Dr. Litvinov, Dmitri

UH Engineer Leads Team Creating Point-of-Care Test for Prostate Cancer

Unlike the pregnancy test, which uses the color change in the test line as a readout, the new tool will use ultrasensitive sensing of magnetic nanoparticles to detect trace amounts of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in a patient’s blood.

Improving Outcomes for Prostate Cancer Patients


A team of researchers from the University of Houston and the University of Pennsylvania are working to bring a new biosensor for detecting the recurrence of prostate cancer to the doctor’s office.

Cullen College Faculty Awarded by University


Each spring, the University of Houston recognizes exceptional faculty member across the university at the annual UH Faculty Excellence Awards Ceremony. This year, nine Cullen College of Engineering faculty members were honored for their great strides in teaching and research excellence.

ConocoPhillips Donates Over $1 Million to UH


Continuing its commitment to education at the University of Houston, ConocoPhillips is donating $1 million to UH’s growing Energy Research Park (ERP) and $125,000 to various engineering, science and business programs.

Engineering Takes Top Honors At Faculty Awards Ceremony

The Cullen College of Engineering shined at last night’s University of Houston Faculty Awards Banquet, with college professors taking home five research and scholarship awards, the career teaching award and the university’s highest faculty honor, the Esther Farfel Award.

Former President of India Visits UH Nanofab Facility

Former President of India Visits UH Nanofab Facility

The University of Houston welcomed former president of India A.P.J. Abdul Kalam to its campus this week. Kalam, who served as president from 2002 to 2007, met with officials and toured many of the university’s top research facilities, including the UH Nanofabrication Facility.While there he spoke with Nanofabrication Facility Director Dmitri Litvinov, a professor in the Cullen College’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

College Faculty Recognized for Teaching, Research

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.

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

UH's Newest Tier One Research Facility Now in Full Swing

The UH Division of Research dedicates the UH Nanofabrication Facility

The University of Houston has long been home to groundbreaking research in the sciences and engineering. Now it has a new research facility to match.

New Tool to Advance Research Opportunities for Area Scientists, Students


An $800,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will help fund the purchase of a cutting edge tool expected to boost nanofabrication research taking place on campus.

The 50 keV Electron Beam Lithography (EBL) System will be housed in the University of Houston Nanofabrication Facility, a state-of-the-art clean room enabling scientists to manipulate materials at the nanoscale in an environment virtually free from dust and other contaminants that can interfere with results.

Researchers Awarded Funding to Expand Nano Work Being Done at UH Center


Inside the University of Houston Center for Integrated Nanosystems researchers are studying magnetic materials so tiny they require the aid of state-of-the-art microscopes to see.

Though the materials are miniscule—thousands of times smaller than the diameter of a human hair—these researchers work is helping find new ways of doing things. More specifically, they are set to influence everything from the storage capacity of magnetic disk drives to how doctors detect cancer

UH Researchers Nab New NIH Grant to Construct, Test Cancer Tool


A team of University of Houston researchers is among a select few to be awarded a competitive grant from the National Institutes of Health to create a technology that more efficiently identifies the presence of cancer in even the smallest of body fluid samples.

University Opens State-of-the-Art Clean Room

Photo by Thomas Shea

Researchers from Greater Houston area welcome

Even the tiniest speck of dust can be a nuisance when you are working with nano-sized objects.

That’s because these objects are so small, tens of thousands of times smaller than the diameter of a human hair, even the tiniest dust particle can seem enormous.

College Research Expenditures See Increase, Set Record

Research grant and contract expenditures by University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering faculty totaled more than $21.8 million in fiscal year 2009, the largest ever on record.

Up some 50 percent from the previous fiscal year’s total, primarily the federal government—the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy—supported the research.

College Faculty Establish Houston Chapter of Professional Group


Thanks to faculty at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering the city will have a new chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Nanotechnology Council.

Launched late last month, the Houston chapter is designed to locally promote this field where matter is manipulated at the atomic and molecular scale to create new manufactured products.