CULLEN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

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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

Holley

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

Selvamanickam

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.

Founding Chair Named to Department of Biomedical Engineering

Metin Akay, recently named founding chair of the college's new department of biomedical engineering, shares his vision for the future of biomedical sciences at University of Houston at BioHouston's August Breakfast Forum on Aug. 21, 2009. Photo by Thomas Shea.

Internationally known researcher, educator from ASU to fill spot

Metin Akay has been tasked with leading the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering’s new Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Akay, officially designated as founding chair at BioHouston’s Breakfast Forum Aug. 21, will use his nearly two decades experience to establish the first new department at the college in more than 35 years.

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.

SPE Section Pledges First Professorship in Petroleum Engineering

In support of the University of Houston’s expanding petroleum engineering program, the Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast Section has committed $250,000 to establish a professorship.

The first of its kind for the program, the SPE-Gulf Coast Section College Endowed Professorship in Petroleum Engineering will support efforts to broaden course offerings, enhance community outreach and spearhead new research by a Cullen College of Engineering faculty member.

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.

UH’S Leadership in Creation of Ship Channel Security District Commended

Photo by Thomas Shea.

Southwest Public Safety Technology Center Key in Forging Public-Private Partnership

The University of Houston is being credited with playing a pivotal role in the creation of the Houston Ship Channel Security District, which was approved unanimously by Harris County Commissioners Court on Tuesday morning and was publicly announced at a news conference today.

College Holds Annual Spring Commencement Ceremony

Graduate Tony Kim with his family and friends last Friday at the UH Cullen College of Engineering commencement ceremony. Photo by Tom Shea

Every graduate of the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has a story to tell.

There’s Tony Kim who set out to make his mark on the world early through volunteering and internships. While Anne Schneider had her nose-to-the-grind-stone as she balanced a heavy class load with full-time work.

And then there’s Michael Fernandez who traveled the world with the UH Honor’s College and gave his time to student and professional organizations.

Engineering Faculty Recognized for Teaching, Research

Dean Joseph Tedesco recognized UH Cullen College of Engineering faculty members for outstanding teaching and research during the 2008-2009 academic year at the college's Spring Faculty/Staff Meeting.

ChE Professor Captures Top University Honor

Economou

Much of Demetre Economou’s career has been spent ahead of the curve.

He’s led the research world in atomic layer etching and developed a promising nanofabrication technique expected to give researchers the ability to mass-produce nanotech devices.

College to Launch New Petroleum Engineering Undergraduate Degree

More challenging for the petroleum industry than finding new ways to extract hard-to-reach resources may be locating the people to do it.

At the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, a bachelor’s degree option in petroleum engineering is being launched this fall to counteract the critical shortage of talent needed to replace the industry’s aging workforce.

Krishnamoorti Named Department Chair, APS Fellow

Krishnamoorti

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has appointed Professor Ramanan Krishnamoorti to serve as chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

Board Approves New Biomedical Engineering Department at UH

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved the establishment of the department of biomedical engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering.

The first department added at the college in more than 35 years, officials said it could be implemented as early as spring 2009.

Engineering Faculty Recognized for Teaching, Research

Dean Joseph Tedesco recognized UH Cullen College of Engineering faculty members for outstanding teaching and research during the 2007-2008 academic year at the college's Spring Faculty/Staff Meeting on April 29.

UH Names New Engineering Dean

Joseph W. Tedesco, Ph.D., P.E.

The University of Houston has named Joseph W. Tedesco the sixth dean of the Cullen College of Engineering, effective Jan. 1, 2008.

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