University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering
Engineering Flexible Batteries: Ardebili Wins NSF CAREER Awa
December 2012

Professor Wins CAREER Award to Develop Flexible, Stretchable Batteries

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. Now the college is off to a strong start for 2013, notching a win thanks to assistant professor of mechanical engineering Haleh Ardebili. Ardebili, who joined the college in 2010, won a five-year, $400,000 CAREER Award to explore the fundamental science underpinning flexible, stretchable lithium ion batteries. Read More


Faculty Member Wins Second Major Cancer Research Grant Since September

A professor with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has won his second major cancer research grant in four months, giving him a total of nearly $3.4 million to help develop cutting-edge treatments for the disease. Navin Varadarajan, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, received the $1.28 million grant from the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). He will use the funds to research immunotherapy, the practice of engineering immune system cells to fight specific diseases, including cancer. The National Institutes of Health awarded Varadarajan a $2.1 million grant in September to conduct immunotherapy research. Read More


Researchers Developing Automated Battlefield Drug Delivery System

Soldiers wounded in battle may one day owe their lives to research being conducted at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering. Karolos Grigoriadis and Matt Franchek, both professors in the college's mechanical engineering department, are working with physicians at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston to develop a system that automatically delivers lifesaving medications and fluids to the cardiovascular system for resuscitation after traumatic injury. They have won a three-year grant from the Office of Naval Research, including $561,000 supporting the UH investigators. Read More


ME Chairman Sharma Named ASME Fellow

Pradeep Sharma, chairman of mechanical engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the highest elected membership level within the ASME. It recognizes individuals for exceptional engineering achievements and contributions to the engineering profession. Only about 3,000 of the ASME's 120,000 worldwide members have achieved this status. Read More




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