Archived News — January 2021

Dr. Yasemin M. Akay, an instructional associate professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering, was notified by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers that she was promoted to Senior Member status in December 2020. BME’s Y. Akay elevated to IEEE Senior Member
January 29, 2021
The end of 2020 brought a pleasant surprise to Dr. Yasemin M. Akay, an instructional associate professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the Cullen College of...
Dr. Gino J. Lim, a professor and the chairman of the Industrial Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering, has received two grants – one to further research into cancer treatment, and one to establish a network among three countries for digital systems requirements – worth about $56,000. IE's Lim receives two grants to continue research to fight cancer, develop networking
January 28, 2021
Dr. Gino J. Lim, a professor and the chairman of the Industrial Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering, has received two grants – one to further research into...
Building on his already robust academic achievements from previous years at the University of Houston, Cullen College of Engineering student Benjamin Estefano Diaz Villa has been recognized for his accomplishments and chosen as the Outstanding Senior for the 2020-21 academic year. Diaz Villa honored as this year’s Outstanding Senior
January 26, 2021
Building on his already robust academic achievements from previous years at the University of Houston, Cullen College of Engineering student Benjamin Estefano Diaz Villa has been...
Dr. Hadi Ghasemi, an associate professor of Mechanical Engineering, has received a $150,000 grant from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to continue developing anti-ice coatings for aircrafts. Ghasemi, Elemental Coatings receives $150k grant for ice shedding research
January 22, 2021
A professor at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering has received a $150,000 grant from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to continue developing anti-ice...
Dr. Lars C. Grabow, the Dan Luss Professor in the Cullen College of Engineering’s William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, will be furthering his research into developing small, modular reactor systems and tuning the properties of catalysts after receiving a pair of grants expected to total more than $2 million in funding. Grabow nets another $2M for research projects on small reactors, catalysts
January 21, 2021
A Cullen College of Engineering professor will be furthering his research into developing small, modular reactor systems and tuning the properties of catalysts after receiving a...
Wesley Combs is the 2021 winner for Student Leadership at the Undergraduate Level from the Black Engineer of the Year Awards STEM Conference. Combs earns BEYA STEM award for Student Leadership
January 21, 2021
When Wesley Combs was attending Houston Community College in his 10th grade year, he was primarily interested in the liberal arts. Even before graduating, he had written novels,...
Research led by Konstantinos Kostarelos of UH Energy suggests why PFAS, known as “forever chemicals” because they can persist in the environment for decades, are so difficult to permanently remove and offers new avenues for better remediation practices. New Clues Help Explain Why PFAS Chemicals Resist Remediation
January 20, 2021
Work Suggests New Avenues for Cleaning Up These ‘Forever Chemicals’   The synthetic chemicals known as PFAS, short for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are found in...
Austin Dodge, a December 2017 graduate of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, is now working at Weiler on industrial labeling of new COVID-19 vaccine labels. UH alum helping with vaccine labeling project
January 19, 2021
A graduate of the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering is a member of the team at Weiler Labeling Systems providing customized labels for the new COVID-19 vaccine...
Dr. Wei-Chuan Shih, a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, has been promoted to a Fellow by SPIE. Shih promoted to SPIE Fellow
January 14, 2021
Dr. Wei-Chuan Shih, a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, has been promoted to a Fellow by SPIE for his...
Hyongki Lee, an associate professor in the Cullen College of Engineering's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, is the principal investigator for a grant that will hopefully lead to better flood forecasting. Lee approved for NOAA grant to forecast inundation extents
January 13, 2021
For University of Houston professor Hyongki Lee, living firsthand through the calamity and destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 has shaped his research interests, and...

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