Archived News — November 2020

Researchers from the University of Houston and the Toyota Research Institute of North America have reported a breakthrough in the development of magnesium batteries, allowing them to deliver a power density comparable to that of lithium-ion batteries. Discoveries Highlight New Possibilities for Magnesium Batteries
November 30, 2020
New cathode, electrolyte allow high-power battery previously considered impossible Magnesium batteries have long been considered a potentially safer and less expensive alternative...
Rex Walheim, a 1989 graduate of the Industrial Engineering Masters program at UH, is now at the private company Axiom Space after retiring from NASA. The agency noted that he spent almost 36 years in government service, 36 days in space, and 36 hours on spacewalks. UH grad Walheim continues to plot course for the stars
November 25, 2020
When Rex Walheim first enrolled at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering's Masters program in Industrial Engineering in the 1980s, his goals were literally sky...
Rajshree Chakrabarti, a graduate student in the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department, was honored for “Colour of Life,” her entry for the British Association for Crystal Growth's 2020 Crystal in Art competition. The piece showcases Protoporphyrin IX. Chakrabarti earns artistic honor for crystal art
November 19, 2020
The artistic work of a scientist at the Cullen College of Engineering has been recognized with a third place finish in the British Association for Crystal Growth's 2020 Crystal in...
The ultimate goal of the Drug Discovery Institute research program is to bring scientific discoveries and technological advances to the marketplace. [Photo from Getty Images.] New Drug Discovery Institute Launches at University of Houston
November 17, 2020
The University of Houston has launched the Drug Discovery Institute (DDI) aimed at integrating new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, to streamline and modernize the...
Wei-Chuan Shih, professor of electrical and computer engineering at UH, is the corresponding author for a paper about a new optical imaging technology for nanoscale objects, relying upon unscattered light to detect nanoparticles as small as 25 nanometers in diameter. New Technology Allows More Precise View of the Smallest Nanoparticles
November 16, 2020
Imaging Technology Offers Advantages for Diagnostics, Other Uses Current state-of-the-art techniques have clear limitations when it comes to imaging the smallest nanoparticles,...
Papers from Cullen College of Engineering professors make the grade, analysis finds
November 12, 2020
Several professors and researchers at the University of Houston are among the most cited in the world, according to an October 2020 update by researchers from Stanford about paper...
Mashal Kakakhel, now a first year medical student, was lead author for a paper shedding light on how rod and cone photoreceptors in the eye work and interact. The work was done with Dr. Muna Naash, the John S. Dunn Endowed Professor of Biomedical Engineering. UH researchers discovering unique elegance of eye’s cell biology
November 6, 2020
New research from the Cullen College of Engineering’s Biomedical Engineering Department is shedding light on how rod and cone photoreceptors in the eye work and interact. The...
Cunjiang Yu, Bill D. Cook Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at UH, led a group of researchers that developed a cardiac patch made from fully rubbery electronics that can be placed directly on the heart to collect electrophysiological activity, temperature, heartbeat and other indicators, all at the same time. Implantable Device Can Monitor and Treat Heart Disease
November 3, 2020
Researchers Report Rubbery Bioelectronic Cardiac Patch Pacemakers and other implantable cardiac devices used to monitor and treat arrhythmias and other heart problems have...
College Factual has named the Mechanical Engineering program at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering as the sixth-best value school for the major. Mechanical Engineering earns #6 spot for value in College Factual 2021 ranking
November 2, 2020
The Mechanical Engineering program at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering ranked No. 6 in College Factual’s most recent rankings for the best value schools...