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  Peter Vekilov, Frank Worley Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, published a study on how crystals are formed and how molecules become a part of them. ChBE Researcher Solving an Age-Old Mystery about Crystal Formation

Incorporation of Molecules Occurs in Two Steps, Divided by an Intermediate State A million years ago, the oldest known species to walk upright like a human, the Homo erectus, had… Read More
Yisha Xiang, an associate professor in the Industrial Engineering Department, is the PI for an NSF proposal, “Integrated Framework for Cooperative 3D Printing: Uncertainty Quantification, Decision Models, and Algorithms.” The $505,789 award will cover research through 2026. IE's Xiang leading project on decision analytics to improve robotic cooperative 3D printing

A professor at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has received more than half a million in funding from the National Science Foundation to refine and… Read More
New research from Tian Chen featured on the cover of Science Advances could lead to the creation of material architecture that changes its behavior based on different temperature situations. Research by ME's Tian Chen picked for journal cover

New research by a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Cullen College of Engineering could lead to the creation of material architecture that changes its… Read More
Three UH projects are among those that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced $17.4 million funding for in 19 early-stage research projects focused on expanding clean energy technologies at colleges and universities across America. Three Cullen Projects Rack Up $3M in Funding for Decarbonization, Emissions Research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced $17.4 million funding for 19 early-stage research projects focused on expanding clean energy technologies at colleges and… Read More
A pioneer in lupus research, Chandra Mohan,  Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Endowed Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has discovered at least six new biomarkers of lupus nephritis, potentially accelerating treatment for the fatal side effect of lupus. New Biomarkers for Lupus Nephritis Discovered by Mohan

Antibodies and DNA Used to Find the Biological Markers of Disease New biomarkers with improved diagnostic performance for early detection of lupus nephritis have been discovered… Read More
From left, the UH SMART Hub team includes: Daniel Onofrei, associate professor of mathematics; David Jackson, professor of electrical and computer engineering; and Zhu Han, Moores Professor of electrical engineering. UH Joins SMART Hub, A $5M Department of Defense Consortium

To tackle the challenges of a shrinking wireless spectrum, the University of Houston has joined the Spectrum Management with Adaptive and Reconfigurable Technology (SMART)… Read More
Richard Willson, Huffington-Woestemeyer Professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is adapting technology of glow sticks to excite fluorescent particles to increase their detectability for the U.S. Navy. Cullen Researcher Using Glow Sticks to Detect Biothreats for U.S. Navy

Remember that party where you were swinging glow sticks above your head or wearing them as necklaces? Fun times, right? Science times, too. Turns out those fun party favors are… Read More
Vedhus Hoskere, an assistant professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, is the lead PI for research, “Development of Digital Twins for Texas Bridges.” CEE's Hoskere wins grant to research digitizing Texas bridges

An assistant professor at the Cullen College of Engineering has been awarded a three-year, $505,286 grant from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to advance research… Read More
  Plant biologist Abdul Latif Khan applies nutrients and microbes to sorghum plants growing in a lab at the UH Sugar Land instructional site. As the plants mature, Khan and his research team will monitor the plants’ growth progress and their tolerance to stress caused by high-saline soil. Cullen Professor Trains Future Agri-Scientists to Outsmart Climate Change Threats

Researchers at the University of Houston are training future agricultural scientists in new methods of protecting the world’s foodcrops – which too often are left vulnerable to… Read More
Mechanical Engineering Technology professor Weihang Zhu has now started the second phase of a collaborative offshore safety-focused effort with the American Bureau of Shipping, funded by the Gulf Research Program (GRP) and directed by Kevin McSweeney at Lamar University. ME Technology's Zhu starting 2nd phase of safety culture research

Mechanical Engineering Technology professor Weihang Zhu has now started the second phase of a collaborative offshore safety-focused effort with the American Bureau of Shipping,… Read More

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