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NSF Award Boosts Electromagnetic Compatibility Research at UH

Approximately 75 percent of the three million people worldwide with implanted pacemakers need magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, in their lifetimes, and an estimated 500,000 of them live in the United States, Canada and Mexico. However, pacemakers, which control abnormal heart rhythms, limit access to the potentially lifesaving diagnostic technology because of electromagnetic interference.

“Dynamic Coil” Should Boost Brain Research

The “dynamic coil” being developed by Cullen College researchers was featured on the Cover of IEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering.

Efforts to learn how and when particular areas of the brain work and work together should get a huge boost thanks to a new device under development at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering.

Professor Among Two Nationwide Named to Distinguished Lecturer Post


Ji Chen, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Houston, has been named a distinguished lecturer by the Electromagnetic Compatibility Society, a division of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Nominated by peers earlier this year, Chen was notified of his selection in late August. He is among two nationwide chosen to hold the post from Jan. 1, 2009 to Dec. 31, 2010.