University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

Archived News — March 2017

Ryan Poling-Skutvik examines a nanocomposite made of polystyrene grafted to silica particles Strong as Metal, Yet Lightweight Nanocomposite Materials from the Mind of Ph.D. Student
March 30, 2017
Ryan Poling-Skutvik, a Ph.D. candidate in chemical and biomolecular engineering at the Cullen College, took first place in the graduate student poster competition at the Society...
Rawan Almallahi is packing for graduate school with a NSF fellowship in her bag NSF Graduate Research Fellow is Cullen College Senior
March 30, 2017
The chances of not winning a National Science Foundation (NSF) research fellowship are much greater than walking off with the coveted award. The odds go down substantially if you’...
Sponsor Cynthia Oliver Coleman (left) with winner Tam Nguyen Women in Engineering Become Women in Red at Spring Event
March 30, 2017
The Cullen College played host to the 3rd Women in Engineering spring event on March 8. The free event was funded by alumna Cynthia Oliver Coleman, P.E. (BSChE ’71). The event...
Faceoff: Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal and his brain control interface cap National Science Foundation Honors Scientists, like Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal, who Support Troops
March 29, 2017
In honoring scientists who support U.S. troops, the National Science Foundation (NSF) shined a light on UH Cullen College engineer Jose Contreras-Vidal for his work improving...
Konstantinos Kostarelos with his prototype that electro-kinetically removes sludge and gunk from crude oil pipes UH Engineer Creates New Technology to Keep Oil Flowing
March 28, 2017
Konstantinos Kostarelos, associate professor in petroleum engineering, is building a new device to address the issue of blockage inside crude oil pipes. It’s a big problem in the...
James can manipulate the size and position of a hologram — in this case, a three-dimensional topographic map. Photo courtesy of Evan James Senior’s Hologram Software Could be Used to Augment Reality
March 24, 2017
This article was originally published in the Daily Cougar. Please click here to read the article on the Daily Cougar website.   Wearing a bulky version of La Forge’s visor from “...
Debora Rodrigues (left) and Yandi Hu hold mesh polyamide filter they will modify to advance water purification UH Engineers Join Forces to Transform Water Purification System
March 23, 2017
When it comes to clean water, Yandi Hu and Debora Rodrigues have a thirst for it. Hu, UH assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, works with Flint, Michigan on...
Lifetime Achievement Award — Charles A. Beyer Engineering Alumni Association Announces 2017 Gala Honorees
March 23, 2017
The 2017 UH Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala will be held at the Bayou City Event Center on Thursday, June 8, 2017. The annual event, hosted by the Engineering...
Breaking limits: Hadi Ghasemi at the controls Hadi Ghasemi Creates New Material, Breaks Limits of Leidenfrost Phenomenon
March 13, 2017
UH engineer Hadi Ghasemi, Bill D. Cook Assistant Professor of mechanical engineering, is set to change history with his invention of a new material that provides efficient heat...
PHOTOS: John Rogers Shares the Future of Soft Electronics for the Human Body at Engineering Rockwell Lecture
March 10, 2017
Imagine an electronic “tattoo” on your skin that could continuously monitor your health, or tiny, biocompatible sensors that could treat a traumatic brain injury at the site. It...