Excellence Among Our Cougar Engineers

With a culture of achievement and attainment, it is no surprise that Cullen students continue to move the needle on scholarship, student success, and national competitiveness. 

Lotanna Ohazuruike. UH SPE earns highest PetroBowl finish, Presidential award
September 21, 2021
The University of Houston's student chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers continues to make headlines, as a chapter-best third place finish in the prestigious PetroBowl… Read More
Cullen College of Engineering TrueStep Capstone team members Arnold Emeh, Rukaiya Batliwala, Anthony Pham and Tanvi Parikh won two awards at the 2021 Excellence in Senior Design Competition at the University of Texas at Dallas. Student project TrueStep takes 1st at design competition
May 28, 2021
A four-person team of students at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has won a pair of awards for their project – a soft robotics exoskeleton – after… Read More
Faheem Ershad. Three graduate students receive TcSUH scholarships
May 26, 2021
Three graduate students from the Cullen College of Engineering have received scholarships from the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston (TcSUH), as… Read More
UH graduate student Jacklyn N. Hall has gained national recognition for her work on catalysis research. The Creativity Behind Chemistry
May 7, 2021
UH Graduate Student Jacklyn N. Hall Gains National Recognition For Catalysis Research Everyone knows what it feels like to have a hunch— an inclination of what might come to pass… Read More
Rosa Miraldina Futy, a senior studying Chemical Engineering, has been selected for an American Chemical Society Bridge Career & Professional Development Award. ChBE student earns ACS development award
March 8, 2021
Her work as an undergraduate computational researcher, as well as a strong support system inside and outside of the University of Houston system, have allowed senior Rosa… Read More
Pemu Utienyin ME student earns Provost’s Undergraduate Research Scholarship
March 3, 2021
When Pemu Utienyin examines the world she inhabits every day, the University of Houston junior says that she can’t just ignore the ways in which she could help. “As I walk, I see… Read More
UH senior Arturo Velazquez has been recognized for his efforts in and outside of the classroom and research labs. He was one of six 2020 UH student recipients of scholarships from the Great Minds in STEM program. BME student’s capstone aims to help stroke, spinal cord injury patients
February 23, 2021
Arturo Velazquez, a senior at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering, knows about the anxiety a medical issue can cause, and as a result, he’s attempting to… Read More
Senior Jose Vargas. 6 Cullen College students selected for Great Minds in STEM scholarships
February 10, 2021
Six students from the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston have been honored by the Great Minds in STEM organization as 2020 scholars, and been rewarded with… Read More
UH INFORMS members [left to right] Maryam Torabbeigi, Poria Dorali, Zahed Shahmoradi, Bilal Majeed and Saba Ebrahimi. UH INFORMS earns summa cum laude distinction
February 9, 2021
The University of Houston’s student chapter of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) has been awarded summa cum laude distinction for 2020,… Read More
Wesley Combs is the 2021 winner for Student Leadership at the Undergraduate Level from the Black Engineer of the Year Awards STEM Conference. Combs earns BEYA STEM award for Student Leadership
January 21, 2021
When Wesley Combs was attending Houston Community College in his 10th grade year, he was primarily interested in the liberal arts. Even before graduating, he had written novels,… Read More
Ankur Agrawal. 5 Cullen College students honored by ASIE
December 18, 2020
The American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects (ASIE) has awarded five scholarships for 2020 to students attending the University of Houston's Cullen College of… Read More
Yonatan Mascorro, an undergraduate studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, is the recipient of the 2020 Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Youth Activist Award. Cullen College student honored with Hispanic Heritage Youth Activist Award
December 1, 2020
Since January of this year, undergraduate Yonatan Mascorro of the Cullen College of Engineering’s Mechanical Engineering program has started a new morning regime – push-ups. “Well… Read More
Rajshree Chakrabarti, a graduate student in the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department, was honored for “Colour of Life,” her entry for the British Association for Crystal Growth's 2020 Crystal in Art competition. The piece showcases Protoporphyrin IX. Chakrabarti earns artistic honor for crystal art
November 19, 2020
The artistic work of a scientist at the Cullen College of Engineering has been recognized with a third place finish in the British Association for Crystal Growth's 2020 Crystal in… Read More
Cynthia V. Castro, a doctoral student working with Dr. Hanadi S. Rifai of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is passionate about her work on flooding and environmental contamination because of her own experiences growing up along the Gulf Coast in Texas. CEE doctoral student receives American Water Works Association scholarship
October 16, 2020
For Cullen College of Engineering doctoral student Cynthia V. Castro, growing up on the Gulf Coast and seeing how devastating the storms can be has fueled her educational pursuits… Read More
Two Cullen College of Engineering students studying Petroleum Engineering took home first place awards at the 61st annual SPWLA International contest. Makpal Sariyeva [left] won first place in the Oral Presentation Undergrad Category. Naveen Krishnaraj, a doctoral candidate, won first place in the Oral Presentation PhD Category. Two UH students take 1st place at SPWLA International Contest
September 16, 2020
A pair of Petroleum Engineering students from the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering took home first place honors from the 61st annual Society of… Read More
Michael Effiong, a doctoral student in the Petroleum Engineering program at the Cullen College of Engineering, has received an award from ExxonMobil for his work in reservoir engineering. Ph.D. candidate Effiong honored with ExxonMobil award
August 25, 2020
The Reservoir Engineering Discipline Leadership at ExxonMobil, one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy providers, has awarded Cullen College of Engineering student… Read More
The UH Society of Petroleum Engineers (UH SPE) was recently awarded its first Student Chapter Excellence Award for 2020. UH Society of Petroleum Engineers Wins Student Chapter Excellence Award
August 12, 2020
Despite the unique ending to the spring 2020 semester, the year turned out to have a silver lining for at least one energy-related student chapter at the University of Houston.… Read More
Livia Mello, a UH graduate student and doctoral candidate in Civil Engineering with Dr. Roberto Ballarini, was awarded the American Society of Civil Engineers' 2020 O.H. Ammann Research Fellowship to continue her work in studying progressive building collapse. ASCE tabs UH student Mello for research fellowship
June 29, 2020
A graduate student at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has been honored by being selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers for the 2020 O.H.… Read More
Seven from Cullen College of Engineering surge into SURF program Seven BME Students Surge into SURF Program
June 24, 2020
For the summer of 2020, the Cullen College of Engineering had seven Biomedical Engineering students selected for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program. The SURF… Read More
Samuel Akinwande UH, NACME Celebrate 2019-20 Class
June 22, 2020
A dozen students from the Cullen College of Engineering's chapter of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) were celebrated for graduating in the 2019-… Read More
Dana Reed, a doctoral student of Dr. Devin Shaffer of the University of Houston's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, will be developing a model for water use and water conservation based on land use. Shaffer, Reed awarded grant to study Houston water conservation
May 28, 2020
Two researchers from the University of Houston have received a grant to study the potential water conservation savings for different types of land uses in the City of Houston. Dr… Read More
REIGN lab student earns SURF award
May 15, 2020
A research intern in the Rehabilitation Engineering for Improving Neuromotor Control Laboratory – REIGN – has received $4,000 from the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship… Read More
Odo earns first place with 'rare event' paper
April 10, 2020
Chiwetalu Peter Odo, a senior Industrial Engineering undergraduate student, was the first-place winner in the IISE South Central Undergraduate Student Technical Paper Competition… Read More
FlexSim CEO Bill Nordgren presents an award to University of Houston graduate students Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq Hussain and Moaz Ahmed for their third place finish at the annual Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference. UH IE grad students honored for operation room efficiency
April 7, 2020
A pair of University of Houston graduate students earned a third place finish for their model to handle operation room cases at the annual Healthcare Systems Process Improvement… Read More
Faheem Ershad Rubbery circuits lead to first place for biomed's Ershad
March 27, 2020
When Faheem Ershad first came to the University of Houston as a biomedical engineering undergraduate student in 2014, he had some interest in teaching in the future, but that… Read More
Daniel Ajuzie, a biomedical engineering doctoral student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, presented a poster at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ inaugural AfroBiotech Conference 2019. UH Biomedical Engineering Student Wins NSF Grant to Present Research At AfroBiotech Conference
December 19, 2019
Daniel Ajuzie, a biomedical engineering doctoral student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, presented a poster at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ inaugural… Read More
Nhung Nguyen, a junior majoring in petroleum engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, is one of 100 students chosen from around the world to attend the Education Week program of the 2020 International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC). UH Petroleum Engineering Student Selected to Attend IPTC 2020
December 18, 2019
Nhung Nguyen, a junior majoring in petroleum engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, is one of 100 students chosen from around the world to attend the Education Week… Read More
Adesola Saba, PhD candidate in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, was awarded a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship for his work studying the metabolome of bacterial persisters in assistant professor Dr. Mehmet Orman's lab. UH Engineering Student Wins Prestigious Department of Defense Graduate Fellowship
December 11, 2019
Research Has Potential for Valuable Medical and Military Applications   University of Houston doctoral student Adesola Saba won a highly competitive 2019 National Defense Science… Read More
ASIE 2019 Scholarship Winners courtesy photo from ASIE Seven UH Engineering Students Win 2019 ASIE Scholarships
November 19, 2019
The American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects (ASIE) awarded seven of their 22 engineering scholarships this year to students attending the UH Cullen College of… Read More
UH Cullen College students Dalia Lezzar and Madeleine Lu won big in the 3MT competition in the 2019 UH Graduate Research Showcase. Cullen College Students Shine in UH Graduate Research Showcase
November 13, 2019
UH graduate students inspire each other with accomplishments   Graduate students representing the UH Cullen College of Engineering shone bright in the university-wide Graduate… Read More
Rukaiya Batliwala, mechanical engineering junior at the UH Cullen College of Engineering. Record Number of Cullen College Engineering Students Attend 2019 Forbes Under 30 Summit
October 28, 2019
Forbes, a renowned business publication, has selected seven UH Cullen College of Engineering students to participate in its 2019 Under 30 Scholars program. Last year only one… Read More
Ali Ansari, a civil and environmental engineering doctoral student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering. Photo credit: Pouria Kavousi UH Engineering Student Wins ASCE Hawley Memorial Fellowship
July 31, 2019
Ali Ansari’s Research Focuses on Improving Clean Water Output from RO Desalination   Ali Ansari, a doctoral student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, was recently awarded… Read More
The UH Phoenix team – Andrew Advani, Sharlyn Tijerina, Jacob Frady and Joseph Pauwels – & its Planetary Ice Extractor (PIE) is a finalist in the NASA’s 2019 Special Edition: Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge. UH Engineering Students Tasting Sweet Success with PIE in NASA Challenge
May 23, 2019
A team of UH Cullen College Engineering students are basking in the sweet smell of success in NASA’s 2019 Special Edition: Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge, a college… Read More
Meet the 2019 UH DAAD-RISE scholars. They are heading to Germany for internships at research institutes this summer. Record Number of UH Engineering Students Headed to Germany for Research and Adventure
May 7, 2019
Eight University of Houston students – all from the Cullen College of Engineering and the Honors College – won 2019 DAAD RISE research scholarships and an opportunity to work at… Read More
UH Cullen College of Engineering doctoral student Faheem Ershad is focusing on stretchable and flexible electronics and developing soft neural interface devices. UH Students and Alumni Earn Prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
April 30, 2019
Recipients Include Three Cullen College Coogs   Seven current and former University of Houston students – three of whom represent the Cullen College of Engineering – have earned… Read More
Esther Akinwande, a chemical engineering junior at the UH Cullen College of Engineering. Cullen College Student Wins Big in Scholarships and Opportunities
March 28, 2019
Student Spotlight Almost everyone has heard the advice “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket” at some point in their life. But Esther Akinwande, a chemical engineering junior at… Read More
Bo Cao, a Cullen College of Engineering Ph.D. candidate, won a a 2019 Graduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry from the ACS. UH Graduate Student Wins ACS Award for Environmental Chemistry
February 19, 2019
Bo Cao, a doctoral candidate in environmental engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, won a 2019 Graduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry from the American… Read More
Joshua Frenchwood, an electrical engineering junior at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, wins a 2019 BEYA Student Leadership Award. Cullen College Junior Wins Student Leadership Award for the 2019 BEYA STEM Conference
January 30, 2019
Joshua Frenchwood, an electrical engineering junior at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, won a Student Leadership Award from the Career Communications Group Inc. and the Black… Read More