Research News Highlight

Professor Wins $2.1M R01 Award for Cancer Research


A professor with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has won a grant worth approximately $2.1 million to study the best ways to modify human immune cells to fight against cancer.

ECE’s Shih Wins Grants from NASA, GoMRI


Space stations and offshore oil rigs don’t have a lot in common, other than Wei-Chuan Shih.

Shih, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, has won two grants in recent weeks: one to develop an environmental monitoring system for space missions, the other to devise an oil leak detection tool for unmanned offshore rigs.

Researcher Working to Quantify Real-World Impact of Automobiles


While there are plenty of advantages to living in a big city, one big drawback is air quality. Nearly every large metropolitan area in the country struggles to keep its air pollution levels in line with standards recommended by physicians and mandated by government.

To more easily meet these standards, cities should first know what chemicals, exactly, can be found in pollution from different sources.

UH Researchers Developing Nanoscale Manufacturing Technique


Researchers at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering have received a grant to develop a method for mass-producing devices less than 10 nanometers in size, addressing one of the most significant barriers to their widespread use.

Diesel Center Researchers Earn EPA Grant to Retrofit School Buses


Using a $1 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Texas Diesel Testing and Research Center at the University of Houston will retrofit school buses with a system that attempts to diminish the negative impact their diesel emissions can have on the environment.