Archived News — February 2021

In this artistic illustration, prepared by Majd's former student You Jung Kang, IL13 ligands (represented by butterflies) carry the Dp44mT-loaded nanoparticles (represented by honey) from the vein (represented by red pipe) to the tumors (represented by the purple and red bugs), feeding and destroying the tumors. UH Researcher Develops, Tests Nano-Carrier as Potential Treatment for Brain Tumors
February 23, 2021
With a survival rate of only five years, the most common and aggressive form of primary brain tumor, glioblastoma multiforme, is notoriously hard to treat using current regimens...
Professor Donald J. Kouri passed away on February 9, 2021. He was 82. In Memoriam: Professor Donald J. Kouri
February 23, 2021
Professor Donald J. Kouri passed away on February 9, 2021. He was 82. He joined the faculty of the University of Houston in 1967, having completed his doctoral studies in physical...
UH senior Arturo Velazquez has been recognized for his efforts in and outside of the classroom and research labs. He was one of six 2020 UH student recipients of scholarships from the Great Minds in STEM program. BME student’s capstone aims to help stroke, spinal cord injury patients
February 23, 2021
Arturo Velazquez, a senior at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering, knows about the anxiety a medical issue can cause, and as a result, he’s attempting to...
Dr. Donald R. Wilton, a professor emeritus of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering, has been elected to the 2021 Class of the National Academy of Engineering. ECE professor emeritus elected to NAE
February 12, 2021
Dr. Donald R. Wilton, a professor emeritus of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering, has added another...
Hien Nguyen, Jeffrey Rimer and Gangbing Song have been elected to the NAI Senior Member Class of 2021 Three UH Engineers Named to National Academy of Inventors
February 11, 2021
Hien Nguyen, Jeffrey Rimer and Gangbing Song Elected to Senior Member Class of 2021   Three University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering researchers have been named Senior...
Arun Adat, who earned his Masters’ degree in Industrial Engineering at UH, is now in his second decade of a successful career at the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, a Fortune 500 company. Adat building on skills from UH education
February 11, 2021
Building on the skills he first learned while pursuing a Masters’ degree in Industrial Engineering at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering, Arun Adat is now...
Senior Jose Vargas. 6 Cullen College students selected for Great Minds in STEM scholarships
February 10, 2021
Six students from the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston have been honored by the Great Minds in STEM organization as 2020 scholars, and been rewarded with...
UH INFORMS members [left to right] Maryam Torabbeigi, Poria Dorali, Zahed Shahmoradi, Bilal Majeed and Saba Ebrahimi. UH INFORMS earns summa cum laude distinction
February 9, 2021
The University of Houston’s student chapter of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) has been awarded summa cum laude distinction for 2020,...
Dr. Tirthankar Sinha, a graduate of the biomedical engineering doctorate program at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering and now a postdoctoral research fellow in Dr. Claudio Soto's Lab at the McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, has published new research about how vitamin and protein deficiencies can lead to metabolic abnormalities in the eye. UH graduate’s work identifies new clues behind vision loss due to impaired metabolism
February 4, 2021
A graduate of the biomedical engineering doctorate program at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has published new research about how vitamin and protein...
Mehmet Orman, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation to study so-called persister cells - those that go dormant and then become tolerant to extraordinary levels of antibiotics. UH's Orman Researching Why Antibiotic-Resistant Cells Persist
February 2, 2021
University of Houston Biomolecular Engineer Receives NSF CAREER Award to Explore Cells That Defy Efforts to Kill Them Mehmet Orman, assistant professor of chemical and ...