National Science Foundation CAREER Award Winners

Dr. Shailendra P. Joshi, the Bill D. Cook Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, is the latest NSF CAREER award winner at the college. His research will examine recyclable thermoset polymers. Joshi receives CAREER award for Recyclable Thermoset Polymers research
April 8, 2021
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...
Kyung Jae Lee, assistant professor of petroleum engineering, has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation for $508,722 to contribute to the enhancement and diversification of the domestic supply of lithium. With Lithium in High Demand, UH Researcher Examines New Sources
February 25, 2021
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.,...
Mehmet Orman, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation to study so-called persister cells - those that go dormant and then become tolerant to extraordinary levels of antibiotics. UH's Orman Researching Why Antibiotic-Resistant Cells Persist
February 2, 2021
University of Houston Biomolecular Engineer Receives NSF CAREER Award to Explore Cells That Defy Efforts to Kill Them Mehmet Orman, assistant professor of chemical and ...
Elsa Gonzalez, assistant professor in the UH College of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, has received a 5-year, $1.3 million NSF CAREER Award to study Latina STEM majors at Texas colleges. UH Researcher Receives NSF CAREER Award to Boost Latina Representation in STEM Fields
December 10, 2020
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...
David Mayerich, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation to develop a software platform to produce searchable digital atlases of whole organs at the cellular level. Searchable Atlases of High-Resolution 3-D Images Would Offer New Tool for Researchers, Clinicians
April 23, 2020
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...
Two Engineering Professors Earn NSF CAREER Awards
February 17, 2015
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...
Robertson Researcher Developing Plastics from Plants through NSF CAREER Grant
January 29, 2014
A researcher with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has won a $500,000 grant to develop plant-based plastics and rubbers. Megan Robertson, assistant...
Professor Wins CAREER Award to Develop Flexible, Stretchable Batteries
December 11, 2012
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....
Rimer With Another Win, Cullen College Goes Six for Six in 2012 CAREER Awards
August 23, 2012
The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has put up a perfect record in the 2012 CAREER Award grant competition, with all six of its applicants receiving the honor...
Conrad Biofilm Prevention at Heart of Latest CAREER Award
April 6, 2012
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...
Shih Shih Wins College’s Fourth CAREER Award of 2012
March 9, 2012
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....
Bao Bao Wins NSF CAREER Award to Study Graphene’s Optical Properties
January 24, 2012
Jiming Bao, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has won a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to study the optical properties of graphene. One of the...
Rodrigues Rodrigues Wins NSF CAREER Award
January 23, 2012
Debora Rodrigues, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, has won a prestigious CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). CAREER Awards are...
Stein Polymer Solar Cell Research Earns College Third NSF CAREER Award
January 23, 2012
Gila Stein, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has won a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award, valued at up to $500,000 over five years...
Brankovic Research in Nanoscience Earns Professor Highly Competitive NSF Award
April 19, 2010
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...
Zhu Han Professor Earns Prestigious NSF CAREER Award
February 22, 2010
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...