University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

Archived News — March 2018

Debora Rodrigues, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is part of an effort to learn more about how bacteria and fungus interact in soil, work that could lead to advances in bioenergy. Researchers Study Fundamental Interactions in Soil Communities
March 13, 2018
DOE-Funded Work Could Lead to Advances in Bioenergy Researchers traditionally have studied individual microorganisms independently of how those organisms interact with their...
Industrial engineering alumnus Victor Zaloom A Passion for Paying it Forward: Q&A With Victor Zaloom
March 13, 2018
Victor Zaloom (Ph.D. IE '70) is a man with interests as broad and deep as the industrial engineering (IE) field in which he works. A professor of industrial engineering at Lamar...
Industrial engineering student Amanda Herrera The Reality of Project-Based Learning
March 13, 2018
Industrial engineering professor Randal Sitton begins his "Engineering Systems Design" class with the same introduction each year: "This is the hardest class you're ever going to...
Yan Yao, a University of Houston engineering professor, wins a Scialog award for his work with batteries. Battery Expert Powers Up With a Scialog Award
March 13, 2018
When it comes to batteries, UH engineer Yan Yao never runs out of award-winning ideas. Yao, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College...
UH engineering researchers made Angewandte Chemie International Edition From Exploding Hoverboards to Tomorrow’s Batteries: UH engineering team lands on front cover of prestigious publication
March 12, 2018
Yan Yao Receives Scialog Award A paper about safer batteries made with organic materials written by a team of researchers at the UH Cullen College of Engineering made the...
Dr. Phaneendra Kondapi, director of the subsea engineering program at the University of Houston. Diving Deep to Launch UH Subsea Engineering to New Heights: Q & A with the New Subsea Program Director
March 12, 2018
When it comes to subsea engineering education, the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has a tradition of taking the lead. UH started the country’s first academic...
Cunjiang Yu, a mechanical engineering professor at the University of Houston, won a 2018 ONR Young Investigator Award UH Researcher Developing Smart Artificial Skin Inspired by Underwater Masters of Camouflage
March 8, 2018
Cunjiang Yu wins 2018 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award   Imagine U.S. Navy divers wearing camouflage ‘skin’ suits and gathering intelligence. They could swim...
Dr. E. May, UH biomedical engineering professor, appointed NSF program director UH Biomedical Engineering Professor Appointed by National Science Foundation as Program Director
March 5, 2018
Researcher says 'Science has no boundaries and it’s exciting to see that in action.'   Elebeoba E. May, associate professor of biomedical engineering at the University of...
How it Works: The Basics of Wind Energy How it Works: The Basics of Wind Energy
March 2, 2018
Have you ever wondered how wind energy is used to generate electricity or how wind turbines work? In a new video series titled “How It Works,” mechanical engineer Daniel Araya...
Navin Varadarajan, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is fighting against cancer by working to improve the effectiveness of T-cell immunotherapy. Chemical Engineer Wins CPRIT to Improve Effectiveness of Cancer Immunotherapy
March 1, 2018
A Cullen College of Engineering professor who is working to find improve treatments for battling cancer received a grant from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of...