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Al-Ubaidi, Ardebili honored by Faculty Excellence Awards

Muayyad Al-Ubaidi, Ph.D., a professor of Biomedical Engineering, was one of three faculty members chosen for the Moores Professorship.
Muayyad Al-Ubaidi, Ph.D., a professor of Biomedical Engineering, was one of three faculty members chosen for the Moores Professorship.
Haleh Ardebili, Ph.D., a professor of Mechanical Engineering was one of three professors recognized with the Undergraduate Research Mentor Award.
Haleh Ardebili, Ph.D., a professor of Mechanical Engineering was one of three professors recognized with the Undergraduate Research Mentor Award.

A pair of Cullen College of Engineering professors have been honored in the University of Houston's 2021 Faculty Excellence Awards.

Muayyad Al-Ubaidi, Ph.D., a professor of Biomedical Engineering, was one of three faculty members chosen for the Moores Professorship. The five-year, renewable professorship is awarded to faculty in recognition of outstanding teaching, research and service. Last year, Stuart Long of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department earned the distinction. The award comes with an annual stipend of $10,000 for five years.

Haleh Ardebili, Ph.D., Bill D. Cook Professor of Mechanical Engineering, was also one of three professors recognized with the Undergraduate Research Mentor Award. The award recognizes the mentorship efforts of UH faculty at all stages of their careers, and faculty who are making a significant impact in their field by supporting and mentoring undergraduate students in research and scholarship endeavors. Professor must demonstrate at least five years of involvement to receive the award.

The Faculty Excellence Awards are administered by the University of Houston's Office of the Provost. The Teaching Excellence Awards Committee – composed of faculty, students and alumni – reviewed the nominations and made recommendations to Provost Paula Myrick Short, the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

For more information about the awards and a list of previous winners, visit here.

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