Clean energy research in the UH Cullen College of Engineering was the subject of a front page story in last Sunday's Houston Chronicle, which explores why the city of Houston is failing to draw new tech ventures for a world shifting away from the use of fossil fuels.
Titled “Flexible GaAs single-junction solar cells based on single-crystal-like thin-film materials directly grown on metal tapes," the work offers that III-V compound semiconductor materials are the top candidates for thin-film photovoltaics.
The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has announced its distinguished speakers for the 2017-2018 Rockwell Lecture Series, which brings world-renowned engineers and scientists to the UH campus each year to deliver talks on high-impact topics.
For ten weeks during the summer, 12 undergraduate students from across the country are getting the chance of a lifetime on the UH campus, becoming engineering researchers in the Cullen College’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU).
Andrea Prosperetti, Distinguished Professor of mechanical engineering, takes pride in discovering talent in unusual places. Like, for instance, the pool of freshman students at the UH Cullen College of Engineering and the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
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.
As many times as Hadi Ghasemi thought about wood frogs, a cold, hard fact seemed to hop out at him: They can tolerate freezing of more than half their body’s fluids and still survive, even in the winter. So the Bill D.
In a continued effort to promote international collaboration in engineering research and academics, the UH Cullen College of Engineering has entered into an articulation agreement with Delhi Technological University in New Delhi, India.
Inspired by the UH chapter of eNABLE, a group that provides 3D-printed prosthetic hands to those in need, Alief ISD students spent their summer days designing and building prosthetic hands using blueprints posted online by the UH eNABLE students.
For much of his career, Andrea Prosperetti has been called “Mr. Bubble” by his students for his intense focus on multiphase flows including bubble dynamics and cavitation, the formation of bubbles in a liquid.
With more than 8,000 citations on the Web of Science database and 15,000 on Google Scholar, you might say his work on fluid mechanics, the motion of liquids and gases, is effervescent. “I have done an awful lot of work on bubbles,” Prosperetti says modestly.
Bill D. Cook Assistant Professor of mechanical engineering Hadi Ghasemi is freezing out the competition at the NASA iTech Cycle 2. Inspired by North American wood frogs, Ghasemi invented a new anti-icing material that can withstand critically low temperatures, earning him a spot as a Top Ten finalist in the NASA competition.
Of the almost 5,000 species of frogs around the world, one of them hops immediately to Hadi Ghasemi’s attention. You might wonder why the Bill D. Cook Assistant Professor of mechanical engineering has amphibians on his mind when he is so clearly a man versed in mechanics.
When Yashashree Kulkarni isn’t singing opera (her latest pursuit), the associate professor of mechanical engineering is singing the praises of twinning, the process by which interfaces known as twin boundaries are introduced in metals to make them stronger. Twin boundaries are created when layers of atoms in crystalline materials are arranged in pairs of mirror images (twins) stacked on top of one another.
Matthew Franchek, founding director of the UH Cullen College’s subsea engineering program, highlighted the dire need for big data analytics in deepwater oil and gas exploration in an OTC commentary published in FuelFix.