CULLEN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

College Holds Memorial for Dedicated Alumnus and Supporter William A. Brookshire

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.

NIH Grant to Study Breast Cancer

David Mayerich is part of NIH-backed group creating a new device to study breast cancer

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.

Stanko Brankovic Wins Top Award in Field of Chemical Engineering

Stanko Brankovic's work in electrochemicals electrifies leading organization

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.

Taking The Reins of Power (Over Power) Wins Best Paper Award for Cullen College Team

Powering up: Saeedeh Abbasi (center) works to restore power with the help Gino Lim and Masoud Barati

Whether you’ve suffered through a major Houston hurricane, flood event or momentary glitch in the power grid, no doubt you understand the severity of a power blackout. And lest you think Houston has cornered the market on such catastrophes, think back to 2003 when the biggest blackout in U.S. history left 50 million people in darkness in the northeast corner of America stretching into Canada.

Inexpensive Organic Material Gives Safe Batteries a Longer Life

Yan Yao's Discovery Could Benefit Renewable Energy, Transportation, Personal Electronics

Modern batteries power everything from cars to cell phones, but they are far from perfect – they catch fire, they perform poorly in cold weather and they have relatively short lifecycles, among other issues. Now researchers from the University of Houston have described a new class of material that addresses many of those concerns in Nature Materials.

Success In and On the Air: UH Alumni and Compaq Founder Featured on NPR

Rod Canion (far right) in the early days of Compaq

In the early days of personal computing, Cullen College alumnus Rod Canion (bachelor’s in electrical engineering 1966, and master’s in electrical engineering 1968) left the security of his job at Texas Instruments and co-founded Compaq, which created the first IBM-compatible personal computer.

PHOTOS: Student Research Takes Center Stage at 13th Annual Graduate Research and Capstone Design Conference

The UH department of electrical and computer engineering hosted the Graduate Research and Capstone Design Conference (GRC/CDC) on April 28th at the UH Hilton. The day-long event included technical sessions in which graduate and undergraduate student research and projects were presented.

The following Cullen College students were awarded for their outstanding research projects:

Tesla Vs. Musk: Cullen College’s Faghih Weighs In

Rose Faghih in U.S. News and World Report

The similarities between engineering pioneers Elon Musk and Nikola Tesla, who Musk named his electric car after, are being debated on the national stage.

U.S. News & World Report offers that Tesla went broke pushing his obsession with wireless communication and power transmission on a world that wasn’t yet ready in 1900, and poses the question whether the same could happen to Musk as he relentlessly pursues technology.

William A. Brookshire Leaves Legacy of Generosity and Dedication to the Cullen College

On May 19 at 1:30 p.m. Dr. Brookshire’s family will host a memorial on the UH campus at the Student Center, Houston Room. Friends and family are invited.

UH alumnus William A. Brookshire, Ph.D. (BSChE '57), co-founder and chairman of the board of S&B Engineers and Constructors, died on April 21, 2017.

Joseph Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the Cullen College of Engineering said, “Dr. Brookshire was a fine gentleman and one of our great philanthropists, always in search of new ways to help students and professors. We will forever feel his generosity and his loss in equal measures.”

Yan Yao Amps Up His Game: Becomes a Scialog Fellow

Charged up: Yan Yao is making better batteries

If there’s one thing Yan Yao gets a charge out of, it’s the idea of creating a better battery. The Cullen College assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering is known for being the most current in the battery industry. A Google search yields more than 16,000 citations of papers by Yao.

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