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.
In the electrical and computer engineering (ECE) department at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, small satellite research has taken flight in recent years, providing both students and faculty within the Cullen College unprecedented access to space, space education and space research.
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.
Thanks to seed funding provided by the Cullen College of Engineering, electrical and computer engineering faculty members Ji Chen and David Jackson have launched a research program to develop antennas for small satellites.
Ji Chen, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering with the UH Cullen College of Engineering, has been honored with a 2011 Technical Achievement Award from the Electromagnetic Compatibility Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
A device being developed by a University of Houston professor could boost the cure rate for lung cancer by arming doctors with the ability to more effectively target these cancer cells as a person breathes.
In an effort to reduce electromagnetic interference in electronic devices, engineering professors at the University of Houston and the Missouri University of Science and Technology are launching the Center for Electromagnetic Compatibility.
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.
Phuc Huynh, a junior at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, was named a recipient of the Goldwater Scholarship, one of the most prestigious awards available to undergraduate students.