Archived News — April 2020

Using alcohol and marijuana together has become an unforeseen consequence of normalization of marijuana, and it can be damaging to unborn children when pregnant mothers ingest both. Does Cannabis Use Amplify the Effect of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Vice Versa?
April 28, 2020
An unforeseen consequence of normalization of marijuana use is that adolescents and adults of childbearing age are increasingly engaged in a practice of Simultaneous Alcohol and...
Harish Krishnamoorthy is leading a $2.5 million effort to develop compact electronic power systems. Harnessing the Power of Gallium Nitride and Machine Learning
April 27, 2020
Military installations, especially on ships and aircraft, require robust power electronics systems to operate radar and other equipment, but there is limited space onboard....
SICSA's Bannova earns ASCE Outstanding Technical Contribution Award
April 24, 2020
For a prestigious career featuring more than two decades of research, and 60 papers and presentations, University of Houston professor Dr. Olga Bannova has been named the winner...
David Mayerich, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation to develop a software platform to produce searchable digital atlases of whole organs at the cellular level. Searchable Atlases of High-Resolution 3-D Images Would Offer New Tool for Researchers, Clinicians
April 23, 2020
Researchers at the University of Houston last year reported a new imaging method capable of producing fast and inexpensive three-dimensional images, offering the potential to more...
Researchers will use a $1.89 million grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to determine how to reconcile images collected by drone with more precise images, allowing them to better understand how terrain has changed over time. Image: Canva UH Researchers Improving Resolution in 3D Data Collected by Drones
April 21, 2020
Drones have become a quick and relatively inexpensive way to capture on-the-ground images of geographic areas, offering valuable information to soldiers and others. But those...
Ryan Poling-Skutvik, a 2018 graduate of the Chemical Engineering doctoral program, has been tabbed for a tenure-track position at the University of Rhode Island. Alum Poling-Skutvik tapped for tenure-track position at URI
April 16, 2020
When Ryan Poling-Skutvik enrolled at the University of Houston in 2013 to pursue a doctorate in Chemical Engineering, he did so because of the school's proximity to industry, not...
UH assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, Rose Faghih, is developing algorithms to enhance smartwatches to deliver information about emotional and cognitive states. For her project, Faghih won the prestigious CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation. Adapting Smartwatches to Improve Distance Learning and Health
April 13, 2020
Rose Faghih Wins NSF CAREER Award for MINDWATCH Proposal   As schools and universities around the globe pivot to online teaching, and millions of students stare at screens during...
Pradeep Sharma, a mechanical engineer at the University of Houston, has been selected for a Guggenheim Fellowship, this year’s only recipient in the engineering category. UH Engineer Awarded Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship
April 13, 2020
Pradeep Sharma is Studying Link Between the Physics of Hearing and the Ability to Interpret Music   Pradeep Sharma, a mechanical engineer at the University of Houston, has been...
Odo earns first place with 'rare event' paper
April 10, 2020
Chiwetalu Peter Odo, a senior Industrial Engineering undergraduate student, was the first-place winner in the IISE South Central Undergraduate Student Technical Paper Competition...
Harish Krishnamoorthy, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at UH, is creating a roadmap to boost the development of 5G networks. New $1M Hardware Project Would Boost 5G Networks
April 9, 2020
There are big advantages to 5G networks. In addition to faster speeds, 5G offers greater bandwidth and network capacity, paving the way for a future of driverless cars, connected...

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