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New Hybrid Device Can Both Capture and Store Solar Energy

Researchers from the University of Houston have reported a new device that can both efficiently harvest solar energy and store it until it is needed, suggesting a way to deploy solar energy around-the-clock. Photo: Pexels

Device Offers a New Avenue for Capitalizing on Abundant Solar Energy

 

Researchers from the University of Houston have reported a new device that can both efficiently capture solar energy and store it until it is needed, offering promise for applications ranging from power generation to distillation and desalination.

Seven UH Engineering Students Win 2019 ASIE Scholarships

ASIE 2019 Scholarship Winners courtesy photo from ASIE

The American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects (ASIE) awarded seven of their 22 engineering scholarships this year to students attending the UH Cullen College of Engineering. The selected undergraduate and graduate students represent six of the college’s seven engineering departments.

Here are the UH scholarship winners:

Engineering – Undergraduates

Distinguished Alumnus Wayne Klotz To Speak At Fall 2019 UH Cullen College Commencement

Houston civil engineer and UH Cullen College of Engineering alumnus D. Wayne Klotz (MSCE ’76)

Klotz views engineering as a 'license to change the world.'

 

Houston civil engineer and UH Cullen College of Engineering alumnus D. Wayne Klotz (MSCE ’76) was named the keynote speaker for the college’s fall 2019 commencement on Friday, December 13. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University in 1974 and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the Cullen College in 1976.

Researchers Build a Soft Robot with Neurologic Capabilities

Cunjiang Yu, professor of mechanical engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, said the work represents a significant step toward the development of prosthetics that could directly connect with the peripheral nerves in biological tissues, as well as toward advances in soft neurorobots capable of thinking and making judgments.

Device is First Step Toward a More Sophisticated Artificial Nervous System

 

In work that combines a deep understanding of the biology of soft-bodied animals such as earthworms with advances in materials and electronic technologies, researchers from the United States and China have developed a robotic device containing a stretchable transistor that allows neurological function.

Cullen College Professor Wins Outstanding Young Alumni Award

Jerrod Henderson, instructional associate professor at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, with some of his students.

Jerrod Henderson Recognized for Diversity and Student Success Efforts

 

Jerrod Henderson, instructional associate professor at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, will receive the 2019 Outstanding Young Alumni Award from his alma mater. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois chose seven alumni to recognize.

UH Startup SurfEllent Raises $470K in Funding

SurfEllent, a UH startup, and its innovative products are going places.

The Inside Story of a Tech Startup

 

SurfEllent, a UH startup which brings innovative and durable anti-icing coating technologies to the market, is hot, hot, hot! It has raised $470,000 in funding and the year is not over yet.

Researchers Report a New Way to Produce Curvy Electronics

A team of researchers led by University of Houston engineer Cunjiang Yu has reported a new way to manufacture curvy, three-dimensional electronics.

New Method Fills a Need in Emerging Applications for Electronic Devices

 

Contact lenses that can monitor your health as well as correct your eyesight aren’t science fiction, but an efficient manufacturing method – finding a way to produce the curved lenses with embedded electronics – has remained elusive.

The UH Cullen College of Engineering Welcomes Seven New Faculty Members

Mario Romero-Ortega joins the UH Cullen College as the Cullen Endowed professor of biomedical engineering.

The UH Cullen College of Engineering is kicking off the 2019-2020 academic year by welcoming seven new faculty members to its teaching and research rosters. They bring expertise in a wide variety of fields ranging from neuroscience to data science and machine learning. Their research covers topics ranging from innovations in bioengineering to sustainability of energy systems.

Houston universities team up to boost minorities in academia

Rice University, Texas Southern University and the University of Houston have won a National Science Foundation grant to help underrepresented minorities pursuing academic careers in engineering and science. The principal investigators are, from left: Reginald DesRoches and Canek Phillips of Rice, Pradeep Sharma and Hanadi Rifai of the University of Houston, Yvette Pearson of Rice and Wei Wayne Li of Texas Southern University. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)

NSF grant to Rice, UH, Texas Southern will help future science, engineering professors

 

HOUSTON – (Aug. 13, 2019) – Rice University, Texas Southern University (TSU) and the University of Houston (UH) have won a multimillion-dollar grant to help increase the number of underrepresented minorities pursuing academic careers in engineering and science.

New Engineering Academy Puts UH at Katy in the Lime Light

The University of Houston at Katy campus – set to open this fall  – will offer programs in high demand throughout the Greater Houston region – engineering and nursing.

UH Cullen College partners with HCC to Better Serve Students, Industries

 

The recently announced partnership between the new University of Houston at Katy – set to open this fall – and Houston Community College (HCC) to enable Katy-area students to earn engineering degrees right in their neighborhood has the Greater Houston community buzzing with excitement.

A Wearable Device So Thin and Soft You Won’t Even Notice It

Cunjiang Yu, Bill D. Cook Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at UH, led a project to develop a multifunctional, ultra-thin wearable human-machine interface.

Device Also Can Serve as Robotic Skin, Relaying Information Back to the User

 

Wearable human-machine interfaces – devices that can collect and store important health information about the wearer, among other uses – have benefited from advances in electronics, materials and mechanical designs. But current models still can be bulky and uncomfortable, and they can’t always handle multiple functions at one time.

UH Cullen College of Engineering Presents Inaugural Innovator Awards

Venkat Selvamanickam, M.D. Anderson Chair professor of mechanical engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, won the 2019 Career Innovator Award

Faculty, students recognized for innovation, creative entrepreneurial spirit

 

Innovation is the engine that drives all of humanity’s greatest achievements – from the creation of the first wheel to electricity to heart transplants. And it is the entrepreneurial spirit that puts these advances into the hands of the people who can use it the most.

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