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Faculty Accolades

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.

UH Engineering Professor Named Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery

Zhu Han, John and Rebecca Moores Professor of electrical and computing engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

Zhu Han Recognized for Outstanding Scientific Contributions to Computing

 

Zhu Han, John and Rebecca Moores Professor of electrical and computing engineering at the University of Houston, was named a 2019 distinguished member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Renowned for his expertise in the field of computer science, Han was recognized by ACM for his outstanding scientific contributions to computing.

UH Engineer’s Research on Adaptive Machine Learning Wins NSF Award

Adaptive machine has potential application in a number of different fields, including medical imaging, computer vision, self-driving cars, and speech recognition.

Research has broad implications for health care, self-driving cars and more.

 

Imagine cruising down a highway in your self-driving car. Its operating system relies on algorithms based on data collected during dry driving conditions. But what happens when the car has to navigate through high winds, hard rain and street flooding?

Cullen College Researchers A Big Part of EMBC 2019

UH Cullen College Professor Rose Faghih with her students at the 2019 EMBC in Germany.

Featured UH Research Marries Health Care and Engineering

 

Rose Faghih, assistant professor, and several other UH Cullen College of Engineering faculty and students were an integral part of the 2019 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference held in Berlin, Germany. The theme was “Biomedical engineering ranging from wellness to intensive care.”

What Happens as Solid-State Batteries Begin to Fail?

Yanliang "Leonard" Liang, left, Yan Yao and Zheng Fan are working on a $1 million project to better understand what causes solid-state lithium batteries to fail.

Researchers say $1M Project Will Improve Understanding, Optimization

 

Solid-state lithium batteries have generated interest because they don’t carry the same risk of fire and explosion as conventional batteries with liquid electrolytes, but full-scale commercialization has been slowed, in part, because scientists don’t fully understand what causes the batteries to fail.

UH Engineer Leads Team Creating Point-of-Care Test for Prostate Cancer

Unlike the pregnancy test, which uses the color change in the test line as a readout, the new tool will use ultrasensitive sensing of magnetic nanoparticles to detect trace amounts of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in a patient’s blood.

Improving Outcomes for Prostate Cancer Patients

 

A team of researchers from the University of Houston and the University of Pennsylvania are working to bring a new biosensor for detecting the recurrence of prostate cancer to the doctor’s office.

UH Engineer Offers Proposals to Improve Nation’s Electric Grid

UH Engineer Offers Proposals to Improve Nation's Electric Grid. Photo: Getty Images

Xingpeng Li Submitted Two Winning Proposals to DOE Competition

 

Balancing electricity supply and demand is challenging, and the prospect of blackouts carries a substantial economic risk. An engineer with the University of Houston is working on solutions.

National Academy of Engineering Member and UH Professor Kaushik Rajashekara Wins IEEE Achievement Award

Kaushik Rajashekara, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

Kaushik Rajashekara, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering and a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), is the winner of the 2019 IEEE PELS Vehicle and Transportation Systems Achievement Award presented by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)’s Power Electronics Society (PELS). 

UH Engineer’s Battery Research Gets New Charge With Additional DOE Funding

Dr. Yan Yao holds the solid-state battery, with Dr. Yanliang Liang next to him and Dr. Xiaowei Chi behind them at the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

Yan Yao’s “Battery500” Award Selected for Phase II

 

A quest for better batteries has led the U.S. Department of Energy to invest an additional $800,000 in Yan Yao’s research project titled “High-Energy Solid-State Lithium Batteries with Organic Cathode Materials.”

Could Robots Make a Documentary about a 5K Race?

Students are building a robotic car capable of traveling up to 10 mph as part of the project.

UH-Led Project Focuses on Training Robots to Observe and Make Decisions

 

A 5K race can offer both victory and heartbreak, but capturing those moments on video requires both planning ahead and making on-the-spot decisions about where the camera operators should be.

UH Honors Cullen College Professors Win Awards

Yi-Lung Mo, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, won a prestigious 2019 John and Rebecca Moores Professorship.

Yi-Lung Mo Wins Prestigious John and Rebecca Moores Professorship

 

Each spring, the University of Houston recognizes the best and brightest faculty members, honoring them with teaching and research awards. This year four members of the Cullen College of Engineering community earned distinctions. Read more about them below:

Imaging Technology Will Offer New Clues to Embryonic Development

Researchers from the University of Houston and Baylor College of Medicine are developing a new technology to allow simultaneous imaging of both embryonic structural development and the molecular underpinnings that occur in the developing circulatory system.

Better Understanding Could Lead to New Prevention and Treatment for Birth Defects

 

Soon after conception, an embryo’s circulatory system connects to that of its mother. Complications that occur at this critical time can result in miscarriage or birth defects with long-term chronic conditions. Unfortunately, limitations in imaging technologies prevent researchers from fully understanding the cellular-level events leading up to this crucial point.

Researchers Report New Light-Activated Micro Pump

Researchers have announced the discovery of a laser-driven photoacoustic microfluidic pump, capable of moving fluids in any direction without moving parts or electrical contacts.

Pump Works Without Moving Parts, Electrical Contacts

 

Even the smallest mechanical pumps have limitations, from the complex microfabrication techniques required to make them to the fact that there are limits on how small they can be. Researchers have announced a potential solution – a laser-driven photoacoustic microfluidic pump, capable of moving fluids in any direction without moving parts or electrical contacts.

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