CAREER Awards

Joshi receives CAREER award for Recyclable Thermoset Polymers research

Dr. Shailendra P. Joshi, the Bill D. Cook Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, is the latest NSF CAREER award winner at the college. His research will examine recyclable thermoset polymers.

For Dr. Shailendra P. Joshi, the Bill D. Cook Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, as the technological advances in the world of plastics as structural materials have occurred, there has been the negative side effect of the environmental impact of those materials.

With Lithium in High Demand, UH Researcher Examines New Sources

Kyung Jae Lee, assistant professor of petroleum engineering, has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation for $508,722 to contribute to the enhancement and diversification of the domestic supply of lithium.

As the energy transition motors on to reduce the use of fossil fuels, the need for lithium has grown exponentially over the past decade because lithium-ion energy storage (i.e., lithium-ion batteries) powers both electric vehicles and renewable solar and wind electricity generation.  

UH Researcher Receives NSF CAREER Award to Boost Latina Representation in STEM Fields

Elsa Gonzalez, assistant professor in the UH College of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, has received a 5-year, $1.3 million NSF CAREER Award to study Latina STEM majors at Texas colleges.

Despite the rapid rise of Hispanics enrolled in college across Texas, few Hispanic women are graduating with degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. To address this significant issue, University of Houston researcher Elsa Gonzalez has received a $1.3 million CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation to identify factors that promote and hinder the success of Latina STEM majors at Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI), including UH.

Two Engineering Professors Earn NSF CAREER Awards

Two professors in the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston earned Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF) this year. Each received a five-year, $500,000 grant for integration of outstanding research and educational outreach.

Biofilm Prevention at Heart of Latest CAREER Award

Conrad

The UH Cullen College of Engineering has won its fifth National Science Foundation CAREER Award of 2012. Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Jacinta Conrad received the five-year, $400,000 grant to develop surfaces that limit bacterial motility, or movement.

Shih Wins College’s Fourth CAREER Award of 2012

Shih

Assistant Professor Wei-Chuan Shih has won a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, making him the fourth professor with the Cullen College of Engineering to do so this year. This is also the first CAREER Award from the NSF’s Biophotonics Program granted to an institution in the greater Houston area.

Rodrigues Wins NSF CAREER Award

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Debora Rodrigues, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, has won a prestigious CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

CAREER Awards are given to junior-level faculty with the goal of helping them launch successful research and educational careers.

Professor Earns Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Zhu Han

An assistant professor in UH's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering was recently recognized for work that could allow wireless devices to more efficiently share the radio waves with a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program.