Faculty Accolades

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.

P-LEGS takes home pediatric honor from SWPDC, SXSW

Manuel Cestari, Jose Contreras-Vidal and David Eguren work on the construction of a pediatric exoskeleton for brain-computer interfaced mobility.

An invention from University of Houston researchers to help children with walking disabilities has won the Southwest National Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium’s Pediatric Device Prize at this year’s South by Southwest. 

ECE professor emeritus elected to NAE

Dr. Donald R. Wilton, a professor emeritus of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering, has been elected to the 2021 Class of the National Academy of Engineering.

Dr. Donald R. Wilton, a professor emeritus of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering, has added another impressive honor to his career of distinction with his election to the 2021 Class of the National Academy of Engineering.

Shih promoted to SPIE Fellow

Dr. Wei-Chuan Shih, a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, has been promoted to a Fellow by SPIE.

Dr. Wei-Chuan Shih, a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, has been promoted to a Fellow by SPIE for his contributions in novel imaging methods, spectroscopic techniques and plasmonic nanostructures with various applications in chemical and biosensing.

Rajashekara earns IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies

Cullen College of Engineering professor Kaushik “Raja” Rajashekara has been recognized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers with the 2021 IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies.

A well-rounded career with achievements in industry and academia has led to distinction for University of Houston professor Kaushik “Raja” Rajashekara, as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers awarded him the 2021 IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies.

Han chosen by IEEE for Kiyo Tomiyasu Award

Dr. Zhu Han, the John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been honored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for his early to mid-career contributions with the 2021 Kiyo Tomiyasu Award.

A professor at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has been honored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for his early to mid-career contributions with the 2021 Kiyo Tomiyasu Award.

Dr. Zhu Han, the John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, said he was notified that he had won the award at the end of June.

A Roadmap to Better Multivalent Batteries

Researchers report that while magnesium and other multivalent metals show promise for high-density energy storage, but a number of obstacles remain. Photo: Getty Images.

Lithium-ion batteries are recognized for their high energy density in everything from mobile phones to laptop computers and electric vehicles, but as the need for grid-scale energy storage and other applications becomes more pressing, researchers have sought less expensive and more readily available alternatives to lithium.

UH's Prasad edits second image analysis book

Dr. Saurabh Prasad, an associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is the co-editor of Hyperspectral Image Analysis: Advances in Machine Learning and Signal Processing.

A professor from the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has edited his second book on machine learning and signal processing, identifying it as a “rapidly developing” subject area that interests him immensely.

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.

Faghih featured in IEEE publication as 'Woman to Watch'

University of Houston assistant professor Dr. Rose Faghih.

The research of University of Houston assistant professor Dr. Rose Faghih has been recognized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' Women in Engineering Magazine, with a feature in its June issue.

The article, “Women to Watch – The New Face of Engineering: Faghih Is Applying Her Research to Make an Impact on People's Lives,” is available on the IEEE Xplore website.

Harnessing the Power of Gallium Nitride and Machine Learning

Harish Krishnamoorthy is leading a $2.5 million effort to develop compact electronic power systems.

Military installations, especially on ships and aircraft, require robust power electronics systems to operate radar and other equipment, but there is limited space onboard. Researchers from the University of Houston will use a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop compact electronic power systems to address the issue.

UH Engineer Zhu Han Elected as AAAS Fellow

Zhu Han, John and Rebecca Moores Professor of electrical and computer engineering at UH Cullen College of Engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Han is Noted for Work in Wireless Technologies, Game Theory

An engineering professor from the University of Houston has been elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, joining a select group of researchers recognized by their peers as among the best in their fields.

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