University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

Archived News — June 2017

ECE Professor Receives Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award
June 28, 2017
Xiaonan Shan, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, received the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU...
Transforming Supersonic Aircraft for Commercial Use
June 28, 2017
Supersonic aircraft travel faster than the speed of sound but these planes aren’t likely candidates for commercial use because of their supersonic noise. Mechanical engineering...
Stanko Brankovic's work in electrochemicals electrifies leading organization Stanko Brankovic Wins Top Award in Field of Chemical Engineering
June 28, 2017
If there were Academy Awards in the field of electrochemical material science, Stanko Brankovic, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Cullen College...
UH and Dalian power team: (l-r)  Keh-Han Wang, UH professor of CEE and director of the civil engineering graduate program, UH's Roberto Ballarini, Thomas and Laura Hsu Professor and department chair and Yuqing Sun, DMU president Cullen College of Engineering Joins Forces With Maritime University
June 27, 2017
In April, representatives of the University of Houston’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) traveled to Dalian Maritime University (DMU) in Dalian, People’s...
Tianfu Wu's lab has created a tool so sensitive it can detect biomolecules Finding Disease and Toxins Early: Tianfu Wu’s Laboratory Creates Ultra-Sensitive Detection Tool
June 27, 2017
Tianfu Wu used to dream of the day when cancer could be detected long before it was diagnosed. Now he sees that day dawning because of a system his research group created called...
Groundbreaking Malaria Study by UH Engineers Opens the Door to New, More Effective Drug Therapies
June 26, 2017
In 2015 the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine went to Chinese scientist Youyou Tu for her discovery of a novel malaria treatment rooted in traditional Chinese medicine. Tu...
Alief ISD Students Donate Prosthetic Hands to UH eNABLE Chapter
June 23, 2017
Inspired by the UH chapter of eNABLE, a group that provides 3D-printed prosthetic hands to those in need, Alief ISD students spent their summer days designing and building...
Christine Ehlig-Economides Chairs TAMEST Shale Task Force on Environmental and Community Impacts of Shale Development in Texas
June 22, 2017
The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) released findings Monday from its Shale Task Force, chaired by UH petroleum engineering professor and National...
Andrea Prosperetti with one his many accomplishments Cullen College Engineer Wins International Acclaim From Organization Whose Early Membership Included Galileo
June 21, 2017
For much of his career, Andrea Prosperetti has been called “Mr. Bubble” by his students for his intense focus on multiphase flows including bubble dynamics and cavitation, the...
Powering up: Saeedeh Abbasi (center) works to restore power with the help Gino Lim and Masoud Barati Taking The Reins of Power (Over Power) Wins Best Paper Award for Cullen College Team
June 19, 2017
Whether you’ve suffered through a major Houston hurricane, flood event or momentary glitch in the power grid, no doubt you understand the severity of a power blackout. And lest...