University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

Archived News — September 2017

Zheng Chen is putting more muscle into artificial muscles Zheng Chen Wins NSF CAREER Award to Make Artificial Muscles More Lifelike
September 28, 2017
An engineer with the University of Houston has received a $500,000 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation to develop artificial muscle and tendons for dexterous,...
Fatemeh Ahmadpoor Cullen College Grad Students Track Down the Elusive Gaussian Modulus
September 28, 2017
Two Cullen College mechanical engineering doctoral students have found a way to determine and understand the often-elusive Gaussian curvature modulus, a critically important...
UH Chemical Engineering Grads Earn Highest Starting Salaries in the U.S.
September 27, 2017
In addition to being among the top-ranked chemical engineering programs in the country, alumni of the UH Cullen College’s department of chemical and biomolecular engineering have...
Yanan Wang, a post-doctoral researcher at UH, is co-first author on a paper describing the discovery of a new principle of optofluidics Unexpected Discovery Leads to New Theory of Liquid Streaming
September 27, 2017
UH Researchers Generate a Liquid Stream with a Pulsed Laser Researchers at the University of Houston were studying the nonlinear transmission of light through an aqueous...
Stanko Brankovic Engineering Professors Discover Fundamental Effect in Monolayer Catalysts
September 26, 2017
Two professors at the UH Cullen College of Engineering have discovered that size is critical to the performance of the monolayers of catalysts, the fundamental substance that...
Ganesh Thakur, director of Energy Industrial Partnerships and Distinguished Professor of Petroleum Engineering at UH, is leading a project to demonstrate using carbon dioxide to enhance oil recovery in partnership with Oil India Ltd. UH Researchers Begin Carbon Capture Project with Oil India
September 25, 2017
Researchers from the University of Houston have begun a $1.4 million project to demonstrate using carbon dioxide captured from nearby petrochemical plants to boost oil recovery in...
Michael Harold, chairman of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, will lead a $2.1 million project to find new catalytic materials for a more efficient engine. Removing the Roadblocks to a More Efficient Car Engine
September 20, 2017
UH-Led Team is Developing Next-Generation Catalytic Technology to Cut Emissions Almost 160 years after the invention of the internal combustion engine, a new type of engine –...
What’s in the Water? Hurricane Harvey Renews Attention to UH Research on Galveston Bay Pollutants
September 15, 2017
In the days after Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas Gulf Coast, thousands of evacuated families returned to their homes to survey the flood damage and begin the long road to...
Artificial ‘Skin’ Gives Robotic Hand a Sense of Touch
September 13, 2017
UH Researchers Discover New Form of Stretchable Electronics, Sensors and Skins A team of researchers from the University of Houston has reported a breakthrough in stretchable...
Jerrod Henderson PROMES Director Jerrod Henderson Earns Inspiring STEM Leader Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine
September 8, 2017
Each year INSIGHT Into Diversity, a magazine and website devoted to increasing and embracing diversity in higher education, recognizes leaders from underrepresented groups who are...