Mechanical Engineering

Joshi receives CAREER award for Recyclable Thermoset Polymers research

Dr. Shailendra P. Joshi, the Bill D. Cook Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, is the latest NSF CAREER award winner at the college. His research will examine recyclable thermoset polymers.

For Dr. Shailendra P. Joshi, the Bill D. Cook Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, as the technological advances in the world of plastics as structural materials have occurred, there has been the negative side effect of the environmental impact of those materials.

Elemental Coatings, Ghasemi receives $750k grant for 'icephobic' coatings

A visual example of the effect that the “icephobic” application from Elemental Coatings has when it comes to repelling ice buildup.

The company founded by a professor at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has received a $750,000 grant from the Air Force Research Laboratory to continue refining “icephobic” coatings for their aircraft, through a collaboration with Boeing.

UH’s Bannova designing moon rovers, habitats

Images of a 3D rover model, provided by Dr. Olga Bannova, a research professor in the Cullen College of Engineering's Mechanical Engineering Department and the director of the Space Architecture Graduate Program.

Thanks to a $50,000 grant from Boeing for a six-month lunar surface systems study, a researcher and her team at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering are designing potential rovers and habitats for usage on the Moon.  

6 Cullen College students selected for Great Minds in STEM scholarships

Senior Jose Vargas.

Six students from the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston have been honored by the Great Minds in STEM organization as 2020 scholars, and been rewarded with scholarships.

For more than 30 years, GMiS has served as an educational and national 501(c)3 nonprofit, whose vision is to be a national leader in keeping America technologically strong by promoting science, technology, engineering and math careers, especially in underserved communities.

Diaz Villa honored as this year’s Outstanding Senior

Building on his already robust academic achievements from previous years at the University of Houston, Cullen College of Engineering student Benjamin Estefano Diaz Villa has been recognized for his accomplishments and chosen as the Outstanding Senior for the 2020-21 academic year.

Building on his already robust academic achievements from previous years at the University of Houston, Cullen College of Engineering student Benjamin Estefano Diaz Villa has been recognized for his accomplishments and chosen as the Outstanding Senior for the 2020-21 academic year.

Combs earns BEYA STEM award for Student Leadership

Wesley Combs is the 2021 winner for Student Leadership at the Undergraduate Level from the Black Engineer of the Year Awards STEM Conference.

When Wesley Combs was attending Houston Community College in his 10th grade year, he was primarily interested in the liberal arts. Even before graduating, he had written novels, and he thought that would be his career.

Implantable Device Can Monitor and Treat Heart Disease

Cunjiang Yu, Bill D. Cook Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at UH, led a group of researchers that developed a cardiac patch made from fully rubbery electronics that can be placed directly on the heart to collect electrophysiological activity, temperature, heartbeat and other indicators, all at the same time.

Researchers Report Rubbery Bioelectronic Cardiac Patch

Pacemakers and other implantable cardiac devices used to monitor and treat arrhythmias and other heart problems have generally had one of two drawbacks – they are made with rigid materials that can’t move to accommodate a beating heart, or they are made from soft materials that can collect only a limited amount of information.

Mechanical Engineering earns #6 spot for value in College Factual 2021 ranking

College Factual has named the Mechanical Engineering program at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering as the sixth-best value school for the major.

The Mechanical Engineering program at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering ranked No. 6 in College Factual’s most recent rankings for the best value schools for majors.

According to statistics provided by College Factual, this puts the program in the top 5 percent of the country for Mechanical Engineering students seeking a bachelor’s degree. The school improved its ranking by nine slots from last year’s ranking of No. 15.

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