University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering
Shih wins Raman Microspectroscopy CAREER Award
March 2012

Shih Wins College's Fourth CAREER Award of 2012

Assistant Professor Wei-Chuan Shih has won a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, making him the fourth professor with the UH Cullen College of Engineering to do so this year. Shih won the five-year, $400,000 grant to develop a new method to rapidly identify, count and profile bacteria with minimal sample preparation — a capability that would be incredibly useful in medical diagnostics, national security and food and environmental safety. Read More



PNAS Article Outlines Efforts to Study HIV Immune Response

A researcher with the UH Cullen College of Engineering has published an article in one of the nation's foremost scientific journals outlining successful efforts to rapidly identify and characterize immune system cells that fight HIV. The article by Navin Varadarajan, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, was published in the March 6 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Read More


Engineering Undergrads Represent UH in Energy Innovation Challenge

A team of four undergraduates in the UH Cullen College of Engineering have been named semi-finalists for the MIT Clean Energy Prize, an energy innovation competition. This is the first time that UH has been represented in the business plan challenge. Mechanical engineering majors Mario Laposse, Eduardo Jasso, Andres Paez and John Vu developed several ideas in the category of Deployment and Infrastructure, choosing carbon sequestration as the most viable. Their company, Envir Energy, aims to solve cost assessment problems in carbon capture, transportation and storage systems by commercializing new methods in carbon sequestration. Read More


Engineering Alums Create Online Social Marketplace

It started as a conversation among friends, about a common issue of college life: the price of textbooks. As undergraduates, Ade Adesanya (BSEE '11) and Eric Imasogie (BSIE '10) developed the idea of giving other college students an online space to post items they need. The idea was based loosely on the concept of crowdfunding. The business idea grew to become, a social site in which users can create a profile and list what they want to buy, sell or trade, from cell phones to textbooks to furniture and beyond.  Read More


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Payatakes Memorial Lecture
April 4, 2012, 5:30 p.m.
L2D2 Lecture Hall, UH

Engineering Golf Tournament
April 9, 12:30 p.m.
Sienna Plantation Golf Club, Missouri City

EAA Board Meeting
April 12, 5:30 p.m.
Dean's Conference Room
UH Cullen College of Engineering

ASME/UH Cajun Crawfish Boil
April 29, 1 p.m.
Lynn Eusan Park, UH

UH Chemical Engineering
60th Anniversary Celebration

May 5, 5:30 p.m.
Engineering Commons

Alumni Awards Gala
June 1, 6 p.m.
Four Seasons, Downtown Houston



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