Dean Joseph Tedesco recognized UH Cullen College of Engineering faculty members for outstanding teaching and research during the 2010-2011 academic year at the college's Spring Faculty/Staff Meeting May 3.
Researchers to develop, test large wind turbine blades for offshore use
Efforts by the University of Houston to become a national leader in offshore wind technology received a huge boost from the U.S. Department of Energy, which recently awarded university researchers $2.3 million to establish a testing facility.
A longtime Shell researcher has been appointed to lead the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering's petroleum engineering program in training the next generation technical workforce.
Thomas K. Holley, a senior staff geophysicist with the global energy and petrochemical company, will begin work at UH April 1. He will succeed Ray Flumerfelt who has served as director of the program since fall 2008.
Wallace “Wally” Anderson, a former University of Houston department chair, died Tuesday in Galveston as a result of complications following a fall. He was 87.
During his 39 years with UH, Anderson was instrumental in growing the UH Cullen College of Engineering’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. As the former chair, he not only helped increased the number of faculty, but also the amount of research being conducted within the department.
In support of the University of Houston’s expanding petroleum engineering program, the Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast Section has committed $250,000 to establish a professorship.
The first of its kind for the program, the SPE-Gulf Coast Section College Endowed Professorship in Petroleum Engineering will support efforts to broaden course offerings, enhance community outreach and spearhead new research by a Cullen College of Engineering faculty member.
More challenging for the petroleum industry than finding new ways to extract hard-to-reach resources may be locating the people to do it.
At the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, a bachelor’s degree option in petroleum engineering is being launched this fall to counteract the critical shortage of talent needed to replace the industry’s aging workforce.
University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering faculty, staff, alumni and friends, along with several university administrators, gathered at the Petroleum Club of Houston on Tuesday evening, July 31, to celebrate the accomplishments of the college's fifth dean, Raymond Flumerfelt, as he officially steps down from his leadership position after nine years.
"This has been a rewarding experience, though I'm looking forward to returning to research once again," he said.
The Department of Energy has selected the University of Houston-led Lone Star Wind Alliance as a partner in the development of one of the nation’s first facilities for developing and testing large-scale wind turbine blades to be utilized for offshore wind generation.
Industry leaders, UH researchers explain the advantages of developing this resource in the state
Leaders in the field of wind energy from industry and from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering laid out the viability and importance of developing this renewable resource in the State of Texas during a presentation yesterday at the Texas Society of Professional Engineers Annual Meeting.
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison toured wind-related research labs at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering before holding a press conference Tuesday to announce new renewable energy legislation and to commend a UH-led effort to bring the Department of Energy’s Large Wind Turbine Testing Facility to Texas.
Cullen College distinguished alum John Duty (1969 BSME), executive vice president of Bechtel Oil Gas & Chemicals, Inc., presented a gift to the college on behalf of the Bechtel Group Foundation to provide scholarship support for several of the college’s diversified programs and organizations, including University of Houston student chapter of The Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES).
A delegation from Jamaica made a visit to the Cullen College of Engineering to discuss the college’s energy initiatives and to explore the possibility of developing an educational partnership. The Jamaican Minister of Industry, Technology, Energy & Commerce, the Honourable Phillip Paulwell, led the group comprised of several individuals from Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), Petrojam Limited and the University of West Indies at Mona, Jamaica.
BP representative Gabe Cuadra (1988 BSChE) presents a check to UH Cullen College of Engineering Dean Raymond Flumerfelt and Vita Como, director of the Engineering Career Center. The gift will support the Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies (PROMES), equipment purchases in the chemical and mechanical engineering departments and the UH student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).
Approximately 40 graduate students in the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering's electrical and computer engineering department (ECE) presented their work at the department’s first Graduate Research Conference held recently at the Texas Learning and Computation Center, more commonly known as “TLC2” (pronounced TLC-squared) in the Phillip Guthrie Hoffman building. Seventy-eight people attended the internal conference, including 51 graduate students and 27 faculty members.
Raymond W. Flumerfelt, dean of the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston, is a recipient of the NASA Public Service Medal. Flumerfelt is one of 10 people who will receive a Public Service Medal on Aug. 15 at 3 p.m. at a ceremony in Teague Auditorium at the Johnson Space Center.
The Public Service Medal is presented annually to an individual who is not a government employee and is granted for exceptional contributions to the mission of NASA.