University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

Archived News — August 2017

Hurricane Harvey Resource Guide
August 30, 2017
The University of Houston MD Anderson Library is providing a guide to help navigate through the resources available in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and its devastating aftermath....
This schematic shows the structural evolution of titanium disulfide at different stages of intercalation. Interlayers are expanded or distorted as different amounts of pillaring molecules, complex cations and solvents are intercalated into the van der Waals gap of a host material at each stage. Researchers Report Breakthrough in Magnesium Batteries
August 24, 2017
Nanostructured Cathode, Understanding of New Electrolyte Lead to Greater Efficiency Magnesium batteries offer promise for safely powering modern life – unlike traditional lithium...
This image demonstrates conducting polymer microcups used for organic bioelectronics and drug delivery applications.   Credit: Milad Khorrami & Mohammad Reza Abidian, University of Houston   Researchers Report Better Way to Create Organic Bioelectronics
August 24, 2017
New Fabrication Technique Allows More Control Over Electrical Properties With increasing scientific and medical interest in communication with the nervous system, demand is...
A ray of hope: Stacey Louie, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, left, and Debora Rodrigues, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, examining nanoparticles, to find new materials that will break down pollutants and work in sunlight UH Engineers Shedding Light on Water Pollutants
August 23, 2017
It’s no secret that the water supply is constantly inundated with all sorts of waste and chemicals. Some are filtered out, others are not. Think about old, expired medicine you...
Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal, Cullen College professor of electrical and computer engineering Use of Brain-Computer Interface & Virtual Avatar Offers New Hope to Patients with Gait Disabilities
August 23, 2017
Researchers Demonstrate Non-Invasive Method Can Help People Re-Learn to Walk Researchers from the University of Houston have shown for the first time that the use of a brain-...
Clara Palencia presenting her paper at the international SPWLA conference in Oklahoma City Engineering Student Establishing a Model for Shale Oil Reservoirs Brings Home Prize
August 22, 2017
Cullen College doctoral student Clara Palencia’s knowledge about shale earned her second place in the Ph.D. category in the International Student Society of Petrophysicists and...
Chair of Petroleum Engineering Offers Advice in Online Industry Magazine
August 18, 2017
Professor Mohamed Soliman, chair of the Cullen College department of petroleum engineering, is featured in, a leading resource for news about the oil and gas industry...
Cullen College Recruits Leading Researcher In Gynecological Cancers
August 18, 2017
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has awarded UH $2 million to recruit cancer researcher Rohith Reddy, who focuses on next-generation technologies for...
Peter Vekilov, center, with Jeffrey Rimer, left, and Jeremy Palmer, right, in front of the big guns - the atomic force microscopes, NSF Asks UH Engineer to Grow Better Crystals
August 17, 2017
The National Science Foundation has awarded $510,000 to Peter Vekilov, John and Rebecca Moores Professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and chemistry, to conduct the...
Daniel Araya, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, demonstrates how his wind tunnel can generate electricity. Photo courtesy of Michael Ciaglo, Houston Chronicle Staff Is Houston Missing the Next Energy Wave? Houston Chronicle Features the UH Engineers Who Are On the Case
August 15, 2017
Clean energy research in the UH Cullen College of Engineering was the subject of a front page story in last Sunday's Houston Chronicle, which explores why the city of Houston is...