powering modern life – unlike traditional lithium ion batteries, they are not flammable or subject to exploding – but their ability to store energy has been limited.
Researchers Demonstrate Non-Invasive Method Can Help People Re-Learn to Walk
Researchers from the University of Houston have shown for the first time that the use of a brain-computer interface augmented with a virtual walking avatar can control gait, suggesting the protocol may help patients recover the ability to walk after stroke, some spinal cord injuries and certain other gait disabilities.
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has awarded UH $2 million to recruit cancer researcher Rohith Reddy, who focuses on next-generation technologies for detecting gynecological cancers. Reddy, currently a post-doctoral researcher at Harvard Medical School, will become an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UH.
Clean energy research in the UH Cullen College of Engineering was the subject of a front page story in last Sunday's Houston Chronicle, which explores why the city of Houston is failing to draw new tech ventures for a world shifting away from the use of fossil fuels.
There are many ways to describe electrical and computer engineering Professor Kaushik Rajashekara, who heads the Cullen College power and energy systems program and is director of the Power Electronics, Microgrids and Subsea Electrical Systems (PEMSES) Center at UH: Member of the National Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, inductee of the Delphi Innovation Hall of Fame or, even, a member of the team that
The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has announced its distinguished speakers for the 2017-2018 Rockwell Lecture Series, which brings world-renowned engineers and scientists to the UH campus each year to deliver talks on high-impact topics.
The Building Reliable Advancements in Neurotechnology (BRAIN) Center, an Industry–University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC) dedicated to bringing new neurotechnologies and treatments to market, held its first industry advisory board meeting in June to map the future challenges, strategies and goals of the collaborative enterprise.
More than 500 guests honored the memory and legacy of dedicated UH alumnus and long-time supporter William A. Brookshire at a memorial service held in his honor this summer. The Brookshire Memorial Service was held at the UH Student Center on May 19, nearly one month after Brookshire’s passing in April.
In a continued effort to promote international collaboration in engineering research and academics, the UH Cullen College of Engineering has entered into an articulation agreement with Delhi Technological University in New Delhi, India.
David Mayerich, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College, is part of a national group receiving funds from the National Institutes of Health to study breast cancer.
The group will develop a new device which will mimic organ-specific breast cancer metastasis patterns. The device will be tissue-engineered and will investigate what regulates organ specificity and why some cells undergo dormancy.
If there were Academy Awards in the field of electrochemical material science, Stanko Brankovic, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Cullen College and past chair of the materials science division of the International Society of Electrochemistry, would be taking home an Oscar.