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- Featuring Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal: Robot Legs
- Petroleum Engineering Program
- Featuring Vincent Tam and Michael Nikolaou: Antibiotics Model
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Targeting Tumors for Precise Radiation
October 16, 2010
An effort is under way at the University of Houston to use technologies with origins in the automobile industry to develop new tools that will help doctors and technicians better plan radiation therapy for patients with head and neck cancer. Dr. Ali Kamrani, founding director of the Design and Free Form Fabrication Laboratory at UH and a former auto industry researcher, is teaming up with Dr. Lei Dong, associate professor and deputy research director of radiation physics at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, to develop predictive models of tumors that hopefully will increase the accuracy of radiation therapy.
Engineering Students Earn Concrete Canoe Honors
September 8, 2010
A team of University of Houston civil engineering students recently took regional and national honors for their concrete canoe, Steer Clear, which took first place in this year's American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Texas/Mexico Regional Concrete Canoe Competition and scored in the Top 15 at nationals in California over the summer.
July 8, 2010
In 2010 the University of Houston received a five-year, $3.6 million grant from the state's Emerging Technology Fund to aid in the development and commercialization of products based on high-temperature superconductors. Superconductivity uses certain ceramic materials that are cooled with liquid nitrogen so they have no electrical resistance. Venkat "Selva" Selvamanickam, professor of mechanical engineering at UH, talks about the work that UH and SuperPower, Inc., are doing to further superconductor products, including a wire that is being tested by the U.S. Department of Energy in smart electric grid project.
UH Student Develops Self Heating Concrete
July 7, 2010
Christiana Chang lives where temperatures rarely dip low enough to produce snow let alone ice. Yet in a lab at the University of Houston she is in the midst of perfecting something that just may garner a smile from those in regions where wintery weather wreaks havoc on commutes: Self-heating roads.
Buffalo Soldiers Project
May 19, 2010
University of Houston Engineering Prof. Ali Kamrani, working with the Smithsonian and Buffalo Soldiers museum, has used rapid prototype technolgoy to recreate the skulls of 3 post Civil War Buffalo Soldiers recovered from a desecrated burial site in New Mexico. A forensic sculptor used the skull replications to give a face to the soldiers. It's a part of a museum exhibit in honor of the Buffalo Soldiers.