With more than 74,000 metric tons of used nuclear fuel stored at locations around the United States, ensuring the safety of moving it to more secure disposal sites is a top federal priority.
A University of Houston engineer will lead a $3 million, multi-institution effort to develop monitoring techniques to ensure the nuclear materials remain stable during transit under both normal conditions and in case of an accident.
Faculty, staff, and colleagues of the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering gathered last week to honor fourteen members of the National Academy of Engineering.
UH President Renu Khator and Cullen College of Engineering Dean Joseph W. Tedesco recognized the distinguished group who represent the Cullen College of Engineering at the Wall of Fame Dedication Ceremony. The wall of fame is located in the Engineering Building.
Researchers with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering have won a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation's Major Research Instrumentation Program to acquire one of the most advanced systems in the world for studying how steel and ductile materials deform before rupturing and how concrete and other quasi-brittle materials fail due to progressive cracking.
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.
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.