Dr. Ghasemi, Hadi

UH Cullen College Engineer Creates Better Than State-of-the-Art Materials to Repel Ice

Iceman: Assistant Professor Hadi Ghasemi (far left) is joined by students Seyed Mohammad Sajadi, Peyman Irajizad and Nazanin Farokhnia. Irajizad holds the new magnetic slippery surface.

In 1989, an Air Ontario flight, with ice and snow covering its wings during takeoff, fails to attain the proper altitude. Unable to get above the trees, it crashes into them, killing 25 passengers. In 1994, an American Eagle plane flies into treacherous icing conditions and the pilots lose control of the plane. It crashes, killing all 68 souls onboard. From 1990 to 2000, 12 percent of all weather-related air disasters were due to icing.

American Society of Indian Engineers Recognizes Cullen College Students with Scholarships

Gahlawat, right, with White at the ASIE banquet.

This fall, the American Society of Indian Engineers (ASIE) took notice of several Cullen College of Engineering students and awarded their academic excellence with scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.

Mechanical engineering students Sonika Gahlawat, Abhilash Reddy and Himani Agrawal were just a few of the students honored by the ASIE at their banquet in November. Ken White, professor of mechanical engineering, also attended.

Professor Publishes Paper on Polymers with High Thermal Conductivity

Expensive and weighty metals play crucial roles in heat transfer applications because of their high thermal conductivity. For example, cases for cellular phones and some other electronics are made of metal rather than inexpensive materials with lower thermal conductivity because the metal is necessary to dissipate induced internal heat.

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