University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

Archived News — July 2017

Harvesting Earthquake Fault Slip From Laser Images of Napa's Vineyards
July 31, 2017
UH civil and environmental engineering Professor Craig Glennie assisted in a new U.S. Geological Survey-led study that finds deformation below the Earth’s surface caused by...
UH Power program in the hands of the electrifying Kaushik Rajashekara The Man Who Helped Plug in Commercial Electric Cars is Plugging Away at the UH Power Program
July 28, 2017
There are many ways to describe electrical and computer engineering Professor Kaushik Rajashekara, who heads the Cullen College power and energy systems program and is director of...
More than just playing with rocks: Egor Dontsov with some shale Egor Dontsov: Tips for the Fracking Industry
July 28, 2017
In the world of hydraulic fracturing, where subterranean fractures are forced open to extract oil or gas, much is done before the drill meets the earth. Research to pinpoint the...
Award winner at the conference: Sara Pouladi (2nd from left) with (from left) Thomas Vandervelde of Tufts University, Emily Warren of National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Kyle Montgomery of the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. Student Brings Home Poster Prize
July 28, 2017
Doctoral candidate Sara Pouladi won the Best Poster Award for her work on thin film solar cells at the 44th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference in Washington D.C. Titled “...
UH Engineering Announces Speakers for 2017-18 Rockwell Lecture Series
July 28, 2017
The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has announced its distinguished speakers for the 2017-2018 Rockwell Lecture Series, which brings world-renowned engineers...
Jiming Bao Discovery of Water Splitting Catalyst Could Spell the Future of Clean Energy
July 28, 2017
A UH engineer and Rice University chemist have discovered a single catalyst that can split water into hydrogen and oxygen, producing clean energy. The electrolytic film – a three-...
REU student Kimi Bourland (center) with Haleh Ardebili (left) and Student Mentor Mengying Yuan (right) The Research Experience For Undergrads Inspires Students
July 25, 2017
For ten weeks during the summer, 12 undergraduate students from across the country are getting the chance of a lifetime on the UH campus, becoming engineering researchers in the...
From left to right, Professors Jose L. Contreras-Vidal and Marco Santello pose for a photo with Deans Joseph W. Tedesco and Kyle Squires, of the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering and ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, respectively, at Old Main on the Tempe campus, June 29. Santello and Contreras-Vidal lead the ASU and UH sites for the new National Science Foundation-funded Building Reliable Advancements in Neurotechnology, or BRAIN, an Industry–University Cooperative Research Ce Meeting of the Minds: BRAIN Center Hosts Inaugural Meeting to Brainstorm Future of Neurotechnologies
July 19, 2017
The Building Reliable Advancements in Neurotechnology (BRAIN) Center, an Industry–University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC) dedicated to bringing new neurotechnologies and...
Cullen College Field Trip Yields Crash Course in Civil Engineering for Galena Park High Students
July 19, 2017
Early exposure to the engineering fields can mean all the difference to high school students who are deciding what majors to pursue in college. That’s what inspired Miguel Ramirez...
At the head of the class, Andrea Prosperetti challenges young students Andrea Prosperetti: In A Different Class
July 19, 2017
Andrea Prosperetti, Distinguished Professor of mechanical engineering, takes pride in discovering talent in unusual places. Like, for instance, the pool of freshman students at...