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The University of Houston has received a $4.5 million gift from the Thomas Michael Panos Family Estate to establish an endowed chair in the Cullen College of Engineering; a scholarship endowment available to students throughout the University; and an endowed lecture series focused on equity and social justice, which will reside in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. $4.5M Gift Supports Endowed Chair, New Lecture Series on Equity and Social Justice
April 1, 2021
Transformative Gift Initiates First Matching Gift by ‘$100 Million Challenge’ for Total Impact of at Least $6.5M The University of Houston has received a $4.5 million gift from… Read More
Xie Hu, a 2020 hire as an assistant professor in the Cullen College of Engineering's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and at the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping, has received a $375,000 grant from NASA for a research proposal. Hu earns NASA funding award
March 31, 2021
Xie Hu, a 2020 hire as an assistant professor in the Cullen College of Engineering's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and at the National Center for Airborne Laser… Read More
Muayyad Al-Ubaidi, Ph.D., a professor of Biomedical Engineering, was one of three faculty members chosen for the Moores Professorship. Al-Ubaidi, Ardebili honored by Faculty Excellence Awards
March 30, 2021
A pair of Cullen College of Engineering professors have been honored in the University of Houston's 2021 Faculty Excellence Awards. Muayyad Al-Ubaidi, Ph.D., a professor of… Read More
The Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston has again increased its ranking in the latest U.S. News & World Report, up one slot to No. 66 in the country. Cullen College improves again in U.S. News & World Report rankings
March 30, 2021
The stature of the Cullen College of Engineering has increased again, as it improved by its ranking by one in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report, up to the No. 66… Read More
Javier Lopez Jr., a 2020 graduate of the Space Architecture program, has parlayed that into a position with Lunar Resources, Inc., a space industrial company pioneering space manufacturing and off-Earth resource extraction. ME, Space Architecture graduate Lopez making his interstellar mark
March 29, 2021
For University of Houston graduate and native Houstonian Javier Lopez Jr., it was repeated visits to the Space Center Houston with his parents and twin sister Cynthia that kindled… Read More
Nuri Ince, associate professor of biomedical engineering, is reporting that electrical stimulation of the brain at higher frequencies (above 100Hz) induces resonating waveforms which can successfully recalibrate dysfunctional circuits causing movement symptoms.  New Discoveries of Deep Brain Stimulation Put It on Par with Therapeutics
March 25, 2021
Despite having remarkable utility in treating movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, deep brain stimulation (DBS) has confounded researchers, with a general lack of… Read More
Manuel Cestari, Jose Contreras-Vidal and David Eguren work on the construction of a pediatric exoskeleton for brain-computer interfaced mobility. P-LEGS takes home pediatric honor from SWPDC, SXSW
March 24, 2021
An invention from University of Houston researchers to help children with walking disabilities has won the Southwest National Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium’s Pediatric… Read More
Cullen College of Engineering professor Jeffrey Rimer, Ph.D., has been selected as the newest Associate Editor for Crystal Growth & Design, a monthly peer-reviewed journal published by the American Chemical Society. Rimer picked as Associate Editor for ACS' Crystal Growth & Design
March 23, 2021
Cullen College of Engineering professor Jeffrey Rimer, Ph.D., has been selected as the newest Associate Editor for Crystal Growth & Design, a monthly peer-reviewed journal… Read More
Badri Roysam, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and his team are working with the NIH to develop open-source tools that will treat concussions and other brain injuries and diseases. Focusing on the Unhealthy Brain to Speed Drug Discovery
March 22, 2021
Though 40 million concussions are recorded annually, no effective treatment exists for them or for many other brain-related illnesses. In collaboration with Dragan Maric of the… Read More
A visual example of the effect that the “icephobic” application from Elemental Coatings has when it comes to repelling ice buildup. Elemental Coatings, Ghasemi receives $750k grant for 'icephobic' coatings
March 17, 2021
The company founded by a professor at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has received a $750,000 grant from the Air Force Research Laboratory to continue… Read More