Research News
Katerina Kourentzi, Ph.D., a Research Associate Professor in the William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has received nearly $700,000 in federal funding to develop a rapid screening test for a specific form of leukemia. Kourentzi receives 1st federal grant as lead, to develop test for leukemia
January 26, 2022
A research professor at the Cullen College of Engineering has received a federal grant for about $700,000  to develop a rapid screening test for a specific form of leukemia that… Read More
Jiming Bao, professor of electrical and computer engineering, has discovered that by using laser beams on deep liquids, the fluid is pulled above the surface, generating fountains with different shapes. ECE Professor, Postdoc Discover Method to Create Upward Water Fountain in Deep Water
January 18, 2022
A pair of University of Houston engineers has discovered that they can create upward fountains in water by shining laser beams on the water’s surface and have published their… Read More
Rose T. Faghih, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a member of the BRAIN Center, is senior author for a new paper about tracking the seizure state of epileptic patients in real-time.. The first author for the paper is Alexander Steele, a doctoral student of Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal, Ph.D., Cullen Distinguished Professor and Director of the NSF IUCRC BRAIN Center, and the research is a collaboration between two UH departments and the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. Biomed, ECE, McGovern collaboration leads to new epilepsy research
December 7, 2021
A recently published paper from a team of researchers and students from multiple departments at the Cullen College of Engineering and the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth… Read More
Hadi Ghasemi, Cullen Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has pushed the limit of when water freezes and has maintained tiny droplets as liquid by putting them in contact with soft interfaces, like gels or lipids.  UH Researcher Pushes Limit of When Water Will Freeze
December 6, 2021
Though it is one of the great mysteries of science, the transformation of water into ice often escapes people's minds as it is just assumed that’s what happens. But how and why it… Read More
Venkat Selvamanickam, M.D. Anderson Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering. 'Super Cool Conductor' Developed at UH Advances in Prestigious DOE Competition
December 1, 2021
As the world embarks upon the energy transition, improved electrification will be key to powering an efficient low carbon global economy. The development of superconductors,… Read More
At right, Professor of Civil Engineering Debora Rodrigues is the principal investigator of a study that aims to revealing unknown properties of fungi. Stacey Louie, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is one of four co-principal investigators in the project. NSF Funds $3 Million Study by CEE Professors on Fungi Superpowers
November 18, 2021
Two professors with the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, with colleagues from the University of Michigan and University of New Mexico, have embarked on a… Read More
University of Houston M.D. Anderson Professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering Navin Varadarajan will use a $1.8 million grant to develop and validate what he calls Multiscale Intelligent Convergence (MusIC) to offer unprecedented insights into the function of immune cells. Mapping the Complexity of T Cells to Improve Immunotherapy
November 2, 2021
It is not an exaggeration to say that immunotherapy has revolutionized cancer treatment. Nor is it boastful to say University of Houston M.D. Anderson Professor of chemical and… Read More
University of Houston Cullen Endowed Professor of biomedical engineering Mario Romero-Ortega led an international team that has advanced electroceutical research for treatment of diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, colitis and sepsis. UH Researcher Advances Understanding of How the Nervous System Controls Organs
October 25, 2021
An international team of researchers, led by University of Houston Cullen Endowed Professor of Biomedical Engineering Mario Romero-Ortega, has progressed electroceutical research… Read More
Lidar-based 3D image of the site of Buenavista on the day of sunrise alignment. Image by Takeshi Inomata, University of Arizona. Airborne mapping identifies nearly 500 sites and patterns, re-conceptualizing early Mesoamerica
October 25, 2021
Through the analysis of airborne laser mapping (lidar), an international team of researchers – including several from the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of… Read More
In a paper published recently in Science Advances, Yashashree Kulkarni, Ph.D., Bill Cook Professor of Mechanical Engineering (pictured) and recent Ph.D. graduate Dajla Neffati offer a novel solution to brittle intermetallics with their collaborators at Purdue University. Kulkarni, Neffati, Purdue researchers describe new methods for intermetallic strength
October 19, 2021
Nobody would want to drive a car made of a very strong material that shatters in a collision, so the design of materials with high strength as well as high ductility – or less… Read More

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