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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.

Song Wins Research Award from UH


The University of Houston has awarded Gangbing Song, professor of mechanical engineering in the Cullen College of Engineering, a 2012 Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award.

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

Professor Developing Patch for Repairing Cracked Steel


Mina Dawood, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering with the Cullen College of Engineering, recently received a three-year, $300,000 grant from National Science Foundation to develop a new method of repairing cracks in steel structures such as bridges.

Engineering Faculty Among Those From UH to Receive State ARP Funding

UH was one of 24 institutions that received money from the Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program in April.

A competitive, peer-reviewed grant program funding science and engineering research projects by faculty members at Texas higher education institutions, more than $15 million was given out this year.

Technology Being Developed in UH Lab Could Put an End to Icy Commutes

Mechanical engineering graduate student Christiana Chang holds a sheet of carbon nanofiber paper she is embedding in concrete in an effort to create self-heating roads. Photo by Thomas Shea.

Christiana Chang lives where temperatures rarely dip low enough to produce snow let alone ice.

Yet in a lab at the University of Houston she is in the midst of perfecting something that just may garner a smile from those in regions where wintery weather wreaks havoc on commutes.

Self-heating roads.

Area High School Students Get Look At UH Engineering

In one of the day’s activities, Haichang Gu, a post-doc researching under Mechanical Engineering Professor Gangbing Song, used a Smart Vibration Platform to demonstrate how smart materials can be used to stabilize structure.

Houston-area high school seniors toured UH Cullen College of Engineering April 25 as part of a Shadow Day organized by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The event, the first of its kind on the engineering campus, brought 16 students and three teachers from Sam Rayburn and J. Frank Dobie high schools to the college for an in-depth look into the field.

College Hosts Prospective Students During Pre-Engineering Day

About 175 students from five area high schools visited the University of Houston last Friday to learn more engineering as a college major.

The event, dubbed Pre-Engineering Day, was held in conjunction with National Engineers Week and organized by the Office of Undergraduate Recruitment and Retention. According to Julie Trenor, director of the office and an assistant professor with UH’s Cullen College of Engineering, the day is dedicated to student outreach and recruitment.

UH Engineering Professor Presents State-of-the Art Smart Materials at ME Conference

Gangbing Song, associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Houston, recently presented his state-of-the-art smart materials research and their applications at the 18th Annual Mechanical Engineering Conference at the Instituto Technologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico last month.

Cullen College of Engineering Hosted 40 Highly Qualified High School Students to an Honor E Day

Over 40 high school juniors and seniors from around the state had the opportunity to meet world-class faculty and discover the advantages of earning an engineering degree from the University of Houston at the Cullen College of Engineering's Honor E Day Oct. 30.

Students participated in three lab demonstrations, campus tours and discussions with faculty. The day was concluded with tailgating activities with the Engineering Alumni Association and watching UH beat Tulane.

UH Engineering Professor Develops Intelligent Systems that Presage Tomorrow's Technology

Gangbing Song, associate professor of mechanical engineering, and his colleagues are working on new applications for smart materials and intelligent systems—projects that will take us deep into the future of technological advances. The merger of artificial intelligence, neural networking and a deepening understanding of the connection between electricity and structural properties are bringing futuristic visions of technology closer to reality.