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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An assistant professor from the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has been selected by the New York Academy of Science and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development for the 2020-2021 Interstellar Initiative, which addresses challenges in the area of health longevity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Several members of the Cullen College of Engineering have been recognized via the Office of the Provost's 2020 Faculty and Staff Awards, headlined by Dr. Richard Willson of Biochemical & Biophysical Sciences earning the Esther Farfel Award, the highest honor given yearly.
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.
Researchers at the University of Houston last year reported a new imaging method capable of producing fast and inexpensive three-dimensional images, offering the potential to more easily track the progress of conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and cancer at the cellular level.
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.