Archived News — December 2008

Hussain UH Professor Elected to Board of Directors for Texas Academy
December 19, 2008
The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) announced Dec. 19 Fazle Hussain, Hugh Roy & Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of Mechanical...
Professor Dmitri Litvinov, director of the Center for Integrated Nanosystems, received a high field vibrating sample magnetormeter (shown above)—one of three instruments donated to the center by Seagate Technology LLC—to further the study of magnetic nanodevices. Photo by Tom Shea. College to Benefit From Major Research Instruments Donated by Seagate
December 17, 2008
Seagate Technology LLC has donated sophisticated research equipment, designed to measure and characterize magnetic materials and devices, to the University of Houston Cullen...
Rehan Momin (back row, second from left), senior electrical engineering major, is pictured with his design team at the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers national conference. The team captured first place in the organization's Extreme Engineering Challege, a competition challenging students to design a water supply system for an impoverished country. Photo courtesy of SHPE. Extreme Engineering
December 16, 2008
Cullen College student takes home first place in rigorous round-the-clock competition Rehan Momin, a senior electrical engineering major, was among a group of students last month...
Photo by Thomas Shea UH Fuel Cell Research Highlighted by NSF
December 15, 2008
The National Science Foundation recently highlighted fuel cell catalyst research being conducted by an assistant professor in the University of Houston Cullen College of...
Martinez Study by UH, Texas A&M Professors to Explore Bone Loss in Astronauts
December 15, 2008
Missions to the moon to build a lunar outpost and later excursions to Mars requiring longer commitments by astronauts are among the trips topping NASA’s forthcoming itinerary. To...
Martinez NFL Grant Supports Gene Therapy Study to Benefit Athletes
December 10, 2008
A treatment being developed by two University of Houston researchers could allow athletes playing in the National Football League a faster return to the field after injury. With...
Photo by Thomas Shea Professor Inducted as a Distinguished Member of ASCE
December 9, 2008
Jerry R. Rogers, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, was presented with one of the American Society of Civil Engineers highest national honors at the ASCE...
Coleman Rink, a freshman biomedical engineering major, rigs his team's contraption for a class demonstration. The machine was designed to feed a goldfish remotely. Photo by Thomas Shea. Students Demonstrate Curious Inventions During End of Semester Presentation
December 8, 2008
Unlike the light bulb or the computer, inventions on display in one Cullen College of Engineering classroom last week will never be mass-produced for the American home. A rough...
Photo by Thomas Shea Forward Progress
December 1, 2008
Lab machinist one of two in family to supply necessary components for civil lab experiments The light that’s managed to trickle in through the worn windows of the Y Building has...