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.
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.
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.
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 easily track the progress of conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and cancer at the cellular level.
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.
The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering put up a perfect record in the highly competitive 2012 CAREER Award competition, getting six winners on six applications. Now, the college is off to a strong start for 2013, notching a win thanks to assistant professor of mechanical engineering Haleh Ardebili.
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.
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.
Stanko Brankovic, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Houston, has received one of the most prestigious National Science Foundation honors given to junior faculty members.
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.