University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

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Party, Exercise, Repeat: Can Exercise Protect the Brain From the Effects of Binge Drinking?

Dr. Badri Roysam and Dr. Leigh Leasure look over brain images with a graduate student researcher.

If you’ve ever lived through a hangover, you are probably already familiar with the unpleasant, lingering side effects that a night of binge drinking can have on the brain: when you wake up the next day, the sunlight seeping through your window burns your retinas, your brain feels like it’s coated with goo and it’s impossible to focus, let alone think.

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.

Professor Wins $2.1M R01 Award for Cancer Research


A professor with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has won a grant worth approximately $2.1 million to study the best ways to modify human immune cells to fight against cancer.

ECE Professor Ovidiu Crisan Retires


Friends, colleagues and students of Professor Ovidiu Crisan celebrated his career achievements at a retirement luncheon this month.

Crisan came to the Cullen College of Engineering as a visiting professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Two years later he was promoted to professor, a position he held for 26 years.

Tissue Analysis Gets Boost from Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration


A cross-disciplinary collaboration between faculty at the UH Cullen College of Engineering and Duke University has opened up new avenues for cancer research and other clinical investigations.

This collaboration is centered on the FARSIGHT software suite, developed by a group led by Badrinath Roysam, chair of the college's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

ECE Hosts Graduate Research Conference

For engineers to have successful careers as researchers, either in academia or industry, they need more than just skills in the laboratory. Almost as important is the ability to effectively, even compellingly, explain their work and why it matters.

Professor Leading Multi-Institution Neural Implant Research Effort


Prosthetic limbs that can be controlled by the mind aren’t the stuff of science fiction any more. Such devices, which users operate through a neural implant that translates signals from the brain to the prosthetic, have been shown to work in laboratories around the world, while testing on human patients is just getting underway.

New Chair Named for Electrical and Computer Engineering


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Roysam to boost neuroscience research at UH.

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has named Badrinath "Badri" Roysam from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute the new chair of the department of electrical and computer engineering, effective Oct. 1. In addition to his administrative role, Roysam will serve as Hugh and Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor.