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Research News Highlight

What Happens as Solid-State Batteries Begin to Fail?

Yanliang "Leonard" Liang, left, Yan Yao and Zheng Fan are working on a $1 million project to better understand what causes solid-state lithium batteries to fail.

Researchers say $1M Project Will Improve Understanding, Optimization

 

Solid-state lithium batteries have generated interest because they don’t carry the same risk of fire and explosion as conventional batteries with liquid electrolytes, but full-scale commercialization has been slowed, in part, because scientists don’t fully understand what causes the batteries to fail.

UH Engineers Test Biodegradable Self-Guided Reconnaissance Devices

UH ECE student Jarrett Lonsford works on the electronics for a sensing drift node in Dr. Aaron Becker's lab on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019.

Researchers share video of their Advanced Naval Technology Exercise

 

Discretion is an integral part of covert reconnaissance missions. With that in mind, a team of UH Cullen College of Engineering researchers are working on $1 million project to create self-guided biodegradable containers of sensors to map coastlines and the bottom of the ocean. 

UH Startup SurfEllent Raises $470K in Funding

SurfEllent, a UH startup, and its innovative products are going places.

The Inside Story of a Tech Startup

 

SurfEllent, a UH startup which brings innovative and durable anti-icing coating technologies to the market, is hot, hot, hot! It has raised $470,000 in funding and the year is not over yet.

Researchers Report a New Way to Produce Curvy Electronics

A team of researchers led by University of Houston engineer Cunjiang Yu has reported a new way to manufacture curvy, three-dimensional electronics.

New Method Fills a Need in Emerging Applications for Electronic Devices

 

Contact lenses that can monitor your health as well as correct your eyesight aren’t science fiction, but an efficient manufacturing method – finding a way to produce the curved lenses with embedded electronics – has remained elusive.

UH Cullen College Industrial Engineering Paper on Mass Evacuation Receives International Recognition

Professor Gino Lim and his doctoral student Ayda Darvishan with a poster about their emergency evacuation project.

Paper Published in Two IISE Publications

Industrial engineers make things and systems better for people. In Gino Lim’s case, it can involve reliable mass evacuation planning in situations of critical emergencies.

“A reliable evacuation plan is key to successful mass evacuation,” said Lim, a professor and chair of the industrial engineering department at the UH Cullen College of Engineering and Hari and Anjali Agrawal Faculty Fellow.

UH Engineer Alamgir Karim leads game-changing project to advance copolymer production

Alamgir Karim, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and director of materials engineering at the University of Houston.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a three-year grant to a UH Cullen College of Engineering research team led by Alamgir Karim, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering. The team’s project, titled “Ordering of Block Copolymer Systems with Enhanced Molecular Interactions and Diffusional Dynamics,” received $399,718.

UH Engineer Leads Team Creating Point-of-Care Test for Prostate Cancer

Unlike the pregnancy test, which uses the color change in the test line as a readout, the new tool will use ultrasensitive sensing of magnetic nanoparticles to detect trace amounts of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in a patient’s blood.

Improving Outcomes for Prostate Cancer Patients

 

A team of researchers from the University of Houston and the University of Pennsylvania are working to bring a new biosensor for detecting the recurrence of prostate cancer to the doctor’s office.

UH Startup Sensytec Builds a Foundation of Wins

Professor Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan and his doctoral student Sai Anudeep Reddy Maddi in their UH Cullen College lab where they work on their smart cement and related research.

Sensytec Wins Houston MassChallenge, HAN Investment Prize Money and Recognition from Rice Alliance

 

Sensytec, a UH startup, is busy cementing its reputation with multiple wins this month.

Testing New Treatment for Epilepsy Patients

Location of the seizure onset zone varies in each patient. The procedure to locate it begins with surgical insertion of electrodes.

Seizure Onset Zone Located Immediately, Dealt With

 

University of Houston associate professor of biomedical engineering Nuri Ince, who pioneered a dramatic decrease in the time it takes to detect the seizure onset zone (SOZ) in the brain, has been awarded $2.3 million by the National Institutes of Health to expand his testing in a large number of adult and pediatric epilepsy cases.

UH Engineer Offers Proposals to Improve Nation’s Electric Grid

UH Engineer Offers Proposals to Improve Nation's Electric Grid. Photo: Getty Images

Xingpeng Li Submitted Two Winning Proposals to DOE Competition

 

Balancing electricity supply and demand is challenging, and the prospect of blackouts carries a substantial economic risk. An engineer with the University of Houston is working on solutions.

Houston universities team up to boost minorities in academia

Rice University, Texas Southern University and the University of Houston have won a National Science Foundation grant to help underrepresented minorities pursuing academic careers in engineering and science. The principal investigators are, from left: Reginald DesRoches and Canek Phillips of Rice, Pradeep Sharma and Hanadi Rifai of the University of Houston, Yvette Pearson of Rice and Wei Wayne Li of Texas Southern University. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)

NSF grant to Rice, UH, Texas Southern will help future science, engineering professors

 

HOUSTON – (Aug. 13, 2019) – Rice University, Texas Southern University (TSU) and the University of Houston (UH) have won a multimillion-dollar grant to help increase the number of underrepresented minorities pursuing academic careers in engineering and science.

Blood Clotting Proteins Discovered as Biomarkers of Lupus Nephritis

Lupus nephritis is one of the most frequent and severe clinical manifestations of lupus, representing a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Photo courtesy: GettyImages

Finding Could Lead to Better Clinical Disease Monitoring

 

University of Houston researcher Chandra Mohan is reporting in Arthritis Research and Therapy that clotting proteins, both those that promote blood clots (pro-thrombotic) and those that work to dissipate them (thrombolytic), are elevated in the urine of patients who suffer from lupus nephritis (LN).

Hurricane Conference Set for Aug. 2 at UH

Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering and director of the Texas Hurricane Center

Conference Focuses on Protection and Rapid Recovery on the Gulf Coast

 

Just before the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, emergency managers, industry executives and public executives will meet Friday, Aug. 2, at the University of Houston for an update on disaster preparation and rapid recovery from hurricanes and other coastal storms.

UH Cullen College of Engineering Presents Inaugural Innovator Awards

Venkat Selvamanickam, M.D. Anderson Chair professor of mechanical engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, won the 2019 Career Innovator Award

Faculty, students recognized for innovation, creative entrepreneurial spirit

 

Innovation is the engine that drives all of humanity’s greatest achievements – from the creation of the first wheel to electricity to heart transplants. And it is the entrepreneurial spirit that puts these advances into the hands of the people who can use it the most.

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