Dr. Lienhard, John

Endowment established in memory of Dr. Kamel Salama

Dr. Kamel Salama.

Gwen Salama, the wife of the late Dr. Kamel Salama – a professor at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering and the director of the Materials Engineering program – said his charm and social nature were evident from their very first meeting, which was when she was having problems with her beat-up Volkswagen in November 1970.

Cullen College Honors National Academy of Engineering Members

Cullen College Honors National Academy of Engineering Members

Faculty, staff, and colleagues of the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering gathered last week to honor fourteen members of the National Academy of Engineering.

UH President Renu Khator and Cullen College of Engineering Dean Joseph W. Tedesco recognized the distinguished group who represent the Cullen College of Engineering at the Wall of Fame Dedication Ceremony. The wall of fame is located in the Engineering Building.

Engineering Professors Among Those Honored for Faculty Excellence

The University of Houston honors its faculty each year for their teaching, research and service contributions during the annual UH Faculty Excellence Awards ceremony. Held this year on April 20, five Cullen College of Engineering faculty received high honors for excellence in teaching, research and mentoring, while 17 faculty were recognized for years of service.


Teaching Excellence Award

Speakers Honor Achievements of Alumni, University at Awards Dinner

Cullen College alumni Gabe Cuadra, Michael Harold, Duane Germenis and Daniel Wong at the EAA Distinguished Engineering Alumni Banquet June 5. Photo by Thomas Shea.

They have served University of Houston advisory boards, city council, area youth organizations, even given time to organize college fundraisers.

Alongside this outreach, all have built successful careers on a solid UH education.

Friday, accomplishments by Michael Harold (1985 Ph.D. ChE), Duane Germenis (1983 BSME), Gabe Cuadra (1988 BSChE) and Daniel Wong (1983 BSCE, 1985 MSCE, 1988 Ph.D. CE) were celebrated at the 2009 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Awards Dinner.

Alumni to be Honored at Annual Dinner


Four University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering alumni will be recognized next month at the 2009 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Awards Dinner.

Established in 1987, the awards dinner recognizes alumni, faculty and friends of the college and the Engineering Alumni Association. At this year’s event, four alumni will be honored not only for their contributions within the community, but also to the engineering profession.

Professor's Rare Books on Display at The Museum of Printing History

John Lienhard, M.D. Anderson Professor of Technology and Culture, Emeritus with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, has provided rare textbooks from his private collection for a public exhibition entitled “Ghosts in the Books: Echoes of Old Voices from the Books that Made America.”

Lienhard’s New Book Earns Him September Author of the Month

“Inventing Modern” Book Signing Sept. 6 at Barnes & Noble Town & Country Village

John Lienhard, M.D. Anderson Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering and History at the University of Houston, has just published his latest book by Oxford University Press that celebrates the inventive energy that made early 20th-century America modern.

UH Engineer Lienhard To Receive Freedoms Foundation Award

John Lienhard

University of Houston engineering professor John Lienhard will be awarded one of four 2002 Freedoms Foundation Awards at a luncheon, Nov. 9, at the Junior League of Houston.

Lienhard, M.D. Anderson Professor of Technology and Culture, Emeritus in the Cullen College of Engineering, will be joined by UH political science professor Richard Murray, who will also be honored. Murray is the director of the Center for Public Policy at UH.

Engineer One of Four to be Awarded UH Honorary Degrees

John H. Lienhard, M.D. Anderson Professor of Mechanical Engineering and History, Emeritus, is one of four individuals to receive an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters during UH's May 11 commencement ceremony. Lienhard has gained international visibility as the writer and voice of the syndicated public radio program, The Engines of Our Ingenuity, produced by KUHF-FM. The program is carried by more than 20 public radio stations in the U.S. and aired internationally by the U.S.

Looking for the Engineers

UH mechanical engineering professor John Lienhard's nation-wide radio show 'Engines of Our Ingenuity' recently explored the value of an engineering degree. "People who see the world with an engineer's eye are typically able to move in many directions."