Industrial Engineering

The Engineering Career Search

As the end of the spring semester approaches, members of the class of 2013 are preparing to transition into the full-time workforce. Engineering graduates will apply the technical skills learned in the lectures and labs of the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering at their new jobs.

UH Creates New Energy & Sustainability Minor

The University of Houston -- and particularly the Cullen College of Engineering -- have taken bold and progressive steps in partnering with local industry and taking advantage of the university's location in the "Energy Capital of the World." Now, the University of Houston Bauer College of Business will follow suit by offering a new interdisciplinary Energy

Engineering Alums Create Online Social Marketplace

It started as a conversation among friends, about a common issue of college life: the price of textbooks. Ade Adesanya (BSEE '11) recalls the discussion with Eric Imasogie (BSIE '10). "We decided there is no reason why anyone should sell a used book to the bookstore," he said. "You spend $200 on a book and the bookstore buys it back for a fraction of that. The ideal thing would be for students to sell or trade books to each other."

Professor Wins DHS Grant to Improve Port Security

Christopher Chung, associate professor in the Cullen College’s Department of Industrial Engineering, has received a grant to develop a system to identify marine vessels as they enter sensitive areas.

Cullen College Alum Aboard Atlantis

Cullen College Alum Aboard Atlantis

The Space Shuttle Atlantis successfully began the program’s final mission today, and Cullen College of Engineering alumnus Rex Walheim was onboard.

Walheim earned his master’s degree in industrial engineering from the college in 1989. He was selected as an astronaut in 1996 and went on his first space flight in 2002.

Lim Named New Chair of Industrial Engineering


The UH Cullen College of Engineering has named Gino Lim the new chair of its Department of Industrial Engineering, effective May 16. Lim takes over the role from Fritz Claydon, the college’s associate dean for administration and research, who led the department on an interim basis beginning in the summer of 2010.

Two UH Engineering Graduates Separated by 70 Years

Two UH Engineering Graduates Separated by 70 Years

A lifetime separates two special University of Houston engineering students who are graduating this spring. David Levy is receiving two bachelor's degrees, one in mechanical engineering and the other in mathematics. George Hall, meanwhile, is getting his master's degree in industrial engineering. Levy is 16 and Hall is 86, a 70-year age difference.

College Faculty Recognized for Teaching, Research

Dean Joseph Tedesco recognized UH Cullen College of Engineering faculty members for outstanding teaching and research during the 2010-2011 academic year at the college's Spring Faculty/Staff Meeting May 3.

Professor Commissed as Naval Campus Liaison Officer

Lawrence Schulze, professor of industrial engineering, is commissed as the regional Naval Campus Liaison Officer.

A University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering professor last week was commissioned in the Naval active reserve as a Campus Liaison Officer (CLO).

Lawrence Schulze, associate professor of industrial engineering, became the first CLO for the university since 2001, a post held by John Matthews, a manager for the Cullen College’s PROMES program.

Program to Assist Students With Military Roots Pursue Engineering Degree


The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering is establishing a program that helps address the unique higher education needs of veterans and active military.

The Camo to Classroom to Career Program is designed not only to guide them through college life, but also support them in finding a job upon completion of their engineering degree. The program will launch this fall in partnership with the university’s Veterans’ Services Office.

Grant to Fund Work on State-of-the-Art Emergency Preparedness System


Researchers' tool to help Houston first responders avoid flood waters

A computer-based system being developed by researchers at the University of Houston is expected to help the city’s emergency responders better navigate roads during times of flooding.

Engineering Faculty Among Those From UH to Receive State ARP Funding

UH was one of 24 institutions that received money from the Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program in April.

A competitive, peer-reviewed grant program funding science and engineering research projects by faculty members at Texas higher education institutions, more than $15 million was given out this year.

Professor Helps Share Science Behind Houston Museum Exhibit

Ali Kamrani, associate professor of industrial engineering at UH, talks to students with The Friends School about the process he used to create replica skulls of three buffalo soldiers on a recent visit to the February museum exhibit. Photo by Thomas Shea.

Bones can tell a lot about a person. They give clues to gender, height, age and even their health.

For a group of anthropologists, pathologists, museum curators, an internationally known forensic sculptor and one University of Houston engineering professor, bones helped share the story of the forgotten buffalo soldiers that once protected New Mexico’s Fort Craig.

Lucrative Lessons: Engineering Pegged as Degree With Highest Starting Salary

Chemical engineering senior Rhys Forgie works in the lab as part the college's Research Experience for Undergraduates program. Photo by Thomas Shea.

Wide array of profitable, rare programs offered at UH

In recent weeks Kaytie Curttright (2009 BSChE) has been settling into work as an engineer with Samsung Austin Semiconductors.

The position, which has her responsible for ensuring the quality of materials at the Austin-based manufacturing plant, is exactly the job Curttright had hoped for upon graduating from UH in May.

Industrial Engineering Department Holds Annual Awards Banquet

Dean Joseph Tedesco, Darshan Singh (1971 MSIE) and Hamid Parsaei, professor and chair of industrial engineering, at the Department of Industrial Engineering Awards Banquet. Photo by Gregory Bohuslav.

Four industrial engineering alumni were recognized April 24 with one of the department’s highest honors during their annual awards banquet.

Salah Turkmani, Patrick O’ Connor, Rex Walheim and Darshan Singh were each presented with the 2008 Academy of Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Emeritus Professor, Former IE Chair Passes Away


Scott T. Poage, emeritus professor and former chairman of the University of Houston Department of Industrial Engineering, passed away May 13, 2008 in Waco, Texas. He was 76.

Poage graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering, received his Master of Science from Texas A&M University and doctoral degree from Oklahoma State University.

College Alum Aboard Upcoming Atlantis Mission

UH Cullen College of Engineering alum Rex Walheim (1989 MSIE) will be aboard the Atlantis (STS-122) mission when it blasts off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on February 7. The launch has been delayed twice due to the failure of two engine cutoff sensors.