Mechanical Engineering

College honors 17 with yearly Faculty and Student Excellence Awards

Dr. David Shattuck of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the UH Cullen College of Engineering, announced that 17 students and faculty members had been selected as recipients in the 2019-2020 Faculty and Student Excellence Awards, which recognize teaching and research achievements.

New Material, Modeling Methods Promise Advances in Energy Storage

Haleh Ardebili, Bill D. Cook Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at UH, led work demonstrated that modeling based on the material nanoarchitecture can provide a more accurate understanding of ion diffusion and other properties in composite electrodes.

The explosion of mobile electronic devices, electric vehicles, drones and other technologies have driven demand for new lightweight materials that can provide the power to operate them. Researchers from the University of Houston and Texas A&M University have reported a structural supercapacitor electrode made from reduced graphene oxide and aramid nanofiber that is stronger and more versatile than conventional carbon-based electrodes.

Cullen College of Engineering posts new 6-Year graduation high mark

The six-year graduation rate for the Cullen College of Engineering is 71.2 percent for students that began in Fall 2014, the fourth year in a row it has increased.

The Cullen College of Engineering has set a new record for its six-year graduation rate, hitting a mark of 71.2 percent for students that began in Fall 2014, according to new information released by the department's Division of Undergraduate Programs and Student Success.

Class of 2020 honored with virtual graduation celebration

Michelle Gale.

The fortitude of the Cullen College of Engineering's Class of 2020 was proudly celebrated by the university community on May 7, with a 90-minute virtual graduation celebration, featuring remarks from University of Houston leadership, a commencement speaker and most importantly, the graduating students.

UH Engineer Awarded Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship

Pradeep Sharma, a mechanical engineer at the University of Houston, has been selected for a Guggenheim Fellowship, this year’s only recipient in the engineering category.
Pradeep Sharma is Studying Link Between the Physics of Hearing and the Ability to Interpret Music

 

Pradeep Sharma, a mechanical engineer at the University of Houston, has been selected for a Guggenheim Fellowship, this year’s only recipient in the engineering category.

Researchers Report New Understanding of Energy Fluctuations in Fluids

Rodolfo Ostilla-Mónico, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at UH, said this work on energy fluctuations within fluids could lead to a better understanding of the behavior of bacteria and other organisms.

The Casimir Force is a well-known effect originating from the quantum fluctuation of electromagnetic fields in a vacuum. Now an international group of researchers have reported a counterpoint to that theory, adding to the understanding of energy fluctuations within fluids.

Mónico's work pulls order from chaos

Dr. Rodolfo Ostilla Mónico

For Dr. Rodolfo Ostilla Mónico, an assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering since Fall 2017, much of his work the past decade on turbulence has centered around a big question – can we find order in the chaos?

New UH/HCC Engineering Academy Steps Into The Spotlight

The UH/HCC Engineering Academy at Katy is a unique educational partnership between UH and HCC.

Over 100 individuals joined representatives from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering and Houston Community College last Thursday, Feb. 20, for the first official UH/HCC Engineering Academy Information Session. The event was held at the new UH at Katy facility, which officially opened in August 2019.

UH Researchers Solve a Scientific Mystery about Evaporation

Work Has Implications for Power Generation, Desalination, Electronics

Evaporation can explain why water levels drop in a full swimming pool, but it also plays an important role in industrial processes ranging from cooling electronics to power generation. Much of the global electricity supply is generated by steam plants, which are driven by evaporation.

Three Online UH Engineering Programs Rank Among Best In Nation

Three online UH engineering programs recognized by Intelligent.com

Intelligent.com, a student-focused website, included three online programs offered by the UH Cullen College of Engineering in its 2019/2020 national rankings list of best public institution programs.

The college's online master's program in civil engineering, offered through the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, ranked No. 9 and received special recognition as the "Best Blended Program."

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.

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