University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

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Cullen College Faculty, Staff Honored for Excellence

UH Cullen College of Engineering faculty and staff were honored for outstanding performance in teaching, research and service at the college’s Spring 2012 Faculty-Staff meeting on May 2. President Renu Khator addressed the group with a special message of her vision for the college, and Dean Joseph Tedesco discussed the college’s progress in a number of areas.

23rd Annual Engineering Golf Tournament Raises Money for Cullen College

Dean Joseph Tedesco accepts a $25,000 check from Professor Larry Witte, chair of the UH Engineering Golf Committee. Photo by Tom Shea.

The UH Cullen College of Engineering hosted its 23rd Annual Golf Tournament at Sienna Plantation Golf Course on Monday, April 9. More than 25 teams registered to play in the tournament, which raises money for the college.

Larry Witte, professor of mechanical engineering and golf tournament chair, presented a $25,000 check to Dean Joseph Tedesco for student scholarships. Over the course of the tournament's history, some $100,000 has been raised for the college.

College’s Freshman Enrollment up 25 percent

Total enrollment has grown more than 40 percent over the last five years at the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

This year’s cohort of freshman students at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering shouldn’t have much trouble finding a good study group. With a class that’s more than 25 percent larger than last year, there will be plenty of people to cram with when the first tests come around.

UH Dedicates Petroleum Engineering Building

Leaders from the University of Houston and the energy industry celebrated the official dedication of the ConocoPhillips Petroleum Engineering Building.

The building is located at the University of Houston’s Energy Research Park, a 74-acre space just minutes from UH’s campus. When fully developed, the park will serve as the center of the university’s energy–related research and education.

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.

"Father of Chemical Engineering" Neal Amundson Passes Away

Neal Amundson, Cullen Professor Emeritus of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Professor of Mathematics, passed away yesterday at the age of 95.

"We are deeply saddened at the great loss of Neal Amundson to our UH community and to chemical engineering education and research," said Dean Joseph Tedesco. "His impact to UH and the profession have been, and will continue to be, extremely profound."

Professor Commissed as Naval Campus Liaison Officer

Lawrence Schulze, professor of industrial engineering, is commissed as the regional Naval Campus Liaison Officer.

A University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering professor last week was commissioned in the Naval active reserve as a Campus Liaison Officer (CLO).

Lawrence Schulze, associate professor of industrial engineering, became the first CLO for the university since 2001, a post held by John Matthews, a manager for the Cullen College’s PROMES program.

Omron Gift Supports Senior Design, Scholarships

The Omron Foundation has given $27,500 to the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering to establish an endowed scholarship for students and to support Capstone Design, a course for senior engineering majors.

The gift was made possible through the efforts of Houston-based Omron Oilfield and Marine, one of the Omron companies that funds the foundation.

Cullen College Adds Two More National Academy Members to Faculty

Drawing top researchers to its already outstanding faculty roster is an ongoing effort at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering. These professors help grow the university’s overall research expenditures and improve the success rates of its undergraduate and graduate students – both essential to UH’s drive to earn recognition as a Tier One research university.

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.

Biomedical Engineering Doctoral Program Approved


The University of Houston Health Initiative has received a major boost from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, which recently approved the establishment of a doctoral program in biomedical engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

DOE Grant to Establish Wind Facility


Researchers to develop, test large wind turbine blades for offshore use

Efforts by the University of Houston to become a national leader in offshore wind technology received a huge boost from the U.S. Department of Energy, which recently awarded university researchers $2.3 million to establish a testing facility.

For Second Consecutive Year: Engineering Professor Earns Highest UH Honor

Stuart Long is the seventh professor in college history to win the Esther Farfel Award. Photo by Thomas Shea

Long seventh in college history to receive Esther Farfel Award

Behind most great leaders there is a great mentor. In Stuart Long’s case, there were four.

Each of these educators encouraged Long to dream big, and ultimately influenced his successful career as a professor and researcher at the University of Houston.

New Director Named to Lead College's Petroleum Engineering Program


A longtime Shell researcher has been appointed to lead the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering's petroleum engineering program in training the next generation technical workforce.

Thomas K. Holley, a senior staff geophysicist with the global energy and petrochemical company, will begin work at UH April 1. He will succeed Ray Flumerfelt who has served as director of the program since fall 2008.

Governor Presents UH With Grant to Advance Superconductivity in Texas


New applied research hub to push commercialization of superconductor technology

The University of Houston has received a five-year, $3.6 million grant from the state’s Emerging Technology Fund to aid in the development and commercialization of products based on high-temperature superconductors.

BP Annual Gift to Support Wind Lab, Students

UH Cullen College of Engineering alumni Gabriel Cuadra (1988 BSChE) and Lizzie Nguyen (2006 BSChE) present Dean Joseph Tedesco and Russell Dunlavy, director of development, a check for $85,500 to support the college's Wind Energy Undergraduate Experiment as well as its departments and student organizations.

As part of an annual contribution to the University of Houston, BP representatives presented a $85,500 check to Dean Joseph Tedesco last week in support of Cullen College of Engineering educational initiatives.

Cullen College Student Enrollment Increases For Fall Semester

Photo by Thomas Shea

Student enrollment at the University of Houston Cullen College Engineering rose 8 percent from last year’s fall semester, according to a final enrollment report.

Close to 216 more student’s filled seats at the college for an overall head count of 2,781. This growth was consistent across the college’s six departments.