University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

Archived News — November 2016

Venkat Selvamanickam, MD Anderson Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering, will use a $4.5 million grant from the Department of Energy to improve superconductor manufacturing. DOE Awards $4.5M to UH Engineer to Speed Manufacturing of Superconductor Wires for Next-Generation Machines
November 28, 2016
With their potential for big savings through increased energy efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions, interest in improving the manufacturing of superconductor wire is at...
Bertha “Bo” Lohec, a friend to engineering Cullen College Alumnus Honors Wife with Endowment
November 23, 2016
When Bertha “Bo” Lohec passed away on Nov. 1, her husband, UH mechanical engineering alumnus Ron Lohec, knew the perfect tribute – an endowment to the UH Cullen College to help...
PHOTOS: H. David Hibbitt Rockwell Lecture
November 23, 2016
Computer simulation software allows engineers to predict how certain materials will perform under specific – and often extreme – conditions. For instance, major advances in...
In the blood lab, where everything seems cast in red, are from left, Sergey Shevkoplyas, associate professor of biomedical engineering, and post doc fellows Hui Xia and Briony Strachan The Clot Thickens: UH Engineer's New Method To Help Keep Donated Blood Supply Safe
November 22, 2016
Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood, according to America’s Blood Centers, generating a fundamental need to keep the blood supply healthy. A significant...
Ferhat Alkan (L), Houston's Turkish consul general, visits with biomedical Professor Sergy Shevkoplyas Turkish Consul General Visits Cullen College’s Biomedical Engineering Department
November 21, 2016
Cullen College’s biomedical engineering department was host to Houston’s Turkish consul general on Nov. 1. Ferhat Alkan met professors and visited labs before having lunch with a...
Pinar Kanlikilicer is fighting to end ovarian cancer with her discovery How Ovarian Cancer Can Kill Itself – Discovered by UH Engineer
November 18, 2016
A 2013 graduate of the UH biomedical engineering doctoral program, now completing her fellowship at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, has discovered the existence of a tumor suppressor...
Assistant Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Hyongki Lee teaching in Vietnam. Photo courtesy SERVIR GLOBAL In Vietnam, UH Engineer Hyongki Lee Trains Stakeholders to use Satellite Data for Managing Water
November 16, 2016
Selected by NASA to help manage water for Indochina, Assistant Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Hyongki Lee is now teaching them how to do it without him. Lee is the...
Electrical and computer engineering Associate Professor Wei-Chuan Shih and his DotLens technology The Media Comes Calling: Excitement Over Invention That Turns Smartphone into a Microscope
November 16, 2016
An invention by a University of Houston engineer that turns your smartphone into a microscope, allowing it to detect whether your pond water is healthy, is getting attention in...
PHOTOS: UH Engineering Celebrates 75th Anniversary and Homecoming
November 16, 2016
Friends of the UH Cullen College of Engineering gathered for barbeque, drinks and games to celebrate the college’s 75th anniversary and gear up for the 2016 UH Football Homecoming...
Always thinking, always inventing: Professor Aaron Becker in his lab Targeted Treatment Possible with UH Engineer’s Discovery
November 15, 2016
The same technology that powers MRI scanners to see inside your body may soon be used to deliver targeted treatments for a variety of diseases and conditions. Electrical and...