University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

Archived News — November 2017

Researchers Map Brain Activity to Improve Prosthetic Design
November 30, 2017
UH Engineers Report New Insights into the Brain’s Role in Walking High-tech prosthetics allow amputees to engage more fully in everyday life, even to compete in sporting...
DIY: Scientists Release a How-To for Building a Smartphone Microscope
November 28, 2017
People with a Smartphone and 3-D Printer Could Perform Sophisticated Lab Work Add one more thing to the list of tasks your smartphone can perform. University of Houston...
“I almost feel I have given birth to two babies,” says grad student Sana Krichen. Her son Youssef Khadimallah, now 10 months old, holds his mother’s just-published article about the role electromagnetism plays in some animal species’ navigation skills. The article was first submitted to the journal Physical Review E at the time Krichen learned she was pregnant and – after much back-and-forth with reviewers – was released October 4. Talk to the Animals: Mechanical Engineering Grad Student Studies Animal Kingdom’s Master Navigators
November 21, 2017
Sana Krichen thinks often like a bat – and a shark, and a sea turtle, and several types of birds. For Krichen, who is a doctoral candidate in mechanical engineering, understanding...
Joseph W. Tedesco, left, presents plaque to Engineering Rockwell lecturer Ronald Larson PHOTOS: Ronald Larson Engineering Rockwell Lecture
November 20, 2017
How do you describe materials that aren’t quite liquids, gases or solids? More importantly, how do you model these materials? That’s a big question for scientists and engineers...
Engineering Students Sweep Graduate Research & Scholarship Projects (GRaSP) Day
November 20, 2017
Each year the University of Houston’s Graduate School and Office of the Provost invite all graduate students to showcase their groundbreaking research at the annual Graduate...
Megan Robertson, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is coauthor of an article in the latest issue of Science, reporting that research is improving society's ability to recycle plastic waste Scientific Advances Can Make it Easier to Recycle Plastics
November 17, 2017
Researchers Say Emerging Technologies Could Greatly Reduce Plastic Waste Most of the 150 million tons of plastics produced around the world every year end up in landfills, the...
Petroleum engineering alumnus Stuart Filler donated the first library to the petroleum engineering department Alumnus Donates First Library to Petroleum Engineering Department
November 16, 2017
Since earning his master’s degree in petroleum engineering from the UH Cullen College in 1986 Stuart Filler has witnessed his alma mater undergo many positive transformations,...
Mohammad Reza Abidian's research appears on the cover of the October issue of Advanced Materials A Better Way to Make Organic Bioelectronics and Neural Interfaces: Journal Features UH Engineer’s Research on Cover and in Video
November 15, 2017
In October a UH biomedical engineer reported a new fabrication technique for biocompatible bioelectronics that allows more precise tuning of the electrical performance, along...
Andrea Albright will present her award-winning wave research using NASA's hyperwall at the upcoming AGU Conference Making Waves: Grad Student's Wave Research Earns AGU Award
November 15, 2017
It’s a common human experience: Sitting on a beach, watching as the waves lap against the sand. You feel your worries start to melt away as your mind focuses on the breaking waves...
Joseph Tedesco (right), Dean of the Cullen College, poses with his wife Sue (middle) and Nayeli Martinez, a member of the UH Society of Automotive Engineers PHOTOS: 2017 Engineering Homecoming Celebration
November 7, 2017
Students, faculty, alumni and friends of the UH Cullen College of Engineering gathered for breakfast tacos, drinks and games to celebrate the 2017 Engineering Homecoming and gear...